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Dark Apparition - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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429 Ratings
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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 456
Gots: 125 | FT: 24
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ffejherb on 01-24-2010

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Ratings: 429 | Reviews: 110
Photo of dheldman
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutFox
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have to say im a bit disappointed with this one, its almost too bourbon'y. I think that's because I find the base beer a bit watery.

Photo of McNazz
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of egrace84
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgator3
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at Hunahpu's Day 2015 in Tampa at Cigar City Brewing

Photo of TemplofBeer
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
3.91/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Josbor11
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of KJ2013
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Raziel313
1.98/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Not a fan at all. Bourbon tastes really cheap. No thank you

Photo of jlindros
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2012, big thanks to Rudzud

Super pitch black thick oily beer pours with no head, nice legs though.

Nose is loaded with black malts, roast, charred coffee, little soft anise, nice molasses brown sugar and caramel, little rum like molasses, bit of raisin, nice buttery oak with little vanilla and some bourbon, booze and tannins have softened a lot I think, bourbon and buttery oak come more and more as it warms.

Taste starts with a little toasty char and burnt like, fusel alcohol, but that's not too bad as it quickly turns to black malts, toasty and charred, coffee like, with faint anise and phenols, fudgey like with molasses and brown sugar sweetness, charred brown sugar, etc. Then buttery barrel on the back end, some vanilla and nice bourbon, bit of a nougat with light candied raisin. Finish dries a bit, little sticky, more booze and phenols, bit more anise, tannins, light bourbon, molasses rum and a touch of bbq sauce, nice flash of vanilla late.

Mouth is full bod, light fusel warming booze, thick but not too syrupy, lighter carb.

Overall interesting, some nice qualities but some not so nice qualities, maybe a bit too much age.

Photo of rudzud
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros. 2012 vintage, bottle 340/348.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a very nice dark brown almost black hue with next to no head. Legs are very nice.

S - Aromas of rich nutty bourbon, brown sugar, chocolate, sweet barrel notes, faint alcohol, real nice buttery oak. Pleasant.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, albeit a bit flat. Up front things are more alcohol, but the finish is great bourbon and brown sugar. Light anise and tannins along with faint booze and light soy sauce and molasses.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely chewy, not that boozy.

O - Overall this beer was quite tasty. Probably waited a hair too long. The flashes of vanilla are very tasty but the finish is kind of week.

Serving type: bottle

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

Photo of Duff27
3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryno3031
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

At Huna '15. No line for these guys when I arrived was wild.

Photo of brentk56
4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours fudge brown with a rather modest head that quickly fades to a ringlet; spots of lacing linger around

Smell: Chocolate fudge, caramel, vanilla, marshmallow, oak and Bourbon

Taste: Chocolate fudge, caramel and Bourbon forward, with developing marshmallow tones; in the middle, the oak and vanilla tones develop, with the finish being quite a mellow combination of all the elements

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: One of Jackie O's better efforts, I would call this a marriage between a Bourbon barrel-aged IS and a barleywine

Thanks, howopeeps, for the opportunity

Photo of Thedrizzle
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ari32
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of suckaj
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Devman171
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Huna day, great roast and bourbon character, well balanced, nice chocolate, love this one

Photo of tharper178
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of millelacsmark
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Dark Apparition - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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