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Jack Stout - Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.

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120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bighuge on 08-27-2002)
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

12-04-2012 23:36:23 | More by t0rin0
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.9%

05-05-2012 23:20:25 | More by djrn2
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metter98

New York

3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color—faint traces of brown are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a half finger high dense tan head that died down a bit, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of coffee beans and chocolate malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some hints of roasted malts along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Slight bits of smoothness from the oats are noticeable.
O: This beer is easy to drink, isn't too filling and has some nice flavors. I think it could have stood out a little more if the taste was a little bolder.

Serving type: can

04-27-2013 12:32:47 | More by metter98
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-09-2011 21:38:51 | More by nmann08
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-10-2013 20:17:53 | More by jaydoc
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jack Stout pours out of the can as a rich looking black liquid with a decent size head that's a nice brown color. The aromas are roasted quite well. There isn't any hops aroma at here. This stouts taste has a lot of roasted malt up front and has a chocolaty toasted marshmallow dryness on the back end. The mouthfeel is a little thin but It's still a good drinkable stout.

Serving type: can

04-19-2011 00:14:34 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at the brewpub.

Just missed the nitro-tap. Oh well. It pours a meek obsidian topped by finger of tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, and the lightest possible touch of peat smoke. As I told the man next to me at the bar, this smells really damn good! The taste holds notes of light roasted malts, cocoa, light molasses, and a hint of blackened pretzel. The body is a straight medium, with a light carbonation and a rather smooth feel. Even without the nitro, this thing was very smooth and easy-drinking, making for one highly enjoyable quaff.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2011 07:36:40 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Be careful, the cans are filled to the top and tend to splatter on opening.

Interesting afrocentric 70's inspired design on this can.

Into a 12 oz. cheater pint, it pours oily black with a reddish cola highlight. Some dark mocha foam, the shade of chocolate milk. The flimsy cap dissipates somewhat quickly, leaving behind a thin ring and flecks of spotty lace.

Mild aroma of dry roast coffee, roast malt. Dry and husky, not sweet at all.

Moderate roasty flavor, notes of bakers chocolate in the middle, and slightly ashy burnt toast in the finish. Traces of weak coffee and natural raisin flavors. Very light, like a Porter or English Stout. Not much trace of the oatmeal, in flavor or texture. Still it's light and easy drinking, tastes fine. The light body is the one area that could improve, it's a little thin, but it wouldn't deter you from having 2-3 in a sitting. First glass disappeared fast...

Serving type: can

02-22-2011 00:18:11 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled roasty with notes of chocolate and flaked oats.

T - It had a good bit of chocolate and oatmeal flavor. Nice bitterness with a late developing roastiness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. Medium bodied ale.

O - This is my first Wild Onion brew. I really enjoyed it. Nicely done.

Serving type: can

12-20-2012 04:49:31 | More by zeff80
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty nice oatmeal stout. Nice oat tones...does that make any sense really? Mild roasted tones give a nice accent that puts it a step up. Smooth character. Consistent delivery. I like this beer. I think it's well done and evenly balanced.

Serving type: can

08-31-2012 03:08:08 | More by RblWthACoz
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wild Onion Brewing Co., Jack Stout. "This full-bodied luscious stout is brewed with five different roasted malts, giving it a rich mouthfeel and nuances of chocolate and espresso. 6% ALC/Vol." Brewed and canned by the Wild Onion Brewing Co., 22221 Pepper Road, Lake Barrington, IL. , 12 FL Oz., 355 ml.

Why does "Jack Stout " have a feminine mascot on the can? Or is this a dude with barley malt dreadlocks?And big hoop, come-do-me earrings. I like it, but either the name changes or I have to adjust to this alternative life-style.

Deep, dark blackness, thick, rich, large cocoa-toned head, nice and brown. Looking good.

Aroma: little sweet, little bitter, here's the roast, and along comes some molasses, some chocolate, and a whiff of smoke. Coffee tones, too, of course. Right on aromatics for a stout.

Tasting: fuillish mouthfeel, full bodied, a bit coarse and well-done. Bitterness and roasty-ness runs high, and drinking-ness, or shall I say, Consumability is doing fine. Chocolate and coffee remain a big factor. An easy-drinking, sessionable stout.

Yeah, I'm drinking it, I tried it, I wrote about it, and once it's gone, I will probably forget it and never miss it. As a regular ol' stout, ain't nothing' wrong with it.

