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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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. 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15580) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (6685) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Panzuriel (1962) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2014
On tap at the Jackie os 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4226) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Black and oily, small head. Aroma of heavily roasted coffee. Thick beer, with a deep round taste of coffee and dark cacao. Very nice, but way overpriced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (511) - - NOV 15, 2014
Dark thick black beer. Coffee sweet choco aroma. Full body. Solid irs, dying to try the bba version

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2014
375ml bottle @ home. Pours very dark brown, almost black with a light brown head that quickly fades. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, molasses and chocolate. Flavour is light bitter and light sweet, quite roasted. Body is medium to full bodied, smooth texture, soft carbonation and finish is roasted and slighty bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2014
2014 bottle to snifter. Thick black pour. Creamy head with a lasting ring. Beautifully smooth and creamy mouth. Long lasting malt complexities on the finish. Stellar imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2014

Bottle 375ml.

[ As Jackie-Os Dark Apparition ].
Clear dark black color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, dried fruit, prune, raisin. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark chocolate, dried fruit - raisin, prunes, dark malt. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20141026]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of vanilla, roast malt, alcohol, a bit of coffee. Full, smooth body, flavour as the aroma, nice and roasty, light cocoa, a little musty. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5640) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle at another tasting. Black pour with nice frothy off white head. Aroma is really roasty, nice licorice, some light coffee notes, light vanilla. Taste is really roasty, slightly acrid from roastiness. Palate is med full bodied with med carbonation. Pretty nice stout.

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