Dark Apparition | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
902 Ratings
Dark ApparitionDark Apparition
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
According to the brewer, this is a Russian Imperial Stout, not American Double Stout.

Added by Hophead101 on 11-06-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
902
Reviews:
174
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
Wants:
322
Gots:
272
For Trade:
36
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Photo of JoeLev
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown, slight ring of tan head, no lacing. When cold, coffee and dark chocolate aromas, as it warms, prunes, raisins, caramel, soy, alcohol. Raw coffee grounds, caramel, roasted nuts (Crunch 'n Munch?) at first, transitions to more dark fruit and sweetness as it warms up. Mouthfeel starts thin to become more fulsome and warming over time. Very enjoyable, but do prefer it while its flavors were still a bit muted.

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Photo of mothman
3.74/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Khaki tan head. 2017 bottle. Black color.

Roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, raisins, figs, molasses. Thick stout. Some coffee notes.

Solid, nothing crazy.

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Photo of 7irondave
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Greasy
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Acquired from CapCollector16 so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12.7oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color with a thin beige head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, molasses, some smokiness and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with a very hearty roasted malt character up front. Then some sweet flavors of chocolate, coffee and molasses come in. There are some background flavors of smoke and dark fruit. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp, very smooth and quite viscous, medium-to-heavy body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, slightly filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid big stout to sip on for a long time.

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Photo of Bjlynch83
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bgold86
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice dark beer with a tan head that leaves just a spot or two of lacing. The aroma is dark chocolate coffee licorice and roasted malt. The taste of black licorice caramel coffee and a bitter char finish. Very nice RIS.

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Photo of DankScuba
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buschbeer
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle
Served in a Jackie O's snifter

This beer pours black and has hardly any head that leaves no lacing.

The smell is chocolate, anise, and earthy with very light smoke.

The taste begins with chocolate and anise. Then I get a little alcohol. Finally, I taste roasted malt and oatmeal.

Full, thick and chewy mouthfeel

This is a solid stout from a great brewery.

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Photo of kotzbauerm
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of eifster82
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From bottle into snifter.

Very dark-brown liquid. Foam hangs on the edge of glass as you drink along.

When cold, this is nothing special. Some roasted malts on the nose and taste, and feel is relatively thin. But as it warms it really opens up nicely. Very complex combo of malts. Roast and rich. Flavors of chocolate, coffee and molasses and the feel also becomes thicker.

Very enjoyable non BA RIS.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
3.56/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kruthy
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EEscobar
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lochef81
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of macrosmatic
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12.7 oz. bottle into an unmarked snifter.

A: Black and opaque with low visible carbonation. Forms a half-finger of mocha colored head, but this doesn’t stick around for long.

S: Chocolate and cacao nibs, roasted malts. Lesser notes of caramel, with a touch of coffee and leather. Sticky brown sugar and molasses are present, but without coming across as overly sweet.

T: Dark chocolate, caramel, and dry bakers chocolate. Toffee and malted milk balls, dark molasses and vanilla. A touch of roasty and hop bitterness towards the end keeps this from being a sweet bomb.

M: A nice heavy, sticky body - though certainly not at a Hunahpu level. The alcohol presence is very well-hidden, and low carbonation sensation.

O: Very tasty, especially for a small-format bottle that I bought off the shelf. I’m impressed.

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Photo of DrBier
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smooth, smooth, smooth. Split a bottle with a buddy. Dark black pour with a Fichte packed khaki head. Aroma of roasted malt, fudge, char and smoke. Smoky taste followed by baker's chocolate, char, roasted coffee grains and figs/plums. Nice dark fruit component. The silky body and creamy mouthfeel is what sets this apart. Outstanding.

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Photo of waiting4lunch
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Dark Apparition from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
4.19 out of 5 based on 902 ratings.
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