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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tool2scream (187) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2008 Had the 2008 on tap Dark Lord Day 2008 at the brewery. Thick as molasses, pours straight black but no head. Left thick brown film on the glass as you swirled it. The smell was almost nothing but bourbon. The smells underneath were very good vanilla and some dried fruit if you could find them under the bourbon. Flavor was almost one deminsional: Bourbon. At first you picked up very sweet sugar and some vanilla masked with bourbon but within seconds your whole palate tasted bourbon and the taste lingered longer than anything iíve ever had. The mouthfeel was wonderful, almost like syrup or a melted milkshake, very sticky. If you got this on your hands it was like pancake syrup. Overall, nice experience, but way too much bourbon, i wanted to taste beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Every time I have this, I still like it. Balanced well for all of the big flavors in it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2008
Vintage 07 on tap DLD08. Quite similar to its younger brother. Strong oak and some vanilla character adds a bit of complexity to aroma and flavor.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ManvsCity (180) - Redmond, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2009
On tap from inside the brewery at the 2:00 pm Three Floyds Fancy Beer Tapping. Bought a double for $10 and drank with a well seasoned Cuban Churchill cigar among Dark Lord Day 2009 festivities. As perfect a combination as any highland Scotch and cigar could be. The oak aged DL is darkness embodied, of course. The entire glass is stained, top to bottom by the residules. Almost no head. Just a lace ring around the top. Tastes of bourbon, butter toffee, black figs, leather, smoke. But really, itís like trying to describe the ocean if youíve only ever experienced a puddle. The hype is not undeserved.

4.7
   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. Itís pretty sweet but so damn good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ThaBobfather (178) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Having been to DLD for the first time, I was able to try this wonderful brew. It smells like chocolate, malt, and bourbon. Mmmmm. It pours to what I dream of with an imperial stout. The oak age adds so many subtlies of flavor to this beer. I taste vanilla, chocolate, coffee, malt, bourbon, expresso, and a small bit of brewed happiness. The flavor was as good as Iíve had in an imperial stout. Many are overpowering in taste but this is just where I want it. It leaves my mouth coated in itís chocolatey ice cream flavor that makes everything else taste like it, which is awesome. I was highly impressed with this one day brew. This alone was worth drying to Munster from Cincinnati.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phil (175) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2012
damn near one of my all time favourite beers - rich, dark, viscous - almosts tasted like a espresso with a hit of bourbon. fortunate to try this with friends, in Munster, Indiana.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kazin (173) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
Soo creamy, rich, and full of flavor. Better than the regular version, which is a personal favorite of mine.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2006
Rich...rich...rich. Huge explosion of a thick dark head that sat atop the beer for the 1/2 hour thatit ook to sip through everything going on here. Fairl viscous notwithstanding having sat in a barrel of bourbon saturated wood for a year. Huge overtones of cherries, vanilla molasses and roasted coffee. Slight tang and bite from the everpresent bourbon flavor that linered long after the first sip. The aging allowed the flavors to meld with the coffee bite from the í05 batch mellowing significantly. A true gem.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Had at DLD 11. Well worth the wait of about an hour to try. Subtle and smooth burbon and a great body


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