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Dark Apparition - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

448 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 281
Gots: 129 | 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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4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I picked up two bottles of this around Thanksgiving ($5.99 each) and took one along on my road trip to my daughter's house in Columbus that Saturday. Since I was the driver (with five passengers!) all my samples were really small, but I got enough of this to know ...

It opens rich, aromatic, dark, of course, and thick. The aroma is sweet and boozy.

The taste is off balance dirty, gritty and roasty. My comment was that someone dumped an ashtray into the bottle. It was a wonderful flavor, and very boozy, but dirty. I really felt like I had grit on my tongue.

So my conclusion was that this needs to cellar for a short while - maybe until March or so. Since I bought two bottles, the other one is going down into the cellar now. See you in 2015.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Delicious- full bodied, velvety smooth, lovely nose, rich malt flavor but not cloying. I love everything I've had from Jackie O's and Dark Apparition is no exception. I would recommend picking up a bottle of you see it.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Chocolate, roasty, big hop background. Short, dry finish. on the thin side. This is just mediocre. Hopefully the barrel will have a positive effect on this subpar base beer.

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Dark Apparition from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.