Jackie O's Pub & Brewery Black Mask

Black Mask

 

Jackie O's Pub & Brewery in Athens, Ohio, United States 🇺🇸

Stout - Imperial Regular
Score
7.52
ABV: 12.0% IBU: - Ticks: 10
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7.4
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7.5

375 ml bottle into snifter, 2017 vintage bottling. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty dark roast coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, licorice, bourbon, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, cream, fudge, marshmallow, smoke, char, raisin, plum, fig, cherry, berries, and yeast/roast/oak earthiness. Very nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, fruity yeast, and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty dark roast coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, licorice, bourbon, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, cream, fudge, marshmallow, smoke, char, raisin, plum, fig, cherry, berries, and yeast/roast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate roast/char bitterness, bourbon/oak tannin spiciness; and light tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty dark roast coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, licorice, bourbon, toasted oak, dark/brown bread, vanilla, cream, fudge, marshmallow, smoke, char, dark fruit, cherry, berries, and yeast/roast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, fruity yeast, and bourbon barrel flavors. Fair amount of lingering bitter/acrid, and tart/tangy astringency after the finish, but not too overwhelming. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering char bitterness, oak spiciness, and tang/tartness. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety, fairly sticky/chalky/tannic, and lightly acidic/tangy mouthfeel that is good. Pretty rough finishing. Minimal warming alcohol for 12%, with zero barrel booze lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very good barrel aged flavored imperial stout. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, and bourbon barrel flavors; smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV; despite the increasingly tart/bitter/tannic/drying finish. Definitely has a progressing infection after a year of age, but was still very enjoyable. Well balanced rich malts, flavorings, and bourbon barrel integration. Aromas far outmatched the flavors because of the astringency. Would like to try this again without an infection, I bet it would be amazing.

Tried from Bottle on 03 Oct 2018 at 00:34


8

Tried from Bottle on 04 May 2018 at 21:40


8.3
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Pitch black with a thin tan head. Notes of bourbon, tons of cocoa, dark chocolate, raw coffee. --- Beer merged from original tick of Jackie O's Black Mask on 04 May 2018 at 21:44 - Score: 8

Tried on 04 May 2018 at 19:43


7.5
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 9

THT May - Kermis Leaving. Shared from bottle. Black with tan head. Sweet deep roasted chocolate malts. Over medium body and soft carbonation. Nice dry finish. --- Beer merged from original tick of Jackie O's Black Mask on 06 May 2018 at 00:14 - Score: 7

Tried from Bottle on 04 May 2018 at 19:42


7.5
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 8

Bottle shared at Kermis’ last THT. Almost black with small dark beige head. Bourbon up front, dry spicy notes, vanilla, cocoa powder, roasted malts, dry bready notes. Medium sweet and bitter. Over medium bodied with quite dry finish. Hmmm, not bad, but not my fave.

Tried from Bottle on 04 May 2018 at 19:39


7.3
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 8

8 3 7 3 16 Bottle shared at THT May (My leaving The Hague edition). Black with a small beige head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, fudge, vanilla, caramel, coco powder. Flavour is above moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Tried from Bottle on 04 May 2018 at 19:39


7.6
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 8.5

At tht. Aroma of milk chocolate, bourbon vanilla, cinnamon, coffee and malt. Taste has spicey cinnamon, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, caramel, hot booze and a dry boozy finish. Good.

Tried on 04 May 2018 at 19:37


8

Fajna i beczka i te dodatki czuc, zwlaszcza kawe. Srednio ciala ale ladnie gladkie. Slodkie. Ladne piwo bardzo, mozna saczyc pol wieczoru.

Tried at Mikkeller Bar Warsaw on 31 Jan 2018 at 15:49


8.3
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Lucky Bamboo bottle share. Pours a thick, viscous slightly cloudy brown with a small bit of beige head. Bourbon on the nose with some coffee aromas and fudge brownies. Chewy on the palate with lots of chocolate notes and barrel. Sweet vanilla and coffee notes. Intense stuff. --- Beer merged from original tick of Jackie O's Black Mask on 27 Jan 2018 at 22:20 - Score: 8

Tried from Bottle on 30 Jan 2018 at 18:08


7.8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 8

bottle at home .. dark black ... small tan lacing .. soft swet cocoa chocolate roast malt nose ... dark sweet vanilla chocolate . roast .. soft drinking chocolate finish ..light coffee.. quite boozy bourbon

Tried from Bottle on 26 Jan 2018 at 17:32