Dark Apparition | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
895 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
895
Reviews:
171
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
Wants:
321
Gots:
269
For Trade:
34
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Ratings: 895 |  Reviews: 171
Photo of Phoodcritic
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danmullens1
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of antman27
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of gutbuster
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Marius
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled at CBC 2016 - day 2. Pitch black with a beige head. Notes of coffee, chocolate, dark roast, light caramel. Smooth mouthfeel, well balanced aromas.

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Photo of AJmon13
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Amguerra305
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a tad thin but is more opaque under greater quantity of liquid. Smell is chocolate and burnt toffee. Taste follows the smell with a pleasant bitterness on the back end. Pretty silky going down. Overall a really good Russian imperial that requires a bit more viscosity to be truly world class.

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Photo of rolltide8425
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black as the night. First smell was all coffee; subsequent smells revealed molasses and chocolate. Taste brings a light sweetness and a little bourbon. The malt undertones are fantastic.

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Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dag1991
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of puftdank
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of m_hall
4.79/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle (provided via the good graces of a co-worker from Ohio) into a tulip. Completely and utterly black, topped by a 1 finger tall, dense tan head with good retention and lots of sticky lacing.

Aromas are sweet malts, brown sugar, dark bread, along with figs and a cinnamon-like spicy note.

Flavors come big with bittersweet chocolate, coffee and toffee up front. Dark fruits (black plum, figs) come in after and raise the sweetness in the middle, somewhat like a Belgian Strong Dark, leading up to a long finish with lots of smoky, earthy notes. Outstandingly balanced all the way through the palate.

Mouth-feel is medium heavy bodied, slightly oily, creamy. Low carbonation, and a pleasantly controlled alcohol warmth. You'll know you're drinking a big beer, but it's a very gentle weight.

A class-act RIS, without a doubt, if Jackie O's ever gets wider distribution and gets this beer into more hands, they could really make waves in the craft scene. This is among the handful of best Imperial Stouts I've ever tried, along with Ten FIDY, Bell's Expedition Stout, and Founder's Breakfast Stout. Now if you'll pardon me, I think I'm going to move to Ohio so I can drink this every day.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Bayshore Beverage Sandusky, drank in the hotel room in a beer desert in western NY
Solid black color with a small tan head. Rich roasty with lots of dark fruity molasses to it. Light earth and alcohol to counter. Nice little sipper.

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Photo of elvisdoc
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SABERG
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into the modified tulip glass.
A - It's dark in there! A beautiful mocha cap rides on top of what looks like a glass of bakers chocolate. The lacing forms
broad stripes as the experience progresses.
S - Dark fruits, fig, raisin. Earthy nose with toffee and dark chocolate mingling quite adroitly with coffee, dark sugar, and molasses. There
is a bit of that hot alcohol tingle on the nose, ever so gentle.
T - That cornucopia of stout goodness, rich malt backbone, dark roast without being overbearing, Semi sweet chocolate, red raspberry, pumpernickel toast, with more fig spread. A nice alcohol warmth resides as the experience unfolds.
F - Medium in body, gently carbonated, the start is sweet, then the fully coated palate responds to a perfectly applied bitterness. The alcohol provides a sweep at the end almost enough to clear out that rich mix. Lingering for some time is a slightly bitter chocolate thread.
O - This offering , displays all the elements of a big stout with deft skill. A body that seems light is rich in flavors, full in its impact delivering a full RIS experience. A wonderful warmth from the ABV sits in the correct place.The brewers craft is on full display with this offering.

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Photo of Chackman151
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Muss42
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Josh012012
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Dark Apparition from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
4.19 out of 5 based on 895 ratings.
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