Mikkellers tribute to the foul-mouthed stewardess Jackie Brown from Quentin Tarantinos movie of the same name. It's a roasty, chocolaty brown ale with hints of coffee and liquorice. Beeing a Mikkeller brew the malts are inevitably complimented by a great amount of hop bitterness, aroma and flavour.
14 years ago
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The beer pours a solid dark brown color, with red edges, and topped by a rocky cream colored head. Looks more like an abbey dark ale than a brown. The aroma is roasted malt, light toffee, nuts, and yeast. Any hops are well hidden. The mouthfeel is average. The flavor is where the hops come in. It starts off with the sweet malt flavors of caramel and bread, but the hoppy bite is definitely there.
ABV in my bottle was 5.9%, but this is probably the same beer anyway. Darkish brown a bit coppery color with nice long lasting head. Aroma is really good with hints of caramel, coffee and berries. Taste has really different sides starting from grass and berries to coffee and chocolate. Aftertaste is a bit too heavily bitter but leaves really nice and refreshing end to your mouth afterall.
Aroma is strong, spicy and sweet with tones of caramel and molasses and a malty underpinning. It pours a nice semi-transparent mahogany with a fairly thick light cinnamon-tan head that sticks around for a while and leaves some substantial lacing. Flavor is spicy and malty with tones of cinnamon, caramel and hoppy bitterness. Texture is smooth and slick, a little thick, with a nice subtle tingle and an almost candy-sweet finish with a hoppy underpinning.
only 6%?! really? you wouldn't know it by the big aroma or flavor of this beer. loads of chocolate with some roasted malt, coffee, and hop bitterness in there for good measure. a dirty brown ale, if you will. pretty nice, but as i didn't pay for it...not sure if it's worth the price.
I like brown ales but think there are a lot of bad ones out there. However, I found Jackie Brown to be a quite enjoyable glass. That said, it’s definitely hoppy for a brown. Again, personally, I enjoy this aspect, but a purist would probably consider it off-style. It’s quite a bit more fruity than nutty or roasty, though those flavors are present if muted. There’s a healthy chocolate note, which mixes well with the grapes, apricots and grapefruit rind hop notes that dominate. The beer pours a dark brown with a touch of red. The head is a pillow of khaki foam. It seems rather dry for a brown but I might just be tasting the hops there. Enjoyable.
Thanks Philb for shipping it and thanks Beercronic for sharing it. Dark brown body with a huge off white cap. Aroma is sweet and malty and blow my mind awesome. Hops are noticeable but not citrusy (thank gawd) some coffee shows up in the aroma as well. I’ve never smelt anything so good in the style. Very malty taste with blueberry, dusty coffee, apricot, some citrus (but hard to find) and a extreme bitter chocolate after taste. Feel is a touch off for me with its chalky dryness. This is so bold and rich you could easily call this a porter instead of a brown ale. The aroma for this stuff is awesome the taste gets lost a little in its intensity but still good.
Thanks to PhilB for sending this kick ass beer over during the -55C winters we suffer through here.
The smell is absolutely awesome. Never have I been impressed with a brown ale until now. Find me a better brown than this. Colossal light brown crown with very good retention and lots of layered lacing fossilizing on my glass. Great aromas of ghaggghhhhhllll (yes, this is the sound I made upon first smelling it - it's a good sound, I swear), very weak coffee blended with the dark citrus hops really make this beer exceptionable, dirty, dusty chocolate, almost has an american barley wine smell, fake blueberry, there is also something here that, if it had a hell of a lot more power would be pretty stinky - either way, it's making my mouth water. Nice flavours of roasted malts, caramel, weak but bitter coffee, bakers chocolate, unsweetened grapefruit hops dominate the hop portion with slight apricot, weak spruce and a medicinal quality finishing off that feature. Some earthy nuances, more dark fruit when warmer. Finishes less than impressive - the bitterness almost nullifies the goodness. Medium to medium full bodied, Lengthy drying bitterness. Well, this sure started off well but it just cannot finish. Disappointing finish for sure. Still, This is really good and probably the best brown I've ever had.
Bottle from SL, and wow was this sucker bitter! Pour was brown with an ok head and lacing. Aroma was strong piney type hops, strong roast, coffee. The flavor was strong coffee-choco with a level of roast that was astringently bitter, licorice, finishing with a mouthfull of hops bitterness. Sorry, not my cup of tea, over the top roasted bitterness, mouthfeel somewhat thin for as big as this thing looked and tasted.
August 2006 Bottle Date; Sampled April 2008
Pours with a frothy, tan colored head that is somewhat large bubbled, but . The beer is a rusty, dark brown color, but shows a brilliantly clear, cranberry hue when held up to the light. The aroma is quite malty, but still has a hoppy edge to it. Chewy malt aromatics remind me of light, but definitely roasted coffee beans, well toasted bread crust, big chewy brown malt aromas and some sweet caramel. The hop character provides a backdrop of herbal pine and some citrus fruit notes (but this is hard to pick out from the roast grain notes). The brown malt character in this beer is huge, though the chocolate malt plays a big role here too; very roasty, very coffee like.
Fizzy with a bit more carbonation than is needed, but a quick swirl of my glass takes care of that. As I swirl I get aromas of cherries and musty malt. Fairly dry tasting (especially with all the roast character), but it does have a touch of soft, caramelized malt character that adds just a touch of sweetness before the darker malt character kicks in and dries the finish out. Speaking of the finish, the roast character is quite prominent here providing a mix of flavors ranging from espresso, a light burnt acidity, a touch of charcoal, toasted bread, some burnt grain husk astringency. There is still some hop character left in the flavor too; there is a definite bitterness, but there is also a citrus character (tangelo & bergamot) that is noticeable at times, and a pine like character seems to always form a subtle backdrop to each sip.
This is a surprisingly roast flavored beer for the color, I think that the brown malt is the likely culprit as somehow a little of this goes a long way. A tasty brew though that has a nice, perceived dryness to it because of all of the roast character. This is a very tasty beer that is aging quite well, all this roast character could have this easily going a couple more years.