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Dark Apparition - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

244 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 265
Gots: 54 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
According to the brewer, this is a Russian Imperial Stout, not American Double Stout.

(Beer added by: Hophead101 on 11-06-2008)
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Jhovde2121


4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-10-2014 16:39:22 | More by Jhovde2121
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cheers to Bilco for sharing this

Review from notes, 6/7/14

Appearance: Dark, deep brown (almost black) with some medium brown around the edges - pours with a medium sized head, fades to some wisps, leaves some streaks of lacing

Smell: Nice aromas of coffee, dark roasted malts, and chocolate malts - very rich, with decadent chocolate and toffee - sweet, with some dark chocolate brownies and cake - some dark fruits - smells a little boozy, but it works with the overall richness of the aroma

Taste: Dessert in a glass - rich and decadent, with some serious brownies and chocolate cake - big chocolate malts, lightly roasty, lightly burnt, with dark chocolate, cocoa, fresh brownies, fudge, molasses, toffee, and dark coffee - light bitterness and some booze - mostly this is about the chocolate

Mouthfeel: Fairly heavy with a nearly full body, low carbonation, smooth, some residual burnt bitterness and heat

Overall: Decidedly beastly

We drank this outside on a warm near-summer day, and oddly enough that seemed to be a great setting for this burly beer. Big, rich malts with some bold chocolate flavors. I haven't had many beers from Jackie O's, but with offerings like this I might be starting to understand why their beers are sought after.

Serving type: growler

07-09-2014 03:00:59 | More by angrybabboon
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ScotNH

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-04-2014 20:30:40 | More by ScotNH
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masterofsparks

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-26-2014 13:35:21 | More by masterofsparks
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spoonsock

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-24-2014 06:38:40 | More by spoonsock
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle, 2014 vintage. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like dark chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit (raisins, plums), coffee, and caramel. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also some molasses, herbal hops and burnt/charred malt noticeable too. It's a tasty brew, with plenty of roasty, bitter, and sweet flavors. Just gets better and better the longer I drink this! Mouthfeel/body is full, it's rich, creamy and coating with low/moderate carbonation. I think it's a pretty good RIS. Hopefully Jackie O's will put out another batch of this soon! $5.99 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 22:35:14 | More by bluejacket74
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bccrosley

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-18-2014 22:26:00 | More by bccrosley
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FatherDru

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-17-2014 01:21:35 | More by FatherDru
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Brew33

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-16-2014 20:11:03 | More by Brew33
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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-09-2014 00:41:26 | More by 22Blue
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-09-2014 00:27:22 | More by dcisco44
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tclipse

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

06-08-2014 20:46:23 | More by tclipse
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-08-2014 20:36:02 | More by Bilco
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pants678

California

2.9/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Black body, slim off-white head.

Roasted malts are clear.

Flavor's striking, of a dark chocolate 90% or higher. Could use barrel to round it out or vanilla beans or anise to smooth it out. Alcohol's semi prevalent. Tough to enjoy, has a real inky, licorice character.

May work better as a porter with up'd carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 05:31:21 | More by pants678
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ttylicki

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-06-2014 01:09:56 | More by ttylicki
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Artjsantos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-30-2014 15:25:24 | More by Artjsantos
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pagesofphotographs

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-29-2014 02:48:33 | More by pagesofphotographs
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Three Penny Taproom, served in a tulip.

The color is black, opaque with medium tan head with sporadic lace left on the glass and fine bead. The aroma is of dark cocoa and brownie batter which has been burned onto the pan with light alcohol and mild toffee hints with spice in the background. The feel is sweet like toffee with big roasted and bitter grainy texure with moderate bitter with med high carbonation and warming alochol in the drying finish.

The taste of this stout is very rich with dark cocoa and slight roasted coffee acidity with a mild dark brown sugar tinge and lots of alcohol midway with almost spicy accent of heat with a bitter dark grain lingering flavor with some dark fruit like raisin and perhaps black pepper. The overall take is a pretty tasty stout for the strength - alcohol is not well masked though good dark malt flavor but a bit out of balance for my taste, though...a little raw and almost hot.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2014 18:44:08 | More by Slatetank
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srgj88

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-26-2014 14:30:28 | More by srgj88
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-25-2014 09:47:54 | More by williamjbauer
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primrose54

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

05-24-2014 02:47:40 | More by primrose54
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-23-2014 13:37:01 | More by BuckTuckian
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-19-2014 20:26:56 | More by hopsolutely
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dbc5

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-18-2014 01:48:17 | More by dbc5
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muraco3

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-18-2014 01:09:58 | More by muraco3
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Dark Apparition from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.