Sarlacc83 (1328) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by Douglas at RBSG. Thanks!
A: Oily black boy, legs, thin cappuccino head.
N: Fusel alcohol, cocoa, vanilla, brandy, cherry, fig, raisin, fsoy sauce.
T: Cavity causing sweetness - so cloying.
M: Oily body, alcohol is present in spades, light carbonation.
O: Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord is a pleasing experience - this is still a hot mess. I wonder if it needs to get aged out, but yeah, no thanks.
Sledutah (6012) - Utah, USA - JUN 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Doug, RBSG grand tasting
Black with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is woody, brandy and dark malts. Taste of dark malts, caramel, woody, leather and brown sugar
mcberko (9200) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
9000th rating. Thanks to douglas88 for opening at RBSG ’15. 750mL bottle, pours black with a reddish tinge and a tiny head. Aroma brings out big brandy barrel notes, along with dark fruits and sweet liqueur. Flavour is very sweet, with sweet brandy barrels, booze, and dark fruits. Super complex but a tad cloying and boozy. Wonderful one to try, but it’s a 1 oz. sipper type of beer. Good and very fun to try.
beastiefan2k (2804) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Woooooo. RBSG!!!!!!! Has a head. Its not crazy overpowering, definite alcohol and thick sweet malts. Just a little soy sauce. Sweet dark brownie at the end.
Ferris (7555) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Big sweet and molasses as usual. Inky black. Dark roast sweetness with a nice mellow barrel notes. Surprisingly mellow and sweet for fresh.
douglas88 (7176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a small white head. A big sweet brandy nose. Sugary, sweet, brandy, sugary, not hot. Very deep. Oak. Massive.
BuckeyeBoy (3531) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Doug. Pours out jet black topped with brown head. Nose is holy sweetness brown sugar molasses vanilla and every other thing you can think of that is sweet along with some roast malts. Taste is just as the nose so much sweetness. But yet so good.
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap: Looks like used motor oil or squid’s ink. Completely black, oily, viscous. No head at all. Smells & tastes almost exactly like Worcestershire sauce, except replace the inherent saltiness with a boatload of sugar & you’re on the right track. Yep, super-sweet Worcestershire sauce. Small hints of roast, cocoa, vanilla, booze, wood. But mostly just Worcestershire sauce & an overload of sugar. Get your insulin shots ready. Maybe some noodles, too. I feel bad for the people who chose this variant in bottles. Beyond disappointing.
Beerman6686 (5279) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprised by this one. Poured a jet black with a small tan head, expected from dark lord. Aroma was lots of dark fruit, between brandy and base beer. Roasted malt, alcohol, and come fudge and cover. Flavor similar, brandy supports to dark fruit and sweetness of darkliest, balanced of coffee and fudge character too. Very sweet but complex and nice.
Art (2207) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared thanks to charule. Pours a dark dark brown black. No head. Aroma of soy sauce, chocolate, dates, vanilla. Taste is super super sweet. Thick mouthfeel. Low carb.