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RATINGS: 270   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 (6484) - 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!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4824) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
Fève de cacao et fruits rouges comme la framboise, mélasse et sa petite soeur le caramel dans un tout embrassé par l’alcool. Goût qui m’intéresse moins avec des saveurs développées de noix rôties/grillées/rances dans une sauce noire qui ne se démarque pas de la moyenne. Corps de porto sans pétillement marqué. La finale de mélasse et de chocolat amer et de noix est alcoolisée. Bon mais un peu difficile à boire.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1215) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
Sampled at CBC 2016 - day 2. Pitch black with a beige head. Notes of coffee, chocolate, dark roast, light caramel. Smooth mouthfeel, well balanced aromas.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2299) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016. Black with a light beige head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, fig, prune, raisin. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, well balanced palate, lightly roasty finish. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, prune, fig.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (2452) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2016
Tap @CBC16. Black with beige head. Roast and coffee aroma. Sweet coffee flavour, syrup, choc and vanilla. Licorice later on. Good and solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (936) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Poured from 2015 bottle thanks djd07 from free beer week. Dark black with brown tinges nice lacing and a thin tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate coffee and roasty malt. Taste is awesome dark chocolate coffee roastyness. Wow I could drink this all night. Thanks again djd07! !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (2115) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2016
375ml bottle shared by Chalumeaux. Thanks, TJ! 2015 bottle. Pours Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, some licorice as well. Dark coffee in the finish. Drinks easy for 10.5%.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (5402) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Tap at CBC2016, Copenhagen. Colour is almost black with small brownish head. Aromas and flavors: Dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (5936) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Tap@ CBC 2016. Pours black with a thin brown head. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, creamy. Ashy, dark chocolate. Lingering chocolate finish. Sweet, coffee notes. Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsporrer (526) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Pours a dark brown to black with a thin tan ring. Light carbonation with plenty of lacing. aroma of sweet dark fruits, roasted malts with hints of molasses and licorice. Medium body with a creamy texture. Smooth, full mouth feel with lasting flavors and big warm finish. Very enjoyable, tasty, not harsh and masks the alcohol well. could have been a tad thicker. Gets better as it warms up.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3891) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
On tap at CBC 2015. Pours black. Quite bitter with a moderate sweetness. Malty aromas of coffee with notes of toffee and chocolate. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation.


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