tderoeck (4012) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
18/I/13 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel - BB: n/a - #449/532 (2013-26) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark red brown beer, no head. Aroma: quite some chocolate, vanilla, lots of caramel, alcohol, sugary, hint of wood, bit earthy. MF: soft yet very fine prickling carbon (did they add CO2?), full body. Taste: caramel, citrus, vanilla, very sugary, bit spicy, chillies (possibly the alcohol I taste?), chocolate. Aftertaste: more caramel, vanilla, boozy, dark chocolate, alcohol warming the throat, bitter touch, leather and tobacco, cocoa powder, sugary but not as bad as in the main taste. Once again: chillies? Still the alcohol possibly?
madmitch76 (13079) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4th January 2013
THE stout tasting Pt1. Another bow and doff of the hat to Jack for sourcing and sharing this beast. Bottle 309/534. Opaque black beer with a big tan head. Soft palate - airy. Mild fine carbonation. Big soft sweet dark malts. Tangy alcohol spice and cognac. Finishes smooth and tangy. Big sticky sweet treat!
kraddel (2347) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
huge thanx to bobochamps for sharing !
the only dark lord i concidered having a chance to live up to its name, as i like the cognac beer very much ( hel en verdoemenis 666 is my favourite beer, by example) . i was not dissapointed !
almost no foam, dark brown beer. smell is very cognac-based. taste is sweet ( dark lord ... ) buttery, very low carbo.
the best dark lord ( variant) iíve had so far, yet it stays dark lord.. why does it have to be sooo sweet, so 1-taste based?
Leighton (9646) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle #309/ 534, Vintage 2012 at The Stout Tasting, London - huge thanks to Jack for making the effort to snag this beer. Pours black-brown with a creamy, brown head. Dark malt nose, burnt wood, earth. Big sweet flavor, some alcohol notes, rich and lightly bitter cocoa, molasses, sugary chocolate, brown sugar. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm, sticky sweet finish with more molasses and other dark sugars, ripe and dark fruits, robust cocoa. A hugely sweet and ballsy beer, but itís delicious.
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle numbered 331 out of 534... Pours a deeper than cola black consistency with lesser intense deeper brown edges and topped with a wispy film of barely off-white... Aroma of cognac and pretty woody with a slight papery note with deeper fudgey chocolate. Deep and rich... Thick consistency fudgey with a chocolate shake profile with woody and sweet cognac accents. Deeply rich and pretty smooth. Perfect for dessert with a thick full body. Touch of tootsie roll sweetness. Not too boozy but perhaps excessively sweet from an all around perspective.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Kan! Poured in Detroit. Bottle 331. Pours dark, obviously. Aroma, dark chocolate, black coffee, sweet spirits. Taste is big sweetness, cocoa, milky, oily, thick and rich. A great dessert type beer, cognac blends in with all the other flavors, very well integrated. Good stuff.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from a bottle thank to Kan. Pitch black color. Aroma of chocolate and sweet liquor. Flavors of sweet malt, oak and vanilla. Not overly sweet finish . Liked it .
BoBoChamp (5021) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl, Vintage 2012 (Red wax), Bottle 449/532 (no mention of ABV), as íCognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord í, new exclusive American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex sweet Stout, very sweet/roasted, alcoholic/fruity and slightly spicy, not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, small head, top class!, yet very expensive!, WOW!
BelgianBeerGal (2973) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting story here: I actually got a bottle walking through the line but then someone out side inexplicably opened their own bottle and start passing it around! Score one for me. The warming cognac is phenomenal in this flavor profile. Slightly sweet, definitely cognac; rich and tasty. It was a pleasure to try this.
jackl (3785) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle # 309 @ THE Stout Tasting. The pourís deep brown with a tiny tan head. Very oily appearance. The nose is strong wood, charred malts, ash. Sweet chocolate cake. Just a hint of apple. The taste is roasted wood, apples, hot cocoa. Plenty of chocolate. Sticky sweetness. Slightly hot finish. Thick, rich body. This is obviously a sipper, but this beer wears the ABV well. Overall, this is a pretty luxurious beer. Itís very sweet, but has the structure to handle it. Nice, just a step behind the bourbon edition.