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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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.


FROTHINGSLOSH's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5332) - 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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Advocate_Ames (493) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Pours dark with a good khaki color foam head. The aroma has hints of coffee, chocolate, molasses, some caramel, and roasted dark malts. Tasting I noticed mild bitterness, nice roasted flavors, some sugary caramel, very rich in malts, and a yeast booze blended taste. The finish was enjoyable and the beverage was full in body. Overall this was a good brew but being a stout fan it missed the mark with me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (7372) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015. Pours black with a creamy brown head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, light coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, some dark dried fruit, light alcohol. Flavor is light sweet, malt, coffee, chocolate, little vanilla, caramel, fruit, alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. 010515

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steasy66 (1053) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Black with small tan head. Smells like malted milk balls. I hate malted milk balls. Chocolate flavor, thick, fairly smooth. Ok flavor but the aroma is awful.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mambossa (48) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2015
poured from 12.7 fl oz bottle. no bottled-on date, but had been in the cooler of my workplace for a good while. poured at room temp into snifter, jet black with quickly-dissolving head. no retention whatsoever. aroma of raisin, alcohol, smokiness, chocolate, sweetness. chocolate-y vanilla, raisin upfront, a little less alcohol in taste, heavy and sticky lingering of molasses. although knowing many people with close connections to this brewery, Ive never had many extraordinary experiences with their brews. the flavor is very nice but the linger a little heavy for my taste. aroma a bit boozy. I had a weyerbacher heresy beforehand, possibly skewed my palate. all in all, great flavor, worth the try, but didnt quite live up to the hype it had been built up to by my friends.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2155) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
My first Jackie os beer. Thanks kathouse!! Pours black with minimal tan head. Aromas of sweet vanilla, root beer, milk chocolate, lactose, warm spice, caramel. Flavours are sweet and toasty. Bread, caramel, chocolate, vanilla. Palate is too thin.. Otherwise really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (778) - GREECE - MAY 9, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Blue session. Black color with beige head. Light roasted malty aroma, bready, chocolate and coffee, dark dried fruits. Sweet and bitter taste with chocolate and coffee. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3962) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle sample at the last tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Stas & Vova. Pours black with a beige to brown head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, wood, honey, flavor of chocolate, wood, honey, coffee, orange bitterness, medium bodied. Nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3081) - Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle: Black, inky body with a small tan collar outlining the top. Aroma of heavy roast, cocoa nibs, dark malt, & some faint char. Almost like campfire wood, but not as smoky. Flavor is also very charred, roasted, & a touch ashy, but lands just shy of a full fledge scorching. Light undertones of cocoa & burnt caramel sweeten things up a touch. Some toasted nuts in the finish, a hint of black licorice & molasses, too. Pretty nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (1783) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
Pours dark low brown head Aromas of dark malts, hints of soy, coffee, asphalt, chocolate Taste has nice warming body of cholokate, coffee, muscavado, dried fruits

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2602) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of molasses, chocolate, coffee, dates and figs. Taste is sweet vanilla, chocolate, rich and creamy finish.


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