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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ chriso [ oh6gdx birthday bash tasting ].

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing to lasting, light beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol - bourbon, rice coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, dusty coffee. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111203]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (23724) - Tyres, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2011
Bottled at oh6gdxs birthday bash at chrisos. Really black, no head. Aroma of treacle and vanilla. Sweet and heavy with massive body. Super sticky and bold, truckloads of treacle and vanilla. Some coffee may be there too. Not a complete trainwreck, but not far from it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22410) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21661) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2011
750 ml bottle. Very dark brown, tan head. Has plenty of barrel in the aroma, but too much barrel in the taste for me, it overwhelms the rest of the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18719) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle at Pats birthday tasting at chrisos. Pours an oily, rich brown with a foamy, beige head. Rick coffee aroma. Very sweet flavor with plenty of coffee, mocha, roasted malts, brown sugar, some lightly stinging booze. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warm finish with wood, roast, booze, coffee, mocha. Good stuff overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle at Chriso Patriks Bday tasting. Black beer. Thin tan head. Classy choc. Good coffee. Bit of heat on finish. Coffee choc liquer finish. Choc cookie finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 3, 2011
A: The beer pours black in color with a finger of tan colored foam. S: Plenty of coffee aroma to this. Its really nice and has a touch of spice to it. Lots of vanilla and bourbon notes with a touch of oak. Chocolate and roasted malt aromas to go along with all the coffee. T: A fairly substantial amount of semi-sweet dark chocolate to go with all the intense coffee. Still lots of bourbon and vanilla from the barrel and minimal oak. Moderate sweetness of toffee and molasses. M: Medium to full bodied with a medium carbonation. O: Easily the best of the Dark Apparition varieties that Ive had. Really nice stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle 104 of 213. Pours black. Quickly disappearing brown head. Nose/taste of fresh coffee, roast chocolate, oak and vanilla. Taste has some light lactose sweetness and cocoa. The coffee is definitely front and center in both nose and taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13609) - 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.

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