Wonderful Wino
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Style:
American Imperial Porter
Ranked #310
ABV:
10%
Score:
89
Ranked #34,833
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 16.94%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
11
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
 
Ohio, United States
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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Photo of womencantsail
2.69/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The pour is dark brown in color, sort of unassuming appearance-wise. First aroma I pick up is metal. There’s a decent amount of vinegar and maybe a little bit of puke. The raspberry comes through, minimal funk/earth notes. The flavor has a fair amount of sweet, berry fruit character. A light straw and grass funk with some sweet malt. Quite a bit of vinegar (mostly red-wine vinegar) and a weird roast note which gives it a bit of bitterness.

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womencantsail from California, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of cpetrone84
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pour is dark brown, red hues, dark tan ring. The nose is sweet, cherries, light vinous note and a hint of dry wood. There is a touch of chocolaty malt body in there as well. Taste is a touch sweeter and offers more dry oak. The finish is a touch short and it's a bit sweet. The Brett has added a soft sourness to the cherry flavor and the malt lies very faintly in the back with a touch of a roasted note. The body is light, very syrupy, decent carbonation, kind of wet.

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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania, Apr 10, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a snifter at the brewpub
Described as a raspberry porter aged in cabernet barrels with wild yeast

A- Poured a dark purple/brown color with very minimal head that left no lace

S- Smelled like cabernet, alcohol, some currants, really just smelled like wine

T- Tastes strongly of cabernet, black currants, black cherries, vinegar and wine like in taste, quite a bit of alcohol in the taste. There is a tartness to it, but not an extreme sourness

M- High acidity, finishes dry, drinks like wine more than beer especially for a porter

O- I think the cabernet barreling really overwhelms this beer, not really any roasty porter characteristics. As it warmed up for the last 2 oz. of the beer the raspberry characteristics came out more and a very mild chocolate note was apparent. Overall it was very good for a wine, which it drank like, but it did not remind me of a porter.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Received in a 4 oz. taster glass.

3.5 A: Dark brown color. Came without a head.

3.5 S: Brett, roasty porter, light raspberry. Super vinous as the cabernet barrels really come through.

3.0 T: Super vinous and really busy. The porter adds an unwanted roastiness to the raspberry fruit tartness that is trying to come out. Brett funk.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation that is lightly spritzy. Touch of creaminess.

3.0 D: It's not bad, but I'm not a huge fan of this. Too many flavors that don't complement each other.

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DavoleBomb from Pennsylvania, Mar 25, 2012
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2.19/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

3/24/2012

Growler shared by Rich at Kill the Cellar Day, thanks!

A: Deep brown with a small beige head.

S: Vinegar and cough syrup macerated raspberries. Light vanilla and oak. Chocolate and lightly roasted grains. Smells really artificial and medicinal.

T: Horrendously medicinal raspberry cough syrup flavor with lots of vinegar. Light chocolate, but everything is dominated by the cough syrup properties.

M: Upper medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This was surprisingly bad.

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HopHead84 from California, Mar 25, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Read the description on this and had to try it. It's a good looking black body with a moderate tan head. Nice looking beer. It's got a nice toasty roasted aroma with a touch of tartness, hinting of raspberry. A nice porter with full flavored roasted malts up front and a tart raspberry and funky finish. A real tasty brew. Fairly thick full and smooth in the mouth with a touch of astringency. Still stood feeling beer. Real tasty, nicely balanced, and a good punch. A good beer

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Wonderful Wino from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 11 ratings