White Apparition
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #743
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #5,121
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 7.23%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
31
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
 
Ohio, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  9
Gots
  1
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Reviews by BirdsandHops:
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BirdsandHops from Oregon

4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Nov 20, 2015
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jp32 from Michigan

4.84/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: Pours a dense golden yellow in color, with of course a thick, foamy head topping it off.

Smell: Sweet malts, vanilla, iced coffee, a little chocolate.

Taste: Vanilla bean, coffee, butterscotch (and NOT in the diacetyl type of way), iced coffee, lightly toasted malts. It is sweet, but not overly sugary or anything. A flat-out amazing tasting beer. Hands-down my favorite from my recent trip to Jackie O's, and by far the best tasting blonde stout I have ever had.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, velvety texture while still holding on to a big, chewy body. Absolutely perfect.

Overall: I feel Jackie O's nailed this one spot-on. It's a very unique beer, and was such the treat to get it on nitro. I would never pass this up shall I ever see it again.

Aug 14, 2016
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LXIXME from New Mexico

4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First thing that came to mind "This is like Breckenridge Vanilla Porter on steroids". Even though that's a vanilla and a porter versus this stout with it's cooked in baker's dark chocolates taste they both have expanded my tastes for the dark beers.
THANK YOU

Jul 06, 2015
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mattycasey from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mar 24, 2016
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CPAles from Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 21, 2017
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tmoneyba from Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tap. Poured a dark reddish brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, coffee, vanilla and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy sweet chocolate malt vanilla flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

Aug 24, 2015
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zimm421 from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 30, 2015
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masterofsparks from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 03, 2015
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AlexFields from Tennessee

3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aug 28, 2015
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Jackie O's

Pours a clear golden color with a foamy white head. Smells of coffee, cocoa nibs, vanilla cream. Tastes of sweet vanilla and espresso up front, followed by cocoa and chocolate, sweet vanilla finish. Medium body and carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and finish. Very good

Jan 16, 2017
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vrbulldog22 from Ohio

4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 18, 2015
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jminch from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 18, 2015
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elkinbrown from Tennessee

4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Jun 23, 2015
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Stinger80OH from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sep 20, 2015
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Fordcoyote15 from Kentucky

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 29, 2017
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williamjbauer from Colorado

4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 03, 2015
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Zonian1 from Ohio

4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Feb 05, 2016
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Nunya from Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 19, 2015
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Eziel from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 08, 2015
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Cynic-ale from Texas

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 05, 2015
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PassMeAZima from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 22, 2015
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caahare from West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I think Jackie O's did the best they could with what I see as a somewhat gimmicky style. With that said I'll take the real stout over the imperial amber loaded with adjuncts any day.

Jul 19, 2015
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed from the growler via the little lady's son and his little lady---Thanks Jerry and Sidney!

Poured into a snifter, this unique ale pours a luminous reddish brown with a very nice head of dissipating foam that settles to a thin ring with little lacing. Nose of heavy handed fresh brewed coffee, dark bakers chocolate, subtle vanilla, char, and sweet honey. Flavors follow the nose with exceptional dark roasted coffee notes that are strong and rich with moderate amounts of honey malts crashing into dark bakers chocolate notes and a mild vanilla note. Flavors fade into the back with roasted malts, char, and a sweet dry finish. Full mouth feel, light carbonation, and warming through and through. The best of this style I have had to date.

THIS is a brewer that deserves so much more recognition....and a medal or two.

Cheers!

Dec 02, 2015
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Dogleg from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mar 26, 2016
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Jenebauer from Tennessee

4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Jun 25, 2015
White Apparition from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 31 ratings