Dark Apparition - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

459 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 459
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 281
Gots: 132 | FT: 21
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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Photo of grover37
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BuckeyeBeers
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Booner818
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breadwinner
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zac16125
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375mL bottle into a tulip
no bottling dates


Thanks to mikeincharleston for hooking me up with this one.

A: Pours a somewhat thin appearing opaque black with browning on the edges. Less than 1/2 fingers width of tan colored head builds and then quickly recedes, leaving essentially zero lacing. 4

S: Chocolate fudge, booze, dark fruits. Roasted malt, herbaceous woody notes, a medicinal like character. 4.25

T: Lots of roasted malt, oak, bitterness on the finish. I also get semi sweet cocoa, subtle dark fruits, and stale coffee. 4.25

M/D: Full bodied but on the thinner side, carbonation on the higher end, ABV is very well masked, drinkability is good. 4

O: Overall, a very good beer. Nothing crazy, but certainly an enjoyable brew. 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a great example of the style, not relying on additives and barrels to make this special and unique, but rather on attention to detail and expert brewing. the beer is dark and medium luster in the glass, with almost an inch of mocha colored frothy head. it has a dark fruit nose of raisins and even cherry in with the usual suspects of bitter barley roast and bakers chocolate that come from the grain. the flavor is similar to the nose in that its all the things you expect to taste in a russian imperial and is not loaded down with vanilla and whiskey barrel and coffee bean, its just straight up stout, and its one of the better ones out there. bitterness is average, more from the grain than anything else, and the dark fruit and chocolate notes are robust mid palate. overall an extremely impressive brew thats sort of the best of both worlds for me, and has an amazing mouthfeel thats creamy and bubbly for the style, but still viscous and dense, its just exceptional stuff. i am yet to have a beer from these guys that wasnt incredible...

Photo of creepinjeeper
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of unclekeith
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of antoneloc
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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3.85/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great beer. Thick and chewy. A bit hot, but I'm also imbibing at as close to cellar temperature as you can get. Maybe even a bit warm. Anyways. Thick and consistent profile. Smooth and easy to drink. Really nice beer. I'd do this one again.

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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.74/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Dark Apparition from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.