Jackie O's Dark Apparition - Bourbon Barrel Aged

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100
96
style
Serve in Snifter

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available

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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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Sebilinz (2784) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 7, 2018
Bottle. Thanks to SINH4. Black body with tan head. Aroma is caramel vanilla some wood bourbon. Taste is bourbon caramel vanilla alcohol. Aftertaste is sweet roasted malts nice balanced by some bitterness.

4.1
Koelschtrinker (22488) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 7, 2018
Danke an Sinh4. Rund malziger, deutlich holziger Antrunk. Mild karbonisiert, Schokolade, weich würzig, etwas bitter. Vollmundig, Rosinen, etwas trocken werdend. Süß, nicht übertrieben, hell holzig. Gut. 10/9/12/12//12

4.1
Ritzn (2176) - GERMANY - FEB 5, 2018
Black with medium brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate some vanilla and cocoa.beautiful. taste is not too sweet. Vanilla juice. Very balanced. Dry finish. Not phenolic or oily. Very good.

4.2
SinH4 (6895) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2018
Bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is vanilla, caramel, bourbon booze. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Thick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Amazingly balanced, awesome stuff!

3.5
jfb (7118) - GERMANY - FEB 5, 2018
(bottle, danke stefan!) deep murky brown colour with a semi-beige head. aroma of vanilla icing and fudge, with a touch of bran flakes, some brown sugar, earth and dark soy sauce. flavour is mostly the same, lots of brown sugar and bran flakes, with some more earth, roasted malts and a semi-tart finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

4.1
jonas (8530) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2018
Bottle. Dark brown, creamy brown lace. Strong roast, coffee bourbon barrel nose. Dark roast, coffee, good bourbon, wood vanilla notes. Dry medium full body, mellow mouthfeel. Very good.

4.3
Unde (1206) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2018 Blackish brown colour with smallish head on top which left to the sides of the glass and didn't appear anymore. Aroma has Bourbon notes, vanilla, oak barrel, dark chocolate, cream coffee, little sting of alcohol is there in the background. Taste has dark chocolate, roasted malts, Bourbon barrel, oak wood, syrup sweetness as well. Full oily texture with lowish carbonation. Pumps up the base Dark Apparition really well, Bourbon does good for this one.

4.3
bjorn77 (904) - Kraków, POLAND - DEC 16, 2017
Aromat: silny, bardzo zawiesisty, intensywny i przyjemny, masa śliwek suszonych i bourbona, śliwki w czekoladzie, wanilia, praliny, wisienki w likierze czekoladowym. Głownie jednak śliwka w czekoladzie, bourbon i wanilia. Wygląd: czarne, oleiste, bardzo mała, jasnobrunatna piana, drobnopęcherzykowa, szybko zanika. Smak: słodkie ale świetnie zbalansowane, czekolada, praliny, wanilia, świetny i silny ale nie przegięty bourbon, nuty drzewne, suszone śliwki, wiśnie w likierze czekoladowym, trochę nut palonych i kawowych. Balans wręcz wzorcowy,słodycz jest idealnie skontrowana nutami palonymi i beczką, sama beczka także świetna, bardzo mocna,ale nie zagłuszająca reszty, bardzo przyjemne waniliowe posmaki pojawiają się po chwili w ustach. Odczucie: alkohol czuć jako rozgrzewanie w przełyku i lekkie szczypanie na końcu języka, ciała dużo, finisz gorzkawy w postaci gorzkiej czekolady Całość: wspaniałe, pyszne, świetnie skomponowane piwo, bardzo bogate i intensywne, ale nie agresywne, super beczka, świetny balans, bardzo dobre. 8/4/9/4/18

4.2
SebBrews (217) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - DEC 2, 2017
Pours black with minimal tan head. Nose is bourbon, slightly smoked oak, soy sauce, dried plums, walnuts. Taste is sweet roasted malts, charred oak, molasses, dried plums. Nice, warming bourbon kick in the aftertaste. Sticky texture, full bodied, low carbonation. Very good, but the alcohol is a bit overwhelming in the taste.

3.7
pushkinwow (2977) - Ottawa, CANADA - NOV 21, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown with mocha head that fades. Heavy on the bourbon but a nice complex nose with a nice balance of booze, vanilla, butterscotch and chocolate roasted malts. Fades on the palate with a thinner boozier body, mild carbonation, sweet and boozy overall with a lot of barrel.


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