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

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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 438
Gots: 90 | FT: 10
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark, dark brown with no head; some decent lacing

S: Booze, burnt brown sugar, oak, bourbon, roasted malts; this is so boozy

T: Really boozy but not in a bad (hot) way; lots of bourbon and chocolate and oak; as the beer warms the beer--though still quite boozy--begins to come together nicely; even some brown sugar and nutty and dark fruit flavors on the finish

F: A bit thin but it gets more body as it warms

O: This is a nice, boozy, and bourbony beer

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Prohibition Pig, Waterbury VT, Memorial Day. Hill Farmstead, Jackie O's, Three Floyds, Alchemist, etc. all under one roof...

Appearance - Black beer, beige head. Pretty good retention and bits of lace.

Smell - Big bourbon and charred oak character, dark chocolate, roast, salty scotch-like tones. Very barrel-heavy but pretty good.

Taste - Really opens up nicely here, tons of great stout and bourbon flavors, though still quite barrel-forward. Cocoa, vanilla, marshmallow, brown sugar, roast, coconut. Smores goodness. Some warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, light carbonation, medium heftiness, some alcohol warmth but doesn't detract much from drinkability.

Overall - Awesome, mostly feels like a bourbon barrel takeover, but in that realm of beers this is great. Tons of remarkable flavor coming through and not overbearing.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap in Waterbury, VT yesterday after the weekend Hill Farmstead anniversary madness.

A- Oily black bodied ale poured to a snifter from the tap. Dark mocha head to a half finger with a foamy frothy texture. Decent head retention. Thick ring produces sheets and spots of lace.

S- Cocoa brownie fudge chocolate, vanilla bourbon with slight oak that melds with sweetness. Smoothed out barrel feel, no bite just smooth and dessert-like.

T- Whiskey strengthens but still lacks a harsh but as it provides a quality bourbon flavor. Vanilla oak and decadent cocoa malts makes brownies come to mind. Fairly sweet, burnt ash cracked grain, coffee roast and a graham cracker marshmallow hint in the very end.

MF- Medium thick body with a somewhat oily slickness and creamy-foamy texture. Carbonation is medium high and it all ends with a warming finish.

Dark grainy base provides the decadence of roast and thick chocolate while aging in the barrel brings vanilla and whiskey into play without any harshness. Gimme some brownies that taste like this.

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Dark Apparition - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.