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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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. After a month of conditioning in stainless steel, the beer was transferred into bourbon barrels. For 8 months, Dark Apparition waited patiently in oak barrels until the time was right to spring forth with its ghostly gusto. 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.

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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Aroma is big on the char vanilla oak with a back of coffee, the good bitter kind of roast. Appearance pours like ink with almost no head and no lacing. black. Taste is a bit more bitter than the nose but still crazy smooth, can’t taste the burn at all. Palate is thick and chewy. Overall a really nice stout.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2017
12.7oz bottle from the brewery - had this for a little while now, maybe a year old: black pour, medium tan head that leaves a sturdy sliver. aroma of soy, oak, cocoa, sweet dark fruit, pleasant booze. tastes are cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, woody, roasted malts, caramel, sugary, dark fruits, nutty. oily palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gephross100 (795) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle thanks to Arun. Pours syrupy pitchy black with no head. Coats the glass dark brown. Strong vanilla bean nose. Clawingly sweet, cafe Americano, vanilla custard, cherry and oak flavor on the backend. Thick mouthfeel.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Korcz (2916) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. GENIALNA wanilia, kawa, czekolada, Bourbon. Wybitny Stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1305) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Appearance is a dark brown almost black. Aroma is heavy chocolate, alcohol coffee and soy sauce. Definite booziness

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmac (6036) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2016
375ml 11.5% bottle via trade. Poured a medium to slightly fuller pitch black body with an average sized tight foamy deep beige head. Aroma of burnt malts, dark chocolate, vanilla extract, booze, molasses. Flavor is the same. Body is medium to slightly fuller, softer carbonation and loads of heat throughout.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
weark (756) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - NOV 27, 2016
Bouteille achetée chez Erzbierschof - Garde en cave 1 ans - De couleur noir avec une mousse fauve qui disparaît instantanément - Au nez des arômes de bourbon, de chocolat, cacao, vanille, de chêne, sucre brun, sauce soja, de café et de malt torréfié, superbe nez - En bouche toujours plus complexe, le bourbon et la vanille se mélange avec le chocolat et la torréfaction, une pointe de café, sucre brun sauce soja, viande, chêne, vraiment délicieux- Corp ample et puissant, amertume moyenne, carbonation correcte, soyeuse onctueuse et sucrée, final chocolat bourbon long - Une pure merveille je pense que la garde à bien caché l’alcool se boit sans fin absolument divin

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11655) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2016
Draught.Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma. Roast, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, cocoa, brown sugar. Flavour. Roast, vanilla, molasses, brown sugar, chocolate, liqourice, bourbon. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter with loads of chocolate and molasses. Nice.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RRistow12 (808) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with a nice light tan head. Aroma is sweet molasses, bourbon, chocolate, caramel, licorice. Mouthfeel is sticky and chewy. Flavors of chocolate, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, licorice, coffee, bourbon, some herbs. Definitely a top tier incredible BA stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrSquash (154) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Jet black in color with a milk chocolate head. Huge boozy aroma of bourbon. Paired nicely with dark roasted malt. Tons of bourbon and chocolate flavor. Very nicely balanced with a great aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomat (3713) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2016
On tap @ CBC-16. Very dark brown with a tiny brown head. Malty and vanilla tones. Malt, oak, vvanilla, fruit and bitterness. Full body with a long malty / fruity finish.


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