Reynolds314 (2563) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great stuff here. I think it is better then each of the beers that comprises it except for the weasel. Rich nutty roasty and chocolate. Alcohol is non existent. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. NICE
vtafro (4042) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour thanks Phil. Black pour with tan head. Aromas from each beer fight for dominance, coffee, dark malts and sweet tones are present. Flavor is mellower than the aroma but still has an ABV bite in the end. Flavor is a combination of imperial stout traits, possibly not as good as any single brew, but a nice blend.
Ernesto987 (4200) - Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
At the great stout tasting in enfield ct, wow this rocks, awesome light danish malts, very roasty and bitter, I really loved this one
Hammy78 (802) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2013 Bottle picked up at Dark Lord Day 2012. Cracked this puppy open for New Years Eve 2012, to celebrate two groups of friends engagements. Midnight black, motor oil, very oily on the top tan/ khaki head. All lacing just drops to the bottom. Smells super sweet, caramel, vanilla, beautiful roasted malts. Tastes like coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, caramel, toffee. So incredibly complex. I may actually like this better than fresh Darklord. Fantastic dessert stout.
Sarlacc83 (1084) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Back log rating, reviewed from notes.
22oz bottle courtesy of LoPo87. Thanks!
A: Pitch black with a thin lacing and great legs.
N: Pepper, chocolate, burnt brown sugar, black licorice, and smoke.
T: Hops, chocolate, definite bitterness. SMoke, plenty of overly roasted coffee.
M: Not as thick and oily as I’d expect; rather it maintains a pretty thin feel. Very alcoholic, though, and it is a distraction.
O: This isn’t awful, but neither is it remarkable or great. Not complex, nor drinkable, and as such, it’s deserving of a pass.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: November 30, 2012
Appearance: black, fine tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: dark chocolate aroma, peppery spicyness, sweet caramel, milk chocolate, dark fruits
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, touch of coffee, caramel sweetness adds complexity rather than balance
Overall: overly roasty
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
S: Huge roasted coffee, dark fruits, bitter chocolate and some interesting funk
A: Surprisingly a very dark brown, mahogany on the edges of the glass. Nice mocha head and retention
T: Nice, lacks depth the nose suggests. The bitterness from the coffee and chocolate comes through, lesser fruits
P: Medium-Full, noticeable carbonation
O: No doubt enjoyable, but left me wanting more
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[4735-20120818] Bottle. Sugary sweet maple syrup cookie aroma. Brown black body with a quick creamy tan head. Bitter heavily roasted sweet malt grain flavour. Full body. Nice sweet stout. (8/3/7/3/16) 3.7
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)
JoeTheYounger (1155) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from fear025. I feel like a baller tonite. Dark pour with off white head. Aroma is dark roast and chocolate with sweet fruit. Taste is mild chocolate, pungent hop bitterness, chalky. Pretty good. I like some of the individual beers better.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle via trade. Very dark brown almost black with a big, foamy, tan head. Aroma of bitter-sweet chocolate, vanilla, roasted coffee, caramel and light earthy/musty scent. Flavor of dry cocoa, hot alcohol, bitter roasted black malt and a light caramel malt sweetness. Full body with a long, dry, hot finish. This is a very strong beer that has a lot going on but comes together rather well, I think the other beers help tone down the overly sweet dark lord.