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Dark Apparition - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

540 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 540
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 295
Gots: 182 | FT: 28
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:
Beer added by: Hophead101 on 11-06-2008

According to the brewer, this is a Russian Imperial Stout, not American Double Stout.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of tbone1384
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of neenerzig
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 375 ml bottle into my tulip glass, this beer pours a very dark brown, almost black color that is not interested in letting in any light whatsoever. Has a tan head that is only about 1/4 to 1/3 of an inch thick when first poured and that settles fairly quickly to a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with a pretty decent surface film layer of foam. Very nice lacing here too. Aromas of roasted molasses and caramel malts and dark chocolate followed by a nice coffee note. Has a good caramel and molasses roasted malt taste upfront that gives way to some dark chocolate bitter sweetness and some roasted black coffee bitterness. Good balance of flavors. Has a slightly crisp, somewhat oily, somewhat smooth and creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. A bit lighter body wise compared to a lot of other imperial stouts I've had. This one really coats the tongue and the inside of the mouth and does not want to leave, as it has a bitter and dry aftertaste. The 10.5% ABV is well hidden as this is quite easy to drink. Then that 10.5% ABV starts to creep up on you. An excellent imperial stout here!

Eric

Photo of mbmiche
3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vinithing
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DIPAFAN
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BB1313
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12.7oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with barely any light getting through; khaki head that fades leaving very nice retention and solid lacing. The aromas are full of milk chocolate. There's also hints of caramel and vanilla. Hints of dark fruits as well. Lots of malts. The flavors are pretty bold. More chocolate. More caramel with hints of butterscotch. Raisins are there. There's a subtle bitterness, but it's definitely not over the top. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's not like motor oil, but it's not thin. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed and it's easy to drink.

This is a very nice stout. It's not unique or flashy, but traditional and well crafted. I do like Oil Of Aphrodite better, for what it's worth. But this is no slouch at all.

Photo of Boilerup
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of imbuckeye
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of parris
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chris-1911
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of zookerman182
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CD83
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JCPinOH
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ri0
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured 375ml into chalice.

A - Obsidian with a one finger mocha head that fades into a thin ring. Some spotty lacing on the glass.

S - Aromas of roasted malts, bakers chocolate, caramel, molasses, and toffee. This is big in the bitter chocolate for an RIS. No discernible notes of dark fruit.

T - Roasted malts with a caramel filled chocolate flavors. Some faint coffee, molasses, and toffee round off the beer. Quite flavorful.

M - A smooth, rich and velvety feel with a nice light carbonated feel.

O - An excellent RIS that is without any dark fruit component. It is pricey, but still delicious.

Photo of BigBuddy89
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tyrawlings
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Filabee
2.99/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

There was not much going on taste-wise in this beer. A fine drink but nothing special.

Photo of Zaximus
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EB1
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vinylrooster
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chart813
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark Apparition from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 540 ratings.