madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botted. Dark brown coloured with a light red gleam. LIght roast, spices, chocolatesweetness and some fruits in the aroma. Flavour as well of chocolate and fruits. Is a bit herbal and has some light roasty notes. Medium bodied. Roasted and chocolatish in the end. Nice balanced porter.
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice smell of chocolate, coffee, fudge, powerfull taste, bitterness that leaves some metallic aftertaste, coffee/chocolate and a little seetness.
Jimthechap (1324) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is beautiful to look at, wonderfully aromatic and slightly too overpowering to taste really. A beer for the end of the night just to remind you that its time to go home to bed.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep ruby colour with a foamy beige head. Light roasted malty aroma with sweetness from caramel and dark fruit. Light roasted malty flavor, again with caramel and dark fruit notes and a light roasted bitter finish.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a small beigeh head. Roasted, dark fruits, brown sugar aroma and taste, thin. Light body with a thin finish.
joergen (18850) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown coloured with a beige head.
Aroma of caramel and butterscotsch with light roasted notes.
Light roasted flavour of malts, caramel and apples.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2009 1. Bottle at Home 20/09/2004
Dark colour and slightly fruity. Some bitterness. Treacle malt finish.
2. From the Bottle at Chris O’s, GBBF Week 09/08/2008
Dark coloured strong in alcohol and a little sweet on the palate. Crisp and slightly dry in the finish.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Porter? Poured black with ruby tinges and a full head that lasted a reasonable time. Some roasted notes in the aroma, along with sweet raspberries. The flavour consists of a dry roasted bitterness that is contrasted with the sweetness that was evident in the aroma. Not much of a body, and a little too much carbonation to boot. Good, but nothing special - and I thought it was more like an old ale rather than a porter.
imdownthepub (9161) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, pasteuised, 500ml. Dark brown treacle colour with brown head. Sweetish dark beer which is quite thin in mouthfeel, burnt treacle flavours with a slight note of coffee and bunt husk. There is a spiciness with a vanilla undercurrent. A reasonably flavoursome beer but not one I would hurry back too.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I suppose because I have visited this site for a while now that a Dark Lord means this monstrous American beer of huge ABV. The UK version is of course much more restrained, which is also perhaps a commentary on the cultural differences between the two nations. This presents well in the glass with a deep martian hue and a great creamy head. The nose is malty and toffeeish, if not a bit too cloying. The flavour has an estery note of some bananas which is for me, a bit too unporterlike. It is a good beer but there are enough variables to detract from a quality product.