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Dark Apparition - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

490 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 288
Gots: 160 | FT: 23
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.
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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great beer. Thick and chewy. A bit hot, but I'm also imbibing at as close to cellar temperature as you can get. Maybe even a bit warm. Anyways. Thick and consistent profile. Smooth and easy to drink. Really nice beer. I'd do this one again.

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4.15/5  rDev -1%
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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Dark Apparition from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.