Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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American Wild Ale
4.29 | pDev: 6.53%
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: This is pretty much black raspberry Dynamo Hum. 3 ½ year old Dynamo barrels conditioned on a pound per gallon of black raspberries. A higher concentration of fruit makes for one of the most fruit forward beers we have ever produced. Its purple!
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 34 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of jrc1093
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2018 Vintage

Pours a deep, dark purple body with a finger of rosé-hued cap; head fades fairly quickly, leaving a frothy, steadily receding collar and no lacing.

Aroma is strong with raspberries and a backing red grape tone from the start; simultaneous touches of oak and lacto funk in the middle bring an intriguing marriage of fruity tart and sweet earthy tones which allow a fresh acidity to ultimately permeate the bouquet.

Taste profile opens with black raspberry and dark fruit seeds, transitioning to oaky sweetness and red grape must along the mid-palate; lacto funk and vinous grape add a roundedness to the back end and on the swallow.

Mouthfeel shows a rounded, bright medium body upfront as it hits the tongue, with moderate carbonation spread and slightly tingly along the mid-palate; an encroaching acidity builds at a moderate pace until a blunt, dry close; assertively tart, but just shy of outright aggression.

Fruit-forward with vinous wine grape accents and lacto funk intensity, this wild ale delivers comprehensively and in waves, also challenging the palate with its progressive acidity. There's great depth to explore in this one; I've never been one to enjoy beers too heavily fruit-forward, but one of this caliber welcomes me to the fold and compels me to dig a little deeper.

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Photo of darktronica
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really enjoying this black raspberry take on Dynamo Hum, but not quite as good as the original, I think. Dry, moderately acidic, and a pleasing balance of fruit and oak presence.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dark purple color with a bit of pinkish foam. Aroma has wood barrel, red wine, fruity notes, a bit of fermentation character and raspberry seeds. Taste is sour and fruity, a bit acetic with some almond notes on the finish. Medium body and carbonation, really dry feel. Overall it's quite complex with nice flavors.

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Photo of brentk56
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours the color of grape juice with a modest mauve head that flames out quickly; a few legs but little in the way of lace

Smell: Tart blackberry and oak tones; quite vinous

Taste: While there are some sweet blackberry and grape tones from the outset, the sweetness quickly gives way to a very sour, acetic character that is the backbone of this beer; oaky, with the blackberry fruit prominent, after the swallow; the finish is notably dry

Mouthfeel: Medium body with very low carbonation

Overall: Despite the carbonation issues, this is a very powerful beer for those who don't like timidity in their fruited sours; not for beginners, that's for sure

Thanks, Stefko, for the opportunity

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Photo of PatrickCT
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wine colored body with dark fruit hue. Wonderful aroma of oak and berries. The taste is fresh raspberries. A bit sour and tart with lemon and vinegar. A wonderful presence of oak throughout. The mouth feel is light with good carbonation. A nice balance of sweet and acidity.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A deep purple color. Small pink head that disappeared quickly.
Great aroma. Sweet and tart fruit, red wine, and oak.
Strong raspberry taste. Oak and a little red wine.
Sweet leading to tart.
Awesome beer.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a dark-reddish-purple color, with a small head and not much lacing.

This smells like pure seedy and wild black raspberry, with hints of oak and red wine, and a heavy acidity.

This is quite tart, but it's very drinkable nonetheless. There's lots of dark raspberry flavor- seedy, slightly sweet, and very sour. It feels like a massive amount of raspberries were used here. There's lots of red wine and a touch of oak as well.

This is medium bodied, rich, with an intense lingering acidity at the end of each sip. There's a normal level of carbonation.

This is fairly non-complex, but still undeniably delicious.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16.9 oz bottle poured into can glass.

A: Very little head what was there was a slightly off white purple in color. Body is a deep purple red color with good clarity except the darkness of it.

S: Lots of wine barrel, grapes, and oak, but a good dose of black raspberry too. A little vinegar on the end of the nose.

T: Nice layered black raspberry over a very nice barrel character of wine. The black raspberries just pop in this and the taste of light oak and grapes and wine just blend well. It is sour, but restrained and balanced. The aftertaste of black raspberries is quite prevalant as well.

M: Really coats the tongue, fairly low carbonation i'd say medium to fuller bodied.

O: This is a superb beer, probably the best sour I've had by them.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A blood red-purple body is topped by a barely there pink fizz. The color alone draws a stark contrast to regular Dynamo Hum.

Tons of fresh raspberry bursts on the nose, popping with a seedy herbal element and some red wine oak. At times I get a whiff of Gushers.

Quite tart, this is more acidic than the nose suggests, bringing charred oak and an acetic raspberry and blackberry sourness to the palate. While not overly harsh, it definitely pushes up against the Upland and Cascade borderlines.

Medium-thin body with a bubbly carbonation and a dry stinging swallow.

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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 34 ratings