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RATINGS: 409   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
750ml bottle enjoyed @ Dangerous Bottleshares - WLZBRZ edition. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma is raisins, prunes, plums, vanilla, caramel, molasses and some bourbon - but not enough, a hint of roasted malt. Flavour is sweet, almost overly sweet and light bitterness. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet and warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1950) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle thanks to Zakoon. Thanks buddy! Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, fudge, dark fruits, soy, roast, booze and a huge caramel backend. Taste is very sweet, brown sugar, vanilla, sweet chocolate, milky chocolate, dark sweet fruits. Not a lot of barrel compared to how sweet regular dark lord is, but still more barrelsweetness compared to the fruity sweetness regular has.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (3999) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle, 2015 vintage, courtesy of kermis. Massive thnx! Pours a pitch black beer with alsmost no head on top. Aroma is massive bourbon, molasses, very sugary, woody and loads of presences of the base beer. Flavor is incredibly full, very sweet and sugary with a massive amount of bourbon in there, as expected. Loads of booze in the aftertaste, soft carbonation and overall just amazing. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1733) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle thanks to Zakoon! Pours a pitch black with a small, tan head. Aroma has thick, sweet bourbon, salty soy notes, dark berries like black currant, cherries and black berries, dark chocolate, prunes, figs, dates, vanilla, slight oak, caramel, very little roast. Taste is very sweet, but in a very fruity way, again almost no roast, salty soy notes, coco nut, bourbon. Brown sugar! Sticky body and medium low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (11211) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
2015 bottle shared as rating number 8000 and 49th top 50 tick. Pours clack with a very short lived beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and barrel notes coming out but not as strong as the ’11 Pappy version. A lot more of the base dark lord aspects showing up, molasses, soy, fudge, sweet chocolate and malt. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with a thick chewy palate and very soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (4062) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle shared massive thanks to kermis for my 2k rating and his 8k rating. Black with short lasting light brown head. Massive sweet bourbon, vanilla, marshmallow, light spices, huge molasses, brown candy sugar, unrefined cane sugar, port wine. Very very sweet with a hint of alcoholic bitterness in the finish. Full bodied with sticky syrupy feel and soft carbonation. Massive massive stuff, really sweet but also really nice. Crazy. Thanks so much to kermis (again) and a great way to get to 2k ratings.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanso (9211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle shared at lets get Kermis to 8k courtesy of Kermis. Big thanks. No head or carbonation. Clear near black pour. Sweet vanilla taste. Wow. Excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (4536) - 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 (1138) - 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 (6678) - 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.

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