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Jackie-Os Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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This hauntingly good brew in your hand is rife with dark complexities. Eleven malts were used to create deep flavors of coffee, chocolate, caramel, and molasses. A hint of bitterness and herbal character from carefully selected American hops help support the monolithic maltiness of Dark Apparition. After a month of conditioning in stainless steel, the beer was transferred into bourbon barrels. For 8 months, Dark Apparition waited patiently in oak barrels until the time was right to spring forth with its ghostly gusto. A truly decadent brew that is intended to be poured into your favorite snifter and given time to warm up from its dark and cold resting place. Be aware when in the presence of Dark Apparition ’cause this ghost is a creeper.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
375 mL bottle from And Beer, opened 8/10/14. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of strong whiskey, chocolate, soy, dark fruit, wood, peanuts, The taste is chocolate, cocoa, roast, booze, dark fruits, nuts. Medium bodied, boozy.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (4392) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle: Thanks GTH: Served in a Duvel glass: Pitch black with a small brown head/lacing. Aroma is a beauty, one to put your nose in for hours: bourbon, vanilla, caramel, cream, roast, light butter, toast, mocha, raisin dark chocolate, some liquorice... Very nice balanced! Flavpurs of mocha, vanilla, wood, dark chocolate, light spice, roast, bitter, cream, bourbon, light liquorice... Beautiful! Aftertaste is dark chocolate, mocha, bitter, wood, roast and bourbon. Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy sticky texture. Awesome stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2110) - SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
@Basunen 14-8-23: mycket söt fatton. Smaken är full av sötlakrits och bourbon. Snygg balans. Lagom het. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11132) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of burnt licorice and cocoa. Taste is burnt cocoa.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (8379) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
> Insanely silky, rich bourbon barrel expressive, decadent RIS

[ Bottle ][ 375ml ][ motorheadtodd ][ Trade ][ Hotel Room Garbage Glass ][ 8.17.14 ]
>> Dark pour with blood ruby highlights. Lower foam with good retention. Aroma is just silly: orange dark chocolate ball, smoke, buttery rich bourbon, chocolate mousse, cocoa powder, savory. Very rich taste with a shooter like medium hot finish. No fusel white alcohol. Bitter cocoa, rum, and bourbon, brown alcohol warmth. A powerful beer, rich and drinkable with no white alcohol character. Palate is rich, oily, ultra silky. So good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1167) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2014
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are bourbon, wood, vanilla, dark fruits, and chocolate - with a bitter and slightly alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2575) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2014
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, wood, coffee, caramel and licorice notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with bitter notes and alcohol. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Imby.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3896) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Roast, good thick texture. Black pour. Lots of barrel in this. Finishes boozy with some sweetness. Caramel and alcohol. Thanks to gendv138 for sharing this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4815) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2014
375ml bottle pours an inky black with some ringing, brown head. Nose has a lot of roast and toast, mild booze, bready, molasses. Flavor is sweeter, molasses, licorice, black pepper, caramel. Finishes a little hot and lightly peppery.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2178) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Black colored pour. Small ring of tan bubbles. Not much lacing. Sour aroma of spoiled vegetables and a slight chocolate. Taste is chalky chocolate and the faintest hint of bourbon. Finishes good despite the aforementioned problems.


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