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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21505) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Pitch black colored with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted flavor of caramel and dried fruits with notes of bourbon and chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavor of caramel and dried fruits with notes of bourbon and alcohol. Roasted and warning alcoholic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle. Nr. # 85/336. Thanks to Hallinghansen for sharing. Pours black with some beige bubbles on top. Nose is heavy bourbon. Lots of vanilla, wood & liquorice. Flavor is roast, wood, vanilla. salty liquorice and dark fruit. Smooth and medium bodied. Alcohol warmth. It’s tasty but not overly complex. Quite nice however! Thanks Jacob!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle at home. Shared with Mette. Pitch black - light brown head. Vanilla. Licorice. Fruity. Acid. Burned. Dark chocolate. Herbal notes. Cocoa. Mouldy notes. Dark sugar. Light coffee - acidic coffee. Nice - but a bit too much barrel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of burnt licorice and cocoa. Taste is burnt cocoa.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2010
(Draught) Pours a black body with a moderate creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted grains, chocolate, anise, vanilla, raisins, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate with a bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11543) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
A: The beer pours a black color and looks almost flat, in fact, it is. No head to be found, either. S: Jesus is this boozy. Tons of bourbon, booze, and ethanol type aromas on this one. Lots of oak with a bit of vanilla as well as some chocolate and roasted malt notes, just a hint of coffee, as well. T: Tastes a bit better, but still a touch harsh. Lots of booze/ethanol as well as a bit of actual bourbon flavor. Some wood and vanilla are there as well as roast, chocolate, and a touch of coffee. M: Medium bodied with essentially no carbonation. O: Way too harsh, way too much booze, and no carbonation? Not a winning combination.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11453) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Opaque black beer with a nice beige head. Woody chocolate aroma, vanilla, caramel, roasted, hay, coffee, some raisins, figs, raisins, some grapes. Roasted woody chocolate and vanilla flavor, licorice, cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee note,s figs, licorice, vinous notes, warming alcohol, Very, very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11070) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2013 Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, caramel and bourbon alcohol aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy bittersweet dark chocolate malty flavor with a heavy bittersweet and small bourbon alcohol bite finish of long duration. This is another standout beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere (10451) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, nice bourbon vanilla chocolate, licorice, soy sauce, briney, very nice. In mouth, a complex mix of mocha coffee and chocolate, woody notes, super warming alcohol, licorice, vanilla, beautiful. Bottle from Boutip, shared with GRM, Probstk and Ian, Dec. 2 2011.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10196) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, carmel, brown sugar and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, carmel, light oak and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering fruity bourbon finish.


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