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Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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.


FROTHINGSLOSH's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5965) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Thanks Helmut! Sampled from a growler this beer poured an oily black color with a medium sized foamy brown head that left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet toasty malts, cocoa, vanilla and anise. The flavor was sharp and bitter fruity hops, anise, toasty malts, port wine, cherry, vanilla and a hint of mint. Incredibly long hoppy and toasty finish with anise and cherry notes. Thick and creamy - the beer really coats the tongue and refuses to leave. Marvelous!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CardsFan25 (82) - - DEC 29, 2015
Dark, pitch black pour with about a finger of tan head. Aroma and taste have molasses, coffee, carmel up front with a sweet vanilla finish. Quality stout!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
On tap at CBC15. Black with beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice, coffee, tobacco, fruits with slight tart notes. Taste is similar, rich and smooth, chocolate, light tartness, chocolate and slight tobacco.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (1773) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Jsquire. Pours inky, oily black with small tan foamy head, woodsy caramel aroma, medium carbonation, bitter mocha taste with strong alcohol overtones, medium bitter finish with alcohol aftertaste. Smooth but robust, very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2695) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Middle of the pack in a blind imperial stout tasting including all the classics. Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, maple. Taste is sweet with a dark fruit/ molasses flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (23913) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2015
Draught@CBC2015 (blue session). Black colour with a mediumsized beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice, coffee, mild tobacco as well as some ripe fruits. Flavour is quite similar in a very nice balance, and also a nice chocolaty edge in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1644) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle from Steve "Two Inches of Fury" Cummons. Thanks. Pours the same color of the thick black glittered dildo he bonused in the box. And I think it was used because it smelled the same as when he farted at my house.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3786) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2015
20-NOV-2015, bottle @Erik, from Fish & Beer. Black with a low tan head. Bourbon, roast, chocolate. Wonderfull smooth Bourbon infused but never too much. Full, sweet, fantastic:-)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (529) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, caramel. Taste is mild to moderate sweetness with a moderate bitterness. Flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, molasses, caramel. Overall a very good imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1524) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours black, with a small mocha head. Aroma is sweet dark malts, with oak, cocoa, vanilla, leather and raisins, as well as molasses and notes of wooden berries. Full, velvety, creamy body, with very soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet grainy malts, with notes of coffee, leather and wood, cocoa, vanilla and raisins, as well as molasses and sweet liquorice. Really nice and lingering sweet bourbon finish. Well balanced, and dangerously drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (1559) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle 0.375l at JefVerstraete place Gent Belgium.03.08.2015.Thank you Jef for sharing this bottles.Pour it dark hazy color with small white head.Aroma of jomelop e.Taste of dark chocolate, some roasted malt, coffee, bitter finish note.Good balanced.


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