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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2014
375 ml bottle in trade from Joe. Huge thanks buddy! Pours dark brown from the bottle and settles as pitch black in the glass with a one finger brown head. Beautiful aroma of rich chocolate and bourbon, lots of woody oak, a hint of vanilla and coconut. Flavor is a nice hit of woody bourbon, vanilla, caramel, more wood and vanilla. Long finish of the vanilla and bourbon, and relatively hot. Mouthfeel is thin for the style, but not overly thin to the point of really hurting the brew, though it comes off as a little hot as noted. Medium plus carbonation. Very nice after dinner drink, and you must love bourbon as it has soaked up a lot of that flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle from brewery via Michael K. Pours a very dark brown/black, little to no tan head. Aroma boozy chocolate, sugar. Body rich and thick, finish positively massive, maple character comes through immensely. Woof!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ej (1252) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
2014 version, bottle. (11,5%) Pours a jet black with a well sized, creamy dark tanned head. Aroma of dark roasted coffee, grains and bourbon. Tar, oak, liquorice and ashes. Taste is wonderful. Medium sweet balanced by bitter coffee, chocolate, and roasted grains. Slight alcohol warmth. Full, sirupy body with soft co2.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2014
Tan head dark pour mild carbonation head recedes to strong cover aromas nice bourbon touch molasses dark chocolate sweet caramel the flavours tastes of bourbon and malt knit so well together rich dark chocolate near fudge molasses honey coffee caramel dried fruit note plum medium bitter succulent stuff malt at its best lovely bourbon touch the finish best aftertastes the bourbon so perfect on the palate malt sweetness lasting bitter top class stuff

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Inbreak (4662) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2014
07.09.2014, 0,375l bottle @ home:
Nice brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is rich and sweet, mild bourbon, soy sauce, salty licorice, dark sugar, dark malts, oak, grass, coffee, burnt caramel, hints of vanilla. Taste is mild and well balanced, dark malts, mild bourbon, cocoa, oak, coffee, licorice, grass, dark sugar, soy sauce, burnt caramel. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Lovely lovely stuff!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blomster (288) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at home. Dark brown. Aroma of soy sauce, chalk, chocolate, whiskey, oak. Pretty harsh, boozy mouthfeel. Ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2014
375 mL bottle from And Beer, opened 8/10/14. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of strong whiskey, chocolate, soy, dark fruit, wood, peanuts, The taste is chocolate, cocoa, roast, booze, dark fruits, nuts. Medium bodied, boozy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (6221) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle: Thanks GTH: Served in a Duvel glass: Pitch black with a small brown head/lacing. Aroma is a beauty, one to put your nose in for hours: bourbon, vanilla, caramel, cream, roast, light butter, toast, mocha, raisin dark chocolate, some liquorice... Very nice balanced! Flavpurs of mocha, vanilla, wood, dark chocolate, light spice, roast, bitter, cream, bourbon, light liquorice... Beautiful! Aftertaste is dark chocolate, mocha, bitter, wood, roast and bourbon. Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy sticky texture. Awesome stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (3815) - SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
@Basunen 14-8-23: mycket söt fatton. Smaken är full av sötlakrits och bourbon. Snygg balans. Lagom het. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21633) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of burnt licorice and cocoa. Taste is burnt cocoa.

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