Dark Apparition - Vanilla & Coffee Bean | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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4.24/5
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317 Ratings
Dark Apparition - Vanilla & Coffee BeanDark Apparition - Vanilla & Coffee Bean
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
jackieos.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Russian Imperial Stout conditioned on vanilla beans & coffee beans.

Added by elkinbrown on 01-09-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,268
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
317
pDev:
6.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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82
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62
Trade:
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Ratings: 317 |  Reviews: 52
Reviews by Dave_Treat:
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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of ClePaul
3.87/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jackie O's V&C DA

Look 8/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 36/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 86/100

Ok, nothing jumps out to me... Has nothing on Victory At Sea~

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pretty much pitch black. Dark tan head that leaves a solid 1/4" ring.

S - Roasted coffee, sugars, slightly boozy, faint malts.

T - Coffee up front, especially on the colder end of temp, then a lot of vanilla. Fairly sweet. Some alcohol and slightly charred malts on the back side. Finish is more sweet than bitter. I like this more and more as it warms.

F - I read some of the comments about it being thin. I don't really agree there. I find it to be medium bodied and the right amount of carbonation. It does seem to have more noticeable alcohol than Dark App, so maybe that is what others are getting. Drinks pretty smooth.

O - This reminds me very much of Ballast Point Victory at Sea. I can see where people may find it heavy on the vanilla side since it is significant, but I would guess they are also regular coffee drinkers where I am not. To me, there is plenty of coffee prescence. Especially on the colder end of the spectrum. I do think the regular Dark App seems to be drowned out a bit in the other flavors, but this is still a very well done beer. Brad and the Jackie O's team continues to impress and represent Ohio with their bottled lineup. I would love to see a barrel aged version of this one too.

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Photo of RiverTramp
4.72/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark Apparition is greatness and the tones they added here with the vanilla and coffee bean are expertly balanced. Jackie O's is doing big things in ohio and this is no exception. GET ONE!

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Photo of DanGeo
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SanFranJake
4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Not a single thing that's didn't love about this beer. Fan-tactic!

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Photo of mmcurran
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mantooth
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jminch
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of williamjbauer
4.79/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
3.89/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billsalvucci
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twizzard
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
3.45/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12.7 oz bottle poured into Can glass

A: pitch black slightly tan looking head head looks creamy

S: smells of some vanilla with a slight sourish ness to it

T: some light vanilla and slight coffee smell pretty much all I can taste

M: medium mouthfeel not really thick but it's ok

O: It's average another completely pointless entry into a crowded field

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Photo of Mshea805
3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of West08
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Alright so being a big dan of the base beer for this one I was super excited. I wasn't let down at all. Coffee, dark chocolate, malt, and vanilla. Also the mouth feel was amazing. Awsome beer!!

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Dark Apparition - Vanilla & Coffee Bean from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 317 ratings