yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma is peppery and fruity, dark roasted malty. Spiced, herbal and dark roasted malty. Dense dark chocolate. Smooth roasted malty finish. Spiced, chili and dark roasted malty. Smooth and dark malty. Dense chocolate and chili.
anders37 (20883) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty peppery chili aroma with woody cognac hints. Roasted malty chocolate spicy hot chili flavor with woody hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate and spicy chili woody finish.
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4th January 2013
THE stout tasting Pt1. Big thanks to Jack for the hatrick of Dark Lords. Who needs Demba Ba when Jack scores like this? Opaque dark brown - black beer. Short lived bubbly dark tan head. Green vegetal nose! Soft and frothy viscous palate. Sweet dark malts with dark chocolate and cream. Big green chilli attack - spice and blooming warmth that gives an itch on the back of the throat. An experience but I think the chilli is overdone, it dominates way too much.
Leighton (16282) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at The Stout Tasting Part I, London - many thanks to Jack. Pours black-brown with a beige cream head. Big green chili nose, dark malts, some dark chocolate. Really spicy flavor with more fresh, green chili pepper and background dark chocolate. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish, mostly chili heat rather than alcohol burn (although it’s tough to sort out) with more dark malt sweetness, chili-laced chocolate. The spiciness totally cuts through the sweetness. Good, but hot.
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nearly black with no head or carbonation. Intense chili and spiciness to the aroma. Not much in the way of cognac aroma. Very green and mildly earthy. There is a bit of booze and vanilla. The flavor has a rather strong spiciness to it. Tons of chili pepper flavor, earthiness, mild roasted malt flavor, and sweet brandy. The usual sweetness of Dark Lord is tempered a bit.
Tmoney99 (12741) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a reddish black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt, pepper, dark fruit and sugar aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt, pepper, dark fruit flavor with a heavy dark bittersweet and small pepper bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is standout beer.
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of chili peppers, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and cognac. Flavor of chocolate, chile peppers, coffee, dark fruit, molasses, raisins, brown sugar, cognac, and wood.
Ratman197 (12152) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
&50 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of anchos, cognac, dark chocolate, roasted malt, earthiness and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of roasted malt, anchos, dark chocolate, cinnamon and cognac with a smooth warming lingering chilie finish.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2015 Bottle shared with Phil and Jacob - Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of cognac, oak, hot chili pepper, compost, alpo dog food, soy sauce and molasses - full body. I usually love pepper imperial stouts. Not this one.
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark stout with no head. In aroma, bitter chocolate with soy sauce, chili, coffee grind, very herbaceous. In mouth, a superb sweet chocolate with thick soy sauce, pinot de charente, chocolate liqueur, and hot pepper in finish, muy mexicano. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.