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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3624) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2013
Shared with urbain and david ( struise ) and travlr Bottle from bobochamps . Pours dark brown no foam Smell is barrel aged , coffee Taste is bitter , chocolate , hint of sour . Nice .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2013
65cl, Vintage 2012, Bottle 238/300, no mention of ABV, as Bourbon Barrel Kopi Luwak Dark Apparition, new exclusive American brew, with coffee, thx to Secret Santa!, complex Stout, roasted/woody and slightly alcoholic/vinous, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle pour opaque black with dark tan head. Nose of dark roast coffee ad faint bourbon. Taste slightly boozy, roast coffee, dark chocolate, and dark fruits. Almost some dark wine flavors. Nice thick mouth feel.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cstromberg57 (3) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2013 does not count
Fantastic beer!! Josh C! Thanks for the bottle!! Pours dark black with a think dark head that fades rather quickly. The nose on this one if fantastic! Tons of bourbon, vanilla and some coffee. The taste follows that nose perfectly! Great bourbon, chocolate and coffee that mixes wonderfully. Great mouthfeel, very thick and satisfying. Overall, I will try to get this bottle again at every opportunity! Don’t miss out if you can get it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2906) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle shared by MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours cola-colored with a thin tan head. Nose is dark roast coffee, but not pungent at all. Sugary, with a graham cracker, vanilla, and milky cream base. Taste is dark roast coffee with lots of milky sweetness, vanilla, butterscotch, oak, and dark roast on the finish. A little booze with warming heat on the finish. Pretty big body. The barrel aging seems to have amped up the sweetness and muted the coffee.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Notes of espresso, dark chocolate and bourbon on the nose. Pour is thick with a dark tan/red head that lingers around for the entire pour. Taste is predominantly coffee into bitter chocolate with bourbon finishing off the palate with the smoked malts of the stout coming through at the very end. A nice brew but the coffee takes over all of the predominant flavor and really doesn’t allow the beer to really shine.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle, from MikeTD, Wow, this was awesome. the coffee just adds such a great flavor, the taste from this is hauntingly awesome. barrel treatment takes a nice back seat and adds complementary flavors as opposed to dominate like a Bourbon County Stout So so good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11093) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Tap sample. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate and bourbon alcohol aroma. Heavy bittersweet dark coffee, chocolate malt flavor with a heavy dark bittersweet and small bourbon alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is an standout beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6979) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (3244) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2012
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.


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