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Dark Apparition - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

273 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 268
Gots: 59 | 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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TrackcoachLVPA

Pennsylvania

4.67/5  rDev +13.1%

08-20-2014 01:58:37 | More by TrackcoachLVPA
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toppoop

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%

08-18-2014 02:38:00 | More by toppoop
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SweetChicken

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-17-2014 23:50:28 | More by SweetChicken
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bborche

Ohio

4.64/5  rDev +12.3%

08-16-2014 01:26:11 | More by bborche
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-15-2014 01:27:23 | More by Axnjxn
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ILikeGoodCider

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-11-2014 03:32:59 | More by ILikeGoodCider
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-10-2014 13:21:44 | More by Zonian1
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DCLAguy11

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-07-2014 14:42:00 | More by DCLAguy11
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

08-06-2014 02:07:12 | More by ToddBeans
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koopa

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-04-2014 23:24:14 | More by koopa
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Wowcoolman

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-02-2014 01:11:03 | More by Wowcoolman
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OU_Bobcats

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-01-2014 13:24:50 | More by OU_Bobcats
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robgage

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-01-2014 01:05:34 | More by robgage
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thereal_adam

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-31-2014 02:35:35 | More by thereal_adam
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Ian_B

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-30-2014 22:37:17 | More by Ian_B
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Jonp82

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-28-2014 01:53:18 | More by Jonp82
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -6.8%

375ml bottle, 2014 vintage, poured into a teku

A- pours motor oil black with nearly no head at all, with what little bit is there disappearing quickly, leaving a coffee-looking beer in the glass

S- dark chocolate and burnt brown sugar mix with sweet molasses, coffee and fig. Also picking up some barrel juice aromas with a bourbon-like sweetness, hints of vanilla and herbal hops close it out

T- initial flavor upfront is subdued, with just some malty sweetness. As it enters mid-palate, some sweet notes of molasses and brown sugar kick in, followed by some dark fruits and chocolate. The finish gives some herbal hoppiness with dry, slightly bitter coffee/chocolate on the close

M- medium-thick body with low carbonation lead to a foamy mouthfeel and a smooth and slick finish, lots of alcohol warmth on the linger

O- a heavy and boozy sipper, would have liked to get more chocolate notes, I'd be interested in trying the BBA version

07-26-2014 04:11:00 | More by Treyliff
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Buckeye_Bill

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +15%

07-26-2014 00:06:44 | More by Buckeye_Bill
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Chuffbomb

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +15%

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jj84k

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-23-2014 03:13:07 | More by jj84k
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WesMantooth

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

A motor oil like black with a khaki colored head. Smells very strongly of slightly burned brown sugar, wood, and bourbon. Taste like cocoa powder, chocolate, expresso beans, bourbon, oak,brown sugar, and dark roasted malt. The bourbon really powers through, especially in the aftertaste. Almost has a rum like burn. It also finishes pretty bitter. This is an outstanding beer. I would say world class if the heat/burn from the bourbon didn't overpower the flavor on the back end quite as much. And I am a bourbon person. Not sure who's barrels were used, but that could be a factor. A sipper for sure. At $12 a bottle, I probably won't be drinking again soon. That would apply to almost any beer though. If I see it for $6, I will be all over it.

07-20-2014 19:01:57 | More by WesMantooth
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Brenden

Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%

This is a thick, heavy, viscous motor oil of a beer, black as midnight. The head is a dark brown one a solid finger high that keeps its form and its height for the full session while dropping down good legging.
The flavor of chocolate syrup, like the liquid center of a chocolate lava cake, contrasts interestingly with wood and cocoa powder to make it more semi-sweet. The headiness and warming alcoholic flavor give the impression of briefly dark spirit-soaked dark fruits with even something like apricot in there. It's almost as if the flavors the alcohol's integration brings out shift throughout the session so that I can never quite say expressly that it's more like rum, bourbon, port or sherry. It seems as some point it's each of those, more than one at a time here and there. The cedar-like flavor mingles in with everything at all times, simultaneously adding its own sort of balance while giving it some complexity. Otherwise, it's fairly straightforward and shows off the staple notes of roast and coffee with additional hints of vanilla and almost molasses-like sweetness.
As thick and viscous as it should be, it straddles the line that these beers can tumble over as far as sitting heavily. It just avoids it, though. Carbonation is soft, just right for the creaminess it adds with just enough of a nip to it. It angles on the sweet side, almost cancelling out the balancing dryness but stopping just short of teetering over.

07-17-2014 16:11:29 | More by Brenden
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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-17-2014 02:45:19 | More by pjs234
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-14-2014 02:40:05 | More by daryk77
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Dark Apparition from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.