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

Dark Apparition - Bourbon Barrel AgedDark Apparition - Bourbon Barrel Aged
BA SCORE
4.33/5
719 Ratings
Dark Apparition - Bourbon Barrel AgedDark Apparition - Bourbon Barrel Aged
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by ffejherb on 01-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#508
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
719
pDev:
8.55%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
484
Gots:
195
Trade:
33
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 719 |  Reviews: 169
Photo of Radcpa
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of meanmutt
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2017 edition, 11.5% ABV.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of xtonytx
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage poured into a snifter.
Appearance blackish brown. Very little head that faded quickly
Smell of bourbon, brown sugar, cocoa, dark fruit
Taste is sweet, cocoa bourbon similar to the nose
Feel was thick, perfect mouthfeel.
Overall a fantastic beer that I will always want more of

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Photo of BEER88
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle that was solo domed. The pour was jet black but a thin head that disappeared almost immediately. The smell was rich of toffee, bourbon, vanilla, cocoa, dark fruit, subtle coconut. The taste mirrored the smell but just a little more char mid palate. Feel was thick and full coating the mouth, it even stayed that way when it warmed up. Overall a very good BA stout that I would definitely purchase again.

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Photo of Sk8sean86
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcsbeer
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Looks and pours like a classic stout. Virtually no head, slick black.

Aroma has notes of molasses, brown sugar, and definitely some bourbon in there.

Taste is absolutely wonderful. Woody bourbon notes, light molasses and brown sugar, some mild chocolate and maltiness. Feels nice and slick, not a lot of carbonation, quite drinkable.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375 mL bottle. Black body. Strong bourbon aroma. Vanilla. Some roasted malt and a little chocolate. Tastes of strong bourbon as well. Oak, vanilla. Chocolate malt and a roasty back end. Aggressive bitterness and even more aggressive bourbon in the finish. Wasn't sure what I thought of this at first, as the bourbon is really aggressive, but the base beer is clearly top notch.

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

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BWood
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer isn't much of a show stopper at first glance. But it has a nice barrel smell and big flavor. Very good balance and silky feel. The brown sugar is a nice touch. Great beer.

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Photo of maxcoinage
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pezhead_79
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TBonez477
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.81/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a dark brown color with a quickly dissipating slim fingered head that didn’t leave any lacing. The smell started off a major sweet bourbon boozy dry woody aroma over top of sweet brown sugar and a light vanilla. The flavor copies the aroma nicely, taking on the dryness to come across in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation sits fairly low key. Still, the dryness hits at the mouthfeel. Overall, I liked the other Dark Apparition with the vanilla and coffee way more. This was good, but there’s almost that cloyingly sweetness trying to make a slight presence in the feel.

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Photo of pda22
4.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Deep dark black appearance with almost no head.

The aroma of bourbon is strong but not overpowering.

A delicious, malty stout base with a strong bourbon flavor on the back end.

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Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Dark Apparition - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 719 ratings
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