WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow I may have liked this more than the actual Dark Lord... Its definetly a diferent flavor, very heavy on the Bourbon and thinner. Great smell and kind of random that I even had a chance to taste it. Not a huge fan of normal Black Sun so I am surprised this was so good.
HighWine (951) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tap at the brewery. Black pour like spent motor oil with a brown head. Aroma of roast toasted oak, coffee beans, and bourbon vanilla extract. Taste is absolutely phenomenal. It’s sweet, roasty, smooth and delicious. I had to stop after every sip with shock at how good this beer tastes. Very coffee-like with a crime brûlée like sweetness and milk chocolate essence. The hops linger in the background but are present enough to keep this from being at all cloying. Velvety mouthfeel and a nice full finish. So good I had two, which almost never happens for me in one session at a place with lots of great beer.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
DLD ’08: On tap in the pub: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma, fruity citrus hops, bourbon, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor, pine, citrus, some fruits, an earthy bitterness, bittersweet chocolate, bourbon notes. I thought it was a bit more full bodied than regular black sun. I loved it.
hopscotch (9106) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft... DLD ‘08... This beer rocks!... Tar black ale with a small, creamy, tan head. The aroma offers strong notes of espresso, chocolate and bourbon with a touch of vanilla. Oily and full-bodied with a silky-smooth mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. Burnt bitterness follows closely behind bourbony chocolate and vanilla sweetness. Whiskey-warm, chocolate and blackstrap finish. If ever there was a beer totally reconstructed by barrel aging, this is it!
railcat1 (685) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black sun stout aged in bourbon barrel what more can you say.First sip was strong bourbon taste that mellowed into a nice and smooth stout that has a very fine finish to it,a nice surprise to find on tap.CHEERS!
BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft @ 3F. Pourd black in color with a thin light brown head. Aroma of roast, hops and bourbon. Mellowed from the original Black Sun with a hint of bourbon flavor. Great!
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aged in bourbon barrels with cherries. Dark black with big creamy brown head. Bourbon and vanilla aroma. Lots of cherry in the aroma and taste, not sour at all though. Almost brings out a coffee flavor. Nuttiness. Really enjoyable.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This baby is way smooth! Big alcohol, big hops, big barrel, big bourbon, hints of chocolate and sour cherries...what else could you ask for? The mouthfeel is so very smooth and syrupy...you can’t help but sip it and go aaahhhh! This is head and shoulders better than the base Black Sun in my opinion.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at FFF, DLD. this was a huge score for me as i’m a big fan of the base beer. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is bourbon, fruit, and chalky vanilla. The flavor was just that with some hop character but more so chocolate and bourbon. I loved this.
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the brewery’s tap room during Dark Lord Days ’08. Pours an opaque near black as the Ace of Spades brew with a thin tan head that slowly dissipates to a fine film and tan ring. Aroma of toasted dark malt, some black malt, sweet bourbon, coconut, dark chocolate and some vanilla. Taste is full bodied, little carbonation with flavors of toasted dark malt, chocolate, some bourbon and vanilla with a fine hint of citrus zest. Finish is smooth with a dark chocolate, bourbon and vanilla aftertaste that slowly disappears. Another excellent bourbon aged beer from 3F.