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Jackie Tar | MacLeod Ale Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
MacLeod Ale Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 06-19-2014

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by charlzm:
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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Photo of augustgarage
3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Hand pulled from an Angram beer engine into a 10oz nonic. Brief notes:

Seal brown yet clear with an ecru collar.

Dark candy notes with brown sugar and even a whisper of anise in the nose.

Loam, coffee, chocolate, maybe a touch of roast barley...very low bitterness (25 IBUs) with hints of breakfast tea and cream. Medium dry finish with very slight astringency (not at all unpleasant). Well rounded and quaffable.

Basically still with next to no carbonation, faintly oily with a medium-light mouthfeel.

Clean, decidedly inoffensive, closer to a brown porter than what I'd think of as a "brown stout," though since so few are brewing true "historical" styles, I'll not assume I have greater knowledge than the brewer of something rarely produced today. Was expecting more character though (though the risks you might take to achieve it as a home-brewer probably don't scale well).

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Photo of PretzelCity
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of dipso123
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Beerbuddy21
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Modernrickk
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mbw314
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of stumac
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of zak333
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwswigs
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mactrail
3.08/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego for eight bucks. Taste is a flat chocolatey blur. A burnt toast flavor dominates. Chalky finish. Sort of silky in the mouth, but devoid of carbonation. Dark brown color and no foam at all.

I don't know if this authentic anything, so I'll say what I think. It's flat and murky. I don't know why a little carbonation would be so wrong. If this was on the hand pump in a country pub on a rainy night, I might be more charitable. Still it's an interesting try for a style that we need more exposure to.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On cask at MacLeod Ale Brewing Company in Van Nuys, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toasted nut, and cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with roasted malt, nut, and slight cocoa flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with great aromas and flavors packed into its small ABV.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thumperskibum
2.81/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of EdrickCS
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sethsquatch
4.8/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black with ruby highlights and very little carbonation. Smells lightly roasty, sweet, and nutty. Tastes much the same with that classic english iron-like quality, and has a smooth, thinner than expected mouth feel. Easy drinking "Real Ale". Can't beat that. Cheers!

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Photo of fishyakLA
4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is very local to me. I live less than 5 mi. from the brewery. I may have to go visit. Had this beer as part of a flight at Boneyard Bistro. Its taste is stout. The complexity is there. But it is "thinner" and sports a comparatively low ABV. The result is VERY drinkable. So much so, that when I found a bottle at Whole Paycheck, I was a happy buyer. Mouthfeel-wise, if you like "Old Engine Oil" which is listed as a porter, I think you would like this one. A nice new local brew to add to the neighborhood.

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Jackie Tar from MacLeod Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 23 ratings
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