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Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout aged in a variety of Bourbon barrels with vanilla beans.

This listing is specifically for Bourbon Vanilla Bean Dark Lord. NOT Brandy.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2009
On tap at the Great Taste of the Midwest 2009. Pour was again dark and robust with aromas of chocolate, roast, caramel, prunes, and a nicely blended vanilla. The flavor was just a little sweeter from the vanilla making the roasted overtones mellow just a little. Again, a real complex brew that I liked a little more than the original. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3491) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Dark brown-black body, thin tan lacing, traces of lacing. Rich brownie, fudge, caramel, vanilla, light boozy bourbon, cream, and light earth. Full bodied with silky carbonation, a ton of residual sweetness, and a lingering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3782) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2015 Bottle shared by Mike, pours sticky brown black color with small head. Notes of caramel, vanilla, chocolate, syrup, and molasses. Pretty sticky and sweet. Aroma is awesome but maybe a touch too rich with Bourbon. Residual sugars left behind in mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6060) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle at bills courtesy of Mike. Pours a deep brown body with bright tan lacing. Mouthfeel is aggressive and sweet with notes of melted fudge brownie, tons of sugar and marshmallow. Vanilla syrup and candy. Not a ton of bourbon actually. Too sweet, but still a delightful punch to the face.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (8972) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015, Green Session, København
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla, coffee, cocoa and oak. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, roasted, oak, vanilla, chocolate and cocoa finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1161) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015
Tap @ CBC 2015, green session. Black with a light tan head. Nose has vanilla, soy sauce and some caramel. Taste is sweet, vanilla fudge, caramel ice cream, dark dried fruits, molasses and some cinnamon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VastActiv (3735) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015, Copenhagen. Originally rated 20150502. Colour is black with slightly brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Vanilla, coffee, some sweetness, chocolate and roasted malts. Very soft and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vjohans (370) - SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2015
@green cbc 2015 alcohol, coffee, chocolate, ridiculous sweet, unbalanced. intense. highly overrtated

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brnandersen (2404) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
Draught sample at CBC 2015. Pitch black with a thin, tanned head. Roasted aroma with dark malts, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and bourbon barrel. Taste is sweet and roasted. Full body with an oily texture, Finishes lasting bitter-roasted with dark malts, fruits, vanilla and bourbon barrel. Some alcohol dense notes. Excellent, rich Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
martin00sr (1465) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2015
Tap @CBC15. Valiantly foraged by MrOrla. Oily black, small light tan head. Thick cocoa and vanilla aroma. Sweetish cocoa and vanilla flavor, piercing coffee like bitterness. Lovely boozy. Long, sticky sweet finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAY 4, 2015
Wow this was great. Still a nice sweetness. Lots of vanilla and oak. What an easy drinking beer. First drank: DLD 2014 Vintage: 2014 Second drink: DLD 2015 Vintage: 2015

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