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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Kopi Luwak coffee has a very interesting history. Dutch Colonists began to cultivate prized coffee beans on the islands of Java and Sumatra in the early 18th century. The indigenous people that farmed the coffee and worked on the plantations were prohibited to harvest the coffee fruit for their own use. The farmers and plantation workers soon realize that the nocturnal Asian Palm Civet would consume the fruit and excrete the coffee beans undamaged. The natives gather the droppings of the civet, cleaned the beans, dried them in the sun, roasted the beans, and made “their” coffee beverage. During to the beans strange journey through the civet, digestive enzymes alter the beans reducing the bitterness, harshness, and promote protein development. This gives the coffee a very robust and round character. Once the Dutch caught wind of this process, they realized that the natives’ coffee was far superior to their prized coffee. The most expensive coffee in the world was born. Inspired by this amazing coffee and the natives bizarre story, we set out on a mission to provide you, the craft drinker, with not only a world class barrel aged beer, but also world class coffee at an affordable price. Dark Apparition is our ultra rich Russian Imperial Stout. Black as midnight and rife with dark complexities, Dark Apparition is a beast of a brew. Freshly emptied Woodford Reserve barrels were filled with hauntingly decadent beer. The beer aged for 4 months before receiving over a pound specially roasted Kopi Luwak Coffee. After an additional month of aging the beer was bottled. Kopi Luwak Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition is a great beer to share with friends and a surefire conversation starter at your next get together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle at friday night hotel tasting at EBF 2011.
Aroma : Great coffee and roasted malt. Very strong coffee with light bourbon.
Taste : Roasted malt with lots of coffee. Light hops and light bourbon. Light chocolate on finish.
Overall : Very nice coffee presence. Not too much bourbon. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonusWagner (1423) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Thanks to optimator13 on BA for shipping me this tasty beverage! Coffee is of the earthy quality rather than the Starbucks latte quality. Bourbon is well utilized. Chocolate brownies. Good beer, not overwhelmingly sweet like the Vanilla/Rum combo was.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6707) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to Brad! Poured black with a yellowish brown head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma was full of coffee beans with some backing roasted grains and a hint of bourbon. Flavor was quite nice with a combination of coffee and bourbon with a hint of chocolate and roasted malts. Nicely rounded.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle at the hotel tasting after Night of the Barrels at EBF. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Big coffee, bourbon and smooth roast. Smooth and cool, chocolate and coffee. Cocoa, roast, and lots of brownies. Pudding, chocolate, and roast on the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Black pour. This beer is simply a coffee and chocolate lovers dream. Just the right amount of toasty malts and hops give this beer great body and balance.
Earlier Rating: 3/14/2011 Total Score: 4.5
Black pour, brown head. Wonderful oily looking beer! Coffee, roasted malt, raisins, prunes, more coffee!, chocolate, bourbon...wow...flavor is so loaded with coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, oak, char, what a beer. Bravo!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6111) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bomber at RBWG. Pours a totally black color with a medium beige head. The aroma is sour coffee, a massive sweetness as well from the coffee and barrel, though the bourbon is light. The flavor is a very nice stout base of milky sweet coffee, roast, some light bourbon, and sweet milkiness throughout. Some tart sour roasted coffee as well. Nice. A good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Sample at Jackie O’s on 2/5/11. Pours darkest brown with no head. Smooth KL coffee nose with chocolate notes and a boozy character that was less intense than I expected, which really allowed the coffee to be the main focus. Flavor starts with oaky booze and moves to smooth coffee and chocolate through to the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1216) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle at a recent BA/RB tasting. Colour... black with a thin rim of tan. Nose... WAKE UP TIME! Now that’s a smack o’ Jo! Coffee city! Palate... intense coffee with a splash of booze (like the coffee mi abuelita had in the a.m.!)! Next, the anise sets in with notes of dark chocolate, vanillin, and even hints of soap, but in a licorice way, not in a bad way like when Ralphie has to put a bar of Life Buoy in his mouth after a cussing episode!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4143) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured black like oil with a light tan head. Like fresh pressed coffee and a nice strong bourbon kick. Sweet in the end with malts, roast, mocha, and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4419) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2011
This poured an almost jet black color with a beige head. Aroma was lots and lots of fresh almost espresso like coffee with a good amount of bourbon and vanilla too. Flavorr was bursting with great tasting coffee, not overly roasted or burnt, and dark chocolate and bourbon were there too. Great Stuff.

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