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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (1034) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Draft sample at Hunahpu Day 2015. Caramel, coffee, and molasses dominate with lots of barrel character. Amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2778) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, coconut, raw sugar, bitter chocolate, wood, vanilla and licorice. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of bourbon, vanilla, wood, coconut and chocolate. Full bodied with light to medium carbonation. Really nice, lots of barrel notes.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle acquired through a nice trade! Thanks Trev! Meady molassis nose with a reference to brettanomyces. Dark pine honey! Reminds me of the retired Stronzo (DK) brews. Oily texture offering a funky carbonated start and middle, with a lasting brown and dark chocolate aftertaste. Lots of booze in the after and on the stomach. Great mouthfeel and lingering sensatory characteristics. Long live funky stouts with deviating profiles.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2015
There's a few better but this is up there. Smooth, with great vanilla notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6764) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
bottle .. glimmers .. black pour, mild foam .. . cooking chocolate, burnt wood, alcohol .. . medium mouth feel .. . sweet back end. decent finish .. . .uuhhh geez, uhhh... taken prisoner in ...some holy land... uhhhhhh. ill ask her.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1822) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
Pours black with a very low tan head. Aromas of fourbon, chocolate, vanilla and honey. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, muscovado sugar. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with almost no carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1816) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle thanks jstax!! Color is black with solid tan head. Aroma is vanilla berry oak. Taste is thick sweet bourbon. Slight berry finish with a boozy kick.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (8346) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle shared at the last tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Black with a nice brown head. Lovely aroma full of vanilla, bourbon and dark chocolate. Sweet flavor full of chocolate, vanilla, a bit of coffee and an alcoholic touch. Full-bodied, thick and silky. Really great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7836) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle, from b3shine (thanks Beau!), shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Hearty dark brown with a finely bubbled sienna-brown head. Big chocolatey aroma and flavour, matched by a lovely bourbon sweetness. Heavy malts here, slightly brothy (soy), big and chewy. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (1135) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
Big tan head on a pitch black body. Big barrel aroma, vanilla and coffee. Lots of woody flavors, molasses, coffee and sweet cream. Great stuff.


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