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

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Ratings: 356
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 432
Gots: 85 | FT: 9
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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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ffejherb on 01-24-2010)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottle. 11.5% ABV.

A: Pitch-black pour with a very tall and dark head. Head is surprisingly fizzy (and very loud as a result). Head dissipates pretty quickly, though it slows significantly at the end. No sign of lacing at all.

S: Lots of chocolate and caramel up front. A bit of marshmallow in there, sorta reminds me of s'mores oddly enough. Sweet - even get some toasted sugar (probably the marshmallow I spoke of). Lightly oaky.

T: Kind of a flat caramel and chocolate up front again. Lots of sweet chocolate in the middle. Caramel coats everything. Very sweet, very malty, very dessert-like. A bit of umami, especially lingering in the aftertaste with hints of char and oak.

M: Low carbonation and heavy body. Thick and syrupy.

O: Hmph. Delicious. Bourbon adds some nice complexity to this one (I just had the base beer last week). Lots of caramel everywhere with charry oak. Having said that, I think I prefer the base beer still. A little better balanced and I feel like this one is a bit too cloyingly sweet (with almost no carbonation it really intensifies this effect too). It's close, and they're both excellent of course.

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375ml bottle received in trade from jd626. Big thanks, Jordan!

Black, opaque elixir poured into KBS snifter. Vigorous pour yields 2 finger mocha head that quickly dissipates to a thin rim. Scant lacing.

Nice, complex aroma of wood, bourbon, dark fruits, vanilla and sweet caramel. The bourbon is not overwhelming, providing a steady backdrop for the other scents.

Dark fruits, vanilla, and caramel at the front with a nice smooth wood char at the back end. Once again the bourbon adds a nice layer to the festivities.

Full body, a bit thin when compared to BCBS, adequate carbonation.

A really nice, complex BA RIS.

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A: Dark and opaque, with a creamy khaki head. Looks like the major league BA stout it is.

S: Aromas of boozy chocolate, caramelized brown sugar, raisins, and vanilla. Really strong bourbon scent. Not perfect, I guess, but a great smelling beer.

T: Such a flavorful beer: lots of char and roast, creamy dark chocolate, brown sugar, and marshmallows. Nice bourbon baseline holding everything together.

M: This is a fantastic beer, but the mouthfeel is where it really shines. It's approaching BCBS territory, with a thick viscosity and a rich creaminess. Love it.

O: A fantastic BA stout.

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Dark Apparition - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.