Monday, August 1, 2011
Jackie O's Vanilla Bean Rum Barrel Dark Apparition
A beer that I was very excited that my buddy Deuane pulled out during his cellar clearing party was Jackie O’s Vanilla Bean Rum Barrel Dark Apparition. This bottle was labeled 41/225. The beer pours a black color with a thin tan bubbly head. The aroma consists of vanilla, rum, milk chocolate, and also had the smell of a packed of hot chocolate. The taste is silky smooth with a sweet chocolate flavor, vanilla, and finished up with a nice warming rum finish. The after taste is where the caramel shines through and the vanilla comes back to sweeten things up a little bit. The alcohol content is 10.5% ABV. The smoothness of this beer was top notch and made it easy drinking despite the high alcohol content. It was nice and sweet, but not too much, and the rum gave off enough warmth to make you forget life’s problems.