DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster on tap at Jackie-O’s 7th. Dark but clear color. Minimal khaki head. Little web on the surface. Really nice combo of bourbon and coffee in the nose. Just incredibly huge coffee flavor. Bourbon, wood, some smoke. Big body, light carbonation, dry texture. Bitter taste, and booze. This is a massive beer. Something to behold, but maybe not the best first choice to have the morning after the taste-a-thon I had the night prior... But I couldn’t resist
JStax (4538) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured on draft. It’s inky black with no head to speak of. The aroma is very intense coffee. The bourbon comes through a little bit on the nose and in the taste. It takes the back seat to the coffee, though. Kopi really kicks this beer up a notch. If you don’t like coffee, though, you will hate this beer.
hallinghansen (2608) - Odense SV, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Trade from, ha i dont remember, sorry, but thanks a bunch. Dark brown pour with a small light brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, coffee, roast. Flavor is vanilla, chocolate, coffee, light alcohol, roasted malt, dark fruits. It has a soft carbonation, waterish mouthful, but still delicious. Nice lacings. Great beer.
Huhzubendah (3327) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul!
Bottle 50 / 213
The beer is a dark brown color, with 1/4" of beige head. The head recedes to a thin, oily layer and leaves some good lacing on the glass. The aroma brings a grandiose coffee presence, followed by bourbon, light tobacco, and subtle oak. The smell is superior to the taste. The flavor brings a heavy dose of coffee, as expected. Flavors blend well together, though the body is a bit on the thin side. The finish leaves ample coffee and roast notes lingering on the palate, as well as a lasting bitterness. Overall, this brew was pretty easy to drink and rather enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-10-2011
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by alexsdad06 at DLD ’12- thanks again, Brad! Big-time want. Pours a deep but not opaque dark brown with a small beige head. Big, big coffee in this one. So smooth and roasty. Chocolate, oak, bourbon, vanilla, and toasted brown sugar complement the coffee. Medium-bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Very nice.
Rustyham (1825) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Hot pepper smell. Deep brown color, flat. Milky creamy coffe flavor. After taste is slightly caramel. Aftertaste of rum or bourbon.
blipp (7778) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a thin tan head. Light roasted malty aroma, with coffee and light bourbon sweetness. The flavor has sweet coffee and vanilla, light bourbon sweetness, and lightly roasted malts. Good stuff, not a ton of bourbon, which is a good thing.
madmitch76 (20818) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd December 2011
ChrisOs Early December Tasting. Opaque black beer, small tan head. Light dry palate. Smooth dark malt. Semi sweet bourbon with coconut. The coffee is quite well buried but a nice beer overall.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. First reviewed 7/15/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tasting glass.
The beer is nearly black with slightly lighter edges. A brown foam cap rests on top, fading rather quickly.
Bourbon and Kopi Luwak, a great smelling creamy coffee for sure. Smooth chocolate and roasted malt are a little bit more in the background compared to the regular Dark Apparition.
The bourbon and coffee flavors blend so well together, and the smooth roasted malt and chocolate flavors are nice as well. This doesn’t have that awkward transition to the hops, but there is still a little bourbon booziness at the end. Not terrible, but not great.
This is quite the smooth beer. Maybe it is the illusion of smoothness from the Kopi, but I am ok with that. Still a fairly light carbonation, leading it to feel like it has an even more full body than it does.
This is a fun variation on a good beer, and I might be being a tad critical simply because of the amazing beers that were tasted along with it. Definitely worth revisiting.
oh6gdx (24346) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@my birthdaybash@Chriso. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, some liquorice, alcohol and mild vanillaish notes. Flavour is big time coffee, mild alcohol, some liquorice and roasted malts along with some ashy notes as well.