llkc (1579) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
duft: mørk duft. mørk sukker sødme
smag: ristet kaffe kakao lidt bitter karamel
GothGargoyle (2463) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016. Black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, treacle, dark fruits. Full bodied, velvety mouthfeel, rich and creamy on the palate with a hint of roast and warmth on the finish. Taste is vanilla, coffee, chocolate, Bourbon, treacle.
mariuspoenari (1693) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at CBC 2016. Black with a tan head. Bourbon, coffee, vanilla, licorice. Great mouthfeel and balance between flavours.
olsvammel (6293) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at CBC 2016. Roasted smell with dark malts. Also boozy. Similar taste. Rough and very boozy.
martin00sr (2787) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @CBC16. Very dark brown, small offwhite head. Brown sugar and vanilla aroma. Flavour has vanilla, sweet malt and bourbon. Good and easily drinkable.
borre_m (1339) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, no head. Aroma is sweet, bourbon.Taste is balanced, roasted, smooth, bourbon. Nice Balance.
Douberd (4925) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Jackie O’s Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 11.5%
Totally black colour on the body, small but thick dark brown head sitting on top, with good retention.
Aroma of soy sauce, alcohol, bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts.
Taste has plenty of bourbon, still soy sauce but much lighter now, on the other hand much more chocolate and a milky on, roasted malts, light alcohol. As it warms up the soy sauce nuances fade away and it tastes more like a chocolate dessert.
Medium body with good carbonation. Sticky on the palate.
caesar (6685) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from former Molen beershop @ Benzai, medium sample. Dark color, short frothy head. Aroma of some roast, dark chocolate, vanilla, bit coconut, slight oak wood, touch of coffee, biscuit, cookie. Roasty bitterness, some vanilla and coconut sweetness. Bit more dry in taste than I expected, could use some more body. Love the aroma, absolutely awesome.
Benzai (14294) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 bottle @ home shared by Caesar. Opaque pitch black color, small brown head. Aroma is malts, bourbon, a slight hint of cocos. Taste malts, bourbon, slightly sweet, almonds, some bitter. Medium body, suitable soft carbonation. Nice.
Bulk_Carrier (3894) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Joel aka Boatsandhoes on talkbeer.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a quickly dissipating slim fingered head that didn’t leave any lacing.
The smell started off a major sweet bourbon boozy dry woody aroma over top of sweet brown sugar and a light vanilla.
The flavor copies the aroma nicely, taking on the dryness to come across in the aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation sits fairly low key. Still, the dryness hits at the mouthfeel.
Overall, I liked the other Dark Apparition with the vanilla and coffee way more. This was good, but there’s almost that cloyingly sweetness trying to make a slight presence in the feel.