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

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4.33/5
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731 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

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Added by ffejherb on 01-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#506
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
731
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
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484
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Trade:
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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jhfinn
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of NMA
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drunkenmess
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of luke12345
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LAp
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
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 -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AJmon13
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
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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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of callowaybp
4.33/5  rDev 0%
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 -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
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 -9%
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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Photo of Muss42
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chackman151
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wardt16
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

A solid bourbon barrel aged stout. Bourbon has a strong presence in the nose as well as the taste, which I like. Finishes dry however and that detracts from the overall enjoyment of the beer.

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Photo of bobhits
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Short and simple!

Bourbon warms this beer up but seems to clean kill the mouth feel and body. It almost waters down the beer and leaves a somewhat flat bourbon smooth body. The nose stays very smooth and vanilla, creme brulee like.

This is great great stuff but it misses just a bit due to the bourbon barrels killing the mouth feel.

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

Dark Apparition - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 731 ratings
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