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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2881) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Pours black with flat head. Aroma of bourbon, muscovado, chocolate, vanilla. Taste is sweet, muscovado and dried fruit, fiery alcohol, boozy sweet. Body is rich and smooth with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown with a tan head. Dark malt and sugar aromas. Exceptionally smooth. Deep milk chocolate and dried fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (827) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
375ml bottle - jet black thick pour with thin head that goes away quickly. Nose of roast and booze. Taste follows with a tad of vanilla and soy sauce. Thick and oily on the palate. Middle of the pack for the style at best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (894) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2015
Svamp! Champinjon. Varm doftbild. Rund och len. Tydlig alkohol men inte så det stör. Bourbon är tydlig. Choklad. Eftermiddagsprovning hos Mattias.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (14425) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and heavy bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily and soft. 160115

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (1205) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
Big tan head on a pitch black body. Big barrel aroma, vanilla and coffee. Lots of woody flavors, molasses, coffee and sweet cream. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (13136) - DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle, 11.5%. Almost black with smal light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, yeast, dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla, wood and oak. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, sweet, oak, wood, alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, hop, little liquorice and medium bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6489) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, chocolate, wood, booze. Medium mouth, sweet roast, dark chocolate, really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nisse666 (5218) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle trade with _angst_, thx Man! Cons. 2014-12-20 Göteborg AR: first something very odd - let us forget that, round bourbon vanilla aroma, black chocolate, AP: dark brown oily fluid , fizzy stouthy dark brown deminishing head F: bourbon vanilla, dark milk chocolate bar, warming feeling, full body, wee bubbly wee rough carbonation, wee grainy, coffey candy

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
_Philomath (16) - Canton, Yukon, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
On draught at the brewpub, served in a snifter. The beer pours black with a medium thick brown head that diminishes to an outer ring eventually. Thick rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and bourbon. Rich body with flavors of chocolate, bourbon-soaked wood, dark fruit and a bit of coffee. The finish is roasty with a bittersweet chocolate and booze finish. Very enjoyable overall.

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