Serving type: can

12-24-2011 06:46:28 | More by feloniousmonk
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz can. Black with a creamy and smooth mocha head that drenches the sides of the glass with thick lacing. Smells of roast, cocoa, a bit of caramel and some green citrus. The roast adds a good bit of the flavor to this. The taste is similar, with a moderately flavorful mix of coffee, green citrus and then a flush of sweetness across the back. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a soft crispness that flows easily enough but is overall coming off as a bit thin. This actually isn’t too bad and was a big step up for me from some of the other canned offerings that I’ve had from the Onion.

Serving type: can

03-29-2013 15:27:51 | More by Kegatron
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up as part of a mix-a-six from Al's of Hampden. Poured chilled from the can into a willybecker.

the color of black w/ thin cap of tan, the lace stickage is decent and the bead is ultra fine. The clarity of the stout is opaque. The aroma is potent and very coffee-like, like sweetened black coffee with a slight earthy accent. The feel is roasty and moderately high in carbonation w/ light bitterness and mild mild which is semi-sweet and the body is medim w/ a slightly dry finish.

Jack stout has a good coffee taste from roasted barley with some charred flavor and slight caramel malt accents. The mild spice in the flavor blends with a lasting char flavor in the the finish. I was pleased overall by this stout-a pretty decent example of the style -a solid stout which has pretty good flavor and better than average drinkability

Serving type: can

03-29-2011 19:42:56 | More by Slatetank
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mdfb79

New York

3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Onto Blind beer #4 from TMoney2591. Going with the lone can in the bunch; poured from a 12 oz. can into a my Hopleaf tulip.

a - Pours a pitch black color, with one finger of very dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for a few minutes and leaves no lacing on the glass. This one has to be a stout.

s - Smells of coffee, roasted malts, rich dark chocolate, milk choclate, light alcohol, and light dark fruits. Lots of coffee and roasted notes up front; definitely thinking this is a RIS.

t - Tastes of coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits, bitter dark chocolate, alcohol, sweet chocolate, and hops. Coffee and roasted malts dominate again. A little more alcohol than the nose, and would have liked more chocolate, but still pretty good.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. A little less carbonation and this would have been even easier to drink.

o - Overall a pretty nice (what I'm going to assume is a) stout. Lots of roasted and coffee characteristics make me this this is a RIS.

Serving type: can

05-20-2011 21:48:57 | More by mdfb79
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was another local trade, tone77 via resi, to me and it rekindled some great memories. I visited the Onion in 2005, thanks to AutumnalDave, who picked me up at a local Metra station following my visit to the Dick Tracy Museum in Woodstock (since closed) for a tour of three local brewpubs, including the Onion. Good times, bro, good times. The CANQuest (TM) fosters on!

From the CAN: "This full-bodied, luscious stout is brewed with five different roasted malts, giving it a rich mouthfeel and nuances of chocolate and espresso. 6% Alc. by Vol."; "Come visit our pub and restaurant, located 45 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. We brew a variety of year-round ales and lagers, along with an ever-changing lineup of seasonal beers available only on tap under the massive Douglas Fir timbers." Editor's note: I have been there and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

The Crack revealed yet another craft CAN filled to the brim with beer! I love this phenomenon and CAN't remember seeing this in macro CANs and bottles never give you any extra. It is just one more attraction that CANs have for me. The Glug was Holy Motor Oil, Batman! city, producing a tick finger of deep mocha-tan colored head with good retention. Color was a deep dark-brown, black in appearance, allowing zero light penetration. Nose was very roasty, initially dark chocolate, but I also got the coffee mentioned earlier. Oh my! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy. It was big with smoky, dark chocolaty flavors on the tongue, like drinking a Jamocha shake. Finish was very smoky initially, then giving way to the dark chocolate for a bit, then lingering with smoke. Man, I really dig this. I am not sure that I would want a stout for a day at the beach, but for Hula in the Coola Day in February, this would definitely rate some space. Goood.

Serving type: can

04-14-2011 00:20:31 | More by woodychandler
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a nonic)

A- The jet black body supports a creamy dark tan head that fades to a ring before the first sip. There is a few big bubbles stuck to the base but no other carbonation is visible.

S- The dry clean aroma of roasted espresso has some raw grain huskiness to it and a vegital cooked peas aroma that grows as the beer warms.

T- The water taste is soon overtaken by powdery espresso and finishes with a green hint and light roasted bitterness.

M- The light mouthfeel has a slippery texture in the finish.

D- This beer is a bit too thin and grainy with a few hints of roasted malt but not much other character.

Serving type: can

06-06-2011 21:55:52 | More by rhoadsrage
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear but opaque jet black in color with very light amounts of gentle visible carbonation near the surface of the beer and a light amount of very dark amber + cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a large patch of very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of freshly ground coffee and roasted + chocolate malts.

