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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (187) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pour from a bottle is a nice opaque black with a light tan head, aroma is soft with a little cocoa nibs and molasses. Taste is a nice combo of molasses, cocoa nibs and coffee. After taste is a little bitter and dry but goes down smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1723) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2014
December 13, 2014. Bottle at home, 2014 vintage. Rating #1700.
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, coffee, light sweet licorice,dark fruits and hints of vanilla. Taste is medium sweet with chocolate, dark fruits and light bitter roasted coffee, finish is sweet caramel, fruits with coffee and a lingering dark roasted note. Medium bodied, smooth soft carbonation.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bearscience (4) - - DEC 10, 2014 does not count
One of my favorites, dark pour, brown head. Dark chocolate flavor with a pure smooth taste. Enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1516) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2014
375 bottle. Thanks Matt. Unsweetened dark malt. Dark fudge. Licorice. Burnt rubber. Solid imperial stout. Nothing special but enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainBoosh (34) - - DEC 5, 2014
Pours dark with moderate brown head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is sweet, alcohol, slight cocoa. Taste is light molasses, maybe bittersweet chocolate, very mild coffee. Mouthfeel is nice, a little heavy, mild alcohol burn. Overall good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (603) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Fonefan. Black body with nice lasting tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with chocolate and hints of vanilla and caramel. Taste is coffee with roasted malts bitterness. Aftertaste is bitter with hints of vanilla.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11276) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2014
Good beer and old football games with Mads. Black with a lasting tan head. Lots of chocolate in the aroma, with notes of coffee and vanilla, and a little hint of fruity hops. Sweet roasted flavour with herbal and fruity hops, and a notable touch of hot alcohol

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle @ Denmark-Sovjet, 1985. World Cup Mexico Qualification. Shared with Christian. Pours black with a creamy head. Nose is roast, soy, coffee and fruit. Smooth and full bodied. Dates and figs beneath some chocolate , sweet vanilla and dusty coffee. Full bodied. Vaguely disappointing.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (5321) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle from Bierkoning, large sample. Dark color, short frothy brown head. Huge aroma of mocha and milk chocolate, slight flowery and vanilla sweetness even, caramel fudge, hint of rosemary even. Quite sweet in taste, but also some bitterness, coffee notes, slight alcohol burn. Soft carbonation, medium body. Bit dry in the finish, slight alcohol burn. Absolutely wonderful aroma.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Panzuriel (1358) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2014
On tap at the Jackie o’s public house in Athens, Ohio. Dark apparition is a deep black brown beer with a small head of mocha colored bubbles. Nose is sweet and full of roasted coffee goodness. Taste is just a touch bitter dark chocolate with good sweet roasted malt. Body is luxurious. Finish is very nice. Excellent beer.


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