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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
biggsbowler (180) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Daft at Hunahpu 2012 - Pour jet black, little head. Smells boozy, sweet, oak, and vanilla. Tastes of dark chocolate, raisins, and bourbon. It’s pretty sweet but so damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brystmar (1112) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2012 red wax. Smooth, silky, mildly sweet bourbon flows freely through my mouth. Roasted coffee, chocolate, espresso beans. This has matured (and improved) significantly since my first times with it back in June & August. It's transformed from a very good BB stout into a jaw-droppingly delicious treat worthy of its trade value. Can't wait to try this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (1664) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
On tap at hunahpu day 2012, pours a dark motor oil black with a dark mocha head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, chocolate and sweet brown sugar. Taste is sweet and bitter, bitter chocolate, bourbon and roast. Caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit and molasses. Thick and chewy, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
b3shine (4433) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Draft to glass at DLD ’11 (from notes). Looks good; a viscous black with very little lacing or carbonation. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, and bourbon. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Outstanding beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle #5/688 at The Stout Tasting, London - big, big thanks to Jack for providing THREE Munster beasts. Pours black-brown with a fine beige foam head. Big dark malt nose, dark berries, charred wood. Huge sweet flavor with notes of licorice, prunes, syrupy chocolate, molasses, dark cherries. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm to hot finish with dark sugars, big molasses, rich dark fruits, dates, figs, more sticky chocolate. Pretty outrageous stuff, but in small doses I love it. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phredrik (999) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle 9/688 thanks to Motherbrother and Hoprider. Aroma is immensely bourbon forward, coconut, vanilla and oak all over the place, brownies, toffey, a small medicinal hint, alcohol presence. Regular DL plus loads of fresh barrel and bourbon. Taste is heavily sweet and is pretty much the regular DL smothered in bourbon, oak, vanilla and coconut. Pretty good, but pretty obvious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hoprider (77) - DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
Dark pour with a small head. The aroma has Lots of coconut and vanilla, raisins and prunes. There is a lot of cask pressence here. Just about to be over the top. This is a pedal to the metal stout with lots of sweetness and bourbon pressence. Its very very big. Very rich and bruiser of a stout. Awsome!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
diefledermaus (7) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013 does not count
This was 2012 vintage. Had three bottles to share with friends. The first was not as good as previous iterations. High level of unfermented, fermentable sugar. Tested it on Anton Paar Alcolyzer. Final Gravity was nearly 14 and ABV was at or slightly below 14%. Would have been drinkable if remaining sugars had been fermented out. Tasted like generic cough syrup mixed with old coffee and a shot of whiskey - and not in a good way

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Rating #1900! Bottle #5/688 @ THE Stout Tasting. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny tan head. The nose is bourbon barrel. Plenty of wood, vanilla. Rich, earthy chocolate fudge. Sweet, full aromas. The taste is very sweet raisin and vanilla chocolate cake. Charred earth. Chocolate icing. Full, slightly hot finish. Luxurious, thick body. Oily. Overall, this is very sweet, but not out of control. It’s a decadent, rich, experience. Clearly the base beer lends to barrel aging well. Better than I thought it might be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5521) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle (#5 of 688, 2012 vintage) thanks to jackl, consume at THE stouts tasting - part 1. Rating #2600. It pours very dark brown with a small light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toasted coconut, bourbon, caramel, toffee, chocolate, light charcoal and some alcohol warmth. The taste is rich, sticky sweetness, caramel, bourbon, toffee, vanilla, chocolate brownie, gateaux, bourbon, brown sugar, dark cherry with a bitter-sweet finish. Full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Viscous, rich and oily. Pretty smooth actually. Nice flavour, but too sweet and cloying for my liking.

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