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RATINGS: 181   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1202) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle from a trade. Poured black with thin tan head. Aroma of sugar vanilla char booze. Light carb med bod. Sweet raisin vanilla choc light bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5648) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2014
38cl, Vintage 2014, at 11.5%Vol, exclusive American brew, from Mikkeller Webshop, very complex Stout, roasted/alcoholic/sweet and slightly woody/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2669) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Froma 650ml brown bottle. Aged 2yrs. Black pour with almost no head. Strong bourbon nose, vanilla, brown sugar. Taste has chocolate, roast, wood. Some late heat from the alcohol. Dry at the end with a lot of barrel.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (669) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Bomber, from 2012 i think, courtesy of Tommy and Chris, thanks! Thick black pour, with light chocolate milk head. Aroma, roasted malts, strong whiffs of oak, and vanilla, stings the nose a bit. Taste is roasted malts, loads of oak and wood, almost scrapes the palate, toast dry finish with a touch of warmth from the booze. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1046) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
2 year old bottle to tulip Motor oil, coffee, bourbon, caramel, oak, and resin. Opaque reddish brown with a thin tan head. Oak, lots of oak, some booze, vanilla, coffee, bourbon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4728) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle - Lots of bourbon, molasses and roast. Jet black with no head. Oaky, bitter chocolate, roasty malts and a very dry finish. I quite like this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1469) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (870) - 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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ej (762) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3312) - 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


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