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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2014

Bottle 375ml.

[ As Jackie-Os Dark Apparition ].
Clear dark black color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, dried fruit, prune, raisin. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark chocolate, dried fruit - raisin, prunes, dark malt. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20141026]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32033) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (21533) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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 it’s feet, delicious and drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - 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 ..

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. It pours an almost black body under a tan head. The aroma is a bit weak I think, but what is there is nice. Coffee, dark sugar and chocolate, with some licorice and alcohol. It’s rather warming on the palate, full-bodied and with a nice carbonation level. Roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate and some booze in the flavor, some bitterness kicking in towards the warming finish. Very warming this one, lacking on aroma, but overall nice. 141025

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14108) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle @ Denmark-Sovjet, 1985. World Cup Mexico Qualification. Shared with Christian. Pours black with a creamy head. Nose is roast, soy, coffee and fruit. Smooth and full bodied. Dates and figs beneath some chocolate , sweet vanilla and dusty coffee. Full bodied. Vaguely disappointing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13801) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (13413) - 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.

3.6
   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.


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