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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (2245) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2016
375ml bottle shared by Chalumeaux. Thanks, TJ! 2015 bottle. Pours Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, some licorice as well. Dark coffee in the finish. Drinks easy for 10.5%.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (5596) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Tap at CBC2016, Copenhagen. Colour is almost black with small brownish head. Aromas and flavors: Dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (6329) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Tap@ CBC 2016. Pours black with a thin brown head. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, creamy. Ashy, dark chocolate. Lingering chocolate finish. Sweet, coffee notes. Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsporrer (626) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Pours a dark brown to black with a thin tan ring. Light carbonation with plenty of lacing. aroma of sweet dark fruits, roasted malts with hints of molasses and licorice. Medium body with a creamy texture. Smooth, full mouth feel with lasting flavors and big warm finish. Very enjoyable, tasty, not harsh and masks the alcohol well. could have been a tad thicker. Gets better as it warms up.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3938) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
On tap at CBC 2015. Pours black. Quite bitter with a moderate sweetness. Malty aromas of coffee with notes of toffee and chocolate. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3404) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2016
Flavor is tight. Aroma is a little soy sauce and roasted coffee. Flavor is smooth and sweet. Chocolates on the finish. Bit of vanilla.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Berard (620) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with dark creme colored head that lingers and laces. This beer pushes all of my buttons. Perfect level of sweet, bitter and booze. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (2061) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Dark black. Thin tan head. Lots going on here. Thick and chewy. Malt bomb. Molasses, coffee. Sweet chocolate becomes dark bittersweet cocoa nibs. Thx Jsquire! I need to track down some variants.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CardsFan25 (86) - - DEC 29, 2015
Dark, pitch black pour with about a finger of tan head. Aroma and taste have molasses, coffee, carmel up front with a sweet vanilla finish. Quality stout!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
On tap at CBC15. Black with beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice, coffee, tobacco, fruits with slight tart notes. Taste is similar, rich and smooth, chocolate, light tartness, chocolate and slight tobacco.


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