Dark Apparition - Bourbon Barrel Aged | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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4.33/5
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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): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#808
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
766
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
488
Gots:
195
Trade:
33
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Ratings: 766 |  Reviews: 181
Photo of Holderness
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L -- Fairly dark shade of black, although some light passes through. Small light brown head produced with aerated pour. Sudsy retention and minimal lacing
S -- Bourbon, vanilla, oak, smokey caramel, prune, fig, raisin, dark chocolate
T -- Bittersweet chocolate, charred oak, light grapeskin-like tannins, bourbon, herbal hop, campfire ash
F -- Big mouthfeel, medium- carb. Some light silkiness. Good amount of boozy heat
O -- Not quite as outstanding as the other BBA stouts from Jackie O's that I've had so far, but still quite well made. They're definitely a force to be reckoned with when it comes to this style of beer

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Photo of gbiello
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnnniee
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

EBF Last Saturday Inky Black with a good sized tan head that persists. Roasty earthy chocolate with bits of brown sugar set against a sweet bourbon oaky vanilla Very tasty beer.

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Photo of Zazzi82
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buschbeer
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle
Served in a Jackie O's snifter
2015

This beer pours black and has no head.

The first thing I smell is caramel and vanilla. Then I get some chocolate.

The taste starts out with vanilla and caramel up front. Then I chocolate through the middle with coffee in the finish.

Full bodied with viscous, smooth mouthfeel. Very low carbonation

This one has aged well. It has a dessert beer taste and smell with all the sweet treats that are sensed. It is also very warming due to the alcohol content. A great beer for a cold winter evening.

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Photo of tsgooch79
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ktr5010
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - pitch black with nice lacing that is mocha colored
S - sweet, bourbon, dark chocolate with some vanilla
T - hints of black licorice, molasses, bourbon, and browns sugar
F - good thickness
O - First time having anything from Jackie O's and this was great

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Photo of tittyfish
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jcflorian
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bum4ever
3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L- The beer pours black with a thin half centimeter mocha head. The head recedes quickly to a thin ring leaving no lacing.
S- The nose is dark chocolate with bourbon washing over and receding to reveal the chocolate once again.
T- Like the nose the chocolate is first out to the box. Mid palate the bourbon arrives in full force. As the bourbon recedes you are left with a touch of lingering brown sugar sweetness and vanilla from the oak.
F- The mouthfeel is on the lighter side for a stout, but it still posseses a slickness which coats the tongue. Carbonation is quite light which helps mask the thinness.
O- Not perfect example of the style, but the flavors and complexity really elevate this brew to must try. Recommended.

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Photo of bobv
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a 1/4 inch tan head over an almost black body with some lacing. Small head dissipates to a ring in a few minutes. Nose of bourbon with notes of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, coffee, and oak. Taste mirrors nose with the bourbon taking a backseat to everything else. As it warms the bourbon comes forward a bit, but not overly so. Nice feel, although a tad thinner than I had hoped. Overall, a real nice BBA Imperial Stout. Cheers!

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Photo of Eddieeight
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
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 Greasy
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ristaccia
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ericsbrown
4.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of bigred89
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JPS10
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014

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Photo of alpineclimber
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tony210
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark and a bit on the thin side, minimal head. Big bourbon barrel aroma, ample chocolate. Taste is: huge bourbon barrel presence, bittersweet chocolate, molasses, touch of vanilla, light espresso finish, absolutely delicious. Rich and creamy, suprisingly medium to full bodied. Overall this is a great bba brew, completely different from its non-bba counterpart. Would buy this any time it's available.

2/5/18
12.7 oz, 2017 vintage
4.5 rating

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Photo of SerMosh
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JCaweinstein
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Dark Apparition - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 766 ratings