Jackie O’s Brewery Vanilla & Coffee Bean Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition 2019
What the brewers say
Aged in bourbon barrels conditioned on vanilla beans and coffee beans.
What our panel thought
Vanilla and coffee notes up front in the aroma. Moderate mouthfeel with a great vanilla and coffee aspect. A very enjoyable example.
What our editors thought
Sweet latte and Werther’s notes on the nose, backed by a refined espresso roast, while the sip offers less than expected, which becomes more. The sweetness is not overwhelming, the body isn’t thick, but offers enough support for the various flavors, and the vanilla offers a softening note that increases perceived sweet-ness. Well-considered and thoroughly enjoyable.