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Drawn And Portered | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 45
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A most excellent porter poured from the growler.
This fine brew pours a deep brown with thin light tan head and light lacing. Nose of coffee,
dark chocolate, and rich caramel. Flavors are spot on with coffee and cocoa up front and on
the back. Deep roasted grains on the aftertaste and a mild hop bitterness that plays well with
a butterscotch like flavor. A silky smooth mouthfeel, light on the carbonation, and highly
quaffable, this is a stout drinkers porter. Very nice indeed.

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Photo of oline73
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap during the anniversary celebration.

Appearance: The beer pours a dark brown, almost black color with a layer of off white head. The head fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Roasted malt and some sweet dark chocolate. Mild dark fruit notes in the background.

Taste: Roasty and smooth with dark chocolate, burnt malt, and dark fruit notes joining the mix. The finish is bitter and roasty.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with foamy carbonation and a dry finish.

OVerall: This is a nice chocolate porter. Just the right amount of sweetness.

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Photo of Brenden
4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another one I've only recently had a chance to try thanks to Bobby (and Amy) & their trip to Jackie O's; at the Attic recently.

Porter brown, it's what one should expect as far as color. There's a nice light brown head with some creaminess to it that holds itself well. Lacing is patchy and left in good quantity.
This is a rich beer, strongly malty but, in its strength, remaining a porter rather than pushing itself to stout levels. Malts are roasty with plenty of caramel and toffee sweetness that balances the roast and the balancing hops bitterness well. There's a nice touch of nuttiness, too, and a bit of cocoa. This is a delicious, well-rounded, balanced brew with plenty of flavor and, not being a massive beer, tremendously drinkable.
The body is medium, a nice creamy smoothness underlying while remaining soft enough with a light enough carbonation not to be overfilling.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

dark brown, small tan colored head, not a lot of lace, pretty clear
Caramel and chocolate predominantly, with a touch of roasted coffee and an ever so slight hoppy back.

Very nice, lots of caramel and roasted malts, with a nice hoppy back. Dry finish. Lots of sugar, very good. smooth, a very good feeling porter. Not too thick, just about right to be totally sessionable. I thought the decent carbonation played a good roll here

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Photo of Hoptometrist
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a shaker glass at Jackie O's

A- Poured a very dark brown, almost black. Nice creamy head that left lots of chunky lace

S- Big aroma of chocolate, hazelnut, and vanilla

T- Very big rich chocolate notes, hazelnut, caramel, and vanilla flavors. A very sweet and rich tasting porter, some roasty notes, but more on the sweet side. The sweetness made this more of a sipper than the usual porter.

M- Fairly creamy, softer mouthfeel, with some good carbonation

O- A really unique tasting porter. I really liked Jackie O's take on this porter.

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Photo of brew3crew
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at jackie os

A-nice dark body with a beautiful white head that sticks around for a while

S-nice matinees.little subdued though. Little bit of coffee

T-lots of big coffee and malty notes.so good

M-medium body and soooo Smith. Man I love nitro

O-good porter. Better nitro

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Photo of Ryan011235
3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a pint glass at Bodega on 3/27/11

Dark brown; near black. 1/4th inch tan head. Collar retention with some lace catching a third of the way through the glass.

Roasty, earthy and hoppy aroma. Citric overtones and roasted/burnt chocolate. Dark berry notions. If the nose calls to mind a stout, the taste does even more. Roasted dark chocolate provides depth, as do hints of espresso. Good deal of citric hop kick that stays on par with, or just under, the malts. Suggestions of berries. Full bodied and viscous; very much so for a porter. Smooth, save for ample, effervescent carbonation. The inclination is to linger long, unwilling to let go. Finishes citrus-hoppy, roasty and with an alcohol twinge.

Really nice brew about which I can find little to gripe. Blurs the line between porter and stout sufficiently, but it works. I like it more than Rte 33. Worth a shot, though it does wear on a bit toward the end.

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Urbancaver for hooking this up for me.

a - Popped the 64oz growler and poured a nice glass full into my southampton ris snifter. Brew had the same deep watery black that I saw through the growler glass. There was a nice creamy white head when I poured it which didn't hang long and left spotty head as it vanished. Lacing was spotty, but what I'd expect for a porter.

s - Classic porter smell. Roasted malts all the way with a touch of chocolate and a touch of metallic alcohol.

t - Slightly better than an average tasting porter. Nothing too special. All roasted malts and burnt flavors.

m - Good carbonation, biscuity and cooling...very subtle bittery aftertaste.

o - Overall, decent porter. My first taste of Jackie O's and I was expecting a bit more from this brewery, but then again, this isn't one of the beers that everyone is always talking about. If at the pub, I probably wouldn't order a 2nd glass.

