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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3686) - 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:-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (503) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1432) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (1426) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (678) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Draft, Aroma is dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is similar with a nice hop and malts presence, full bodied, nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Very standard imperial stout, a little on the flat side, light on roast and strong on booze, looses drinkability. Its aight, i guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle:   Pours black, thin to moderate frothy brownish head, little lacing.   Mild roasted malt aroma, some chocolate notes as well on the nose.   Not as hoppy as I was expecting.   A bit of a fruity example, soft roast, dark chocolate, with some ashy bits on the backside.   Fairly smooth, hard to believe this is 10.5%.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finish is soft roast, dark chocolate, a touch of ash, and a smidgen of campfire.   Solid Imperial Stout, hides its ABV well.   Seems to be low on hops, and isnt all that malty either.   Super easy to drink, and at 10.5%, thats a bit dangerous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borup (8935) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2015
From tap at CBC 2015. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel, licorice and dried fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ron (3170) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2015
bottle got on Spring trip to vist Erica in Ohio with Patty and dan. Black pour with a nice tan head. Nice roasty aroma with dark chocolate, cocoa and a note of dark fruits. Bittersweet roasty flavor with dark chocolate, cocoa, a bit of coffee and a light alcoholic note. Mouthfeel is thick, chewy and silky. Nice and warming. Really good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (1372) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2015
From notes. On tap at Bells Funvitational on September 12. The pour is a dark brown/light black with a collar of dark tan head and no lace. The aroma is all roasted malt and a little smokiness. Licorice is prominent, as is a good chocolate, and there is a hint of fruit on the back end. The flavor is more roasty malt and a heavy licorice. Its really smooth. Dark fruits are in there, hard to detect, and the chocolate is also light. The mouth feel is thinner and well carbonated. The finish is a lingering licorice and some good malts. Not bad.

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