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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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. 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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenJensen (179) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2015
Coarse nougat colored and persistent foam. It is brewed with 7 malt varieties and smells wonderful coffee and dark chocolate. The taste is most influenced by the coffee and black pepper, but it also has a taste of brown sugar, chocolate and caramelt. At the bottom of the palate you will find raisins and other dried fruits and a little vanilla. Gradation is high and tasting a hint of alcohol toward the end. The hops are composed of European and American hops and provides long and heavy aftertaste. It is a tasty and elegant imperial stout, but it sets no new standards for the type that you have not tasted before.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1177) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2015
12oz bottle pours a thick black color without any head. Lots of molasses. It smooths out with some time to breath. Mild hops noticeable at the end.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Knilas (23) - Sidney, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Jet black in color with a nice brownish tan head. Notes of coffee, chocolate and heavy on the molasses. Light happiness and easy on the carbonation. One of the finest imperial stouts Ive tried. Ill be buying many more of these!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12595) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Keg at the 4th Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Session 2, 01/05/2015. Black with a big old tan head that retains well. Nose is roast malt, spice, charr, chocoalte, toffee. Taste comprises dark fruit rinds, charr, dark malt, toffee fudge, chocolate, light spice. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent impy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (12534) - DENMARK - JUN 19, 2015
CBC. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little vanilla. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, hop, vanilla little dark fruit and a little bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBunker (907) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
12.7oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is of malt, chocolate, caramel, and lactose. Taste is of toasted malt, with chocolate, caramel, and slight lactose. Has a bitter, earthy hop character as well. Lingering bitter chocolate taste. The alcohol is definitely there. Mouthfeel is light and sticky. Body is very carbonated, and thinner than expected. A very tasty, boozy beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (3641) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015
Tap@CBC 2015, Blue Session - black pour with tan/beige head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste with prominent coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, some burnt malty notes, roasted finish. Lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCaptMatey (183) - Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Poured an opaque black with a thin coffee colored head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Taste is rich chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, smooth molasses with soft herbal bitterness. Medium-full bodied with a smooth with moderate carbonation and low bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Advocate_Ames (502) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Pours dark with a good khaki color foam head. The aroma has hints of coffee, chocolate, molasses, some caramel, and roasted dark malts. Tasting I noticed mild bitterness, nice roasted flavors, some sugary caramel, very rich in malts, and a yeast booze blended taste. The finish was enjoyable and the beverage was full in body. Overall this was a good brew but being a stout fan it missed the mark with me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (7523) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015. Pours black with a creamy brown head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, light coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, some dark dried fruit, light alcohol. Flavor is light sweet, malt, coffee, chocolate, little vanilla, caramel, fruit, alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. 010515


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