Serve in Snifter


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Dark Apparition Mole Chilie, coco nibs, star anise, orange peal, cinnamon, vanilla

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
A- Body is a very dark brown, nearly black hue. Served with virtually no head-but with a think tan collar that remains thin but lingers on for awhile. Hints of vibrant red can be seen when this brew is held up to the light. S- A hint of chili accents the classic DA IRS behind it. A bit of cinnamon lies deep within the background. T- Flavor is a lot like regular DA but has an accent of chili and spicy cinnamon with roasted malt, vanilla, anise, licorice, and dark chocolate undertones. The spiciness fades for the finish and lets the stout characteristics shine through for a moment. Before the spiciness really kicks in- hot cinnamon and a hint of chili linger on and on for quite awhile. M- Low to medium carbonation and a nice thick, viscous body that is exceptionall smooth and creamy. D- Now THIS is a mole stout. Other than Hunahpus I have only had one other at a brewpub-and this is much better than both (though my 4 for appearance may subtract from how much I really love this brew). Its a fantastic, exceptionally well done brew overall-and one of my favorite stouts. Hopefully this will come around again or be bottled. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 12-05-2010 23:02:39

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Dark pour with minimal head and lace. Aroma is cinnamon, star anise, and chilie. Bittersweet chocalte, oange, light vanilla and coffee upfront. Finish is dry and pretty spicy (hot). I swear I didnt really like this but, I found myself going back for more on multiple occasions

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (10852) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Sampled from the tap at the brewery during the 5th anniversary party. Poured black with opaque edge and a near white head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma was mainly cinnamon and chilies with a bit of cocoa and coffee. Flavor started with roasted malt and cinnamon with growing chillies leading to a spicy finish with the underlying notes of coffee and cocoa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6547) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2011
This one poured a jet black color with a tan head. Aroma was of light chocolate, chiles, roasted malt, and the anise comes through a bit too. Flavor was a great blend of the sweetness of the stout and the chocolate mixed with the spiceness of the hops and the chiles. The only thing retracting from this beer is the burn in the throat after swallowing from the chiles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Dark Apparition Mole. On tap at JOs.. Appearance same as the rest...Aroma of semi-spiced chocolate flavors where the peppers arent as prominent but still present... Flavors a deeper chocolate and black licorice with a spicy chile pepper backbone. I like the added touch of some spice which coincides well with a decent body and adequate carbonation. Def more of a favorite of mine than the different varieties. 7/4/8/4/14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9740) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Draft at Jackie O-s. Pours dark like all the others with small head. Nose has roaster malt, dark chocolate, chilis and some spice. Flavors are much if the same. I like the heat from the pepper. I think if this had more body that it would pull this off a but better. As it stands, I thought it was pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (7424) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2010
On tap at the Jackie Os 5th Anniversary Extravaganza. Pours darkest brown with a medium tan head. Malty nose with cinnamon and chili peppers. Chocolate malt flavor with notes of licorice and cherry before a slightly hot (as in pepper, not alcohol) finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (5841) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2010
On tap into a snifter. Appearance is dark black with a thin tan head that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is of chilies, cinnamon, coffee, and a touch of vanilla. Taste is much better than I expected. The peppers used in this were a great deal less offensive than I expected because they were playing more of a secondary role. This beer was a nice surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (15614) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 Draft at brewpub. Pours black. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, coffee and Christmas spices - though star anise and black licorice really overpower the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chibuck (3511) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On tap into a tulip...Looks no different than of the the dark app variants...Aroma of chocolate with vanilla, winter spices, and chili accents. The chili is nice not overpowering adds something to this...The taste starts off pretty nice but the chilis are not as successful here as in the aroma. Gives it a weird taste Im not loving. The added heat is a nice touch though. In middle of the da variants.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5