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95
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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 298   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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4.1
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle acquired through a nice trade! Thanks Trev! Meady molassis nose with a reference to brettanomyces. Dark pine honey! Reminds me of the retired Stronzo (DK) brews. Oily texture offering a funky carbonated start and middle, with a lasting brown and dark chocolate aftertaste. Lots of booze in the after and on the stomach. Great mouthfeel and lingering sensatory characteristics. Long live funky stouts with deviating profiles.

4.2
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2015
There's a few better but this is up there. Smooth, with great vanilla notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
bottle .. glimmers .. black pour, mild foam .. . cooking chocolate, burnt wood, alcohol .. . medium mouth feel .. . sweet back end. decent finish .. . .uuhhh geez, uhhh... taken prisoner in ...some holy land... uhhhhhh. i’ll ask her.

4.2
ansalon (3846) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
Pours black with a very low tan head. Aromas of fourbon, chocolate, vanilla and honey. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, muscovado sugar. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with almost no carbonation.

4.2
mikem409 (2027) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle thanks jstax!! Color is black with solid tan head. Aroma is vanilla berry oak. Taste is thick sweet bourbon. Slight berry finish with a boozy kick.

4.1
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle shared at the last tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Black with a nice brown head. Lovely aroma full of vanilla, bourbon and dark chocolate. Sweet flavor full of chocolate, vanilla, a bit of coffee and an alcoholic touch. Full-bodied, thick and silky. Really great stuff.

3.9
DuffMan (10434) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle, from b3shine (thanks Beau!), shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Hearty dark brown with a finely bubbled sienna-brown head. Big chocolatey aroma and flavour, matched by a lovely bourbon sweetness. Heavy malts here, slightly brothy (soy), big and chewy. Very nice.

4
dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
Big tan head on a pitch black body. Big barrel aroma, vanilla and coffee. Lots of woody flavors, molasses, coffee and sweet cream. Great stuff.

4.2
Rasmus40 (20649) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and heavy bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily and soft. 160115

3.8
chrisv10 (17435) - DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle, 11.5%. Almost black with smal light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, yeast, dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla, wood and oak. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, sweet, oak, wood, alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, hop, little liquorice and medium bitter.


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