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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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
sic1314 (4033) - 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 (3617) - 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 (2952) - 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 (4097) - 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 (5987) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3617) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle at Another Tasting, hosted by MrHangover. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma is roasted, coffee, creamy, buttery, licorice and spicy. Flavor is very smooth and creamy, thick bodied roasted goodness. Very well balanced and soft texture.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1272) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2014
375 ml 2014 bottle shared with my wife on Halloween. Thanks to jtclockwork for sending this my way! Pours thick, nearly black with frothy mocha head that dissipates pretty quickly. Aroma: stone fruit, bitter chocolate, some roast. Surprisingly fruity, with undertones of molasses and licorice. Taste: chocolate and dark fruit dominate; moderately roasty bitter finish. Palate: chalky texture. Full- body, average carbonation. Lingering alcohol on the tongue. Overall: Solid imperial stout suitable for Halloween.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4665) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Bottled. full 37,5cl sample. The aroma has chocolate, nice subtle roast, hint of liquorice, some figs. Black coloured beer with a medium, beige brown head. The taste is sweet, light bitter with great smooth chocolate tones. Finish is nice and smooth. Good brew!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14628) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. It pours an almost black body under a tan head. The aroma is a bit weak I think, but what is there is nice. Coffee, dark sugar and chocolate, with some licorice and alcohol. It’s rather warming on the palate, full-bodied and with a nice carbonation level. Roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate and some booze in the flavor, some bitterness kicking in towards the warming finish. Very warming this one, lacking on aroma, but overall nice. 141025

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (8479) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle 375ml @ fonefan
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate and coffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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