Black Jack (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
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3.75/5 rDev -4.3%
22oz, 1/30/13, Garrison Brothers edition, Bottle 37
A: Doesn't pour as dark as I thought it would be as a "dark ale". Darkish amber I guess. Looks dark brown with light coming through and reddish tint. Initially a half finger of slight off white light tan head. Sticky lacing.
S: I am actually getting some tartness on the front. Some vanilla and wood notes. Wonder if that's infection? It's slight but seems to be starting to come through, although it's still a nice nose outside of that.
T: Initially a touch of tartness up front. Very carbonated. Some creaminess. Some nuttiness. Chocolate. Not dark, but milk. Dryness. Lingering booze.
M: It's full bodied. Not as creamy as I would have thought.
04-29-2013 13:19:09 | More by inlimbo77
3.3/5 rDev -15.8%
Enjoyed at NXNW along with a delicious meal. On tap in a chalice via an imperial-size pour.
A - very dark brown, not quite black, arrived with no head and very slight streaky lacing
S - sweet, dark fruit on the nose dominate, also a hint of vanilla
T - light initial grassy hops quickly replaced with dark fruits (plum and raisin), slight enduring bitterness but not very powerful
M - surprising light with low carbonation
D - quite drinkable, but expecting more character
I was hoping for a little more from this beer, not sure if it was just this batch but it seemed to lack concentration and intensity. While it's in a Belgian style, it doesn't have nearly the punch of a true Belgian.
11-20-2011 18:34:46 | More by DoktorZee
3.25/5 rDev -17.1%
Reviewed on my phone, so shortened... also reviewing to style... hence the lower score.
Served in a 10 oz snifter with little head. Nose is bourbon, vanilla, oak...and not much else. Taste is a nice mellow bourbon with the typical vanilla and oak, but that's about it. A little on the boring side but still, it is nice to see brewpubs making bourbon aged brews, and it hits the spot nicely.
03-29-2011 23:13:46 | More by crusian
Black Jack (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.