martin00sr (2394) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @CBC16. Very dark brown, small offwhite head. Brown sugar and vanilla aroma. Flavour has vanilla, sweet malt and bourbon. Good and easily drinkable.
borre_m (1161) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, no head. Aroma is sweet, bourbon.Taste is balanced, roasted, smooth, bourbon. Nice Balance.
Douberd (4427) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Jackie Oís Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 11.5%
Totally black colour on the body, small but thick dark brown head sitting on top, with good retention.
Aroma of soy sauce, alcohol, bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts.
Taste has plenty of bourbon, still soy sauce but much lighter now, on the other hand much more chocolate and a milky on, roasted malts, light alcohol. As it warms up the soy sauce nuances fade away and it tastes more like a chocolate dessert.
Medium body with good carbonation. Sticky on the palate.
caesar (6379) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from former Molen beershop @ Benzai, medium sample. Dark color, short frothy head. Aroma of some roast, dark chocolate, vanilla, bit coconut, slight oak wood, touch of coffee, biscuit, cookie. Roasty bitterness, some vanilla and coconut sweetness. Bit more dry in taste than I expected, could use some more body. Love the aroma, absolutely awesome.
Benzai (12387) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 bottle @ home shared by Caesar. Opaque pitch black color, small brown head. Aroma is malts, bourbon, a slight hint of cocos. Taste malts, bourbon, slightly sweet, almonds, some bitter. Medium body, suitable soft carbonation. Nice.
Bulk_Carrier (3430) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Joel aka Boatsandhoes on talkbeer.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a quickly dissipating slim fingered head that didnít 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 thereís almost that cloyingly sweetness trying to make a slight presence in the feel.
weihenweizen (2894) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated 12.7 oz. brown bottle from JStax poured into a snifter. Coal black with small beige head. Aroma is nice light bourbon and chocolate, medium/thick body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, molasses, some oak, some heat, hints of booze, and balancing hops. This is the best Jackie Oís beer I have had, thanks JStax.
WillRunForBeer (2062) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. EBF 2016. Pours Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, raisins, some bourbon. Tasye follows. Some licorice as well. Bourbon and oak in the finish.
JBPortland (1451) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle pours brown black with small head. Nose has lots of licorice, dark fruit, nutty vanilla, dry bakerís chocolate. Taste has bitter roasty bakerís chocolate, some vanilla, licorice, a touch thinner in the body. Finishes with moderate sweetness, bitter roast, coffee, cream, nutty, light bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate.
bluejacket74 (1751) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 ounce bottle, 2016 vintage. Served in a Jackie Oís snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. I like the aroma a lot, the brew smells like brown sugar, molasses, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and some coffee. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís also some burnt/charred malt and woody flavors noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís slick and smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. I liked this brew a lot and I definitely recommend this, but then pretty much everything from Jackie Oís is really good!