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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 ícause this ghost is a creeper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Sweet, dark roasted, chocolate. Bitter, light sourness. Coffee herbal. Smooth. Dark roasted malty and light alcohol presence into the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Black colored with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Sweet and roasted flavor of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of cocoa powder and licorice. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
4th December 2010
Very dark brown beer, small chocolate coloured head. Rich dark malt nose with a promise of dark fruits and warming spirit. Smooth softish palate, semi dry. Rich dark malt and cream, A little dark chocolate and a touch of coffee. Whisper of red berry fruits underneath. Finishes semi dry with a tiny drop of honey. Light on itís feet, delicious and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
bottle at homer... dark black ... thin tan lacing ... dark roast ... soft chocolate roast ... dark roast ... dark sweet malts ... soft swet malts ... soft roast ... dark sweet r5oast ... dark malts ... soft toffee malts ... juicy roast ..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13537) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Pitch black - offwhite head. Burned malts. Liquorice. Coffee. Acid. High malty. Hard burned. Fruity notes. Citrus. Some bitterness. Dark chocolate. Dark sugar. Burned sugar. Texture is oiley.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (12278) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Draft at the source. Black, very black, brown head. Aroma of anise, burnt edpresso. Taste is dark fruit, espresso, bitter cocoa. Dry finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, molasses, chocolate, and plum. Flavor of roasted malt, raisins, coffee, chocolate, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2010
22oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Minimal beige head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, some burnt, light anise, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some coffee, cocoa, caramel. Medium-full body, smooth, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2010
22oz bottle Tampa Wkly Gathering @TampaPourhouse Thanks markwise-pours a dissipating light brown head and dark brown color. Aroma is bourbon, sharp hops/wood, dark malt-molasses. Taste is hot bourbon, alcohol,, wood, spice hops, dark malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Thanks for sending me this one, Dan. A: The beer pours pretty much black with a finger or so of tan colored head. S: A more approachable aroma than some of the barrel aged versions. Heavy on the roasted malts with a mild smokiness. Lots of dark chocolate and licorice with a touch of molasses and toffee for sweetness. Mild char and booze aromas, too. T: Quite a bit of chocolate and cocoa flavors to this, but still very roasty with some char notes. There is a hint of vanilla along with jus a very mild smoke and licorice flavor. M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. O: The base version of this beer is a pretty good imperial stout. Itís interesting that the barrel doesnít always treat it so well.

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