Beer of the Week: Jackie O’s Dark Apparition Russian Imperial Stout

Jackie O's Dark Apparition Russian Imperial Stout is easy to drink but packs a punch at 10 percent. (Courtesy Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery)

WASHINGTON — Who’s afraid of a friendly ghost … beer?

WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and James Beard Award nominee Greg Engert to talk about Jackie O’s Dark Apparition Russian Imperial Stout for the latest edition of WTOP’s Beer of the Week.

Quick facts:

  • Brewery: Jackie O’s, Athens, Ohio
  • Description: featuring flavors like chocolate, coffee, roast, dark fruit and caramel, along with some nice earthy/spicy hop notes, Dark Apparition is a huge beer with tons of character.
  • ABV: 10.0%
  • Greg’s pairing suggestions: Blue cheese with figs, beef enchiladas, roasted beets, fried chicken or barbecue, and of course, mac & cheese.

See more Beer of the Week columns from previous weeks.

Brennan Haselton

In 2000, Brennan Haselton took a job at WTOP as reporter and anchor, and that's where he has been ever since (with the exception of a brief return to Seattle in 2005). He is a two-time winner of the national Edward R. Murrow Award, and winner of the National Headliner Grand Award.

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