Dark Apparition - Kopi Luwak Bourbon Barrel - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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2.51/5 rDev -40%
22oz bottle into snifter. Vintage 2012, bottle 166/300. Thanks again, StormKing47.
A: Pours a thick inky black with a rather thin dark brown head that quickly faded into a faint bubbly collar.
S: Huge notes of sweet and boozy bourbon barrel, rich dark chocolate, and mellow, smooth coffee. There something vinous in there as well, hopefully not infection.
T: Fuck. Another JO beer turned to shit by infection. It’s not as bad in this one as it is in some of the other stouts, but this beer is still ruined. The bright spritzy tart cherry and vinous grape hit first, followed by the BA stout flavors of rich chocolate, mild coffee, and slight vanilla. The bourbon is mellow and has notes of spicy oak as well. This tastes like it would have been a great beer, although the coffee is pretty faded.
M: Tingly frothy, spritzy, ample infected carbonation, tart infected motuhfeel, full body.
O: I’ve got to say the past few JO beers I’ve had have been a hot mess. Too bad, I was excited for this one.
08-05-2014 00:39:06 | More by scottfrie
3.33/5 rDev -20.3%
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #189/300. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Just shy of inky black. No real head. A hint of transparency at the edges.
Smell - Tons of coffee. It gets a little abrasive. Not a lot of bourbon, just a touch of it. Some chocolate, but most of it is overwhelmed by coffee.
Taste - Very coffee forward. So much so that it's a little acidic. Even tangy. Again, a bit of chocolate, but all I really taste is coffee. Some bourbon, but not a lot of barrel character.
Mouthfeel - Medium body for a stout, not big enough to handle the coffee. Very acidic. Medium low carbonation.
Overall - Too much coffee and acidic flavor with not enough rich flavors from the barrel and stout to balance it out.
06-19-2014 23:45:32 | More by Alieniloquium
3.95/5 rDev -5.5%
Thanks to queens1130 for sharing this one at jmgrub's tasting.
2012 vintage. Bottle # 130/213.
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, bourbon, cocoa, and coffee aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, coffee, and vanilla flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice balance of bourbon and coffee qualities.
01-06-2014 05:26:47 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.55/5 rDev -15.1%
This beer was from 2012 Staff release. The beer was lightly chilled and served in a snifter.
A- The body of the beer is inky black. The head was a burnt tan coloration and didnt hang around. Scattered lacing marks this beers passage from my glass.
S- Dark roasted malt cocoa and a medium roasted coffee aroma rise form my glass. This rides on a tide of vanilla and bourbon.
T- Bourbon takes a lead with undertones of coffee, dark roasted malt light bittersweet cocoa, slight underlying sourness I have come to associate with most Jackie O's beers. Really wish the coffee was a bit more pop out.
M- Medium bodied lightly carbonated slightly lacto tones.
O- This beer did not deliver what I was hoping. I wanted a much more intensely coffee beer. I guess 5 months in a bottle toned down the coffee notes. Again with Jackie O's beers a bit of sourness has crept in over time. Still a tasty beer.
05-26-2013 13:00:54 | More by nlmartin
Dark Apparition - Kopi Luwak Bourbon Barrel from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.