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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 296   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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milliken586 (6) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2009 does not count
Perfect example of a big bourbon barrel stout. Pours pitch black. Lots of bourbon on the nose with a bit of chocolate and coffee. Taste is lots of bouron with some chocolate and coffee and caramel. Great bb aged stout.

4.7
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Growler shared by JW77. This is my kind of beer!! Almost a black pour. Small tan head. Sweet bourbon and chocolate heaven erupt from the glass. Some light roast notes as well. Flavor is just full and rich...tons of bourbon, brown sugar, chocolate, vanilla, oak, caramel and some fruity notes. Damn this is good.

4.7
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2010 Bottle 124 of 384 thanks to the Bald Wizard. Epic stout. Black with tan head. Nose of chocolate, walnut, raisin, bourbon and vanilla coffee. Taste of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, coffee, white chocolate, prune, raisin and caramel malts.

4.7
HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2011
I retract anything negative I have ever uttered about Jackie O’s. Holy moly. Thanks to whoever shared this at Sea Bass. This is a beer that really benefits from the barrels. Nose is slightly oaky, coconut/vanilla, soft whiskey sweetness, cocoa, coffee beans. Taste follows closely, bits of warming bourbon in the front blending nicely with rich sweetness, but avoids being syrupy and has great flavorful balance. Not a very hoppy stout, and not much fruitiness, but an extremely good beer.

4.7
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.

4.7
Inbreak (5885) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2014
07.09.2014, 0,375l bottle @ home:
Nice brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is rich and sweet, mild bourbon, soy sauce, salty licorice, dark sugar, dark malts, oak, grass, coffee, burnt caramel, hints of vanilla. Taste is mild and well balanced, dark malts, mild bourbon, cocoa, oak, coffee, licorice, grass, dark sugar, soy sauce, burnt caramel. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Lovely lovely stuff!!

4.7
RRistow12 (864) - 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

4.7
weark (795) - 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

4.6
goryshkewych (11) - broadview heights, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Looks beautiful. Almost opaque with chocolate head. Gorgeous nose of coffee, chocolate and bourbon. Bourbon certainly there but not overwhelming. Palate follows the nose: coffee and chocolate with bourbon as a supporting element. Very restrained use of bourbon barrel which highlights rather than dominates the underlying imperial stout (which is great even w/o BB).

4.6
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Bottle via a trade with goryshkewych. Pours with a big, black body with some dark brown bubbles. Completely glass coating. Aroma is heavenly. Bourbon, woody, brown sugar, boozy, cocoa, maple, flint, nutty and fusel alcohols. Taste is mocha, milk chocolate, bitter/tannic wood notes, bready, chocolate, and bourbon. Creamy mouthfeel, huge body, mouthcoating. Truly and excellent beer! I could use a LOT more of this!


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