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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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. 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7521) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Thanks Helmut! Sampled from a growler this beer poured an oily black color with a medium sized foamy brown head that left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet toasty malts, cocoa, vanilla and anise. The flavor was sharp and bitter fruity hops, anise, toasty malts, port wine, cherry, vanilla and a hint of mint. Incredibly long hoppy and toasty finish with anise and cherry notes. Thick and creamy - the beer really coats the tongue and refuses to leave. Marvelous!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fujimo2000 (143) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 23, 2017
Pours dark brown with lasting tan lacing. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Flavor is unsweetened chocolate and coffee. It warms all the way down. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
muzzlehatch (4940) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2017
375 ml bottle from Winerak Market in Zanesville, OH, served slightly below cellar temp in a Maudite glass. Opaque, black (what else?) with a fully lasting smallish light tan head...lightly smoky touches in an aroma that predominantly carries dark berries (blue/black), molasses, a touch of pepper, and strong chocolate, with a bit of caramel, lighter sweetness wafting in several minutes in....on the tongue it’s fairly strongly bitter throughout, chocolaty, with a fair bit of sweetness upfront, some of that smokiness and toastiness coming in at the quite intense, tarry-bitter finish...smooth, decadent, full mouthfeel, not quite velvet perhaps, maybe satin is closer? moderate to low carbonation; this is a fine Impy though on the whole it isn’t perhaps distinctive enough to stand with the best. Still a fine choice on a surprisingly cold night...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (6909) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Bottle care of Michael, thanks dude. Pours a nearly flat black without a head or much lace. Nose and flavor of layered fig, roasted and rich dark malts, toffee, chocolate, plum, coffee and dates. Medium bodied with a robust finish and warming effect in the chest. A nice Imperial stout overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adamsville (304) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2017
Apparence : Présentation pas totalement noire, col brun à la rétention plutôt faible, légère dentelle, tout comme sa carbonatation.
Nez : Malt grillé, notes chocolatées et de grains grillés, nez plus caramélisé en se réchauffant.
Goût : Torréfaction, chocolat noir, notes carbonisées, présence de houblons terreux. En se réchauffant, elle révèle un côté caramélisé et de mélasse plus évident, la rendant ainsi plus sucrée, mais aussi une présence d’alcool notable sans que celle-ci ne soit dérangeante.
Sensation : Faible effervescence, corps moyen, bonne longueur, picotement éthylique.
Bref : Cette bière présente des profils assez distincts selon la température du liquide. D’une torréfaction certaine et d’une certaine sècheresse lorsque plus fraîche, elle évolue vers un caramel et une mélasse, voire un côté fudge, bien plus distincts. La trame de fond demeure toutefois, tout comme l’agile habileté qu’elle a à demeurer équilibrée et à ne jamais verser dans les excès. Manque peut-être un peu de corps, mais compense par une aisance à se boire. Cette base donne le goût d’essayer les différentes variantes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1929) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Tap @ Bodega: Dark brown with a small tan ring head. Malty and sweet with some dried fruit. Choco-malt aroma. Crisp finish and not as thick as some imperial stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Korcz (2915) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. CBC #99

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mambossa (336) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Menacing black pour with sandy head. Nose of thick raisin and date, coffee, mineral graphite, gentle silky chocolate, dark bread. Very silky body, waving generous amounts of vanilla and chocolate toastiness, coffee grounds, balanced with ease. Lovely RIS. Great texture, body, flavor, everything. Jackie O’s are truly some stout wizards.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
weark (757) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - NOV 27, 2016
Bouteille achetée chez Erzbierschof- Gard de 2 ans en cave - De couleur noire avec une fine mousse beige - Au nez des arômes de chocolat, de cacao, biscuit, sauce soja, café, malt torréfié, réglisse, legerement vanille c’est puissant et délicieux - En bouche toujours beaucoup de chocolat, cacao, une pointe de vanille, beaucoup de malt torréfié, café, sauce soja, viande grillée, réglisse, énormément d’arômes, superbe - Corp ample, amertume moyenne, carbonation légère, douce et sucrée, final chocolat malté sucré - Superbe, complexe, presque pas d’alcool pour les 11 degrés, une extraordinaire impérial stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (4053) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle pours black with a brown head. Aroma of sweet molasses, chocolate and toffee. Taste is coffee, chocolate and very malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (3100) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
Fat på CBC 2016. Smak och doft av choklad, kaffe, karamell, brunt socker, bourbon, marsipan, fat med toner av torkad frukt. Fin sötma, bra balans mellan smakerna, fin beska. Mycket gott!

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