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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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. 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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - 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!


3.4
FraekkeFyr87 (562) - - JUL 24, 2017
The aroma is full of chocolate, coffee, toffee, caramel, dark fruits and molasses. The color is pitch black. The taste is full of chocolate, coffee, toffee, caramel, dark fruits, molasses, dried fruits, malts, bitter hops, dark herbs and and earthy notes. A nice beer!

3.8
kraddel (8145) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle. Pours black , small grey head. Smell is burnt, liquorice. Taste is bit bitter, chocolate, dark, roasted malts, cocoa.

3.4
JorisPPattyn (10003) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2017
Brown-tan head, gone in seconds, over brown-black beer. Nutty, brown candi sugar, bit smoked, smelling sweet. Dry coffee flavour intially, roasted, maybe again a bit nutty, and indeed, sweet, sugary. Very slick, syrupy feel, undercarbonated. Leather in the aftertaste. Too sweet by half. Thanks, M & L V.! 7/4/7/3/13

3.9
bjorn77 (428) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 22, 2017
Aromat: bardzo intensywny, wyrazny i przyjemny. Czekolada, likier, pralinki, kawa, slody palone, troche karmelu i melasy. Slodki i ostry, nie jest mdly. Melase i karmel bardziej czuc po nalaniu do szkla. Wyglad: czarne i nieprzejrzyste, jasnobezowa, niezbyt wysoka, drobnopecherzykowa pianka. Smak: duzo gorzkiej czekolady, kawy, slodów palonych. Oprócz tego suszona sliwka, melasa, pralinki, karmel, gorzkie kakao. Dobre proporcje slodyczy i goryczy, piwo jest w sam raz. Wysycenie niskie, na finiszu palona goryczka, troche za malo ciala i to jest jego najwieksza wada. Ale za to pijalne i nie meczace, dobrze ulozone, alkohol ukryty. Dobry imperialny stout. 8/4/8/4/15

3.7
Werckmeister (3184) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 12, 2017
0,375l from bottle bought from Biercab Shop, Barcelona. no obvious BB date. black color, small coffee colored head. smells earthy, brown sugar, molasses, bit oxidized, ripe fruits, marzipan, nutty. nice smell. Full body, morgue carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, oxidation, bitter herbal, molasses, grassy notes, bit peppery, caramel, marzipan, nutty. finishes lightly sweet, with notes of marzipan, nuts and earthy notes. rather drinkable, but also expected quite a bit more. standard heavy imp stout without any specials.

3.9
rami_pl (3461) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 10, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Dark Apparition by Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska Slodziutkie, dosc lekkie, nieco zbozowe, melasa jest, alko sups schowane, mila palonosc. Moglbym powtarzac, takie do picia bardziej niz cmokania

3.9
BlazerT (1108) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 8, 2017
Not that bad. Pitch black with small to moderate, light brown head. In aroma and taste moderate level of molasses, chocolate, very roasted, light to moderate hoppy notes. Moderate to light heavy bitter. Some earthy character. In overall nice, roasted, malts based beer. Very complex..

4
klm1 (1538) - Bled/SF, - JUL 5, 2017
Bottle 0,37: pours black, opaque with foamy dissipating brown head. Aroma: roasted grain, dark malts, with notes of chocolate, coffee, toasted toffee, caramel, supported with notes of dark fruit esters. Flavour follows aroma: intense malt flavors with notes mentioned above, supported with molasses, dark fruit esters...slightly bitter finish. Full body, smooth texture, low to moderate carbonation.

3.8
Dal9000 (633) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with a thin brown head. Soft taste of chocolate tootsie rolls. A hint of coffee sweetness. But not overpowering ---Rated via Beer Buddy

2.7
jc1762 (1436) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Bottle poured into a teku showing translucent coffee and no head. The nose shows sweet dark malts. The palate is medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Flavors of strongly roasted, practically burnt, dark malt. Strong burnt bitterness on the finish. Not much else.


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