Jet | Bitter Old Fecker Rustic Ales

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JetJet
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4.16/5
Exceptional
49 Ratings
JetJet
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bitter Old Fecker Rustic Ales
Michigan, United States
bitteroldfeckerrusticales.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel-Aged Black Ale Brewed with Smoked Peppercorns & Vanilla Beans.

For many farm dogs out here, life can mean a slow stretch of days, lazing in the shade on the family porch. But that's not Jet's life. Jet was rescued by old Cecil K. Fecker after a snarling dog fight on the farm down the road. Their love for each other was sealed in dirt and blood. Ever since, he hasn't left his master's side, and is a constant sentry on the farm. Jet's quick to fight and sink his fangs into any intruder's backside. This isn't a friendship, but rather a kinship, born on the same black night, with the moon glowing like the devil's eyes.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,608
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
49
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
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3
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5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Little or no head and minimal carbonation. The taste is VERY deep and rich -- chocolate and coffee with some dried stone fruit. Didn't get any pepper taste. Would save this for a special occasion.

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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.01/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DMarlinJ
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

bottle 938 of edition 1132

Very nice and smooth. I may have lost some of the pepper bite from ageing but still had hints of vanilla and pepper and the barrel ageing. Still balanced well, subtle but flavors meld very nicely. I liked that the vanilla did not over power which most others with it do for me. Didn't get much smell after the first whiff, which may be from age. Old Fecker has always rewarded me with excellent brews, this one is very fine but did not excite me as much as others from them, still well done. I think I should not have aged it though>

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4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter; bottled in 6/2014. Bottle #208/1132. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky dark brown head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, peppercorn, oak, vanilla, bourbon, toast, smoke, char, pine, and roast/smokey earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, peppercorn, vanilla, and oak barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, peppercorn, vanilla, oak, bourbon, toast, smoke, char, pine, and roast/smokey earthiness. Good amount of roast/char/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, peppercorn, vanilla, oak, bourbon, toast, smoke, char, pine, and roast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of big dark/roasted malt, peppercorn, vanilla, and oak barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and fairly slick/sticky//chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent barrel aged imperial black ale style. All around great balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt, peppercorn, vanilla, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 49 ratings