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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Dark Lord aged in a variety of Bourbon barrels including Woodford Reserve and Heaven Hill.

This listing is specifically for Bourbon barrel aged variants of Dark Lord. NOT Brandy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (4280) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
Black, tan head. Sweet flavour, caramel, bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Sweet flavour, vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar, molasses, roast. Thick. Sweet finish, cacao and roasted malts.
(from 66cL bottle shared @ ZZT XII, ’Getting Joes’d to it’, Oirschot. 333th Impy stout rating, guess I’m half evil now. From trade with FullObs, thanks!)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ljthiessen (901) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
2013 bottle, sampled at Surly’s Darkness Day eve 2015. This lived up to the hype. Surprisingly sweet but very rich and tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (5968) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT, small sample. Dark color, short frothy head. Aroma of sweet vanilla, bourbon, roast, chocolate, coffee. Thick massive sweetness, slight roasty bitterness, vanilla, bourbon, mocha. Wonderful stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5100) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT12. Black colour with a small beige head. Smells appelstroop, very sweet, roasty. Too much. Tastes appelstroop, very sweet. Full body, thick, soft carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (2185) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Donker bruin bier met een goede beige schuim kraag. Ruikt zoet, kruidig, speculaas, stroop. Smaakt zoet, vanille, stroop, kruidig. Filthy dik.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (1372) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2015
From notes. Enjoyed at the Great Taste of the Midwest on August 08. The pour is used motor oil with a dark brown ring of head and a viscous glass color changing clinginess. The aroma is big chocolate malts and bourbon. A lot of oakiness and vanilla. Heavy soy comes through on the end, especially as it warms. The flavor is good, but it’s dominated by soy sauce. There is a nice malt and chocolate with a great bourbon coming through. Oak and vanilla are delicious but the soy sauce is a touch off putting. The mouth feel is thick and viscous with a heavy soft carbonation. The soy sauce dominates. Lingeringly thick and chewy with a completely controlling soy sauce again on the way out. Could be amazing, but the soy just won’t let it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (781) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle tasting at jtclockworks..jet black almost no head..aroma of bourbon,molasses,coffee,vanilla, ..tastes of bourbon,coffee,licorice,molasses..bit disappointi

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (613) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2015 Sample at Great Taste of the Midwest. Aroma is bourbon barrel, roasted malt, vanilla amazing. Appearance is black, thick, brown head. Taste is sweet, soy, barrel, vanilla, chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick, great carbonation, oily and wonderful. Overall, this one is quite disappointing for the hype.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (538) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2015 bottle. Bottle #454 of 603. Viscous black body. Small khaki head. Thin collar. Aroma is very nutty. Dark chocolate. Not much distinct bourbon. Lots of sugar. Not quite soy sauce, but it’s close to that. Outrageously sweet taste. Caramel. Dark chocolate. I get some bourbon here, but it’s still not a standout flavor. That pseudo-soy-sauce flavor sneaks in into the finish. Heavy and sweet. Medium low carbonation and tingly carbonation. This just isn’t pleasant to drink. Absurdly sweet. Quite a struggle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11785) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle. Etched glass. Thanks Jacob - Pours black no head - Nose/taste of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and sweet chocolate - full body.

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