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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2380) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
My first Jackie os beer. Thanks kathouse!! Pours black with minimal tan head. Aromas of sweet vanilla, root beer, milk chocolate, lactose, warm spice, caramel. Flavours are sweet and toasty. Bread, caramel, chocolate, vanilla. Palate is too thin.. Otherwise really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1347) - GREECE - MAY 9, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Blue session. Black color with beige head. Light roasted malty aroma, bready, chocolate and coffee, dark dried fruits. Sweet and bitter taste with chocolate and coffee. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (4070) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle sample at the last tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Stas & Vova. Pours black with a beige to brown head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, wood, honey, flavor of chocolate, wood, honey, coffee, orange bitterness, medium bodied. Nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle: Black, inky body with a small tan collar outlining the top. Aroma of heavy roast, cocoa nibs, dark malt, & some faint char. Almost like campfire wood, but not as smoky. Flavor is also very charred, roasted, & a touch ashy, but lands just shy of a full fledge scorching. Light undertones of cocoa & burnt caramel sweeten things up a touch. Some toasted nuts in the finish, a hint of black licorice & molasses, too. Pretty nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (1930) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
Pours dark low brown head Aromas of dark malts, hints of soy, coffee, asphalt, chocolate Taste has nice warming body of cholokate, coffee, muscavado, dried fruits

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2845) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of molasses, chocolate, coffee, dates and figs. Taste is sweet vanilla, chocolate, rich and creamy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (12643) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
Fonefan 251014. Black colour with a tan head. Flavour is licorice, roasted malt, hop, coffee, chocolate, alcohol. full body. Very nice and warming beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4702) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2015
375 ml bottle thanks to fiver29. Pitch black color with a nice lingering roasted malt character. The aroma is a reflection of the flavor. Medium sweet dark chocolate , bitter roasted coffee, molasses and , mild dark fruits with hints of coffee. Medium bodied, smooth soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamChandler (3743) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Thanks Chris for sharing this 375ML bottle with us. Split 3 ways @ cellar temp. Pitch black. some alcohol legs, the bubbles are big but faded fast. Aroma is nice. Lots of chocolate, loads of roasted malts. a bit of cheap candies. just smells like a to-style imperial stout. Nice beer. Dark chocolate, licorice, high IBU, a little booz. the lingering chocolate finish. Very solid, well made stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ohemming (37) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Meh, more isnt always better, this beer is just ok and not worth the price. Get a six pack of mystic mama instead.


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