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

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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:
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Added by ffejherb on 01-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
712
Reviews:
166
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.69%
 
 
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488
Gots:
195
For Trade:
34
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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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Photo of edthehead
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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Photo of TravisMason
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akopczyk
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AJmon13
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a Stone IRS tulip. Very dark and viscous pour with low carbonation and not much bloom (I do not consider this to be a flaw in a barrel-aged beer). The nose is rich with roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, and some coffee.

Full body with a creamy feel and rich, smooth flavor with a terrific balance between better and sweet.. I get roasted malt, lots of toffee, vanilla, unsweetened chocolate, and bourbon. Finish is warming but not boozy. Very smooth with no bite at all. Very liqueur-like. A dessert in a bottle.

Overall, an amazing barrel-aged beer with no oxidation or off-putting tart, dark fruit flavors. The flavor is especially impressive given that this beer is less than 12%ABV. It's expensive, but with Jackie O's you know you're getting a great barrel-aged beer. Very few brewers today seem to be able to match them in this department. I'm so glad I can buy these from time-to-time at Jungle Jim's in Eastgate. I've been to the brewery a few times, but it's such a long drive.

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4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of callowaybp
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great Russian Imperial. Lots of Bourbon and chocolate notes that grows as the beer warms up. Pitch black in color with very little head. Very smooth feel. A great one to have extra to age.

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Photo of tommy5
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml for $13 from 101 Bottles, split into balloon tulips with Lisa. Really delicious, complex, and a nice balance between stout and barrel character. Nose it a touch hot, this one will age well and come together over a year or so. Recommended.

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4

Nice oily look. No head though. Smells about right. Slight bourbon tones. Sugary. Tastes really mellow- not really robust, not really boozy. Feels kinda bad. Smooth, but its flat as a moxie. No bueno. Overall pretty good, but given the high price, theres others out there.

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Dark Apparition - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
4.26 out of 5 based on 712 ratings.
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