Theis (14114) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at CBC 2013 - in the break - Thanks a lot to Madsberg. Pitch black - nice brown head. Coconut, vanilla, nice mellow bourbon, powerfull malty sweetness, soy, burned malts, fruity, raisins, licorice, candy notes, texture is oiley, coffee, ryebread, dark fruits... ... and a lot more. Light to medium carbonation. Very complex.
madsberg (10598) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled. Huge thx to rfraga7 for trading this my topwant for several years. Pitch black coloured. Dense dark brown head. Aroma: Cocoa, roast, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, some coffee, molasses, brown sugar, vague liqourice. Flavour: Vanilla, chocolate, cofeee, cocoa, bourbon, molasses, brown sugar. Heavenly smooth and easy to drink. Full bodied. Ends smoothly roasted bitter. Wow. Need some more of this.
CloakedDagger (1080) - - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl. Pours black and opaque with a small brownish head. Intense pruney aroma, Bourbon and vanilla. Rich body with a distinct sweetness - perhaps bordering cloying. Again intense Bourbon and vanilla while the roast is fairly subdued. Warming alcohol finish. 040513
joergen (22632) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at CBC 2013, huge thanks to madsberg for sharing.
Pitch black coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa powder and dried fruits.
Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and dried fruits with notes of vanilla and bourbon.
Sweet and roasted finish.
gEUS (1375) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle during a vertical 2004-2012 line-up of all DLs, during a beer tasting weekend - in the cellar of Chez Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles. Notes include main characteristics in aroma and flavour components.
2012 Bourbon BA DL - bottle 197/685 - bourbon, vanilla, molasses, some chocolate. 3.8/5
2012 Boubon Vanilla DL - bottle 921/934 - chocolate, vanilla, sherry... Aroma makes one think of a vanilla scented cancle (no shit). 3/5
2012 Cognac Vanilla DL - bottle 409/534 - green coffee beans, green paprica, spicy notes. No Cognac scent at all. 3/5
2012 Cognac De Muerte DL - bottle 203/817 - cacao, pepper and peppers scent. Taste is very hot due to the peppers but take away most of the taste - pity (not as balanced as for example the Hunahpu) 3.3/5
2011 PVW Bourbon BA DL - bottle 261/484 - thanks Jeffo! - lots of bourbon, but beautifully embedded in the whole aroma palet. The first DL I really dig. Vanilla, coconut, chocolate. Best of the vertical. 4.2/5
2011 Brandy BA DL - bottle 185(?)/312(?) - a sour pinch to the basic DL character, cherries. 3.2/5
2011 Brandy Vanilla DL - bottle 403/433 - loooots of chocolate. 3.1/5
MotherBrother (779) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour pitch black, with a small brown head. Aroma is jammed with barrel notes, coconut, bourbon, vanilla, slight banana, dark ripe fruits like raisins, marzipan. Oi Boii... The taste is a lot like the regular DL, rather sweet with a subtle bitterness to it. Full bodied, with a semi-flat carb. Oi this shit tastes good. A whole lot better than the regular DL to me. Big thanks to Sean for sending me this SOB...
crossovert (8682) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2014 The standard BA dark lord might be the best because it is like dark lord that has mellowed and had an infusion of some oak and vanilla flavors that tone it down.
kaser (3694) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I can’t tell the difference between the dark lord anymore. They are good and taste the same at this point. Three Floyd’s rocks
biggsbowler (462) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.