Black Maple
Jackie O's Brewpub

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Jackie O's Brewpub
Ohio, United States
Imperial Porter
Ranked #119
Ranked #9,868
4.06 | pDev: 6.9%
Jan 10, 2022
Oct 10, 2013
Notes: None
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Rated: 4.27 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Jan 10, 2022
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Sampling a cellar temp 500 ml bottle vintage 2018 from @Artizen. Thank you!
The beer is poured into my snifter and exhibits a cola brown color on the pour but becomes much darker in the glass. A fizzy beige head foams up less than 1 cm even with an aggressive pour, this quickly becomes a thin edge layering and nothing else.
The aroma is rich malty nose with brown sugar and maple syrup notes and not surprisingly bourbon too. Not boozy bourbon notes, mostly the sweeter hits. No hop presence on the nose.
the first sip reveals a medium to thick body and gentle and soft almost cask like carbonation. physically this beer is very easy to drink.
Flavor is sweet malt with brown sugar, maple notes, some molasses and a bit of bourbon. Again no hop presence but there is some black peppery biting alcohol flavor, but not any associated warming in mouth on belly.
This is a nice malt driven big beer that drinks easy and one that I find enjoyable. Well worth a shot if you are a malty.
Jan 16, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio

May 31, 2019
Rated: 3.86 by KurtisCarman from Ohio

Mar 18, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by JOBEERFB from Belgium

Oct 23, 2018
Rated: 3.59 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Jan 28, 2018
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A gift from @SomethingClever.
An undated 12.7 oz bottle stored at 42 degrees. Served at 50 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – maple and a little bourbon. Lasts.
Head small (Maximum < one cm, aggressive pour), tan, frothy/fizzy, gone almost as soon as I quit pouring. All that remains is an irregular one to two mm ring fed by some slight effervescence and four tiny islands.
Lacing – none.
Body – dark brown/black, opaque, effervescent.
Flavor – Starts slightly sweet with bourbon and maple predominating. Perhaps a bit of chocolate malt? No trace of hops. No diacetyl. No alcohol until it hits the stomach, then some transitory gastric heat occurs. However, allowing it to warm in my mouth definitely brings out the alcohol, surpassing the maple which is much greater than the bourbon.
Palate – medium, creamy approaching syrupy, lively carbonation.
A tad sweet for my tastes but otherwise an excellent brew. The paucity of head and lacing is what I’ve come to expect from BBA brews and doesn’t detract from my appreciation of them. As a porter, this is a bit dense, definitely in the range of stouts but not imperial stouts - a worthy addition to the beer belly on which I’m working. Thanks Dave!
Appearance 4, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.25.
May 07, 2017
Rated: 4.57 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota

Jan 30, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by Brewsed from North Carolina

Dec 23, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by brycevolk from Ohio

Dec 09, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by zbodnar1 from West Virginia

Dec 08, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Bencooper27 from Ohio

Dec 08, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by BeerMeBro720 from Ohio

Dec 07, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by elkinbrown from Tennessee

Dec 06, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by djtomain from Florida

Dec 06, 2014
Rated: 4 by PaulsBrew from Virginia

Dec 05, 2014
Rated: 4.04 by JohnathanColeman from West Virginia

Dec 05, 2014
Rated: 4 by caahare from West Virginia

Dec 05, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Bearded_Buckeye from Ohio

Nov 26, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by LoveStout from New York

Oct 10, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by acurtis from New Jersey

Oct 07, 2014
Rated: 4 by belgbeerdrinker from Colorado

Oct 07, 2014
Rated: 4 by kscaldef from Oregon

Oct 07, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by MarkyMOD from Colorado

Oct 06, 2014
Rated: 4 by ScottJWing from Ohio

Sep 09, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by MaximumYuks from Oregon

Apr 04, 2014
Rated: 4 by masterofsparks from Ohio

Mar 06, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by WVUbrew from North Carolina

Mar 04, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by williamjbauer from Colorado

Mar 01, 2014
Rated: 4 by Cynic-ale from Texas

Mar 01, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by AlexFields from Tennessee

Mar 01, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Nunya from Ohio

Oct 13, 2013
Rated: 4 by kbrown from Ohio

Oct 12, 2013
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Reviewed by robwestcott from Indiana

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Imperial porter poured cold from nitro at Jackie O's. Poured black as night with a thin-ish long lasting foamy mocha head with nice retention and spotty lace.

Subtle smoke, burnt brown sugar, smoke and dark nuts.

Nutty, sweet dark sugars. Medium bodied, big carbonation.

drinkable. Seriously hidden 9.4 abv.
Oct 10, 2013
Black Maple from Jackie O's Brewpub
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 34 ratings