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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (1079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle. Have had before at brewpub. Superspak has not had it and that makes me a sad panda.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2540) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle into glass. Nose is raisins, dark fruit, roast, lactose, and more. Sip adds coffee and grounds. Chewy. Complex bitterness with straightforward sweetness. Not a summer drink. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (9460) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Cherry chocolate malt and hay aroma. Black with minimal head. Sweet black cherry, chocolate malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Nice balance. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2993) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with a small head that fades to a nice ring, leaves some lacing. Aroma is big chocolate, raisins, vanilla, caramel, and light espresso. Tastes like molasses, chocolate, and caramel mostly. Big raisin and dark fruit finish. Medium body. Solid but a bit too sweet for me to love.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7872) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"A well rounded imperial stout. Chocolate, roast, caramel, coffee, char in equal measure. Not quite a standout in style (and my 3rd favorite Jackie Os stout out of 4) but still pretty dang good. Quite smooth and drinkable."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6024) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy chocolate, light-moderate molasses, dark fruits, light roasted malt, and a hint of espresso. As it warms, some vanilla notes start to come out and alcohol becomes a little noticeable. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a three finger light brown head that has pretty good retention before eventually fading to a thick film. There is some light webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a moderate-heavy chocolate and molasses combination along with some light caramel. There are some light dark fruits that show up in the middle. The finish has light-moderate roasted malt, light espresso, faint vanilla, and just a hint of the 10.5% abv. Its full bodied with soft carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel. Overall, this beer seemed to grow on me more and more with each sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cernjoh (180) - Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Poured from relatively fresh bottle. Aroma is molasses. Appearance is dark brown almost black like old engine oil with a half finger tan head that dissipates rapidly. Palate is smooth. Overall a great beer and highly recommended. Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fitwitchik (431) - Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a snifter a blackest brown black with minimal head. Aroma is coffee brown sugared with cocoa Flavor is straight up amazing. Have had on tap & bottled is pretty darned close. Thick coffee tons of molasses & some hops but balanced beautifully. One of my top 10 brews ever...DAMN

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matthewjk (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Whoa, this thing is pretty damn good. Jackie Os has quietly delivered the goods out of Athens for a while now, but this might be their "capstone" beer. Damn this thing is so well brewed. Heavier on the fig / current than I would have suspected. ABV on high is very well masked. Overall, Im quite pleased. Serving: 375ml bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (5900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle that was received in a trade with awlcordell. Black with amber highlights. A one finger dark tan is cool. An aroma that is not as big as expected brings chocolate and roasted notes. The flavor is aggressive and big. Chocolate, dark fruit, roast, dry bakers chocolate, a bit of coconut, and molasses. Hops are sulfur. Midglass alcohol is tasted but it fades soon enough. There is just a lot going on here and it is all good.

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