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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.37   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
On tap at FWIBF. Pours a pitch black hued body with a lasting tan head. Aromas are dark fruit, milk chocolate, bourbon, fudge, dusty, ashy, mineral and a lot of alcohol. Flavors are surprisingly smooth, milk chocolate, barrel, fudge, vanillin and tannin. The barrel character seems to cut into the sweetness. Velvety mouthfeel, creamy, viscous. Insanely good mouthfeel. I was expecting to dislike this, especially on such a hot day. I haven’t liked the sweetness of the newer batches of DL, and have not been wild about the barrel treatments, but this definitely surpassed my expectations. Quite the experience and it was very solid!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fletchfighters (1252) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle 656/688 Black pour with a thin light brown collar. Thick oily residue left in the glass. Very thick ABV legs Nose is dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon, wood, chocolate, caramel,coconut, and subtle soy sauce. Some alcohol but well subdued. Fruits really stand out well. Might as well just copy and paste the above remarks. Barrel really shines in this beer and hides what makes Dark Lord a meh beer. Dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, caramel and other fun notes. Thick and coating. Low carbonation, big body, well balanced. ABV is there but it is later that it catches up to me. Bad ass beer. One of the best bourbon treatments I have had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thome50 (1229) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
On tap at FWIBF, DNRT. Pours a deep brown to black with no head. Aroma is vanilla, prunes and some odd spice mix I can’t pick up. Taste is more barrel, chocolate, prune/plum, hazelnut and pretzel. Not better than BA Speedway but damn good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mittenator (1605) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2012 bomber (617/688). Deep mahogany with a deep tan head. Bourbon, plum and vanilla aromas. Plums, vanilla and bourbon. Silky smooth with a huge aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ineedbeer (1215) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
On tap at Firestone (Heaven Hill) Lots of chocolate and roast with balanced barrel character. Light coconut and vanilla from the barrels. Moderate bourbon note but not too hot. Pours black with a small thick mocha head. Moderate legs and no lacing. Flavor is similar to aroma and is super decadent with nice bourbon balance in the finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied with low carbonation. Low astringency and medium alcohol spice. Overall it’s a fan good stout but not tons better than others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (30378) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Bottled. A black beer with a rim of beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, soy sauce, roasted malt, and bourbon. The flavor is very sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, fruits, and bourbon, leading to a dry and roasted finish. Huge thanks to MadsBerg for sharing this gem.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
appgrad22 (29) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
An absolutely excellent beer. If anyone tells you otherwise, they are not your friend. Ignore them as if they were dead to you! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2013
So smooth aroma, appearance and taste with a strong mouthfeel and exciting aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Theis (14464) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
madsberg (10708) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
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.

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