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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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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.



General66's rating

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
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...


4.6
   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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1711) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rekvium (340) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2015 From bottle, thanks a lot Dolle! Bottle #278/420 from 2012. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of bourbon (a lot), vanilla, wood, dark chocolate, cocoa. Taste is through the roof! Lots of bourbon, vanilla, smooth, dark chocolate, oh my god, complex, cocoa, perfect balance, slight port caracter. Holy f*ck, this is extreme. Not even a sipper, this has drinkability!!! Just perfect...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrOrla (1405) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle. Thx dolle. 278/420 2012. Pours deep black with a brown head. Aroma dark chocolate, vanilla, burbon, wood, cocoa, light malts, what a balance. Taste is smooth, vanilla, wood, dark chocolate. Very balanced wauw.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dedollewaitor (15096) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
2012 Vintage. Bottle # 278/420, Bottle @ Rekvium, Orla and Dolle’s dødsyge søndagssmagning, 2015. 2012 trade with Sean9689. Thanks. 2012 Vintage. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Motor oil, vanilla, bourbon and chocolate. Good roast, soy, quality coffee and syrup. Slick, smooth and soft. Vinous and complex. Banger!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1867) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
Big thanks to Zakoon for bringing this bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares WLZBRZ edition Been wanted to try this for a long time. Let’s get to it! Pours black with a nice brown head. Prettier than most DL’s . Aroma of coconut, vanilla, dark sweet fruits, molasses, chocolate, some cherry, weak bourbon in the background and just sweet and smooth as... yep.. Perverse but somehow harmonic to me and I really like the things the beer pulled out of the barrels. The taste is... You guessed it - Sweet! With notes of vanilla, sweet bourbon, dark sweet caramel, smooth molasses, chocolate and marshmallows. More is more in this beer and I understand that it turns some people off - for me I just can’t do anything else than enjoy it. Maybe not a whole bottle... Then again - I am up for the challenge if I ever get the chance!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jh773 (242) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Here it is. Ridiculously thick and rich Russian imperial stout with sweet caramel-bourbon flavor. Motor-oil palate (in the best way possible). Not quite like melted chocolate butter pecan ice cream, but getting there. I would sacrifice a kitten to get more of this. Not really, but maybe.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
andyhwcinc (1729) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Enjoyed on tap at Kaiser Tiger in Chicago, IL after an interesting night of a 20 sided die raffle for Malort aged Dark Lord, and this was the special treat that no one was expecting, and it was like $2 for 6 oz which is bananas. This may be the best Dark Lord I've had considering the circumstances as well as how it wasn't as thick as the Malort aged but was way more potent and burning, and more flavorful to boot. Really, this one was a treat and I'm lucky to have stuck around to try this rare brew. Would have again but probably won't have again.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
750ml bottle enjoyed @ Dangerous Bottleshares - WLZBRZ edition. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma is raisins, prunes, plums, vanilla, caramel, molasses and some bourbon - but not enough, a hint of roasted malt. Flavour is sweet, almost overly sweet and light bitterness. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet and warming alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1110) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle thanks to Zakoon. Thanks buddy! Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, fudge, dark fruits, soy, roast, booze and a huge caramel backend. Taste is very sweet, brown sugar, vanilla, sweet chocolate, milky chocolate, dark sweet fruits. Not a lot of barrel compared to how sweet regular dark lord is, but still more barrelsweetness compared to the fruity sweetness regular has.


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