sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted 7/8/11. 22oz bomber. #51/165. Thanks to phaleslu for sharing! Pours dark and pitch with a trace tan head. Aromas of earthy, vegetal notes with a smokey malt aspect. Burnt marshmallows and a good dose of peppers. Full bodied and hot with a big palate. Odd, yet surprisingly rounded. The peppers and the heat are apparent, but they blend decently with the barrel aging. Good heat, good body and nicely blended. It got the silver from the series.
koleminer20 (2440) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle from 2015. Bottle #304 of 504. Thanks Gus! The pour is a dark thick black with a lack of head and lace. The aroma is very sweet. There is a light chili, lots of sweet fruit, and a really strange finish. Itís sweet with a light pepper and a lack of soy. The flavor is full of sweet dark fruits and a light chili in the back end. The mouth feel is a little thinner, but itís well carbonated. The finish of sweet fruit and chilies is really nice. This is growing on me a little.
ebone1988 (1372) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20, Gus, and Brad at the Spiced Stout tasting. Aroma is sweet, chilies, sweet, dark fruit, roasted malt, not so much soy. Appearance is black, light brown head, barely, poured thick. Taste is soy sauce, sweet, chili, dark fruit, roasted malt, eh. Mouthfeel is heavy, light carbonation, soy sauce aftertaste. Overall, meh. Meh and meh again.
knickskicks (1151) - - JUN 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2016 bottle. Nose is a touch vegetal, some dark fruits, chocolate, booze. Taste is boozy, chocolate, and chiles. The chile heat brings out the rich chocolate and dark fruits in the finish. Medium sticky mouthfeel.
zebra (1775) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
750-ml bottle from dld 2016. heat from chile, light booze, thick as fudge, couldnít ask for more.
bierenjoyer1 (99) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from 2015 DLD. Aroma of brown sugar, molasses, malt, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, and a bit of pepper. Pours black with no foam. Awesome flavor with a bit of heat with bourbon, molasses, brown sugar, cocoa, vaniila, vanilla, chilliís, pure goodness. Staying palate and overall is I wish I had more.
kazin (472) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Amazing aroma, mouthfeel and flavor. Sticks around for a long time
jcartamdg (3094) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thick dark brown with no head. Aroma of chocolate, molasses, brown sugar and bourbon. Taste follows, sweet, and chewy chocolate.
markextrae (3890) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar tasting 2015.thanks again to kermis for sharing this one! 2011 vintage bottle. poured a dark black colour with a oily tanned shade on the side of the glass. to be honest i think this one was the biggest surprise of the dark lord set to all of us. we all didnít think before it was this good. i think this has improved a lot with age! the aroma opens indeed with a nice peppery spice note. but it has settled so well with all the bourbon barrel notes, and i have no idea it this is coming by age, but there are so many fruited notes into this one, that i couldnít get in this amount with the other version. itís like iím smelling a ton of raspberrie jelly jam. burned brown caramel, charred oak, vanilla, and green pepper heat. taste has a lot of sweet molasses in there aswell. the pepper spiced come trough a bit in the back end. but not in an overwelming part. all flavors are working perfectly with eachother. even some earthy green coffee in there aswell. (only thing we kept asking ourself is... is this one aged in PAPPY barrels with chilis?? since there isnít a regular version with plain bourbon... if someone has the answer on this. please reach out to me. all i can say is that this was one of a surprise. very glad i had the chance to try this one! thanks again kermis for sharing this!
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer. Not exactly the flavors I want in a stout. But still a nice example of a barrel aged beer.
First drank: DLD 2015
Sarlacc83 (1933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Douglas. Thanks!
A: Dark black body with brown edges. Not much head. Legs.
N: Bourbon, chili pepper, espresso, caramel, more chillies, burnt fruit rollups. Oak.
T: Spicy and sweet.
M: Treacly, thick body. Sticky. Alcohol is contained. There is significant burnination.
O: A good variant. DL is big enough and sweet enough to cover up some of the burn, but itís definitely not for the type of person who chooses ímildí.