Appervation (Port Barrel Aged) | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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4.43/5
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18 Ratings
Appervation (Port Barrel Aged)Appervation (Port Barrel Aged)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Side Project collaboration

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
18
pDev:
5.64%
 
 
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of rcjennings
4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petrusek23
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OompaMentor
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

10/13/2018

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of 7irondave
4.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.78/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

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Photo of KevBot89
4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brian29
4.26/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
4.74/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wvsabbath
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a rich black syrup with a thin tan head on top. The smell of the beer has a nice port wine element coming off of it. It also has your typical roasted notes as well. The taste has a subtle wine-like flavor going on but it doesn't take anything away from the base stout underneath. The feel is still nice and chewy. Overall it's a very good brew and even more impressive that it still drinks like a big heavy stout even after sitting in a wine barrel.

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Photo of IMFletcher
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a pour at the bottle release: Served cold, there was a slight twang you'd normally associate with red wine-type barreled beers, yet the nose was excessively rich and there's a lot of sweetness and body beneath that twang.

As it warmed, the twang faded away, and while still intensely rich and sweet, it reminded me of cake.

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Appervation (Port Barrel Aged) from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 18 ratings