White Apparition
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.3 | pDev: 6.98%
Yesterday at 07:11 PM
Jun 23, 2015
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Ratings by Sabtos:
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On nitro, this is clear amber-copper with a thick, creamy white blanket that persists for the duration, unlike some given this treatment.

Smell is coffee, golden biscuit, light roast malt and lemon custard--oddly (but enticingly) enough.

Taste is really coffee forward but lightly roasted, with that lemon coming back in. Sweet chocolate intercedes, to an almost candy degree, but then a slight bitterness of baker's cocoa and root of romaine pops up.

With the nitro head the feel starts thick, but fades to a thin body and a dry finish.
Aug 14, 2017
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.21 by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

Jul 29, 2017
Rated: 4.51 by akopczyk from Ohio

Apr 28, 2017
Rated: 4 by CPAles from Illinois

Apr 21, 2017
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
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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Reviewed by jp32 from Michigan

4.84/5  rDev +12.6%
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
Rated: 4.17 by Jaszucs from Indiana

Jun 07, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by Dogleg from Pennsylvania

Mar 26, 2016
Rated: 4.75 by mattycasey from Massachusetts

Mar 24, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Feb 05, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky

Dec 22, 2015
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Reviewed by madelfonatree from Ohio

3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Jackie O's White Apparition December 17, 2015 in a taster.

Look - Thin ring of a tester head. Blotchy lacing. Clear, lighter brown. Head is white, medium bubbled.

Smell - Coffee. Nut. Light chocolate but mainly old man, skunky ale.

Taste - Alcohol is there. Light coffee. Old ale.

Feel - Carbonated enough. Juicy. Doesn't burn.

Overall - I expect an albino stout and get a ale with coffee. Not too big of a difference. Not terrible.
Dec 22, 2015
Rated: 4.05 by Nunya from Ohio

Dec 19, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by jminch from Ohio

Dec 18, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by Eziel from Ohio

Dec 08, 2015
Rated: 4 by Cynic-ale from Texas

Dec 05, 2015
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Dec 02, 2015
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Reviewed by Stevem68 from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy Amber color. Aroma is a roasted cup of black coffee. Flavor is coffee up front, with a subtle sweetness of vanilla that leaves a smooth mouthfeel and finish. Overall this is unique and delicious.
Nov 27, 2015
Rated: 4.59 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Nov 20, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

Sep 20, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by zimm421 from Ohio

Aug 30, 2015
Rated: 3.97 by AlexFields from Tennessee

Aug 28, 2015
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Reviewed by tmoneyba from Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
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
Rated: 4.39 by williamjbauer from Colorado

Aug 03, 2015
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Reviewed by caahare from West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
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
Rated: 4.39 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio

Jul 18, 2015
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Reviewed by LXIXME from New Mexico

4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
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.
Jul 06, 2015
Rated: 4.2 by masterofsparks from Ohio

Jul 03, 2015
Rated: 4.73 by Jenebauer from Tennessee

Jun 25, 2015
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Reviewed by Brewstradamus from West Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Had the very first pint served on NITRO yesterday. Man this beer is a treat! If you like Dark App w/ Vanilla Bean and their Cool Beans, this is up your alley!
Jun 24, 2015
Rated: 4.71 by elkinbrown from Tennessee

Jun 23, 2015
White Apparition from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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