fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at 3 Floyd’s Anniversary party. This beauty was poured nicely into what looked like I’d say a 10 oz or so plastic cup. Now that’s what I call baller. The beer itself was pitch oil black with a tan head. Aroma had espresso, dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, and a touch of molasses/brown sugar hops. This stuff is pretty thick. The mouthfeel seems real heavy on this one with light carbonation. Taste pretty much followed the nose. It seemed Dark Lord forward while melding in some notes from its other parts. I am curious if this was brewed all at once or blended. On one hand I could see this being brewed at once because it finishes so smooth. On the other hand it seemed like the parts that made up the whole were thrown in their and it was noticeable in the middle. Up front had all the other flavors I noticed in the nose. Overall I enjoyed this and think it will age in a year or 2 nicely.
RobertDale (3657) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a decent tan head. Nice aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, vanilla, spice, and a touch of alcohol. This bottle seemed to hold it’s age well. Very nice.
haukur (1335) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a brown head. Aroma has nice roast, malts, espresso. Coffee is obvious but well balanced with loads of roastyness. Totally surprised that the overpowering sweetness of Dark Lord has been toned down. Very nice
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a tan head. The aroma is a mix of chocolate and roasted malt with some huge coffee character. The flavor is very similar. I get some heavy coffee as well as some chocolate, roasted malt and cream. There is also some nice vanilla character as the beer warms up. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This stout has it all. Excellent.
Errl (1681) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle..Pour is thin fading white head..Nose is spice, chocolate, coffee, some alcohol, smooth..Taste is chocolate, fudge, spice, dry, some sweetness...#beergang #craftbeer #ratebeercrew #ratebeer #bottleshare #sharegang
Ataraxia (385) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark fruit, leather, earth, tobacco, cocoa powder, oak, and slight umami. Light sweetness with a woody vinous follow through. Lively, full bodied, but not too heavy. Reminiscent of Darkness.
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep black with minimal head. Very faint aroma with only vanilla coming through. Taste is a little carbonated with a smokey finish in the palate. Very good and smooth palate. Smoke, coffee and a hint of chocolate.
thomas15 (688) - USA - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of chocolate coffee roasted malt, bourbon vanilla. Some dark fruit but barely. Appears the darkest brown, little to no head. Spotty lacing is spotty. Taste is char, chocolate, some coffee only slight roast. Delicious.
baraciisch (1969) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black pour with tan head... Aroma of ethanol, dark chocolate, roasted malts... Flavor is dark chocolate, prunes, dark fruits, coffee... Espresso and bitter chocolate on finish, almost peppery finish... Amazing
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craftycarl21 (2251) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle, big thanks to Greg for sharing! Gorgeous rich black velvet pour, dense brown head. Nose and flavor are really impressive considering the age this one has on it; coffee from the Mikkeller offering still shines through, but then the aging prowess of the other 3 components comes to the fore. The sweetness of the Dark Lord holds, with chocolate ganache and vanilla, but it’s tempered by the roasty bitterness of Darkness and a drop of dark fruit from the de Struise brew on the finish. Complex and luscious. Yeah, I’d drink it again.
wchesser (1219) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
’14 B-day tasting party. From an old trade. Thick, deep black-darker and more viscous than the ’11 Dark Lord I had side-by-side. Going off memory of the other beers, felt like this showcased mostly Darkness. Noticeably less sweet than the Dark Lord. Burnt malts, dark cocoa on the nose, some booze. Slightly astringent, bit ashy, but still good dark chocolate flavors and prune as well. All in tasting preferred the DL slightly.