Dark Apparition - Nuts - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Dark Apparition - Nuts
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 28
Gots: 1 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with hazelnut, almond, pecan, cashew, and coconut.

(Beer added by: stakem on 02-07-2011)
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2.43/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

22oz bottle into snifter. Bottle 84, batch 300, bottled 2012. Thanks again StormKing47.

A: Pours a very dark brown with a finger of dark tan head. Head faded into a lasting collar leaving a few spots of spotty lace down the glass.
S: Vanilla, coconut, caramel, and dark chocolate. Unfortunately, I think I detect a few notes of sherry and tart cherries.
T: Yep, sour cherry infection hits first and overshadows the stout flavors. The finish is full of thick dark chocolate milkshake and a good dose of coffee, and the aftertaste has notes of vanilla and roast. The stout flavors in the finish are at least very rich, thick, and potent, so at least I could see how this beer would have been fresh.
M: Spritzy, foamy, and tingly infected carbonation, thick body, chewy, but unfortunately tart, carbonation.
O: Another disappointment from JO’s. What’s sad is this tastes like it would have been a really excellent beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #189/300. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Black with an off-white collar. A few wisps.

Smell - Dark chocolate. Lots of nuttiness. Nonspecific nuts, I guess because they used a variety. Boozy.

Taste - Incredibly nutty. Dark chocolate with a ton of nuts. A little bit astringent in the finish with the slightest red wine flavor.

Mouthfeel - Chewy. Slightly harsh in the finish from the red wine flavors and the nuts.

Overall - Well, the nut treatment is very strong. Too strong, I think.

Photo of stewart124
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I believe this is what was on tap at Dutch's in Cincinnati Ohio. The board said Dark Apparition with Walnuts.

Poured into a snifter. Obsidian black with tan head. Beautiful.

Some espresso notes in the nose with big roasted characters.

Super smooth. Wow. I would have thought a RIP would need some age on it but this is wonderful. Full bodied but I could put back a few of these, There is a bitterness in the background but this compliments the beer so well. There is no edge to this. Fantastic beer. I need to try another version of this.

The roasted characters come through so well. I am guessing the nuts just round out the harsh bitterness from roasted malts and the hops to back it up.

Very pleased to have tried this.

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4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful stuff here.

Beautiful nitro pour at the brewery. "Beer Porn"

Nutty, soft vanilla/crème notes. Chocolate and coffee.

Mhm. This is certainly not bad at all. You can definitely gather the roasty, nutty flavors right off the bat. Maybe roasted almonds. The chocolate and crème aren't far behind.

A slick, smooth elixir that is far from cloying.

Killer. They are not in the business of normal, run of the mill craft brews. Always a twist or turn with these guys.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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2/5  rDev -50.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of rudzud
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared this with JLindros and crew while up in Maine for The Festival. Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle # 151/300. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured a nice dark brown with a light one finger tan head that fades to a thin halo and leaves rather nice side lacing / legs.

S - Chocolate, cream, nuts, light roast, good earthy notes. Super, super dark chocolate thing going on.

T - Roasted nuts, cream, vanilla bean, dark dark malts, light bourbon, sweet malts, big dark chocolate notes, light nut honey candy. I like that 'so nutty its nearly acrid' note this beer has on the tongue. Bitter lingering finish.

M - Mouthfeel is smooth, light carbonation, quite drinkable.

O - Overall, different strokes for different folks I suppose. While probably my least favourite of the Dark Apparition series I still thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Was hesitant to age this for any true amount of time, due to fear of losing the nuttiness. I stand by my choice.

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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Another big one from Jackie O's thanks to rudzud. Bottle 151/300

Pours a light fizzy head, light lacing, super dark pitch black thick beer with long legs.

Nose is super dark, acrid roast, a definite nutty aroma with hints of coffee, dark char, bit of super dark chocolate, little booze as well.

Taste is again super dark malt, acrid roast out front again, bit of dark chocolate and char, burnt caramel, thick syrupy sweet malt character too, bit lush creamy, hint of over roasted coffee. Then nutty flavors, mixed nuts, chewy, a bit of a candy bar like character with teh choc, nuts, and caramel. Light vanilla barrel notes I think, butter earthy hops and biter chocolate, rich. Finish is long dark choc, bit more barrel notes I think, and more bitter acrid char.

Mouth is full bod, rich dark thick, bit syrupy, some warming booze, decent lighter carb.

Overall not bad, many of the other Dark Apparitions I think were better, but it's def interesting and tasty, just a bit too acrid, or maybe it's too fresh.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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2/5  rDev -50.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -57%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black, brown finger of head, plenty lace.

Aroma: mild woodsy bourbon, chocolate, coffee, roast, raisins, and there is a sweet nuttiness. It's really hard to pull out specific nuts since it melds so well. Coconut isn't a nut though lol

Taste: Chocolate and roasted malts, some espresso, light vanilla and woody bourbon. Again, its nutty, but specifics are difficult.

It's full bodied, somewhat chewy. A nice and different treatment to a great stout.

Thanks John!

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Dark Apparition - Nuts from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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