Hammy78 (614) - Dundas, Ontario, - MAY 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 Bottle purchased at the source on Dark Lord Day. Pours absolute motor oil black black black. About half of a finger of khaki head, and some small drips and dots of of residual sugar lacing. Smells of so much sweet sugar, dark fruits like raisins and maybe some figs. There’s coffee malts in there as well, vanilla bean too, a wine scent as well. Caramel, toffee and booze. Tastes incredibly sweet, it’s like eating a chocolate cake that’s been soaked in rum or whiskey. Obviously chocolate, coffee, booze, toffee and caramel. There’s an oil like texture on the palette. It’s smooth. Great stuff, however I would recommend that you share with others.
Inbreak (79) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
03.05.2013, tap @ CBC:
Ok, what’s the f****** hype!!??!! It’s time to not only swear in the church, it’s time to burn the shit down!! This beer it the biggest disappointment EVER!
Absolutely no sign of any head. Aroma is sweet, unripe banana, dark sugar, caramel, some licorice and cocoa. Taste is just sweet, sweet, sweet! Unlimited amounts of dark sugar, unripe banana, caramel, ash, some coffee and chocolate. Medium bitterness. If I was to open a fresh bottle of this one by myself, 95% of the bottle would go straight in the toilet. This one needs many years in the cellar, at least. And even then I don’t think it will end up as nothing more than a middle range beer.
dctriman (37) - USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 vintage. I had a lot of plum wine taste in my bottle. Personally not sure what all of the hype is about.
KingCecil (1806) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I was on an other planet for a short while ... so I was lucky to do a vertical ´04 - ´12 .. with some amazing friends javit, Forgetfu, gEUS, amongst others nice people in Brussels in the basement under Moeder Lambic Fontainas .... the best beer experience I have had until now! ... My favorite is ´10 ... so imo the dark lord should not be more than 2 -3 years old... This was one fantastic experience!!
boozedude (1001) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber into glass..shared with special fam! Pitch black pour..very sweet aroma and taste..pretty hard to believe its high alc
Majin (186) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pint... Bottle, dark pour light head, very sweet, strong alcohol % :) yum!!!
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jra1983 (13) - york haven, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2011- Pours a dark black with a nice tan head. nose is of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. As for taste its a nice roasted bitter coffee and molasses. I do get a bit of a port wine taste in the aftertaste. No alchohol whats so ever on this. Good but definetlly not my favorite RIS.
BRW (192) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at CBC. Black colour with small beige head. Dark fruits aroma, also wood and roasted malts and coffee. Sweet taste, dark fruits Full body. Well hidden alcohol.
papercartel (12) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was the 2012. Very thick consistency. Bourbon/alchohol aroma. Very rich and heavy which I expect from an IS. Very sweet taste, a little more than I prefer. After ageing a year, no carbonation at all. Like drinking a liquor.
Jow (1375) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured at the epic AZ crews’ driveway tasting curtesy of dcschiller I am pretty sure. Its been embarrassing being on this site for so many years and not having ever tasted this. This was 2011 version pours jet black with huge nose of bourbon and molasses. tastes of chocolate, bourbon, molasses, coffee, woody, light vanilla, soy sauce, resin, and licorice. probably too sweet for my normal palate but today it worked just fine.
kcorum10 (93) - Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crazy sweetness! Pours black with thin red head. This beer has a ton of syrup-like sweetness that is way overpowering of the vanilla and coffee.