T: Light to moderate flavors of roasted malts (including chocolate malts) with some lighter notes of freshly roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Light to moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Slightly less than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: I found this beer to be pretty easy to drink with the fairly low ABV, lighter body, and light flavors. Enjoyable but it would be a little better with a slightly stronger flavor - though the same types of flavors just a little more pronounced or intense.

Serving type: can

05-16-2013 23:50:00 | More by dbrauneis
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz CAN into a pint glass watching TV, the norm. Hopefully this bodes better than their pale ale.

Poured into the pint, Jack is a big deep black color that pours like used motor oil, it's thick looking and I was not expecting this at 6%. A small amount of dark tan foam that fades to nothing, no stick.

Smell is roasted malt backed by some sweet vanilla and a faint amount of oats, with warming a bunch of oat, nice comeback.

Not entirely sweet, not entirely oaty, nor chocolate ridden. Roasted malt up front, a fair amount of vanilla and oat, very small chocolate taste, which is a nice change of pace. Hops are barely holding on at this point.

Feel is medium and about right for the strength of the beer. Carb is light and barely felt. The body is silky and goes down the hatch. I drank it quick and that's what counts.

Serving type: can

01-29-2011 03:18:49 | More by BARFLYB
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Bighuge

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Nice opaque appearance. Slight chocolate creamy head dwindles to an edging quickly. Very little on the nose. Slight chocolate. Dry roasted nut flavor on the palate. Medium bodied at best. (A little light for a stout). Nice little bitterness and a bit of slight chocolate/coacoa flavor. Not quite as complex and tasty as I like my stouts, but rather pretty average.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2002 19:24:02 | More by Bighuge
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Gusler

Arizona

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As I have this thing about beers being to light, I have adopted the following premise: "Any Beer You Can See Through Is To Light". The beer pours a deep dark brown to black, monumental frothy chocolate head that settles quickly, Glutinous lace that clings to the glass in sheets. Nose roasted and toasted grains, coffee like, semi-sweet. Start sweet, the middle is full, creamy, and thick and the finish is somewhat dry, delicate touch of hops, and modestly carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2002 10:06:46 | More by Gusler
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: black with a 2 finger mocha colored head

smell: chocolate, coffee, roasted malts

taste: chocolate and coffee,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, full body, smooth

overall: was shocked how good this brew was. So glad I stumbled upon this beer at a local beverage shop.

Cheers,
the CPJ

Serving type: can

04-18-2011 02:08:07 | More by THECPJ
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black in color with a one finger brown head that recedes to a thin ring o' foam.

The aroma is a sweet, roasty chocolate, toasted pumpernickle, cream, and a little tin.

The taste starts with a little cream to the palate and heavily roasted bread crust and oats. The middle has a nice coffee and chocolate mix. Mouthfeel is a little creamy upfront, and waters down a little towards the finish.

Overall easy drinker but the palate is a little thin and the smell is somewhat tinny.

Serving type: can

05-01-2011 16:40:27 | More by scruffwhor
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a Sprecher nonic.
6% ABV, no date.

A - Gorgeous cascading resulted in a dense three-finger tan head and a pitch black brew. Dense lace resembles a mountain range silhouette.

S - Rich roasted malt aroma abounding with heavy nuances; dark chocolate, cold coffee, mocha, and notes of molasses. Oats add softness to the acrid bitter aroma. Full and foreboding.

T - Bold roast reminds of coffee while mocha notes resemble dustiness. Chocolate comes through with oats in the backdrop but it still remains acridly bitter and average.

M - Smooth though the initial gulp, it finishes very dry and bitter from the roasted malts. The medium body is surprisingly lighter than I had anticipated.

O - Good overall, this stout is just a pinch thin for my taste, especially for an Oatmeal Stout., but has good roasted qualities to it, while bitter, remains balanced. A good canned stout.

Serving type: can

11-06-2011 17:55:17 | More by BeerFMAndy
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pretty nice stout black and medium bodied with a 1/4 inch of mocha colored head that quickly turns to a sticky lace ring. Smells of sight oats, mild roasty coffee, and some bittersweet chocolates. Taste and body is very nice roast is minimal but oat really balances out the chocolate and hoppy finish. Overall a tasty beverage but not really worth paying 3 dollars for another can.

Serving type: can

02-03-2012 01:01:58 | More by DrDemento456
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a tan head. In the aroma, big roasty coffee and a nice chocolate note. In the taste, dry, dark coffee and a dry roasted malt. A small bite and medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a small, dry roasted malty aftertaste. Nice coffee roast in a nice stout.

Serving type: can

07-07-2011 13:49:44 | More by OWSLEY069
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Jack Stout from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.