Jackie O's Brewery BA Dark Apparition
What the brewers say
"A truly decadent brew that is intended to be poured into your favorite snifter."
What our panel thought
"Nose of soft whiskey, raisin, chocolate, vanilla. Alcohol out front in flavor, with rich caramel malt, treacle, dark chocolate, raisin mincemeat, sweet cherry. Thick, rich body. Long-lasting kiss of whiskey warmth in the finish."
What our editors thought
"Bold nose—balsamic reduction on charred figs, dark cherry, dark-roasted peanuts, with port and whiskey overtones. Silky sip of roast coffee, faint cherry, light hazelnut, and long-lingering dark-chocolate bitterness."