Dark Apparition - Double Barrel Aged (Bourbon/Port) | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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4.53/5
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37 Ratings
Dark Apparition - Double Barrel Aged (Bourbon/Port)Dark Apparition - Double Barrel Aged (Bourbon/Port)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in Bourbon barrels for 8 months then transferred into Port barrels for 6 months.


Added by superspak on 07-06-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
37
pDev:
5.08%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
2
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LloydDobler
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xtonytx
4.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.27/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rristow
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasted from bottle and compared against BA Dark App and BA Dark App with Vanilla and Coffee. Like it better than the regular BA and Vanilla and coffee BA. Pours black with light tan head. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, coffee, chocolate and you do get a little fruity port notes. Complex taste. Cherry and berry notes come through with bourbon, caramel, molasses, coffee, and chocolate. Excellent BA stout.

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Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.55/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

As the roasted hazelnut hued liquid leaves the bottle, the motor oil rich appearance descends into the Duvel tulip as one black mass. It's dark as sin, with the only light being a coastline of tan foam.

The smell is sweet. Black strap molasses and chocolate smell as if they are coating an oak barrel, like syrup. Spiced coffee, booze, and deep red wine support a dark fruit base.

Such a complexity of flavors overjoy the taste buds. In similar fashion, the syrupy molasses takes lead. A hint of booze and then rich roasted malts, burnt toast and almost smokey chocolate, and sweet black cherries follow before letting the oak and a tad more booze linger on.

The surreal rich stickiness is simply amazing. It's as bold and oily as it should be. It demands you take your time between tastes, though I do not want to. It is indeed sweet, with bitterness clearly coming from it's roasted qualities, and the only perception of dryness coming from oak. Somehow, the mildest prickly carbonation still manages to emerge through its density.

The Devil as my witness, this is the best BA stout I've had in a long time. It is sinisterly good in every facet with the exception of a more impressive head and lacing, but that is just a minor matter of preference. Thank you Corey for this amazing treat! Cheers.

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Photo of countrypeddler8
4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wvsabbath
4.55/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WesMantooth
4.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

From a 375ml bottle

It is a slightly thicker looking pour than many of the barrel aged beers. Kind of a muddy/brownish black. There is a nice amount of tan foam, but it disappeared rapidly.

It smells phenomenal! Really reminds me quite a bit of Bourbon County Barleywine. Charred barley and some chocolate in the background, but up front it is mainly caramel/toffee, molasses/brown sugar, and a red wine like cherry/dates along with vanilla, bourbon, and wood. Just a hint of a spicy citrus.

The flavors pretty much follow, with a bit more of the port wine flavor coming through. Bourbon is up front, followed by a strong, sweet cherry along with molasses. Chocolate on the back end lingers. There is a noticeable hoppiness for the style with maybe just a hair too much bitterness in the end.

The body is very nice. A heavier medium consistency. It has a borderline cola like feel to it though that I think is more from the hops bite than carbonation.

This is probably one of my top 3 from Jackie O’s and that is saying something

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Photo of lemmy187
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monty79_1997
4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
4.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Furlinator
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge dark chocolate, vanilla and vague dark fruit on the nose. The taste follows with dark chocolate, vanilla and black cherry with bourbon and pirt accents. Rich, decadent and world class.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.81/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Raziel313
4.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.34/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not sure i dig this one better than regular BA version. Its good but it adds a wierd sweetness and subtle fruitiness that is awkward to my palate.

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Dark Apparition - Double Barrel Aged (Bourbon/Port) from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 37 ratings