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

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699 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
Ratings:
699
Reviews:
163
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
Wants:
487
Gots:
196
For Trade:
35
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4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
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 +16.4%
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 +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Michiganman2325
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of boogerisu
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgiant
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle:
Beer pours with not the thickness but the color of used oil. Trying to generate a decent head failed, but there was a thin head that appeared. It seemed to change from brown to light tan quickly as it faded to the edges.

Nose is chocolate brownie, sweet, chocolatey, vanilla and brown sugar evident. The brown sugar evokes a hint of molasses, but also seems to stay distinct as my nose relaxes. There's something else lightening the chocolate note, but I can't make it out.

Feel is lighter than the nose suggested, more in line with the lower viscous pour. The fullness of the flavor is high, though.

And the flavor that comes is in line with the nose. My initial impression, that was tempered as I drank more, was that of a really good, fresh licorice. The spice bite was a little light for that, perhaps. A little more cola that brownie up front, but lingering notes are brownie-ish. The brown sugar helps.

This beer reminds me a slight bit of Alewerks Rapadou Porter, which uses a sugar adjunct decently well. This is better, with the barrel aging really not distinct/very well integrated. Well enjoyed as a closing beer for the night.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fishwhisperer
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours jet black with thin mocha colored head that dissipates to a thin ring. Not much lacing.

Aroma - Absolute huge bourbon nose, burnt brown sugar, vanilla, oak and roasted malts. Dark chocolate as it warms.

Taste - Oh the taste is mouth watering, a very balanced mixture of bourbon, oak,vanilla, brown sugar, dark chocolate and molasses.

Feel - Full bodied creamy smooth feel. Warming and oh so smooth.

Overall - Just an amazing beer, such wonderful balanced flavors the alcohol is so well hidden but the bourbon flavor is there.

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Photo of VABA
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bjlynch83
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Jim!

This one pours a pretty dark black, with a small head, and very small amount of lacing.

Smells like chocolate fudge, caramel, sweet bourbon, and oak.

This got rave reviews from my mouth for sure- it tastes so silky, with lots of chocolate, a bit of roast, a moderate amount of sweet bourbon, and slight creamy coffee. It's not the most complex build ever, but it's still really tasty.

This is medium bodied and pretty creamy, with basically no essence of the alcohol apparent at all.

Jackie O's is mega underrated, and this is another welcome addition to their catalogue for me.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jhfinn
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of NMA
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drunkenmess
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of luke12345
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LAp
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into an OEC tasting glass. Pours a deep black - at the margins, it's an almost hazy brown. Smells deep and roasty, with an almost umami element (soy-sauce like). The palate takes that same unique umami/soy component and adds to it an almost coca-cola taste and sweetness. Hints of chocolate linger in the background, with subtler-still coffee. Mouthfeel is deeply thick. Outstanding. The umami and soy are the real stand-out components here, unique from the many other Imperial Stouts I've been trying recently.

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