anders37 (16460) - Malmö, - AUG 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and cognac woody aroma. Smooth sweetish roasted malty cognac barrel chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish roasted malty smooth woody cognac chocolate and caramel finish.
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a black color with a red head. The aroma was of molasses, sugar, coffee, chocolate, oak and notes of brandy. The taste was of coffee, brandy, chocolate, roast and prunes. Just awesome.
kbudd19 (566) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by some kind soul at RBSG, thick oily glug glug black pour, with a small layer of mocha head. Aroma, holy sugar bomb, sweet dark fruits, oak, vanilla, ash, lot of barrel, and more sugar. Taste is incredibly sweet up front, followed by some oak, vanilla, and dark fruit, with a rich chocolate finish, thick sticky mouthfeel. Glad I finally got to tick one of these things but a small sample is all I could handle for something so sweet, still enjoyed it though.
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share at SRBG Grand Tasting. Thanks! Pours almost black with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, cognac, and vanilla. Taste is cognac, sweet chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruit. Rich and creamy for sure. Perfect for sharing.
jtclockwork (8047) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Etched Glass. RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours black oil. Nose/taste of cognac, chocolate, sweet chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Full bodied.
crossovert (7021) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
WAs reluctantly forced into trying htis. Recieved diabetes shortly after. The beer is sweet.
DrSilverworm (6039) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. Bottle. Very dark brown color. Thin off-white khaki head. Dots of lace. Bigger body, pretty sticky. Lighter carbonation. Sweet taste, bigger sweet. Kind of sugary. Alcohol works alright but I could use a bit of bitter to balance this out. Chocolate, caramel, light spice. Doesn’t do much for me, honestly. First time I had Dark Lord I thought something was wrong with ME, but now I realize this sweet stuff is just not my style. Decent, cool one to try though.
Ferris (3084) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Rich bittersweet chocolate and sweet boozy heat. Jet black with a rich brown head. Sweet brown sugar, dark mollasses, oak and some chilli. Nice.
rxeight (1234) - Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 Amazing. Sweet dark lord, insanely smooth, boozy with a touch of pepper. Had this next to the bourbon 12 and I perferred this one.
kazin (183) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared with friends. Absolutely fantastic, the cognac barreling gives a nice extra dimension to the Dark Lord. Amazing mouthfeel.
bytemesis (3028) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle #474 with hella thanks to Dak! Shared with friends. Pours opaque black with a small creamy brown head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is hella rich cocoa, cognac, fudge, vanilla, dark fruits. Flavor follows, medium sweet and light bitter, lots going on here, and its all good. Fully body, creamy mouthfeel. Flavor can’t quite rise to the level of the hella good aroma, but its still a damn nice beer.