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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3070) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2014
September 14, 2014. Bottle, Pours dark brown, almost black with a small quickly dissipating brown head. Aroma is bourbon, caramel, woody, green and roasted coffee, grass. Taste is medium sweet chocolate, caramel, bourbon, finish is light bitter roasted wet wood, bourbon, vanilla and light alcohol notes. Smooth medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottled 375 ml, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014.
Thanks to rlgk + Aniela!
Marked 11.5% ABV.
Clear dark reddish brown to black color, small teal head. Alcohol, solvents, green bell peppers scent. Alcohol, nutty, roasted, vanilla taste. Bourbon aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Cocoa and dark chocolate comes comes through as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (1212) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Smells heavy bourbon and chocolate. Taste is notably of bourbon and fruits; christmas desert. Taste of Brazil nuts in the background. Thick mouthfeel; consistency of a milkshake.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yoachim (46) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Flaska på provningen USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Luktar lakrits, surt, sött, choklad, peppar, frukt. Fin svart färg. Smakar surt, frukt, alkohol, torrt, choklad, beskt, sött. Bra fyllighet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4284) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at rlgk. Aroma is malty sweet a bit chemical. Flavor is acidy bitter a bit astringent dry some fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4289) - 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…

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (16886) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (6553) - 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]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (822)
- Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2015 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14943) - 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.

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