Appervation - Port Barrel-Aged
Jackie O's Brewpub

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Jackie O's Brewpub
Ohio, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #178
Ranked #938
4.49 | pDev: 5.35%
Oct 28, 2022
Sep 08, 2018
Collaboration with Side Project Brewing
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look - black thick slight rimming
Smell - sweet grape barrel chocolate
Taste - chocolate grape wine woody
Feel - full body almost no carb
Overall - pretty tasty
Oct 28, 2022
Rated: 5 by Hallertau from Wisconsin

May 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Cyoung1313 from Ohio

4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Available for on site consumption only. Pours jet black with minimal head. Port barrel on the nose, not as pronounced as when fresh. Chocolate, plums, raisins and barrel meld well. Thick, velvety mouthfeel. Holding up quite well, excellent brew by JO's and SP.
Apr 03, 2021
Rated: 4.6 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

Feb 02, 2021
Rated: 4.59 by Bum4ever from California

Aug 28, 2019
Rated: 4.55 by Phineasco from Massachusetts

Jul 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Rristow from Ohio

4.61/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with beige head. Big port/red wine aroma with some cocoa. Thick and sweet mouthfeel. Lots of port flavor. Caramel, red wine, chocolate, dark fruits, dates. Very nice port BA stout.
Jul 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
On tap at JO's

Pours jet black in color with a creamy one-finger khaki head. Smells heavily of port barrel, with undertones of dark chocolate, caramel, figs & raisins and coffee. Taste explodes with port barrel; red wine tannins, dark fruity notes of fig, raisin & cherry, with plenty of oak to match. Under the barrel, notes of dark chocolate, burnt malt, espresso & caramel. Thick and creamy mouthfeel with a velvety and slightly warming finish. If you are a fan of port barrels, this is the beer for you, as it dominates throughout, outstanding
May 01, 2019
Rated: 4.56 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Mar 16, 2019
Rated: 4.66 by rcjennings from Ohio

Feb 11, 2019
Rated: 4.57 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

Feb 02, 2019
Rated: 4.59 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Jan 22, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by fthegiants from California

Jan 20, 2019
Rated: 4.59 by Eziel from Ohio

Jan 11, 2019
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Jan 04, 2019
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a very dark black color, with a basically no head, and no lacing.

This smells like little chocolate-covered wine truffles, with milk and dark chocolate, syrupy port, roast, coffee, and dried plums and raisins.

This is quite excellent, and the port barrel works wonders here. It tastes like a truffle with port in the center. There's lots of dark fruit character here- mostly raisin, almost quad like, with some dried plum and cherry skin, too. There's lots of sweet creamy milk chocolate, too, and a touch of roast, which helps it from being too sweet. It's definitely pretty sweet, though.

This is medium bodied, and pretty creamy, with a lower level of carbonation. There is no sign of the ABV here.

As expected, this is awesome. This is not surprising given the stout pedigrees of both breweries.
Dec 13, 2018
Rated: 4.71 by 7irondave from Massachusetts

Dec 09, 2018
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
This pours a similar black to the base, but maybe a little duller with an 8 ball appearance and a thin dark brown caviar blanket on top that quickly fades away to nothing.

This version is so woody it's almost leafy and actually nears a bit of blue cheese earthiness. With all the issues they've had lately I was a bit worried as I also got metallic notes, but I think it was fine and someone said this was after additional checks were put in place. I also get cocoa and wafer but I still keep veering back into detecting sharp, almost funky notes, but after a touch of heat it then swerves back into a delectable maple-nougat as warms.

I love a good quality port and was hoping for some of those intensely nutty, deeply nougatty notes you sometimes get, but it wasn't all there for me. I enjoy regular more.
Nov 18, 2018
Rated: 4.61 by KevBot89 from Pennsylvania

Nov 18, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

Nov 14, 2018
Appervation - Port Barrel-Aged from Jackie O's Brewpub
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 27 ratings