Chomolungma | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
jackieos.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beveritt on 08-12-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
345
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
24.23%
 
 
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14
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53
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Reviews: 58 | Ratings: 345
Photo of SomethingClever
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a clear dixie cup.

A: Body is nice light caramel, brown, with decent clarity for the color of the body. Head is soap, chunky, and just slightly off white.

S: Roasted malts, honey, ground nuts, sweet grainy smell.

T: Lots of nuttiness, toffee, seet bread malts, and honey.

M: Light to medium mouth if not just a touch watery.

O: Really good beer here. Nothing crazy but the layered toffee over the honey is quite delicious and easy to drink.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich mahogany with a tan head.

Smells of dark fruit, rich malt, bread, honey, and nuts.

A little spicy nutty hops up front moving forward to sweet malt middle with honey and oats. Finishes dry and rich like a good desert with notes of chocolate and oak. A very solid brown ale.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drinks like more traditional brown ales. Super thin with a malty finish and a nutty flavor profile. I enjoyed it, but its not one I would seek out again.

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Photo of CernMatt
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A decent brown ale. Taste was good. Poured nice. Definitely has potential to be a "everyday" drinker style beer. Not too heavy, so nice to drink on a summer night, as well as during the fall.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark caramel brown color. Aroma is a little sweet, toasty and nutty. Flavor follows the nose with roasted malts up front that have a little nuttiness. There's a bit of sweetness in the middle and some balance of hops in the finish. This drinks very easy and overall is one of the better brown ales I've had.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is much darker than a typical nut brown.

Pours almost black, brown, with tan head.

Smell is faintly of coffee and chocolate. Taste is the same and feel is a little thin and bitter.

It seems like this is transitioning between a brown and stout but can't decide.

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Photo of dcotom
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12-ounce can into a can glass approximately seven months past canning date. Opaque deep brownish black with luxurious cream-colored head that took several minutes to settle. On the nose, roasted malts, dark caramel, a slight yeast funk, and a tinge of floral essence. Creamy mouthfeel, a little sweetness with flavors of burnt caramel, cocoa, and maybe a touch of coffee, nice bitterness to balance. Very well crafted, and some really cool can art to boot.

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Photo of SStein
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep dark brown. The smell is very underwhelming. A little bit of malt, but no real strength. It tastes like a brown ale should, but nothing that makes it stand out from any of the other brown ales out there.

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Photo of BeerBrose
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is quite delicious. Having it right out of a can so I won't do a full review. Taste is right and since they used wildflower honey you can definitely taste it's influence.

Id drink this again!

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Photo of Knilas
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the can: Dark cola color...tan head lasts a good bit, leaving behind moderate lacing. Taste of coffee, chocolate, and some honey. Resembles a Porter more than a Brown. Slight bitterness with some fizz. Drinks somewhat thin. Still, very tasty. Worth the coin.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This is a good beer but fails in the aroma department - 3.75

A - Pours a clear dark brown with a dark tan one finger head, very nice lacing - 4
S - All around faint aroma with roasted malts and herbal hoppiness - 3.5
T - Malty, toasty but not burnt, nicely hopped with earthy herbal notes, some residual sweetness/molasses in the middle - 4.25
MF - Medium body with a dry bitter finish - 4.25

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Photo of SaltofOH
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 1/23/2015. Pokal goblet. Canned on date: 11-18-14.

Appearance: Pours a super dark brown with a tan, foamy cap. Remarkably dark, with a little light penetrating at the edges. No bad retention, but not great either. Some lacing.

Aroma: SWEET and roasty. Really inviting smell. A little two-dimensional.

Taste: Not as sweet as on the nose. Slightly tart across mid-palate. Firm roast, but not porter-esque. Right in the middle of the brown ale spectrum.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat light, good, but not overpowering carbonation.

Overall: A little simple; I want to like it more, but there's not a lot of oomph there. I'd buy it again for the sake of local pride, but it's not a favorite brown.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can (canned on 01/20/15) poured into a Libby globe porter glass.

Appearance: Clear dark brown with some dark amber to mahogany highlights. Persistent thin light tan head. Fine strands and islands of persistent lacing noted.

Smell: A bit sweet, lots of roasted malt, a hint of fruity esters, brown sugar.

Taste: Very roasty, hint of coffee, burnt sugar, an occasional hint of butter (diacetyl), light bitter finish that is roasted malt and something else I can't quite place. There is a tiny bit of a metallic tang at the finish, but it is not there for very long.

Mouthfee: Starts off a bit too highly carbonated, almost fizzy, but as the beer warms up the carbonation is spicy and prickly instead. A bit of a dry finish.

Overall / Drinkability: A full flavored brown ale, but I would not have guessed it for the English style of a brown ale. Very tasty and easily drinkable. I think I could easily have another.

