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RATINGS: 275   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2906) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Black pour with a thin tan head and oily marks on the glass .... Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, oak and bourbon ..... Taste is of oak, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, oak, sweet molasses and caramel malts ... Has a thick thorough mouthfeel with lots of depth ... Oaky and sweet on the backend and lightly bitter in the finish ... Decent aroma wise ... Nice complex and oily/slick .... Finished dry and oaky with some lingering booze and sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (1289) - New York, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottled. Pours pitch black, small quickly dissipating tan head. Lots of bourbon, vanilla pours out. Chocolate and brown sugar. Sugar. Is prominent. . Flavor is perfect amount of bourbon, vanilla, and brown sugar. Super heavy. Unbelievably good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (1241) - ESTONIA - MAY 25, 2015
Dark brown, thin brown film. Aroma full of bourbon, vanilla, nicely alcoholic. Taste is also strong, alcohol kicking. Brown sugar strong, caramel. Finish is a bit harsh, dry tongue. Sharp stuff, good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9388) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2015
bomber. big bourbon nose, vanilla, cream, caramel, chocolate. Cloudy dark brown with lace. Flavors of bourbon, chocolate, booze, vanilla, brown sugar, licorice. Low carbo and a bit thin, but tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5084) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 22, 2015
pitch black color, flat, no head. Huge bourbon, vanilla, oak, brown sugar. Caramel and nuts. Lovely. Low carbonation lots of vanilla, brown sugar, roasted malt, boozy, licorice. A bit light and boozy. Lacks roasted character. 3.8 nice depth, but not sure its constructed as good as it could be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Black with no head. Slightly malty aroma with a bunch of barrel. Flavor is barrely some chocolate, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1965) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2015
Tap @ CBC2015. Pours pitch black with a medium brown head. Aromas of vanilla fudge, dark chocolate, light heat, some dark fruits and some nutty notes. Taste is fudgy, vanilla, dark chocolate, dark fruits, light sweet licorice and some nutty notes in the taste aswell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (10441) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015. Pours black with a brown head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, wood, bourbon. Flavor is malty, caramel, coffee, wood, oak, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, some alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. 010515

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10970) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015, Blue Session, Kbenhavn
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, coffee, caramel and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long vanilla, bourbon, oak, chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (5717) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015, Copenhagen. Originally rated 20150501. Colour is black with very small brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Bourbon, alcohol, some chocolate and roasted malts. Very boozy and undrinkable.

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