Black Maple
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
Porter - Imperial
Ranked #130
Ranked #9,723
4.06 | pDev: 6.9%
Jan 10, 2022
Oct 10, 2013
Notes: None
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4.27 by Blogjackets from Ohio on Jan 10, 2022
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4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by sulldaddy from Connecticut

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
4.4 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio on May 31, 2019
3.86 by KurtisCarman from Ohio on Mar 18, 2019
4.18 by JOBEERFB from Belgium on Oct 23, 2018
3.59 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Jan 28, 2018
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4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

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
4.57 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota on Jan 30, 2017
4.15 by Brewsed from North Carolina on Dec 23, 2015
3.75 by brycevolk from Ohio on Dec 09, 2014
4.25 by zbodnar1 from West Virginia on Dec 08, 2014
4.5 by Bencooper27 from Ohio on Dec 08, 2014
4.25 by BeerMeBro720 from Ohio on Dec 07, 2014
3.75 by elkinbrown from Tennessee on Dec 06, 2014
4.5 by djtomain from Florida on Dec 06, 2014
4 by PaulsBrew from Virginia on Dec 05, 2014
4.04 by JohnathanColeman from West Virginia on Dec 05, 2014
4 by caahare from West Virginia on Dec 05, 2014
4.25 by Bearded_Buckeye from Ohio on Nov 26, 2014
3.5 by LoveStout from New York on Oct 10, 2014
3.5 by acurtis from New Jersey on Oct 07, 2014
4 by belgbeerdrinker from Colorado on Oct 07, 2014
4 by kscaldef from Oregon on Oct 07, 2014
4.25 by MarkyMOD from Colorado on Oct 06, 2014
4 by ScottJWing from Ohio on Sep 09, 2014
3.5 by MaximumYuks from Oregon on Apr 04, 2014
4 by masterofsparks from Ohio on Mar 06, 2014
4.25 by WVUbrew from North Carolina on Mar 04, 2014
4.25 by williamjbauer from Colorado on Mar 01, 2014
4 by Cynic-ale from Texas on Mar 01, 2014
3.75 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Mar 01, 2014
4.25 by Nunya from Ohio on Oct 13, 2013
4 by kbrown from Ohio on Oct 12, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by robwestcott from Indiana

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 Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 34 ratings