Dark Apparition | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

Dark ApparitionDark Apparition
BA SCORE
4.2/5
912 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
Ranking:
#1,159
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
912
pDev:
9.29%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
322
Gots:
274
Trade:
36
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 912 |  Reviews: 176
Photo of BuccoFan
3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pour is very dark brown, not quite black, in color. A little different for RIS. Body is medium, but taste is pretty classic--good roasty taste. Lacing is solid. Overall, it is decent for the style. If you are looking for an RIS a little on the lighter side, this is worth the try.

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

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LennyBound
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcb7472
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drunkenmess
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopSavant
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CNoj012
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a pitch black used motor oil color with a dense, one finger light mocha head that takes a bit to recede to a microfilm layer. There is sparse spotted lacing and many brown floaties.

Smell is caramel, molasses, coffee and bitter chocolate with the slightest hint of smokiness.

Taste is very similar, but the caramel, molasses and smokiness are more apparent while the chocolate and coffee take a back seat.

Feel is full bodied, thick and velvety smooth.

Overall a great stout. The heavy feel is excellent and the smokiness combined with the sweet caramel and molasses makes for a great mix.

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Photo of GlennWB
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of coldy
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Have been aging and trying these periodically. Just had one at about a year of age on it....wow.
Excellent beer...coffee and chocolate smell...mostly chocolate initially...finish and after taste has toasted caramel.
Really nice drinking stout for cool weather...allow it to warm to about 55 degrees and enjoy!

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Photo of Chestertonian82
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sd123
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of izzyismyrott
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slack
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Ruby brown in color and clear brown on the edges with some head remaining on one side and good lacing.

Nose is booze, molasses, dark fruit, and a bit of hops.

Taste is sweet, figs, smoky, malty, hoppy, bitter, cocoa, and coffee.

Mouthful is medium and smooth, kinda velvety but thin. Carbonation is low. Finish is warming.

This is a very balanced RIS, hops and booze do not overwhelm, flavor profile is really enjoyable. Recommend to all.

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Photo of bylerteck
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. 2016.

A - Pitch black and a mocha head of about one finger. Spotty lace and some retention which is expected for the style.

S - Licorice, leather, some hops, chocolate, fudge. Sugar.

T - Sweet again. Some roast, but not a ton. Leans more towards chocolate, rich dense bread and sweet sugary notes. Chocolate and bread are what come to mind the most.

M - Carbonation is nice. Medium. Body is pretty big and the finish is lot's of lingering bitterness and sweetness.

O/D - This is a good sipper. Definitely leans to the sweeter side without being too big and rich. While it is sweet, it has bitterness to balance and doesn't attack you with big barrel flavours or lot's of roast and coffee. Definitely doesn't show it's strength. Good stuff.

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Photo of akopczyk
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danmullens1
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of antman27
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdFed
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gutbuster
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kuges
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark Apparition from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 912 ratings
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