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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.38   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.



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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MasterSki (8) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Iíve had this two years in a row in a plastic cup pour. I took some brief notes this year, so here it goes - a lot of this will be complementary to my review of Dark Lord (when I finally get around to reviewing the regular variety). Some of this text is borrowed from my Vanilla-bean review, where appropriate. A - Think quick-dissolving mocha foam, nice ring of lace, pitch black with a hint of red at the edges. Itís about all I expect from a 13% RIS. S - Oak-barrel, but not the stupid amount I experienced in oak-aged Behemoth. Thereís also a touch of vanilla and almond that I get from most good barrel-aged brews, plus the cadre of "regular" Dark Lord smells. Itís different from regular Dark Lord, but not a huge improvement. T - I found the oak-aging to simplify the taste of Dark Lord in a way that wasnít altogether positive. The oak-aging really brings out the booziness and heat and smooths out a lot of the really interesting flavors from the regular Dark Lord. Itís still pretty delicious, but just slightly acerbic. M - Thick, near milk-shake consistency, with tons of residual stickiness, and low carbonation. This is the way RISes should be down - other brewerís take note. D - This is a mild step in the wrong direction - takes the least drinkable elements of Dark Lord and amplifies them a little bit. Itís hot, palate-beating, and not really much more interesting than the regular variety. Worth trying, but not worth waiting hours in line to try.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1249) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2015
on tap at dark lord day 2015, pours a dark black with almost zero head. big bourbon chocolate vanilla and slight malt taste.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAY 4, 2015
What a great beer. The barrel lends great flavors to this beer. Hints of vanilla, chocolate, big sweetness and bourbon flavors. Wow. First drank: DLD 2015 Vintage: 2015

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2015
UPDATED: APR 26, 2015 On tap at Three Floyds. Poured thick black thin tan head. Light carb med thick bod. Sweet light vanilla bourbon. Taste nice sweet grapey sugar caramel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdixon77 (1433) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Ancient rating from Hunahpuís Day 2012, I recently found my tasting notes. Figured why waste good ticksÖpretty outstanding as I remember. The bourbon helps cut the powerful sweetness and adds a slight vanilla, creaminess. Amazing, of course.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
timmwillum (84) - BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2015
Russian style Imperial Stout ... WAAAAHHUUUUU. Den er vild. Ligner tjære, når den siver langsomt ud af flasken. Olie sort og fed nærmest uden skum og stort set ingen kulsyre. Næse af lakrids, kaffe og kirsebær. Smagen er en eksplosion af krydderi, anis, kaffe, jord og overmodne skovfrugt. Sødlig, men med tilpas bitterhed til balancen. Brygget 2007 og holder præcis 15 %. VILD (og lidt sær) øl. KONGE ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresyourball (530) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle kindly shared by Steve. Pours opaque black with a small beige head. Nose is booze, strong soy, roast, bourbon. Wasnít impressed with the aroma but the flavor improved as it warmed up - sweet, malt, alcohol, dark fruits, bourbon, with a definite dark lord taste on the back end. Better than expected considering we were worried itíd be infected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3571) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of alcohol, coconut, vanilla and liqurice. A flavor of liqurice, coconut, oak and vanilla.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rxeight (1776) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 On tap at DLD 14. Marked as 2011 Heaven Hill Dark Lord. Black, no head but a thick lacing. Definitely dark lord base. Bourbon was subtle but probably killed the sweetness. Thick, smooth, and amazing.

Bottle, acquired at 12 DLD. Itís bourbon. Itís dark lord. Itís exactly as advertised and every bit as magical as you might expect.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rosscline12 (1) - - APR 21, 2014 does not count
If you haven't had this beer. Get to Munster Indiana in late April and get some. Make sure you have a golden ticket.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (644) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2012 bomber to snifter. Pours thinner than expected. Aroma of sugar and molasses and some nostril burning alcohol. Thin carbonation. Taste is overwhelming sweet molasses. Thinner and somehow sweeter than the regular. Sticky burning sweet. Should have shared with more than 1 person.


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