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Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep, extremely dark brown in color, some auburn hues shine through when held to the light. Minimal head layer. Aroma is sweet and simple.

The flavor profile is nice and specifically well-rounded for an ale of its style. Earthy and hoppy yet still keeping a sweet, simple malt flavor profile with a mouthfeel that is dryer than most of its peers.

English porter? Baltic porter? It seems like theres a little more going on in the glass than the can led on.

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

We pop the tab on a can, pouring into our Great Lakes pints. It shows the deepest nut brown coloring, holding a one finger head of café au lait colored bubbles. These retain only decently, settling into a creamy film atop the liquid. A thick haze obstructs clarity, but no sediment is noted. Carbonation appears to be mild. Aromatics include soy sauce, bready pumpernickel biscuitiness, brown and caramel malt roastiness, shoe polish, dark chocolate cocoa powders and nib bitters, burnt toffee, salted movie theater popcorn, cloying vanilla icing sugars, light honeycomb earthiness, tin, rumbling phenolic plastics, and crystallized marshmallow sweetness. The tongue meets a different mash, showing notes of table honey and white sugar, moldy margarine, tinny metallics, burnt brown and American black maltiness, raw barley, steeped caramel sugars, woody maple syrups, pale biscuity and buttery diacetyls, bitter cocoa and coffee bean shell, chemically hair gel, burnt coconut and marshmallow skins, parsley leafiness, and soft, cleansing ethanolic booziness. The body is lightly medium, and the carbonation is medium. The mouth is left cooled and coated with sugary, lippy smack. Cream and froth are preserved, while slurp and smack are as well, but to a lesser extent. The abv is appropriate, and the beer glugs back nicely.

Overall, we are thankful to have this recommended to us by Benjamin at The Brick Oven Bistro in Sandusky, Ohio. We had the pleasure of speaking to him a week or so back, and he was able to offer us some of the premier beverages available in central to western Ohio. This was among the top on his list, and we are very happy to have tried it. The nose is incredibly sweet and rich, akin to the liking of Southern Tier’s Crème Brule, but to a slightly more subdued extent. The flavoring, on the other hand, showed a much more bittered, and even smoky approach, allowing for a serious side to this brown ale that was otherwise not yet appreciated. This is an exciting beer for a small brewery, and it leaves us wishing they had wider distribution to keep us warm through the winter months.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly darker brown. Nose is great on this one. Strong nut tones with brown ale as well. Flavor is nice. Good nut tones with malty brown ale aspects. Fairly smooth and well done. Easy to drink. Typically, brown ales are not really my thing, but this ended up being a nice one from Jackie O's.

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Photo of barczar
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque deep brown with a frothy khaki head that lingers.

Aroma is slightly floral and nutty, with a hint of specialty malt fruitiness and toasted malt.

Flavor reveals slightly sweet, nutty, toasted malt, along with chocolate and lightly toasted malt. There's some fruity specialty malt character that carries into the lightly bitter finish. I'm picking up a slightly metallic note.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

Great malt character. I don't get much of the honey, but it's a nice, fairly complex, malty ale. The metallic character somewhat offputting. As it warms, aromas of acetone emerge. Houston, I think we have a problem. Drink cold...and quickly!

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Chomolugma English Brown from Jackie O is decent...the beer poured a cloudy opaque brown with thin ecru head that is not lacing. The scent carries maple sugar and subtle sweetness. The taste starts as a typical brown bready then transitions to bitter with a nuetra sweet like finish. The mouthfeel is full in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a very interesting brown and well worth a try.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.97/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a ruddy brown color with an off white head and a fair amount of lacing. Aroma is malty, a bit toasty and nutty, and also some floral hops. In the taste, mildly nutty with a good dose of medicinal hops. Not getting much honey, which is fine, I'm guessing it fermented out. Light alcohol flavor. Light watery body. Decent ale but only just that.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a perfect pint. Stop #2 on my JO's CANquest raises the stakes with one of my favorite style's being evaluated.

4.5 A: Lightly hazed dark amber light brown color. Two fingers of creamy tan head. Retention is very good and a healthy ring of lacing is left behind. Quite nice.

4.5 S: Oh boy is this a treat to cranial nerve #1. Deep, rich nuttiness flanked by toastiness, caramel sweetness, and cocoa powder. The honey is light, but does add a nice extra layer that complements the main flavors quite well. Just a touch of earthy hops.

4.5 T: Cranial nerves 7, 9, and 10 have a good time now. Nuts, caramel, cocoa again do it right with honey having a bigger role in the taste. Earthy hops again. No complaints, very good.

4.5 M: Medium body. Pleasantly creamy. Good moderate carbonation.

4.5 D: Really solid beer. Maybe I'll actually order it next time I'm at JO's.

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Photo of dar482
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a dark brown color.

