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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5398) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy chocolate, light-moderate molasses, dark fruits, light roasted malt, and a hint of espresso. As it warms, some vanilla notes start to come out and alcohol becomes a little noticeable. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a three finger light brown head that has pretty good retention before eventually fading to a thick film. There is some light webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a moderate-heavy chocolate and molasses combination along with some light caramel. There are some light dark fruits that show up in the middle. The finish has light-moderate roasted malt, light espresso, faint vanilla, and just a hint of the 10.5% abv. Its full bodied with soft carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel. Overall, this beer seemed to grow on me more and more with each sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cernjoh (150) - Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Poured from relatively fresh bottle. Aroma is molasses. Appearance is dark brown almost black like old engine oil with a half finger tan head that dissipates rapidly. Palate is smooth. Overall a great beer and highly recommended. Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fitwitchik (390) - USA - SEP 21, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a snifter a blackest brown black with minimal head. Aroma is coffee brown sugared with cocoa Flavor is straight up amazing. Have had on tap & bottled is pretty darned close. Thick coffee tons of molasses & some hops but balanced beautifully. One of my top 10 brews ever...DAMN

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matthewjk (965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Whoa, this thing is pretty damn good. Jackie Os has quietly delivered the goods out of Athens for a while now, but this might be their "capstone" beer. Damn this thing is so well brewed. Heavier on the fig / current than I would have suspected. ABV on high is very well masked. Overall, Im quite pleased. Serving: 375ml bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (5350) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle that was received in a trade with awlcordell. Black with amber highlights. A one finger dark tan is cool. An aroma that is not as big as expected brings chocolate and roasted notes. The flavor is aggressive and big. Chocolate, dark fruit, roast, dry bakers chocolate, a bit of coconut, and molasses. Hops are sulfur. Midglass alcohol is tasted but it fades soon enough. There is just a lot going on here and it is all good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2232) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Black body with a medium light brown head. Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, sweet caramel, molasses, dark fruit, ripe fruit. Smooth. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3493) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2014
Tan head bubbly top dark pour mild carbonation aromas molasses dark chocolate caramel dark fruits smooth coffee the flavours roast coffee molasses rich dark chocolate medium bitter crisp touch plums sweet caramel smooth grain more herbal note good hop taste love the sweetness grows on you the finish best tastes sweetness that lingers hops herbal note fruits lasting bitter lovely imperial

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2014
07.09.2014, 0,375l bottle @ home:
Big brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish roasted, dark malts, roasted grain, sour coffee, chocolate, unripe banana, burnt caramel, grass, alcohol. Taste is mild and balanced, dark malts, grass, cocoa, roasted grain, slightly sour-ish roasted coffee, burnt caramel, oak, hay, hints of alcohol and unripe banana. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly burnt mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (917) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2014
Pours a black body with a thick and creamy looking dark tanned head. Aroma of malts, caramel, roasted grains, candy, coffee and chocolate. Taste is balanced but still lightly sweet. Roasted malts give of some bitterness along with a moderate hop-bitterness as well. Full bodied, slightly warming and softly carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1758) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2014
Pours pitch black with a low tan head. Medium viscosity and swirling it around leaves some nice oily lacings. Nose is quite rich and musty with chocolate and vanilla dominating with roasted malts, almonds, honey slight berry and spice notes. Taste is quite subdued but very balanced with chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, hints of toasted nuts and molasses. Mouthfeel is extremely smooth and velvety with low carbonation. Really good!

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