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RATINGS: 273   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (6243) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsporrer (582) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3909) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3395) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Berard (604) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (1942) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CardsFan25 (85) - - 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!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5401) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (2120) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Jsquire. Pours inky, oily black with small tan foamy head, woodsy caramel aroma, medium carbonation, bitter mocha taste with strong alcohol overtones, medium bitter finish with alcohol aftertaste. Smooth but robust, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (3037) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Middle of the pack in a blind imperial stout tasting including all the classics. Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, maple. Taste is sweet with a dark fruit/ molasses flavor.

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