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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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This hauntingly good brew in your hand is rife with dark complexities. Eleven malts were used to create deep flavors of coffee, chocolate, caramel, and molasses. A hint of bitterness and herbal character from carefully selected American hops help support the monolithic maltiness of Dark Apparition. After a month of conditioning in stainless steel, the beer was transferred into bourbon barrels. For 8 months, Dark Apparition waited patiently in oak barrels until the time was right to spring forth with its ghostly gusto. A truly decadent brew that is intended to be poured into your favorite snifter and given time to warm up from its dark and cold resting place. Be aware when in the presence of Dark Apparition cause this ghost is a creeper.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (784) - GREECE - MAY 9, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Blue session. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, cookie, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, spicy, vanilla. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full silky body with soft carbonation

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3963) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle sample at the last tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Pours black with a beige to brown head, aroma of vanilla, wood, chocolate, coffee, cocoa, flavor of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, roasted wood, cherry, cocoa, toffee, full bodied, amazing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1179) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2015
Tap @ CBC 2015, blue session. Black pour with a mocha head. Vanilla fudge, caramel, light roast and dark chocolates. Some nutty notes as well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1894) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
375cl bottle enjoyed at home. Poured a dark Black colour with a non to long tasting mocha head. Leaving a Nice mocha oily ring on top. First notice is very sweet muscavo sugar, sweet molasses, roasted malts, toffee, Brown sugar, vanilla, fudge, sugary notes are overpowering the Bourbon. Getting some spicy nutmeg aswell. Some sweet Bourbon notes in the taste, oak, vanilla, slight bitter finish. Maple bark. Sticky mouthfeel. However i was expecting a little more Bourbon barrel here.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
At CBC. Poured deep dark brown with a beige ring. Aroma of dark fruit, fudge and roast malt. Full body, flavour as the aroma, vanilla smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1785) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2015
Pours dark low head Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, coffee, figs, dades Taste has sweet vanilla sugar, muscavado, gigs, dades, port

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (16796) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Tap at CBC15... Dark black... Thin tan lacing... Soft bourbon chocolate roast malts nose... Dark chocolate.. Dark malts... Big bourbon long coconut bourbon

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
25th April 2015
Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Dark chocolate nose. Palate is smooth and semi dry and mildly crisp. Dark chocolate follows the nose, rich and spicy. Chocolate liqueur. Fruity bourbon turning spicy and dry. Dry finish. Tasty but spicy, could do with some time.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38081) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015

Bottle 375ml.

[ As Jackie-Os Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition ].
ABV: 11.5%. Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, bourbon, alcohol, vanilla, light coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, chocolate, alcohol, bourbon, buzzy, vanilla. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20150116]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (1217) - Nevada, USA - MAR 29, 2015
So I traded a really big beer for this. Not sure it was an even trade, but I still really like this beer. Flavor is outstanding, just not enough body or depth. Molasses is sticky and the brown sugar is sweet. Guess Im just expecting more from that bourbon barrel. With that said, I still REALLY like this beer.


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