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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Dark Lord aged in a variety of Bourbon barrels including Woodford Reserve and Heaven Hill.

This listing is specifically for Bourbon barrel aged variants of Dark Lord. NOT Brandy.

77ships' rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
77ships (5500) - Antwerpen, - DEC 21, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2013 BIG THX. TO KRADDEL FOR THIS ONE. Killed about half of a 75 cl. bottle / 2012 Vintage. Bottle nr. 217/688. Pours a dark brown mocha black (first time, I probably describe the actual colour of a beer as opposed to the head as mocha), the head itself doesnít exist & it is forgiven. Smell is incredible thick, solid syrupy molasses bourbon, thick dark fruits & brown sugar, huge wood vanilla, thick sludgy caramel, sticky huge bourbon, milk chocolate, very sweet creamy coffee, thick pure chocolate brownies, rum cake,Ö ridiculous, bloody brilliant. Taste is thick sticky molasses, pure chocolate brownies, rum cake, huge bourbon, incredible amounts of wood vanilla which is basically the great thing about bourbon, I am still astonish as to just how much wood vanilla fine bourbon can have on its own, it is a flavour I never fully picked up or got the description until I tried decent bourbon, thick syrup, even more huge bourbon, very thick syrupy dark fruits, creamy milk chocolate, very creamy, dark fruit syrup, toffee, plums, sweet, sweetness covers the huge alcohol, towards the end I did feel the alcohol burn my throat, I still didnít taste it, if you really warm up the beer, you can smell some alcohol. If you take a Big sip, you get some light bitter roasted malts in the back, otherwise just this uniform brilliant sweetness. Very silky, smooth, creamy syrupy mouthfeel with pretty much no carbonation. People can say what the like about these huge boozy sweet RIS being rated so highly & I do really, really understand them most of the time but this is simply divine. The taste is very uniform, sweet combo of the previously mentioned flavors. Now this is a rare beer I really wish I could easily get hold of, unavailability is the only downside. Hype or whatever, didnít expect this to be so brilliant the first time around & second time, getting a nicer, lovelier portion it just proves itself again. Usually RIS, I dig them always less the second time around. THX.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (698) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle tasting at jtclockworks..jet black almost no head..aroma of bourbon,molasses,coffee,vanilla, ..tastes of bourbon,coffee,licorice,molasses..bit disappointi

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (423) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2015 Sample at Great Taste of the Midwest. Aroma is bourbon barrel, roasted malt, vanilla amazing. Appearance is black, thick, brown head. Taste is sweet, soy, barrel, vanilla, chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick, great carbonation, oily and wonderful. Overall, this one is quite disappointing for the hype.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (276) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2015 bottle. Bottle #454 of 603. Viscous black body. Small khaki head. Thin collar. Aroma is very nutty. Dark chocolate. Not much distinct bourbon. Lots of sugar. Not quite soy sauce, but itís close to that. Outrageously sweet taste. Caramel. Dark chocolate. I get some bourbon here, but itís still not a standout flavor. That pseudo-soy-sauce flavor sneaks in into the finish. Heavy and sweet. Medium low carbonation and tingly carbonation. This just isnít pleasant to drink. Absurdly sweet. Quite a struggle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11041) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle. Etched glass. Thanks Jacob - Pours black no head - Nose/taste of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and sweet chocolate - full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (4929) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Bourbon, oak, chocolate, vanilla, toffee and caramel aromas. Sweet sugar bomb, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, bourbon and oak tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Did not live upto the hype. Not bad but this came with a lot of hype and it did not come through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2844) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2015
2015 bottle. 414 of 603. Thanks Couch! Aromas are chocolate syrup, light cooked vegetable, vanilla beans. Also seems like cognac aged more than bourbon. Tastes very smooth. Loads of chocolate syrup, sweet booze and vanilla. Light oak too. Thin to medium body. Very good but considering how highly rated this is, itís slightly disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Homer321 (2843) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle. Boozy dominant nose with some light pepper and licorice. Slight hint of a smaller bottle count. Light coffee. Slightly more hearty and beefy in taste. Very solid. Very light coffee. Overall a yummy beer but vanilla seems a bit smoother.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (957) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle to glass. Bottle 342 of 688. Pours black with tan head, very similar to bourbon vanilla. Taste is sweet, sticky, thick, yum. Super thick and good, previous rate was better, but the website cleared, shit. Itís really good and really strong, I need an insulin shot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zootfinster (215) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2015
There is no reason to add more to what has already been said. I saw this a few years ago at a bottle store. There looked to be a couple of cases.I was in a hurry so left deciding to return later. I did, about 3 hours later and there were 2 bottles left. of which I naturally bought, Iíll probably not have it again. Im too old for the crowds in Munster for Dark Lords Day but what a fantastic beer, That;s all that need be said

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