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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1743) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
En fût au Parker Pie, des restants du takeover. Superbe mousse due à une effervescence trop vigoureuse qui rend le corps volatile. Les saveurs partent de la cassonade, mélasse et chocolat au lait pour aller vers le charbon, malts fûmés et torréfaction aiguë.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Tap at hops and pie. Reddish dark brown with a small tan head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, molasses, and dark fruit. Flavor is the same with some coffee and roasted malt. Medium bodied with a warm finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (582) - Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Pours black with tan head and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, and tons of roasted malts. Taste is the same with vanilla and creme. Flavorful and smooth. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9071) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, dates, figs, and prunes with earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness, and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Draft at the source. Black, very black, brown head. Aroma of anise, burnt edpresso. Taste is dark fruit, espresso, bitter cocoa. Dry finish. Delicious.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Experiment_Ale (650) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bomber at Armin's. this bottle is infected for sure. Aroma is tart garbage with some chocolate toasty malt. Taste is sour tart and chocolate malt background. Might have been a pretty nice beer if not infected.12

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Appearance was wonderful, with very little head. Smelled like chocolate, with coffee present as well. Taste was outstanding... chocolate, coffee and some fruit up front.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3337) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
On tap at the pub. Dark beer with a rich, creamy head and a smooth oily mouth feel. Nose of rich, expensive chocolate and something like ice cream. There is a lot going on in this beer, with flavors of coffee with caramel syrup in it, raisin bread, chocolate covered cherries and a nice alcohol bloom. This is a great beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
A little unusual - sweet, earthy, bitter - three things that don’t traditionally work well together. I did, however, enjoy it because it was incredibly easy to drink for a 10% stout. Not completely convinced that it worked that well, but an interesting idea nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1507) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2013
On tap at the brewpub, poured into a sample glass. Pours black with big beige head. Taste is big chocolate. Alcohol is well covered, good beer.


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