NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
from the barel, DLD ’08. Big. Huge. Thick. After having had Parabola, I was stunned how bit this one is. Big and thick, leaving an iodine film on the plastic cup. Just phenomenal. A big beer with a ton of flavors that didn’t clash, which is rare. Awesome.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had this beer last year before I started rating on ratebeer.com, and I was just waiting to have it again so I could rate it. Noting was more amazing then when I was standing in line (forever) and my girlfriend came back with three different versions of Dark Lord and the Bourbon Black Sun Stout. It was exactly like I remembered it. Pours a motor oil black with a very thin tan head that disappears. Nice bourbon flavor and it just adds to the flavor that makes Dark Lord the beer that it is. I did stand in line for about 4 hours today for the DL...I wish they bottled this as well.
bwkrieger (14) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes: Draft @ Three Floyd’s DLD 06 and 07 Jet balck pour with tiny head. Coats the glass with a brown stain and the mouthfeel is amazing. Bourbon balances out the alcohol and the complexity comes out. Thick and sweet. Love it.
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at 2007 Great Taste:
Wow, this is deathly alcoholic. Diverse rang of tastes, from charred wood to charred grain and all the way to charred chocolate-covered pretzels. Rich, thick, black.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2008 6oz glass from DLD07, Pitch black with dark tan head, taste burnt malt, alcohol, ash, bourbon and coffee. Big black and nasty.
Re-rate: DLD08. Pous pitch black with no head, has the viscosity of old motor oil. Aroma of oak, ash, bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and burnt malt. Flavor is extreamly complex and the oak, ash and bourbon really comes thru. The vanilla gives it some sweetness and helps mellow the huge bourbon and oak flavors. Had 3 cups of this at DLD08 and can’t wait till DLD09 just to sample this brew again
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at Dark Lord Day 2007. BIG BLACK and DELICIOUS. Cant wait for this years batch... too bad we can’t take it home.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Notes from Dark Lord Day ’07. 6oz glass in a plastic cup! Black with brown edges, staining the glass with brown, and a tiny ring of tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon, roasted grain, coffee, dark chocolate, and some alcohol. Flavor added some tobacco, oak, stronger alcohol, pine, bitter chocolate, and a roasty bitter finish peaking at a 5-6. The beer also got a little bit of salty soy towards the finish. Full body with low carbonation. Good amount of boubon in this, though not as strong as GI Bourbon County Stout.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2008
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank at Three Floyd’s Brewing Company during the 2007 Dark Lord Day: Black as night it had a slight brown head that left some nice brown lacing. The nose was huge and filled with expresso, chocolate and porty overtones. In the mouth it was the most dense, thick, syrupy, oily beer I have every tasted. While the alcohol lever is high (15%) and you know it is there, it is never hot. The flavors from the nose burst into the palate covering every nook and cranny. This is an intese freak of a beer that one can only drink in small quantities. However credit needs to be given as it is balanced which is not an easy feat for something this size.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2008 So... my wife was doing a bit of fall cleaning and came upon my GTMW tasting booklet. Upon perusing, I discovered that this is the only rating that I hadn’t entered from the festival. So, here we go... tasting note verbatim: Lots of the same characteristics of the original. Rich, thick, chewy, sweet and dry malt. I think the barrel aging adds a bit of alcoholic hotness/sour/tart imbalance. Still phenomenal though. Definite whiskey presence. Rich, viscous and perfect on the palate. Would love to try more.
Re-rate. GTMW 2008. Too much tannic, wet wood and an off-putting metallic taste that really takes away from the original beer.
cdog69 (28) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2007
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
DL-Day (2006). Notes of oak, smoke, hints of dried fruit (berries?) and dark chocolate. Solid black, nice leathery brown colored head. Bourbon and oak stand strong in flavor with nice balance of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Mouthfeel was creamy and thick with a smooth lasting finish. Excellent balance, great beer.