kraddel (5724) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle obtained in a trade ( 2 times, 2 dioffrent people. thnx guys ! )
2011 vintage, at home, in my talisker bowl/glass . seriously. stouts in this, is the best !
pours black with a red glow, when you pour it in front of the light .
small brown, fading foam. smell is oaty, not that intence , actualy. and i get no bourbon. so i think my fear of ’ another bourbon overkill stout’ was uncalled for ...
rather low mouthfeel .
AWSOME ! shit , why diod i trade my other bottle?
bourbon is perfectly blended here. no overkill, but so there, in a good way ! buttery, oaty, robust feeling, perfect carbonation, vanilla ,... everything you could want from a bourbon BA impoerial stout, and than even better. im amazed !
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared by Kermis. Poured a deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla smooth sweet bourbon with dark chocolate and coffee grinds. Full body, flavour of the aroma with fudge and roast malt in there as well.
deanso (8070) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample shared at the doerak beer festival.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely smooth brew.
kermis (9555) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Bottle shared at Doerak beer festival. Pours black with a ring beige head. Aroma of massive bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate, light roast, coffee, molasses, fudge. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter, superbly balanced. Full bodied with very soft carbonation.
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2013 2011 version compliments of ZMDR1975. Thick oily goodness poured into a snifter. Exquisite aroma of bourbon, vanilla and oak. Time to age did this wonders. The majority of the heat has mellowed into a smooth, silky liquid with just the right amount of warmth in the finish. Nice and complex between the deep, rich malt, the bourbon, vanilla and black licorice flavor. So much going on here, practically left speechless. Time for another sip.
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Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Pours black with a tan head. Smells of roasted chocolate and bourbon. Taste is the same with some oak and vanilla. Great mouthfeel and silky smooth with a bite on the end. Great beer.
marcus (8685) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours very dark brown with a decent light brown head and a treacle and bourbon aroma. There is an intense coffee and treacle flavor with a lots of bourbon and a warm alcohol trail.
oRos (1500) - sacramento, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade. Aroma is vanilla and oak. Pours black with Brown head. Taste is lots of oak and bourbon. Has the coffee and chocolate great beer.
PhillyCraft (5219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Brian, pours black dark brown with light head and lacing. Notes of dark cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, molasses, vanilla, and heavy coffee grounds. Mouth is pretty creamy, not nearly as sticky as I expected. I would agree this is better then most of the recent dark lord releases.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Agreeing with OmegaX - Dark Horse has a special way with stouts. The bottle poured an oily black body with very little carbonation. It smelled like bourbon, tootsie rolls, cherries, raisins, and topped off with a pleasant oak all around. The texture was just right and aided the smooth chocolate qualities of this brew. Undertones of dark chocolate, coffee, cherries and soft bourbon-oak notes tickle the senses. I could drink this stuff all damn day. If only that wouldn’t kill me...