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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15759) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9999) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (14810) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 251014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1971) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle from jsquire, thanks Jeff! Pours black as coal with a tan head leaving spotty lacing. Aroma has loads of sweet caramel, chocolate, some roast, some molasses and a touch of smoke. Taste is of sweet molasses, bakers chocolate, roast, heavy caramelly malts and some umami. Full bodied yet with not much of an alcohol presence. Finishes more bitter than sweet, with some length. Solid and tasty brew with many components. 14.7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottled 375 ml, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014.
Thanks to rlgk + Aniela!
Clear very dark red to black color, small fizzy white head. Sweet, roasted, cocoa, alcohol scent. Roasted, alcohol, dry, charcoal taste. Charcoal aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle, from b3shine (thanks Beau!), shared with phantomhennes. Near black with a dense brown head. Ooooo this is fudgey! Rich and chocolatey, hard roast, a touch ashy, some molasses. Yum!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yoachim (46) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Flaska på provningen USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Luktar alkohol, russin, surt, karamell, besk. Fin svart färg. Smakar Beskt, metal, lakrits, gräs, choklad, mjölk. fyllig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4229) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Pours dark mahogany with a small tanned head. Aroma is fruity raisins yeasty malty bready. Flavor is as aroma pleasantly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6054) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Black color with a beige head (surprise surprise). Nice smooth aroma. Fruity, vanilla and chocolate. Thick oily body. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Lovely sipper. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla and raisins. Some alcohol coming up.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (15322)
- Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Opaque black beer with a decent beige head. Roasted chocolate and cocoa aroma, vanilla, figs, licorice, biscuits, bready, tar, some coffee. Roasted dark chocolate and coffee flavor, roasted, licorice, vanilla, figs, some warming alcohol, figs, some caramel. Quite nice.

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