Pours opaque with a finger of mocha colored, thick foam. Retention is nice but eventually recedes to a creamy ring around the snifter edges. Lacing is thick, lasting and coating, retreating while leaving half behind.
Aroma is rich. Licorice, roast and chocolate. Caramel. Quite nice.
Taste of roast, caramel and chocolate are blended, yet distinct.
Big body with a stiff carbonation thickens the body. Creaminess to the sip. Dries the palate, leaves the lips slightly sticky.
A solid offering, again, from Jackie O's. In spite of the alcohol level there is none to be found in each fantastic sip. Not over the top: well rounded. Enjoy.
Reviewed: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 16:09:47
Tasted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
$5.99 for 375 ml bottle
One fine body…
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Chocolate, coffee, roast, dark fruit, caramel, and some nice earthy/spicy hop character. With a midnight black color and chewy, dextrinous body, Dark Apparition is a huge beer with tons of character.
"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than selfish and worry about my liver.'" - Jack Handy