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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015

Bottle 375ml.

[ As Jackie-Os Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition ].
ABV: 11.5%. Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, bourbon, alcohol, vanilla, light coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, chocolate, alcohol, bourbon, buzzy, vanilla. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20150116]

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (22542) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Pitch black colored with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted flavor of caramel and dried fruits with notes of bourbon and chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavor of caramel and dried fruits with notes of bourbon and alcohol. Roasted and warning alcoholic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
25th April 2015
Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Dark chocolate nose. Palate is smooth and semi dry and mildly crisp. Dark chocolate follows the nose, rich and spicy. Chocolate liqueur. Fruity bourbon turning spicy and dry. Dry finish. Tasty but spicy, could do with some time.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (16652) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Tap at CBC15... Dark black... Thin tan lacing... Soft bourbon chocolate roast malts nose... Dark chocolate.. Dark malts... Big bourbon long coconut bourbon

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14772) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of burnt licorice and cocoa. Taste is burnt cocoa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle. Nr. # 85/336. Thanks to Hallinghansen for sharing. Pours black with some beige bubbles on top. Nose is heavy bourbon. Lots of vanilla, wood & liquorice. Flavor is roast, wood, vanilla. salty liquorice and dark fruit. Smooth and medium bodied. Alcohol warmth. Its tasty but not overly complex. Quite nice however! Thanks Jacob!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14088) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (12807) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and heavy bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily and soft. 160115

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (12521) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at USA comes to Gteborg 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!

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
A: The beer pours a black color and looks almost flat, in fact, it is. No head to be found, either. S: Jesus is this boozy. Tons of bourbon, booze, and ethanol type aromas on this one. Lots of oak with a bit of vanilla as well as some chocolate and roasted malt notes, just a hint of coffee, as well. T: Tastes a bit better, but still a touch harsh. Lots of booze/ethanol as well as a bit of actual bourbon flavor. Some wood and vanilla are there as well as roast, chocolate, and a touch of coffee. M: Medium bodied with essentially no carbonation. O: Way too harsh, way too much booze, and no carbonation? Not a winning combination.


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