fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2011 On tap at Dark Lord Day 08. This is an oak aged version of the 07 batch. Pours a thick black color with a tan head. Has a nice aroma of oak and chocolate. Has complex flavors from bourbon, oak, chocoalte, licorice, and a candy molasses. These flavors blend well together and has a smooth alcohol finish. Nice brew.
Update: 8-5-11 Huge thanks to Brian for sharing the Pappy. Funny this is lumped in with all bourbon variants. So why does bourbon county rare get its own? Makes no sense. The pappy version is much smoother than their regular oaked version. It has so much more rounded bourbon flavors in my opinion. Great brown sugar bourbon aroma and flavor that is real smooth all the way around. Outstanding beer.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at DLD ’08. Poured a thick used motor oil opaque black/brown with a thin mocha head. Not so much lace, but a thick oily residue was left clinging to the sides of the cup. The aroma was robust and full of strong coffee and chocolate with a hint of detectable bourbon. Same for the flavor. The bourbon was not overpowering or intense, it just added another layer of complexity. The mouthfeel did not suffer from the barrel-aging. It was thick and sticky as ever. A great beer, but I still prefer my Dark Lord without the bourbon.
BuckeyeSammy (596) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2008
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2008 Rating number 200!! Cant think of a better beer to rate for this occasion. Motor oil, this was absolutely halerious to see come out of the draft. Too thick for words. More of a chocolate milk then a beer. Balence was key for me. Ornge brown head and lacing. Unreal appearence. Caramel, coffee mocha aroma. Complex taste, 6 out of 5 for palate. Speechless after first taste. What a beer..
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.