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Dark Apparition - Vanilla Bean Rum Barrel - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

Dark Apparition - Vanilla Bean Rum BarrelDark Apparition - Vanilla Bean Rum Barrel

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BA SCORE
86
very good

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 83
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 17.4%


Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MbpBugeye on 02-05-2011)
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Gobzilla

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-27-2013 05:31:17 | More by Gobzilla
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-31-2014 11:54:33 | More by zestar
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buschbeer

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
2012 release
Bottle 176/240

A - It is black as coal. Two inches of mocha head rest lazily on top.

S - They is definitely a dark fruit thing going on. I get some plum, molasses, and the slightest hints of vanilla.

T - The taste continues the plum theme. There is also some mellow roasted malt. I get kind of a coffee finish.

M - Full

O - This is a fruity stout. I like it. Two years has served it well. I really need to get to Jackie O's.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 01:52:33 | More by buschbeer
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-20-2013 02:04:35 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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beernads

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

09-16-2013 00:43:44 | More by beernads
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kscaldef

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

09-03-2013 00:41:28 | More by kscaldef
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-30-2013 20:28:32 | More by LoveStout
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Bottle 184/240, '12

Darker colored creamy 1/4 finger head, pitch black thick strains the glass kinda beer.

Nose is potent, rum and booze at first, the rum brings a fruity rum aroma, nice vanilla like barrel, figs raisin and dried stone fruit, light mineral like aroma, little roast and dark black malt, faint caramel and choc.

Taste starts rich, melting dark and expensive chocolate, and lots of vanilla, nice dark choc and some bitterness, light barrel like and a nice light rim fruity flavor. Some slightly metallic mineral flavors come through and combine with the rum barrel fruit to almost make it seem infected but I don't think it is. Some warming booze, a fruity booze quality from the rum barrel, and booze is semi subtle. A nice chocolate covered fruit taste too. Finish is sweet and fruity, more dark malts and vanilla.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, lighter but decent carb, light warming booze.

Overall really interesting, nice dark malts that bring dark flavors and sweetness without the burnt, nice fruits from the rum. Booze is hidden well, pretty tasty beer and well done.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 07:09:02 | More by jlindros
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by noodleuser. Thanks man!

The beer is dark brown with maroon highlights and a small beige head. The aroma offers booze, oak, vanilla, chocolate. Raisin and fig in the flavor with notes of sweet vanilla. Booze and chocolate as well. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Pretty tasty.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 20:43:33 | More by Huhzubendah
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared with JLindros. Bottle 184/240, '12 batch.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a deep dark black hue with a quarter inch head that fades to leave a thin halo and wisps. Wonderful.

S - Aromas just knock me back. Wonderful rum, vanilla beans, dark chocolate, light booze. Just smells great

T - Taste is a bit confusing. I really don't get the sour notes others talk about. I think infact that's the roasted malts mixing with the fruity rum barrels. Its a nice balance, with tasty vanilla notes. Good barrel as well, its not "knock your socks off "kuk rum but its there.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, smooth and good.

O - Overall a darn good be but not earth shattering. Its a nice blend and mixing. Glad to try.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 22:29:50 | More by rudzud
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hansgruber

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-29-2013 03:30:15 | More by hansgruber
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hopswap1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-29-2013 00:58:44 | More by hopswap1
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popery

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-18-2013 04:31:31 | More by popery
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.45/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2012 bottle #101/240. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Black and transparent at the edges. No head. Looks flat.

Smell - Rum, chocolate, and fudge. Tons of vanilla. Nice.

Taste - Lots of vanilla with a nice rum barrel. Chocolate and a consistent lactic sourness. Very odd. Really ruins what was potentially a good beer.

Mouthfeel - Sour. Medium heavy. The sourness kills. Intentional?

Overall - Really disappointing. I wanted to enjoy this. The bottle wasn't that old when we consumed it. Just soured. What's strange is that it's such a clean sourness. Almost makes me wonder if Jackie O's did it on purpose, although I can't fathom why.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 01:20:54 | More by Alieniloquium
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EliSpitzner

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-07-2013 19:23:37 | More by EliSpitzner
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nlmartin

Ohio

1.61/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This bottle was from 2012 release. The beer was lightly chilled and served in a snifter.

A- The body of the beer is black and oily looking with a ruby opaqueness to light. The head was a thin burn tan coloration. Whisp of lacing mark this beers passage from my glass.

S- Lightly roasted malt enters into the land of cocoa, far fainter vanilla aroma than I expected, sweet molassis and caramel notes, rum notes creep out, along with the oak, earthy notes creep around, very slight lactic notes.

T- The beer is dominated a lactic rum combination. Lightly roasted notes, a bit of cocoa, molassis sweetness. I am so let down!

M- The body of the beer is thin and boozey. The carbonation is low and wouldnt be an issue if the beer was a bit more robust.

O- I simply cannot approve or reccomend this beer. Jackie O's brews some good and on occasion great beers. I love alot of the beers I have tried at Jackie O's brewpub. Many times I find something gets lost in translation from the tap to the bottle. Hey guys a bit more QA is in order.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 12:30:09 | More by nlmartin
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bobertkuekn

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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MordorMongo


4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-14-2013 00:10:16 | More by MordorMongo
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jrcmlc

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-24-2012 21:20:33 | More by jrcmlc
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cosmicevan

New York

4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes taken from early 2012 (March?) from a bottle share i hosted with the local crew.

Thanks kindly to TheBeerologist for the trade.

a - pours jet black with a thin tan head. spotty lacing at best.
s - the rum is in the nose and vanilla beans are subtle.
t - flavor is malty with good vanilla flavoring and a hint of rum.
m - nice mouthfeel.
o - overall, the rum and vanilla help the base beer. pretty enjoyable compared to some of the others in the series that i have tried.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 20:21:23 | More by cosmicevan
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stouts4me

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-21-2012 02:07:26 | More by stouts4me
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funkel81

California

3/5  rDev -22.1%

11-03-2012 17:04:33 | More by funkel81
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danwho

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

11-03-2012 05:03:23 | More by danwho
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t0rin0

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

10-17-2012 01:32:56 | More by t0rin0
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours pitch black color with a nice tan head. Head becomes a thin layer of bubbles and leaves a bit of spotty lacing at best.

S- Light vanilla, sweetness and a touch of spice. Roasted malts, chocolate and stale coffee pop up. Something odd smelling to this one too a musty wood smell and a bit of funkiness.

T- A bit sweeter than I'd like. Rum adds some spice and quite a bit of an oddness to this brew. Malts are pretty light and subdued. Oh and there it is again....the odd funky taste I get when I drink a Jackie O's brew.

M- Full in body and low in carbonation.

O- I'm not sure if its the funkiness or the rum which I don't like, wait I know its the funkiness that goes with just about every one of their beers. Their on the right track just got to eliminate this funk.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 21:20:32 | More by nrbw23
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Dark Apparition - Vanilla Bean Rum Barrel from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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