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Dark Apparition - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

357 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 280
Gots: 98 | FT: 18
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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2014 batch.

A: Pitch-black pour with a tall but very fizzy medium brown head. Head fizzes out very quickly but then slows down dramatically about halfway through. Two-stage head retention? Interesting. No sign of any lacing.

S: Big and bold roasted malt. Light smoke on top of some decent coffee. Bittersweet cocoa. A little sweet when swirled, milk chocolate and caramel.

T: More roasted malt. Chocolate is most prevalent here with some smoky umami up front. Bitter roasted coffee in the middle. More bountiful sweet chocolate in the finish, giving it a mocha-like flavor...swirled with caramel.

M: Heavy and silky smooth. Thick and sweet but not cloying. Really nice.

O: A surprisingly nice RIS. Varied but balanced roasted malt flavors. Mouthfeel is top notch here, drinkability is off the scale here (even for a 10.5% RIS). Pretty much everything I look for in an RIS. I can't wait to try some of the barrel aged variants.

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thanks to Tom/eraticator for this.
a very nice beer! tastes like chocolate ice cream. almost dessert.
big thick head that dissipates some but leaves heavy lace.
very dark and great carbonation.
chocolate and caramel notes.
not too sweet either! mouthfeel is not super full which makes this go down easy for a 10+ percent brew.
would definitely request in trade again!

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Dark Apparition from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.