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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.36/5   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.

Benzai's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (12384) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, - OCT 6, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2015 Sampled while at Borefts 2012, huge thanks to Belgbeergeek! [Bottle #175/489, 2011 Vintage] Very dark brown to black color, small light brown head. Smell dark malts, roasted malts, dark candi sugar, sweetness, bourbon, moccha. Taste malts, lightly roasty, clearly bourbon, again some moccha, warming alcohol, a bit sweetish. Thick, syrupy texture, full body, medium to full carbonation. 9-4-9-5-18 (4.5). -- Re-rate October 24th 2015. Not nearly as good this time, way too much sugar and sweetness to be as good as I remembered it. Had to downrate it a little. Still nice, not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokestereo (276) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
Pours pitch black with a small lime of tanned head. Aroma; Borubon, soy sauce, resins, oak, vanilla, and caramel. Taste; Sweet, borubon, vanilla, resins, oak, caramel, som soy sauce and molasses

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4342) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle courtesy of milsem. Pours viscous black with a creamy dark mocha head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissiapting. Smell is malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, prunes, dates, ketjap manis, roasted coconut, moist soil and plenty of bourbon alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet, slightly bitter, tiny salty, malty and tiny fruity. Mouthfeel is viscous, syrupy, round, very tiny astringent, slightly boozy and full bodied. Finish is heavy sweet and tiny bitter with syrupy chocolate malts, dark dried fruits and bourbon. Decent but way way way too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (16926) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle at Wailin Whales in Linus apartment 160528. Opaque black beer with a small beige/brownish head. Fruity bourbon aroma, figs, raisins caramel, fades, milk chocolate, some caramel. Sweet chocolate and raisin flavor, figs, fades, prune notes, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, warming alcohol, woody, whisky, some licorice. Hugely sweet but also really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
linusb (639) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
A: Deep dark brown with a thin light brown lacing. N: Soy sauce, bourbon, vanilla, oak T: Melass, vanilla, bourbon O: Very sweet but a nice nose and flavour to it! Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hugetaste42 (18) - - MAY 27, 2016
This is much better than a regular DL. The barrel flavor just keeps everything in balance. Regular DL is a sweet mess compared with this whale. Plus the barrel flavor just tastes amazing. It’s still very sweet but drinkable. Had more than half of bottle for myself, and I could drink this like water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2016
July 28, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2015, received in a trade with craftbeer1over, thanks!
Black oily liquid with a tiny brown head. Aroma is very sweet malty and boozy with lots of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, some prunes, figs, milk chocolate, coffee, light roast. Taste is very sweet with caramel, vanilla, dried fruits, some burnt dark sugar, milk chocolate and some bitter dark chocolate notes, coffee. Warming bourbon alcohol in the finish. Full bodied, oily texture, almost flat.
Good but very sweet...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fraternie (983) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Simply amazing, pulling together everything that can make this style great. Thick and creamy as can be, with incredible balance and length. Tons of dark chocolate and cocoa mingle with the evident but not overpowering bourbon notes, picking up subtle hints of soy, molasses, oak, caramel that melt through the pillow-soft finish. Incredible, tasted on draft at 2016 Dark Lord Day and was the highlight of my day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (3614) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
Catch up rating from last night’s RIS bottle share. As expected this is good stuff, 2009 vintage, but not the best of the night. Extremely solid and robust stout, bourbon barrel notes abound. Plenty of heat as well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spycow (21) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Consistently one of the best bourbon barrel aged stouts. FFF makes this about every other year as one of the DL variants and it usually reigns supreme. Taste and aroma are always right on point, not too much bourbon, but just right. Nice on the palate and overall and one of the early yet consistently best examples of bourbon barrel aged stouts. A must have

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2149) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares WHLZBRZ edition, ’15 vintage. Pitch black with a dark tan head. Super sweet stuff, syrup, light oak, some bourbon, vanilla fudge and light soy. A tad too sweet.

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