General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had a five ounce serving of this in a plastic cup at Dark Lord Day 2010. I have wanted to try this for so long... this is my third DLD and I finally got to try it! The pour is pitch black with very nice brown swirls sitting on the top of the beer. As I swirled this around the cup, it left an oily residue on the sides... this stuff is definitely thick and viscous. The aroma is amazing... you really need to take 5 minutes just to try to pick out all of the smells in it. I was able to smell a lot of chocolate and fresh coffee, bourbon, oak, burnt wood, vanilla, nuts, and sweet sugars. The taste is also brilliantly complex. It has a wonderful sweetness that balances out all the other complexities. I picked out a lot of bourbon and oak at the beginning and some vanilla, chocolate, dark dried fruit, nuts, and burnt wood. I was floored with how well all of these flavors meshed together... this beer is almost too easy to drink. It has a full bodied mouth feel and clings to your mouth after every sip making you want more and more. Three Floyds did an amazing job on this! I would not say that this is better than regular Dark Lord, but it is definitely just as good. Simply amazing...
RespertFTW (453) - Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. 2013. At tailgate. Aroma is heavy dried fruit and some bourbon vanilla and malt. Taste is vanilla, dried fruit, and again heavy plum. Silky smooth. Really great texture to this beer.
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Inbreak (1387) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
26.02.2014, 0,65l bottle (2013) sampled @ MAD Beer Brewing release @ Mielcke & Hurtigkarl:
No head, just some bubbles. Aroma is sweet, dark malts, sweet bourbon, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, dark sugar, grass, oak. Taste is slightly concentrated and sweet, dark malts, dark sugar, sweet bourbon, vanilla, grass, oak, caramel, chocolate. Medium bitterness, slightly dry boozy mouthfeel. Nice!
Clownoisseur (83) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 381/420. Pours jet black, minimal mocha colored head. Very little lacing. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and booze. Taste is a little more brash than I was expecting. Big notes of the coffee/chocolate upfront, as the nose would suggest. But, I get some of that soy sauce flavor over the middle here that I did not taste in the Vanilla Bean variant. A bit off-putting, but it’s appearance is short-lived. The dark fruits...raisin, plum...come through bringing some sweetness before the roasted nut/oak/bourbon dominate the finish. The syrup/molasses not only encompass some flavor here, but the mouthfeel as well. Very sticky. Pretty darn good beer.
Duntoyou (86) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet sweet bourbon. Noce, balanced. Chocolate. Nuts. Sweat motherfucker this is an ok beer
WanderinCelt87 (124) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a nice black with tan head. Smell is malty and sweet with hints of raisins. Taste is sweet and malty that I was expecting.
Dfonorow (1038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 Vintage on tap at Dark Lord Day. Pour is black with no visible head, some slight lacing on the glass. Aroma is of caramel, bourbon, raisins, maple syrup, burnt chocolate, and licorice. Flavor is not nearly as cloying as the regular DL - vanilla, chocolate, licorice, brown sugar, molasses, and bourbon. Smooth for the ABV.
ChinoSkillzian (132) - The Hills, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Multiple "vintages" sampled at various tastings. Pours the expected opaque nearly black with small tan head. The nose is rich bourbon barrel, oak, vanilla, with some definite boozy notes as well. The palate is heavy weight but decently balanced, with flavors of medium roast, molasses/syrup, maple bourbon, and chocolate. Mildly complex, nice beer.
burg326 (3085) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark black color we from the bottle with aromas of roast, chocolate, earth, light vanilla, oak and bourbon. Flavors were the same almost like a fudge brownie dipped in bourbon. A little too much sweetness in the aftertaste for me but still a world class barrel aged stout.
hallinghansen (1720) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Cecil Late Fall Monster Tasting. Trade from Sean 9689, thanks bro! Black body with a medium light brown head. Chocolate, caramel , oak, bourbon, wood, vanilla, molasses, coffee, ripe fruit. Beer porn.
KingCecil (2029) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Cecil Late Fall Monster Tasting… . it pours pitch black with no head…. vanilla, bourbon, malts, caramel, dark fruits, choco milk, cacao…...