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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

119 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 12.65%
Wants: 162
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Spider889 on 02-05-2011)
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-21-2012 00:49:50 | More by djrn2
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gpawned

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-17-2012 02:46:55 | More by gpawned
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-17-2012 01:31:21 | More by vrbulldog22
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

12-16-2012 22:04:22 | More by kbuzz
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-17-2012 01:33:54 | More by t0rin0
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-09-2012 04:27:39 | More by acurtis
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.4/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The last of the 6 beer set. A big thanks to hotpipes29 for supplying this one for us. Cheers!

From a bomber into a snifter
Vintage: 2011
Bottle 136 of 213

APPEARANCE: Pours out thicker black and yields a small, medium thick, light mocha colored head with good retention. Better and thicker pour than the base beer, with a more impressive head. Black opaque body with medium levels of carbonation. Head fades to a slight wisp and ring that remain the whole way and leave some nice dots of lacing down the glass. Pretty good looking, much like the vanilla and bourbon variants.

SMELL: Lots of coffee for sure. Notes of bourbon and vanilla in the back, but this is all about the coffee here. Some roasted malts and dark chocolate come through as the beer sits a bit. Nice stuff, though perhaps a little coffee dominant.

TASTE: Coffee and roasted malts up front. Slightly watery flavor unfortunately, as it isn't quite as flavorful as hoped, especially after listening to the nose's sales pitch. A little better at the swallow with coffee, caramel sweetness and some bourbon, vanilla and dark chocolate. Medium and lingering aftertaste of bourbon, bitter coffee and chocolate, as well as a slight smoky note. Really lacks flavor up front, but picks itself up nicely after the swallow.

PALATE: Medium-full body and medium levels of carbonation. Heavier than others in the series, but that's not saying much really. Creamy and smooth enough, goes down fine and finishes slightly sticky. This is actually the best feel out of the six beers.

OVERALL: This was almost, but not quite. The nice nose, while a little one-dimensional, had me ready for a wave of flavor. Unfortunately that wave never came. While the coffee and barrels did come out nicely after the swallow, the intial flavor was way too non-existent for a top class beer. This was enjoyable, but slightly disappointing at the same time. Regardless, this was a very fun set of beers to try, and as a closing act, this one stuck perfectly the "almost, but not quite" theme. Thanks again for the box of beers hotpipes29.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 18:11:30 | More by Jeffo
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-15-2012 17:47:26 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage. Bomber #22/213. Poured into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours like the rest of the DA series. Dark, heavy, and slick. A dark coffee head that collapses quickly. Lacing is very spotty but legs are thick and oily.

Kopi coffee hits immediately and its tremendous. Deep roast, chocolate, cocoa, and bourbon in the back. This one's actually very enticing.

Again, kopi upfront makes this one pretty one-dimensional but also pretty tremendous. Coffee, cocoa, and chocolate upfront with bourbon sweetness and a slight sweet/tartness from the base beer pushed far in the back. Ends chocolate, coffee roast, and fudge. Finishes sweet and boozy with a boozy aftertaste.

Medium bodied and again, a bit thin. Probably the one disappointing aspect of this beer since the kopi really can't assert its presence here. Slightly bubbly and smooth and hot going down. Finishes oily and slick with a lingering aftertaste.

Having had the regular, then bourbon, and now the kopi bourbon, its really amazing what kopi luwak can do to a beer. This is by far, the best in the series and one that I wouldn't hesitate to seek out again. A very solid offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 00:45:23 | More by SpeedwayJim
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Kuemmelbrau

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-23-2012 03:26:31 | More by Kuemmelbrau
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

04-29-2012 00:22:32 | More by bsuedekum
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Paul68

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-15-2012 01:46:21 | More by Paul68
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sisuspeed

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +19.3%

02-05-2012 17:09:57 | More by sisuspeed
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Ultraman9000

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-18-2012 06:54:30 | More by Ultraman9000
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hdelavega

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. Poured from a growler this black brew kicked up a pretty thick dark tan head that left nice lacing all the way down. The aroma is heavy on roasty notes, tuns of coffee and roasted malt. Nice vanilla and bourbon to. I get sweet malt flavors right up front with some mild sweet dark fruit with bitter coffee in the finish. The taste of this one really surprised me, I was expecting way more coffe, the nose was pretty misleading. Medium body, light carbonation, nice coating. Overall a very enjoyable brew, I would have enjoyed more coffee in the flavor but I guess those little monkey cats can only poop so much.

Serving type: growler

01-16-2012 19:36:23 | More by hdelavega
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sendsilk

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very similar to what Cam (Urbancaver) said.
A very dark brown pour. With a nice mocha/brown head. Smells fantastic with some sweet vanilla and a touch of bourbon aroma.
Tastes coffee heavy and chocolatey, not overly done as the Kopi Luwak coffee treatment is the best I have ever had. Nice vanilla and bourbon. Perfect carbonation. An above average treatment to a solid base beer that I will keep seeking out.

Serving type: growler

01-03-2012 04:59:49 | More by sendsilk
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schwaeh

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-01-2012 19:29:35 | More by schwaeh
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-01-2012 16:08:32 | More by Kaydogg
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denimdemon

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-22-2011 15:50:02 | More by denimdemon
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Bill!
Pours a dark dark brown. Nice brown head. Looks stellar.
Smells sweet and malt heavy. Lots of vanilla, touch of bourbon aroma. Overly sweet but very nice aroma.
Tastes coffee heavy and chocolatey. Nice vanilla and bourbon. Nice flavour profile.
Well carbonated. Overall very nice. I quite enjoy this

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 22:17:23 | More by Urbancaver
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-15-2011 10:02:48 | More by klipper
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monitorpop

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

12-15-2011 03:12:16 | More by monitorpop
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imperialking

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-08-2011 15:25:56 | More by imperialking
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-04-2011 21:03:34 | More by Photekut
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falcon1

Ohio

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-02-2011 01:29:24 | More by falcon1
Dark Apparition - Kopi Luwak Bourbon Barrel from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.