Dark Apparition - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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2.9/5 rDev -29.8%
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
3.99/5 rDev -3.4%
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
Dark Apparition from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.