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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.36/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2008
I have to admit that Iíve fallen head over heels for the bourbon-aged craze, I dig the bourbon flavor and I really dig the Dark Lord... together they are absolutely amazing. Some beers donít really stand up to the challenge, the bourbon can get a little overwhelming, but the DL is rich enough that the bourbon flavors just work their way into the beer and create something so amazing.... While I agree that it is not a "sit on the back porch and drink a couple with your BBQ" beer, it is worth one of my few perfect 5.0ís for being the hands-down most delicious mouthful of anything Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2008 Tried this one after the Vanilla DL, and it seemed different in a few ways. 1-it didnít seem quite as thick, though it may have been an optical dillusion. 2- had a very distinct bourbon aroma and flavor. 3- you could tell the alcohol was in this one as compared to the regualr DL and Vanilla DL. Overall, it was great, but I was MUCH happier that I got a few cups of the Vanilla DL.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2008
On tap at DLDí08. Glad to get some. I heard the ran out. Lots of molasses and bourbon in the nose. Taste is sweet and loaded with bourbon. Very black with no head. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2008
DLD 2008. Thanks to BillVanE for sharing the taster he managed to get by unknown means ;) The brewpub ran out yesterday and he came up to me smiling ear to ear. Everything you know the reg. Dark Lord is but amped up obviously. If they could get Christmas in a keg, it would be right here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2008
Thanks to joey and random guy in line for tastings of this. Black as night, no head. Aroma was heavy on the molasses and bourbon. Huge bourbon intro with chocolate, molasses, and alcohol. Finishes very boozy, syrupy. A bit over the top for me, not very drinkable. I had a 4 oz glass and it was a bit too much. Still one of the most flavorful and unique beers Iíve come across.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2008
On draught at the Dark Lord Day 08. Pours a creamy and thick, opaque dark chocolate malt colored brown brew with no head. Aroma of bourbon, dark chocolate, molasses, a touch of black licorice, and some deep citrus hops. Taste is thick, smooth and creamy with an over the top alcohol kick that really compliments the dark chocolate, bourbon and molasses flavors. Finish is just as smooth and its flavor continues after the finish. I was fortunate to get three 10-oz glasses of this which made the 5-hour wait in line for the regular Dark Lord Imperial Stout worth the wait. Also received word that this sold out in less than one hour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DWestrick (657) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2008
tap - oak aged 2007 had at DLD08 - excellent and met my expectations and then some - personally, i canít tell the difference between this and the bottle but Iím fairly inexperienced. Loved it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 26, 2008
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 On tap at DLD 2008. 2007 DL: Yummy yummy stuff! Mellow and yet full of the right flavors. No tannins, just a mellower flavor of the DLS in the bottle. Pours a very syrupy black with almost no head. Very sweet and molasses-like in flavor.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2011 On tap at Dark Lord Day 08. This is an oak aged version of the 07 batch. Pours a thick black color with a tan head. Has a nice aroma of oak and chocolate. Has complex flavors from bourbon, oak, chocoalte, licorice, and a candy molasses. These flavors blend well together and has a smooth alcohol finish. Nice brew. Update: 8-5-11 Huge thanks to Brian for sharing the Pappy. Funny this is lumped in with all bourbon variants. So why does bourbon county rare get its own? Makes no sense. The pappy version is much smoother than their regular oaked version. It has so much more rounded bourbon flavors in my opinion. Great brown sugar bourbon aroma and flavor that is real smooth all the way around. Outstanding beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2008
On tap at DLD í08. Poured a thick used motor oil opaque black/brown with a thin mocha head. Not so much lace, but a thick oily residue was left clinging to the sides of the cup. The aroma was robust and full of strong coffee and chocolate with a hint of detectable bourbon. Same for the flavor. The bourbon was not overpowering or intense, it just added another layer of complexity. The mouthfeel did not suffer from the barrel-aging. It was thick and sticky as ever. A great beer, but I still prefer my Dark Lord without the bourbon.

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