douglas88 (7590) - 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 (4070) - 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 (3125) - 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 (5619) - 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 (2536) - 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.
charule (1822) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at 2014 Darklord Day. Poured almost pitch black with no head. Almost no carb med thick carb. Aroma thick sweet boozy brandy salty soy hidden. Taste sweet with tons of hidden fruits. After awhile I get a cigarette taste odd.
kazin (325) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared with friends at a tasting. Strong aroma of Brandy barrels, taste is as with the other variants, strong on sweetness, chocolate, vanilla, raisins, and everything in between
Theydon_Bois (14331) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the 5/7.5/10K tasting, thanks to Jacqueline #504/608, 30/12/14.
Black with a decent tan covering that soon dissipates to spotting.
Nose is sweet, muscavado sugars, dark fruit, woody, dark toffee, play dough, rich roast, light brandy snap biscuit.
Taste comprises rich roast, chocoalte, earthy notes, subtle brandy barrel, soy sauce, brown sugar.
Full bodied, slick and oily, lightly warming alcohol in the close.
Decent enough impy but again no ’wow’ factor for me from another Dark Lord.
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Minh and Bruce. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong brandy and wood. Medium mouthfeel with nice brandy, very sweet, very nice.
Scopey (10041) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle # 504 of 608 thanks to Jack-L. It pours darkest brown with medium tan head. The nose is rich, sweet, chocolate, tar, brandy, toasty, vanilla, burnt toast, nougat and dark fruits. The taste is intensely sweet, toasty, burnt sugar, nougat, booze, fruit cake, dried fruits, brown sugar, brandy, earth and wood with a sweet, warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and sticky, chewy mouth-feel. Hot and redonkulously sweet. Fun to try for sure, but just plain crazy.