Jackie Os Bourbon Barrel Kopi Luwak Dark Apparition

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Kopi Luwak coffee has a very interesting history. Dutch Colonists began to cultivate prized coffee beans on the islands of Java and Sumatra in the early 18th century. The indigenous people that farmed the coffee and worked on the plantations were prohibited to harvest the coffee fruit for their own use. The farmers and plantation workers soon realize that the nocturnal Asian Palm Civet would consume the fruit and excrete the coffee beans undamaged. The natives gather the droppings of the civet, cleaned the beans, dried them in the sun, roasted the beans, and made their coffee beverage. During to the beans strange journey through the civet, digestive enzymes alter the beans reducing the bitterness, harshness, and promote protein development. This gives the coffee a very robust and round character. Once the Dutch caught wind of this process, they realized that the natives coffee was far superior to their prized coffee. The most expensive coffee in the world was born. Inspired by this amazing coffee and the natives bizarre story, we set out on a mission to provide you, the craft drinker, with not only a world class barrel aged beer, but also world class coffee at an affordable price. Dark Apparition is our ultra rich Russian Imperial Stout. Black as midnight and rife with dark complexities, Dark Apparition is a beast of a brew. Freshly emptied Woodford Reserve barrels were filled with hauntingly decadent beer. The beer aged for 4 months before receiving over a pound specially roasted Kopi Luwak Coffee. After an additional month of aging the beer was bottled. Kopi Luwak Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition is a great beer to share with friends and a surefire conversation starter at your next get together.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Taster on tap at Jackie-Os 7th. Dark but clear color. Minimal khaki head. Little web on the surface. Really nice combo of bourbon and coffee in the nose. Just incredibly huge coffee flavor. Bourbon, wood, some smoke. Big body, light carbonation, dry texture. Bitter taste, and booze. This is a massive beer. Something to behold, but maybe not the best first choice to have the morning after the taste-a-thon I had the night prior... But I couldnt resist

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (5903) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Poured on draft. Its inky black with no head to speak of. The aroma is very intense coffee. The bourbon comes through a little bit on the nose and in the taste. It takes the back seat to the coffee, though. Kopi really kicks this beer up a notch. If you dont like coffee, though, you will hate this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (3025) - Odense SV, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2012
Trade from, ha i dont remember, sorry, but thanks a bunch. Dark brown pour with a small light brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, coffee, roast. Flavor is vanilla, chocolate, coffee, light alcohol, roasted malt, dark fruits. It has a soft carbonation, waterish mouthful, but still delicious. Nice lacings. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3661) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul! Bottle 50 / 213 2011 vintage The beer is a dark brown color, with 1/4" of beige head. The head recedes to a thin, oily layer and leaves some good lacing on the glass. The aroma brings a grandiose coffee presence, followed by bourbon, light tobacco, and subtle oak. The smell is superior to the taste. The flavor brings a heavy dose of coffee, as expected. Flavors blend well together, though the body is a bit on the thin side. The finish leaves ample coffee and roast notes lingering on the palate, as well as a lasting bitterness. Overall, this brew was pretty easy to drink and rather enjoyable. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-10-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9845) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Shared by alexsdad06 at DLD 12- thanks again, Brad! Big-time want. Pours a deep but not opaque dark brown with a small beige head. Big, big coffee in this one. So smooth and roasty. Chocolate, oak, bourbon, vanilla, and toasted brown sugar complement the coffee. Medium-bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
Hot pepper smell. Deep brown color, flat. Milky creamy coffe flavor. After taste is slightly caramel. Aftertaste of rum or bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (8742) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours near black with a thin tan head. Light roasted malty aroma, with coffee and light bourbon sweetness. The flavor has sweet coffee and vanilla, light bourbon sweetness, and lightly roasted malts. Good stuff, not a ton of bourbon, which is a good thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (23944) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3rd December 2011
ChrisOs Early December Tasting. Opaque black beer, small tan head. Light dry palate. Smooth dark malt. Semi sweet bourbon with coconut. The coffee is quite well buried but a nice beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 7/15/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tasting glass. The beer is nearly black with slightly lighter edges. A brown foam cap rests on top, fading rather quickly. Bourbon and Kopi Luwak, a great smelling creamy coffee for sure. Smooth chocolate and roasted malt are a little bit more in the background compared to the regular Dark Apparition. The bourbon and coffee flavors blend so well together, and the smooth roasted malt and chocolate flavors are nice as well. This doesnt have that awkward transition to the hops, but there is still a little bourbon booziness at the end. Not terrible, but not great. This is quite the smooth beer. Maybe it is the illusion of smoothness from the Kopi, but I am ok with that. Still a fairly light carbonation, leading it to feel like it has an even more full body than it does. This is a fun variation on a good beer, and I might be being a tad critical simply because of the amazing beers that were tasted along with it. Definitely worth revisiting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
[email protected] [email protected] Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, some liquorice, alcohol and mild vanillaish notes. Flavour is big time coffee, mild alcohol, some liquorice and roasted malts along with some ashy notes as well.

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