alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Draft at Jackie O-s. Pours dark like all the others with small head. Nose has roaster malt, dark chocolate, chilis and some spice. Flavors are much if the same. I like the heat from the pepper. I think if this had more body that it would pull this off a but better. As it stands, I thought it was pretty good. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Dark Apparition Mole. On tap at JO’s.. Appearance same as the rest...Aroma of semi-spiced chocolate
flavors where the peppers aren’t as prominent but still present...
Flavors a deeper chocolate and black licorice with a spicy chile
pepper backbone. I like the added touch of some spice which coincides
well with a decent body and adequate carbonation. Def more of a
favorite of mine than the different varieties.
7/4/8/4/14 Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2011
On tap at the Jackie O’s Anniversary Extravaganza. Served side by side with a few of the other DA varieties.
Pours a very dark brown color with a thin whisp of a head and a bit of a collar around the edges. The nose is quite nice with some strong anise plus a bit of chili, roast, and chocolate. A touch of vanilla is hiding in there as well. The taste starts out good, but some of the experience is lost in the finish, which packs quite a bit too much heat for my tastes. The flavor starts out with some strong star anise/black licorice character, and then works it’s way into some of the characteristics of the base beer. As it finishes, the reason for the name becomes ever apparent as the chili starts to make its way through and brings a bit of a burn with it.
I really enjoyed this beer up through the finish, which just didn’t quite work for me, though others seemed to really enjoy it. The Drinkability was affected by the feel of the finish, but not so much that I had any problem finishing this.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 12-16-2010 chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On tap into a tulip...Looks no different than of the the dark app variants...Aroma of chocolate with vanilla, winter spices, and chili accents. The chili is nice not overpowering adds something to this...The taste starts off pretty nice but the chili’s are not as successful here as in the aroma. Gives it a weird taste I’m not loving. The added heat is a nice touch though. In middle of the da variants. jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 Draft at brewpub. Pours black. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, coffee and Christmas spices - though star anise and black licorice really overpower the palate.
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2011
This one poured a jet black color with a tan head. Aroma was of light chocolate, chiles, roasted malt, and the anise comes through a bit too. Flavor was a great blend of the sweetness of the stout and the chocolate mixed with the spiceness of the hops and the chiles. The only thing retracting from this beer is the burn in the throat after swallowing from the chiles. Dogbrick (14316) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Sample at the Jackie O’s Bottle Sale/ Stout and Big Beer Fest on 02/05/2011. This beer pours brownish-black with a thin beige head that recedes quickly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and spicy chili. Medium to full body with flavors of peppery spices, malt and dark chocolate. The finish is bitter coffee with a lingering spicy pepper aftertaste. Decent overall, but too heavy on the spice for my taste. ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Dark pour with minimal head and lace. Aroma is cinnamon, star anise, and chilie. Bittersweet chocalte, oange, light vanilla and coffee upfront. Finish is dry and pretty spicy (hot). I swear I didn’t really like this but, I found myself going back for more on multiple occasions SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
A- Body is a very dark brown, nearly black hue. Served with virtually no head-but with a think tan collar that remains thin but lingers on for awhile. Hints of vibrant red can be seen when this brew is held up to the light.
S- A hint of chili accents the classic DA IRS behind it. A bit of cinnamon lies deep within the background.
T- Flavor is a lot like regular DA but has an accent of chili and spicy cinnamon with roasted malt, vanilla, anise, licorice, and dark chocolate undertones. The spiciness fades for the finish and lets the stout characteristics shine through for a moment. Before the spiciness really kicks in- hot cinnamon and a hint of chili linger on and on for quite awhile.
M- Low to medium carbonation and a nice thick, viscous body that is exceptionall smooth and creamy.
D- Now THIS is a mole stout. Other than Hunahpu’s I have only had one other at a brewpub-and this is much better than both (though my 4 for appearance may subtract from how much I really love this brew). Its a fantastic, exceptionally well done brew overall-and one of my favorite stouts. Hopefully this will come around again or be bottled.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 12-05-2010 23:02:39
JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2010
On tap at the Jackie O’s 5th Anniversary Extravaganza. Pours darkest brown with a medium tan head. Malty nose with cinnamon and chili peppers. Chocolate malt flavor with notes of licorice and cherry before a slightly hot (as in pepper, not alcohol) finish.