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

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4.33/5
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737 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): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ffejherb on 01-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#506
Reviews:
171
Ratings:
737
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
484
Gots:
198
Trade:
33
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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDarcy
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Virby44
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Coming in way low on my score - just too sweet for my tastes. I was curious whether the brown sugar would push this beer into sticky-sweet-country and, unfortunately for me, it did.

Looks like liquid onyx out of the bottle. Dark pour with a thin cardboard colored head that fades to wisps of leftover foam.

Aroma let me know that it was a sugary-sweet beast: big molasses, burnt sugar, roasted malts and bourbon. Molasses dominates.

Taste is sweet molasses, cane sugar, booze, oak and dark roast coffee. Hint of umami. Robust and overpowering.

Sticky mouthfeel, not too hefty. Not too hot but the booze is present.

Just not a good fit for me.

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Photo of gardner254
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of GreenMind
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dleiner
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyLarue
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jheimbigner
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChilliHeights
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great color and texture with nice lacing on glass. Smooth velvety feel and great finish. Great Ohio beer.

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

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
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | 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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Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 737 ratings
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