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RATINGS: 196   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3209) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours dark blackish brown with a small mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, charred wood, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark chocolate and hints of glue. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, moist soil, minerals, hay, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee and alcohol. Mouthfeel is round, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter, malty and boozy with roasted malts, caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, moist soil, hay, bitter chocolate and alcohol. Bit hot and unrefined…

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11748) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5074) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Black color small beige head. Dry wood, coffee and chocolate. Full body. A bit sweet and a moderate bitterness. Dry ending. Powerful flavor. Oak, raisins, chocolate and vanilla. Mild acidic. Nice flavor but not any good aroma.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (653)
- Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
Dark cola pour with minimal tan head. Aroma is dark prunes and fruits - nice but not super complex on the nose. Taste is a beautiful combination of barrel and beer - vanilla caramel to the max, sweet finish with some dark fruits coming out; toasty in a good way. Not a very full bodied beer but the flavours are exceptional. Delicious stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13976) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1393) - 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 (5758) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2741) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (776) - 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 (1113) - 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.


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