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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2010
22oz bottle Tampa Wkly Gathering @TampaPourhouse Thanks markwise-pours a dissipating light brown head and dark brown color. Aroma is bourbon, sharp hops/wood, dark malt-molasses. Taste is hot bourbon, alcohol,, wood, spice hops, dark malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, caramel and alcohol aroma. Heavy bittersweet dark chocolate malty flavor with a heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Thanks to pantanap. Nice full roasty dark chocolate aroma, light bit of grassiness, fruit and a touch of alcohol, crunchy roast. Pours a thick oily looking dark brown with a small head. Flavor is of dark chocolate syrup, bit acidic, somewhat sharp and sweet, maybe a bit one dimensional. Thinner bodied, smooth slick and creamy, bit oily.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 16, 2010
courtesy of stfun, thanks for this gem! great lil 6 oz hand bottle, nice carb, no air in bottle. pours a thick still black with a late rising faint brown skim on the surface. the aroma is light and bright with cherries, woodiness and a porter like profile almost. the taste is much more stout like, but still a nice refreshing quality coming in at the end that i cant name. especially strange since it is thick and oily on the palate, and has a long laster after taste. there is coffee, chocolate, tar, slight smoke, lots of roast, medium burnt; and a pretty strong tobacco profile in the backend. great stuff, delivered in great condition!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Courtesy of Stfun...just like all my other awesome beer. Was lucky to have this and Oil of Aphrodite with eachother. This beer pours a pitch black with a thin tan/brown head that smells like caramel, tons of malt, an oatmeal raisin cookie, more oatmeal, molasses. At the first sip it just coats your palate. Definitely a chewy consistency of roasty, dry malt, brown sugar, oatmeal, awesome palate coating deliciousness. The mouthfeel on the end is basically the same as after you suck/chew on those little bricks of caramel... very dry, sweet, thick, but still coated end to end with the flavor. Really nice brew

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Dark viscous pour with a thin beige head and spotty lace. Aroma is roast, espresso and dark fruit. Creamy mouth-feel. Flavor is roasty with a hint of chocolate, coffee and chalk. finish is dry with a hint of caramelized cane sugar

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1054) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 11, 2010
RBSG Tasting. Some chocolate. Weird fruitiness. And strange special roast? Flavor is much better though. Special roast? works well here. (Note: maybe it’s the munich, honey malt, special b combo).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6490) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Shared at the 2010 RBSG Grand Tasting by either the cbus crew or Kan, thanks whoever it was. Poured black with a brown head that dissipated slowly. Aroma was full of coffee with some dark grains and roasted malts. Flavor had a bit of dark fruit with coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of caramel. Nice and thick on the tongue.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (2615) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle 26 of 72 Once again a nig thanks to JohnGalt1. Pours out a black topped with a small tan head just hanging on around the edge of the glass. Aroma was of rich dark roast, vanilla, light pit fruit sweetness, and a little cocoa. Taste was more of the dark roast and vanilla. A nice sweet and bitter end with molasses and cocoa showing threw.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
bomber; bottle 58 of 72; thanks to goryshkewych for the trade; oily dark brown with trace tan head; cola malts and powdered chocolate on the nose; thin texture and mouthfeel; black patent malt and touch of chocolate and coffee; crazy dry finish with ashy chocolate; some sweetness in the roast, nut not much; a decent light stout overall


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