kp (10886) - 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 (5354) - 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 (1122) - Claremont, 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.
BMan1113VR (7770) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trade from a LONG time ago. Pours with a muddy, near black hued body with a lasting tan head. Aromas are floral with notes of iodine, chocolate, fudge, roast, coffee and cherry. Dark fruits. Flavors are nutty, chocolate, ashy, lightly floral, with medium to high roast and cocoa. Chalk. Fuller body with fuller carbonation. Decent hype train beer.
jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with modest brown head / Peculiar grassy nose of turning orchard fruit, coffee, chocolate / Full body, thick but mellow and soft, chewy, excellent balance and long finish with underlying bitterness / Flavors of bittersweet chocolate, dark roast coffee, caramel, tobacco, licorice, ripe strawberries, turning apple, and pine / Based on a small sample at the Jerry’s Dark Lord tasting, this seems to have a definite Belgian aspect.
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice chocolate aromas. Very good chocolate flavors. Overall a very good stout.
JohnnyJ (4041) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from someone I can’t remember. Dark black viscous pour, tan head, with dark brown swirls. Super sugary, molasses, chocolate, raisin, and lots of roast. The aroma is quite boozy, but the flavor and mouthfeel are more smooth. A pretty tasty imperial stout, which is a real sipper, but a little too sugary, and doesn’t quite live up to it’s high expectations.
alexsdad06 (4349) - Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a medium sized fine beige head. The aroma has big roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, resiny hops, additional sweetness that seems to be like candi sugar, and a spot of yeast. This appears to be a great blend of the four minus the coffee from the BGB which I didn’t get much of anything in the nose. The flavor has a big roasted malt backbone, chocolate, caramel, green hops, mild coffee with a smooth mouth feel and full body. I enjoyed this on draft at the anniversary party and think it is doing nicely in the bottle.