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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (677) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2012 bomber to snifter. Pours thinner than expected. Aroma of sugar and molasses and some nostril burning alcohol. Thin carbonation. Taste is overwhelming sweet molasses. Thinner and somehow sweeter than the regular. Sticky burning sweet. Should have shared with more than 1 person.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bomber. 2013. At tailgate. Aroma is heavy dried fruit and some bourbon vanilla and malt. Taste is vanilla, dried fruit, and again heavy plum. Silky smooth. Really great texture to this beer.

-- rated with beerbasher

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (3130) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2014
26.02.2014, 0,65l bottle (2013) sampled @ MAD Beer Brewing release @ Mielcke & Hurtigkarl:
No head, just some bubbles. Aroma is sweet, dark malts, sweet bourbon, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, dark sugar, grass, oak. Taste is slightly concentrated and sweet, dark malts, dark sugar, sweet bourbon, vanilla, grass, oak, caramel, chocolate. Medium bitterness, slightly dry boozy mouthfeel. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (374) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle 381/420. Pours jet black, minimal mocha colored head. Very little lacing. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and booze. Taste is a little more brash than I was expecting. Big notes of the coffee/chocolate upfront, as the nose would suggest. But, I get some of that soy sauce flavor over the middle here that I did not taste in the Vanilla Bean variant. A bit off-putting, but it’s appearance is short-lived. The dark fruits...raisin, plum...come through bringing some sweetness before the roasted nut/oak/bourbon dominate the finish. The syrup/molasses not only encompass some flavor here, but the mouthfeel as well. Very sticky. Pretty darn good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duntoyou (106) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2014
Sweet sweet bourbon. Noce, balanced. Chocolate. Nuts. Sweat motherfucker this is an ok beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (195) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a nice black with tan head. Smell is malty and sweet with hints of raisins. Taste is sweet and malty that I was expecting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dfonorow (1738) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
2011 Vintage on tap at Dark Lord Day. Pour is black with no visible head, some slight lacing on the glass. Aroma is of caramel, bourbon, raisins, maple syrup, burnt chocolate, and licorice. Flavor is not nearly as cloying as the regular DL - vanilla, chocolate, licorice, brown sugar, molasses, and bourbon. Smooth for the ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChinoSkillzian (185) - CA to VA, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Multiple "vintages" sampled at various tastings. Pours the expected opaque nearly black with small tan head. The nose is rich bourbon barrel, oak, vanilla, with some definite boozy notes as well. The palate is heavy weight but decently balanced, with flavors of medium roast, molasses/syrup, maple bourbon, and chocolate. Mildly complex, nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (4809) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Poured a dark black color we from the bottle with aromas of roast, chocolate, earth, light vanilla, oak and bourbon. Flavors were the same almost like a fudge brownie dipped in bourbon. A little too much sweetness in the aftertaste for me but still a world class barrel aged stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2436) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle @ Cecil Late Fall Monster Tasting. Trade from Sean 9689, thanks bro! Black body with a medium light brown head. Chocolate, caramel , oak, bourbon, wood, vanilla, molasses, coffee, ripe fruit. Beer porn.

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