Dark Apparition - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Almond
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #127
ABV:
11%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,425
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 6.98%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
72
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
 
Ohio, United States
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Gots
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SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: Russian Imperial Stout, aged in bourbon barrels & conditioned on roasted almonds
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 72 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Heavy raw almond flavor covers up this beer for a strange flavor on a BA stout. In general, it would be toasty and well integrated into the beer, but this somewhat does not do that and has a raw flavor.

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dar482 from New York, Mar 23, 2015
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3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

EBF sample. Poured very dark and oily looking. The smell is mainly dominated by the roast and chocolate one would expect. Not smelling much nuttiness but maybe it comes through more in the flavor. Definitely getting the bourbon and oak from the barrel. Flavor does give off a bit of nuttiness which becomes lost in the dark chocolate and black maltiness. Finishes with noticeable heat and a dry, oaky, bourbon flavor. Body was mostly how I'd like it. It seemed to have the right pieces but not necessarily configured correctly.

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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts, Mar 22, 2015
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4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured out as an oily black color, not much head on it at all. The smell of the beer is heavy with almonds and bourbon barrel aroma, I really like it . The taste of the beer is bold, rich, nutty and boozy. The feel is oily and slick, ideal for the style. Overall this beer I found to be really good and would love having it again.

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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania, Mar 20, 2015
Dark Apparition - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Almond from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 72 ratings