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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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. 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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (2045) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
Sample at CBC 2016, Blue Session. To be honest this is very similar to the coffee vanilla version. Light roast, chocolate, molasses, vanilla and coffee with balanced bourbon aged notes. A bit lighter vanilla/chocolate but still holds up very well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daje (4209) - NORWAY - MAY 19, 2016
Bottle at Mikkeller & Friends, july 26th 2015. Black body, medium tanned head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, bourbon. Taste is sweet, massive, medium bitter, vanilla, wood. Extreme complexity from the barelling and malt combo here. This one proves that barrelling can still be a great thing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (3500) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2016
Fat på CBC-16. 11,5%abv. En kraftig relativt söt och med tydlig doft- och smakkaraktär från Bourbonfaten. Riktigt maffigt. STor kropp, massor av molass, vanilj, bourbon, mörk lätt bränd fudge, söt mörk choklad. Mer åt godishållet. Riktigt gott.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (1705) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2016
duft: mørk duft. mørk sukker sødme smag: ristet kaffe kakao lidt bitter karamel

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (2508) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2016
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016. Black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, treacle, dark fruits. Full bodied, velvety mouthfeel, rich and creamy on the palate with a hint of roast and warmth on the finish. Taste is vanilla, coffee, chocolate, Bourbon, treacle.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuspoenari (1929) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2016
On tap at CBC 2016. Black with a tan head. Bourbon, coffee, vanilla, licorice. Great mouthfeel and balance between flavours.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olsvammel (6601) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2016
Sample at CBC 2016. Roasted smell with dark malts. Also boozy. Similar taste. Rough and very boozy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (3071) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2016
Tap @CBC16. Very dark brown, small offwhite head. Brown sugar and vanilla aroma. Flavour has vanilla, sweet malt and bourbon. Good and easily drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
borre_m (1397) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2016
Pours black, no head. Aroma is sweet, bourbon.Taste is balanced, roasted, smooth, bourbon. Nice Balance.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (5169) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2016
(Jackie O’s Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 11.5% Totally black colour on the body, small but thick dark brown head sitting on top, with good retention. Aroma of soy sauce, alcohol, bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts. Taste has plenty of bourbon, still soy sauce but much lighter now, on the other hand much more chocolate and a milky on, roasted malts, light alcohol. As it warms up the soy sauce nuances fade away and it tastes more like a chocolate dessert. Medium body with good carbonation. Sticky on the palate. Very good.


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