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Dark Apparition | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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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:
#1,179
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
917
pDev:
9.29%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Gots:
274
Trade:
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4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ljc973
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aoampm
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 3 years ago!

Pours pitch black with less than a finger head. Head vanishes quickly leaving very little lacing or any trace of a head.

Chocolate, toffee, vanilla bean on the nose.

Flavors of lactose, chocolate, smooth vanilla, roasted malt, molasses, dark fruit, and hickory spice.

Feel is nice and thick. Viscous.

Overall a really nice brew right here. Some age definitely didn't hurt it at all!

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Photo of 4nimal
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wasatch
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks goes out to MastaaaGrillaaa for this brew, from NBS BIF#6

12.7 oz. Bottle
2016 Vintage

Poured into a goblet a pretty nice dark brown/black color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice quick small tan head, which leaves a pretty nice medium size oil slick, and some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some dark chocolate, toffee, vanilla, some licorice. The taste is pretty nice, malty, with some dark chocolate, toffee, vanilla, licorice, really nice sweetness. Full Body, ABV hidden pretty well, a pretty nice complex brew. Overall, this is pretty nice.

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Photo of durwood64
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McBraniel
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BrookW
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Grizzarky
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a tan head that quicklu settled to a film.

Nose is raisins, chocolate, coffee

Taste is dates on the front, with a rich bakers cocoa, a mild hop bitterness and slight smokiness compliments the cocoa well.

Initial impression was that the feel was a bit thin foe the style. I let itnwarm considerably and the feel thickened.

Overall a solid RIS, not alot of fancy adjuncts or flavors. Bakers cocoa with raisin is the theme here, absolutely delicious. Highly recomend letting it warm for a while if its at fridge temp.

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Photo of Bammer21
3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Feldpausch
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wish i had regular access to this beer in the winter when its needed!

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Photo of JohnnyLarue
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueKurenai
3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeLev
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
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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3.74/5  rDev -11%
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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4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Greasy
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bgold86
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Dark Apparition from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 917 ratings
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