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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.36   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2007
draft in a glass at DLD ’07. Perfect pitch black appearance. Complex bubbling head. Smell’s all coffee and chocolate with a sizeable wood contribution. Perfect body. Perfect, a little tart. The balance rules. This is a 5 for palate. Overrate the hell out of it....... I wish my notes were a little better. I do remember thinking it was a much better beer than the DL I had a few years ago, which was unbelievably thick. The balance was really great here and the beer was a seamless production. Probably the finest FFF beer I’ve ever had in terms of craft. As far as vanilla, caramel, dark fruit, alcohol goes, nothing stuck out but they were all there. It is exactly what I wanted it to be. as barrel aged RIS go, this is better than GI BCS and founders KBS, and at the level of oaked yeti.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2010 DLD 2007 Rating: This is as close to a perfect beer as I have ever had. Dense, rich mouthfeel. Disturbingly black and near still appearance. The bourbon really comes out in this beer and so does the oak. Dark cherry and chocolate with a ton of coffee. This is definitely the best experience I have had with beer. Note: DLD 2008 I had a glass and I was too congested to taste much. DLD 2009 I had a glass and I didn’t bother to rate it. After having multiple bottles, the 2007 is still one of the best beers I have ever had, but the others just aren’t quite up to that level. My rating reflects that, I hope.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2007
Had on tap @ DLD ’07.Lots of big chocolate and a really nice mix of bourbon in the aroma.Poured motor oil black with a very thin light tan head.A ton of huge flavors.Big coffee,lots of chocolate and a ton of bourbon.Mouthfeel was about as full as I have ever had in a beer.Finishes with a ton of coffee,chocolate and a huge alcohol/bourbon burn.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2007
On tap at DLD ’07. Huge beer!!! Thick as oil and black as night...no light coming through this one. Great nose of bourbon, chocolates, woody, and burnt malts. This is easily one of my favorite BA imperial stouts. I freaking loved this stuff, and had several glasses of it throughout the day. The alcohol was present but it not really distracting from the beer at all. There was also little to no head to speak of with this beer. After having both this and BA speedway this past weekend I have come to the conclusion that I enjoy this one way more because of its ability to be so big and bold. I loved it!! The BA speedway was great as well and as weird as it may seem...it was almost too balanced. How is that even possible???

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 tap @ DLD ’07...rating from memory....a thick black beast with a prominent and lasting tan head....aroma: bourbony with a strong chocolate component...taste: vanilla, dark fruit, and def. more of that bourbon withsome well-added woodiness. sweet and chocolatey and went down really nice with a full mouthfeel......one of the best i’ve ever had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2007
On Tap at DLD 07 - Pours black and beautiful with a large tan head that stays well. Good bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla, as well as some oak in the aroma. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, roasted and burnt malts, and some vanilla, bourbon and hops at the finish. Amazing how the barrel enhances this beer. This is really really beautiful!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wickster (85) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Got this treat while waiting in line on DL release day....I was paying $6/cup to drink this while waiting 2 hours in line to buy $15/bottle beer....and I drove several hours to do it! And everything was so good I can’t wait to do it again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2006
UPDATED: APR 29, 2008 Rating #666. 2006 GTMW. Black, opaque body with large, tan head that is long lasting. The aroma is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and molases. The flavor is coffee, chocolate, molases, burnt with a touch of citrus. Full bodied, soft and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (5156) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 16, 2006
This brew from from the brewery on Dark Lord Release Day poured a medium sized head of foam with a frothy top, fine to medium sized very dark brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind an opaque dark black colored body with no visible carbonation. The strong bourbon aroma was hoppy malty and did I mention bourbon? The thick malty mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong malty bourbon flavored aftertaste. The sweet vinous flavor contained notes of bourbon and dark malt. Delicious and one I would certainly love to have again. All Hail The Dark Lord for he shall return!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Dark Lord Day 2006, draft. Deep black with a creamy tan head. Aroma has lots of complexity, roast, bourbon, oak, coffee. Flavor is just as complex....very smooth, nice mix of flavors. Full body, creamy. Overall, fantastic RIS....significantly better than the 2006. Oak not only adds complexity, but smooths out the beer. Excellent.

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