The aroma has big sweetness of toffee, caramel, almost cocoa, and a toasted malt.

The flavor follows with that big sweetness of toffee, cocoa, and caramel in the front. Then there's a toasted breadiness with a heavy herbal bittering on the finish.

The honey certainly adds that sweetness that makes this beer a bit sweeter and more robust than other brown ales.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can with orange Chomo-lungma artwork. Really an eye catching design. Brilliant artwork. Poured into a 14 oz nonic pint glass.

A - ultra dark brown with the slightest hints of dark amber and light brown touching the corners. Murky and cloudy looking brown ale. Tan head has some size on the pour slowly vanishes to a nice fluffy ring of lace leaving nice stick to the walls of my nonic.

S - slightly roasted bread like malt with hints of graham cracker notes up front. Sweet touches of honey with a layer of rich cocoa powder. Nutty character toward the back of the nose.

T - biscuit malt, toasted brown bread, honey, graham crackers, hint of dark fruit, cocoa, and a hint of dark chocolate. Pretty solid take on the English brown.

M - medium bodied with nice thickness. Texture is just fine for the style and highly drinkable. A nice smooth mouthfeel and quite enjoyable.

O - first offering I've had from Jackie O's outside of their pub and I must say its a pretty darn good brown ale. There is nothing mind blowing about it as the can may suggest, but it is top shelf quality and a good ale to enter their canned lineup. Ill buy again for certain and I look forward to experiencing more offerings from the ever expanding Jackie O's brewery.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.62/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A huge CANQuest (TM) note of thanks to Uncle JedI and PurpleHatJoan for dropping several CANs on me during their recent, all too brief visit to Lancaster, PA! Let's face it, Jackie O's is near-legendary, if not full-on legendary and I do not know how long it might have taken me to get these CANs otherwise.

From the CAN: "sustainably crafted with purpose"; "brown ale brewed with wildflower honey"; "Design by Kevin Morgan Studio Illustration by Bryn Perrott"; "Brewed in honor of Brian Oestrike's May 23, 2007 Mt. Everest Summit".

Hoo hah! The Crack! awoke Kong King Chomolungma with its loudness, setting off an avalanche in which we hid in the same crevasse to escape its wrath. Ol' Boy was looking at me with all four of his eyes until I inverted him and began a heavy-handed Glug. It didn't help matter that he was another craft brimful CAN, but I got him upturned all the same. The pseudo-cascade was quick to subside, creating a dense finger of light-tan head as its result. Color was a deep, dark-brown (SRM = 44), allowing only minimal light penetration at the edges. Nose smelled of dark chocolate, roasted peanuts, fudge. It reminded me of my late-Pops' favorite ice cream - Rocky Road! Mouthfeel was big, full, and creamy and the flavors melded together so nicely that it could have been Rocky Road or a liquified Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, but either way, it was totally evocative of my late Old Man. He really got sent by the chocolate/peanut butter combo and went for Tastykake Peanut Butter TandyTakes as well. Chomolungma was not really happy with the way I was describing him, so I began to back away and make my way up and out of the crevasse. The finish left me with notes of leather, smoke and more of that choco-nut flavor that had been its trademark throughout. No wonder Jackie O's has the solid, stellar rep that they do, if this is indicative of their beers. I am a self-avowed hophead and yet, I REALLY want more of this one, especially on Saturday, 01 Feb, for the annual Hula in the Coola Day!

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can courtesy of mgbickel pours a surprisingly dark, near-black color with a frothy tan head. Nice retention and lace...looks more like a Porter than a Brown.

Nose is graham crackers, honey and that dark bread that Outback gives you with your meal.

Taste is rich and chocolaty, with the sweetness pretty dominant - though it never gets cloying as a nutty tannic flavor melds with some hop bitterness to clean it up pretty quick on the back end. There is a little Mouthfeel is really rich for a brown ale, but thats certainly better than the alternative. Nice beer, certainly different than your typical - but it works pretty well.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can gifted to me by boisebeerguy85... Thanks Rich... I appreciate it!! Pours with a nice 3/4" dark tan head... great retention and nice lacing.. the brew is hazed dark brown... looks pretty turbid.

Dry cocoa and roasty malt... just enough malty sweetness to make this one really jump up and kiss the olfactory system.

Flavor has a mild dark fruitiness that moves immediately into the dusty cocoa and light raisin... With warmth a pretty pronounced nuttiness rises up.. dark toast with a hint of what I associate with "Tootsie Roll"...

Body is medium with a lighter small bubble carbonation... Very drinkable.. but certainly something one could sit and ponder for a while... I like it.

Surprised anyone is calling this "English".. It is definitely a big boned brown ale, but 'Murica has it's stamp all over this brew.

4/3.75/3.75/3.75/3.75

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Chomolungma from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
3.88 out of 5 based on 345 ratings.
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