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Photo of AwYeh
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Very dark brown/black with about half a finger (4 ounce pour) of head, with good retention and lacing.

S: Chocolate roasted malts, and a bit of an indiscriminate mustiness.

T: Some bitter hoppiness makes itself known at the beginning, which was a pleasant surprise. Not as much chocolate as in the nose; for the most part I meet a slightly tangy, largely sweet dark fruit flavor.

M: Medium-bodied with good carbonation. Slightly dry, tangy finish.

D: One glass is fine, though I did enjoy it.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub - 12.30.2010.

Pours near black with a good mocha head with moderate retention and a nice cap as it falls. The nose is quite nice with a load of roasted malt as well as a nice chocolate presence. A few hops in the background add a nice dose of complexity. The taste is pretty roasty with a nice chocolate presence to back it up. Good balance between sweetness and roast in the feel. Drinks quite well and is another solid hit out of Athens.

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Photo of Spider889
3.41/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bodega.

Nice and black, a small amount of lace, but otherwise not much to look at. I was also disappointed with the smell - there was virtually none.

The taste begins to redeem this beer. Pleasantly roasty, and full of an enormous bitter baker's chocolate flavor. Not sweet at all though. Mild hop bitterness for balance. There was a somewhat "off" flavor though. It wasn't bad, and I'm sure not a problem with the beer, but the flavor wasn't typical of the average porter and hard to place - a sort of musty woody chocolate flavor.

The Mouthfeel is medium bodied which I like to see in a porter, often they're way too thin for my tastes.

Drinks easily, but nothing that amazing though. I went for something different for my next beer.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ the brewpub on 6/3/10. Served in a pint glass. ABV listed as 7%.

Pours black in the glass, with a 1/2 finger of burnt mocha colored head. This retains with some thick bunching around the edges, leaving thick creamy lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is crunchy smelling in the nose with dark roast, toasted nuts, and coffee that then gives way to a sticky sweet underlayer of cocoa and toffee. Earthy hops gives the bouquet a bit of a dirty edge.

The taste is quite robust in the mouth, with a thick base of chocolate and caramel sweetness that is puntuated by the sharpness of roast and gritty hops. Burnt malts and bitterness spread out across the back of the palate, leaving behind a dry and dark finish that sticks. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, maybe a touch fuller feeling, with a big creamy sharpness to it that fills the mouth. Fortunately, it is also very slick and easy moving underneath and I'm also not picking up any alcohol here at all besides some thickness in the body.

Very nice! Great take on the American Porter style here, with deep burnt flavors, a sticky balancing sweetness, and a very drinkable body despite the dark flavors and bigger feel. I should have grabbed a growler of this one to go.

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Photo of wagenvolks
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint on-tap at the brewpub in Athens, OH. Visited with trep and his gf.

Pours a thinnish-looking porter with a soft, brown body at the edges surrounding a seal brown core. Not much head save for a ring of small, sawdust-colored bubbles. Gentle aromas of chocolate candy bars, some toffee, anise, earthen hops and a trace of java.

Flavor is predominantly chocolate malts with a finish of roasted coffee beans and caramel candy. Could stand to have a touch more hoppiness, but the taste is still quite good for the Porter style. Snappy, crisp mouthfeel with a medium body that lends itself to a slick, semi-sweet finish with an appropriate carbonation level. Solid brew. Glad I started the night with this beer and could easily have had a few more.

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Photo of beveritt
3.66/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Stopped by and picked up a couple growlers at Jackie O's today. Poured into an Imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Pours with just over 2 fingers of creamy tan head. Plenty of carbonation left after the ride home in the cooler. The head settles slowly into a thin coating speckled with substantial islands. Plenty of lacing left behind. The beer itself is opaque, with just slight hints of dark brown around the edge.

Smell: Slightly sweet roasted barley, with hints of licorice and coffee.

Taste: Roasted barley is fairly mild, adds some smokiness and bitterness, but doesn't overwhelm. A chocolate malt backbone provides a good theme throughout the beer. Finishes with a slightly smoky, coffee bitterness that lingers well.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Solid body.

Drinkability: A nice example of porter, with smooth, yet robust roasted barley flavors. I haven't been to Jackie O's (nee O'Hooley's) since college, but will have to swing down to get more growlers.

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Photo of SpencerT
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The dark coffee colored body is topped by a creamy mocha head. The lacing is sticky and lasted throughout the pint.
The scents of chocolate and earthy coffee are pleasant and bold.
The hint of smoky coffee flavor is mixed with chocolate flavors. The balance of sweetness and bitterness is excellent. A great Porter mouth-feel tops off the drinking experience.
This is a Porter for a person who appreciates a good Porter.

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Drawn And Portered from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
4.01 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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