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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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2377) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (352) - - 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

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (86) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
demmbonz (589) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35959) - 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]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3754) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3427) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2725) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle @ Another Tasting, courtesy of dEnk. Tasted side by side with the bourbon barrel aged. Pours a pitch black beer with a small tanned head on top. Aroma is roasted coffee, dark molasses, dark fruits, slight boozy characters going on. Flavor is very nice, loads of bitter chocolate, coffee. Very full bodied, loads of flavors going on, long, bitter finish. Very nice, full bodied imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4031) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle @ another tasting. Aroma is huge roasty liquorice, tar, ash, chocolate, bread, flamed out campfire. Flavour is huge roasty liquorice coffee burned molasses and more. A bit thinner then expected.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5695) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle shared at Another Tasting thanks to Denk. Pours near black with a small tan head. Aroma of massive roast, doughy malts, toffee, chocolate and fudge. Flavor is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation.


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