Dark Apparition | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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4.21/5
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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
Ranking:
#1,180
Reviews:
193
Ratings:
965
pDev:
9.03%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Ratings: 965 |  Reviews: 193
Photo of rab53
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eddieeight
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thick dark opaque brown. I got zero head on the pour. No lacing, nothing.
Smells strongly of bourbon and vanilla.
This is a smooth tasting beer. Goes down like liquid chocolate. I've got notes of nuts, coffee, vanilla, burnt caramel, all swimming in a bourbon bath. As advertised on the label, it's heavy on the malt. Also heavy on the alcohol at 12.5% but that's all right with me. Overall a delicious beer although a bit pricey at $11.99 bottle. However it feels good as an ohioan to drink local.

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Photo of Buck89
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Opaque dark brown color with a thick and creamy tan head.
Aroma - chocolate, roasted malt, floral hops, faint cherries
Taste - milk and dark chocolate, some coffee, faint char, and floral notes.
Feel - thick and full bodied but silky, not overly sweet. My favorite aspect of this one
Overall - great beer that lives up to it's reputation.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a finger of beige head that retains fairly well. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa, toffee, with a hearty backbone of roasted malts. Flavor profile has roasted malts throughout. Chocolate (both milk and dark), cocoa, toffee, and caramel add additional complexities to the flavor profile, all while remaining well balanced and simplistic. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a fine graininess, and velvety feel. Overall, it's a quality straightforward Russian imperial stout. No added flavors, or barrel use, just a good quality heavy stout.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 375mL bottle.

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Photo of cmurphy7
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AleSan
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very dark brown, cloudy and fluid with a great foam that quickly retires. Intense and persistent nose but less defined than what is felt when drinking. A lot of berries, dried fruit, licorice, chocolate, vinous, dry and clean, harmonious and balanced

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Photo of rkarimi
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pkalix
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ericsbrown
4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of deereless
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heerboth
3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NathanBeets
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jet black beer in a glass. Tan head.

Caramel, dark fruit, chocolate and nuttiness is what I get from the nose.

Great brew. Lots of caramel on the taste.

Decent mouth feel that sticks around.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Stone flute. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass, with a quarter finger light brown head that dissipates into patches. Aroma of dark toasted malt, molasses, slight cocoa, coffee and toffee. Flavor follows, with slightly sweet dark toasted malt, light molasses, milk and dark chocolate, hints of dark stone fruit and caramel, light hops. Finishes with long lingering chocolate dark malt with light char and hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light to medium creaminess and nice mouth feel. A full flavored and balanced dark stout with lots of mixed, light flavor notes. The profile is classic Russian imperial stout, but has a nice mild hop bitterness to the finish, which leans a little to the American style. A flavorful and integrated stout with fine chocolate character. Worthy.

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Photo of KeyWestGator
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coho11
3.55/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heddar33
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of summerski
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow. Pleasantly surprised. Nice head and fantastic fragrance. Smooth taste with deep flavors. Hint of coffee and chocolate. Overall killer beer.

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Photo of SerMosh
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Dark Apparition from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 965 ratings