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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (4548) - Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 Great aroma, fantastic, with some bourbon sweetness, just way too sweet for me cause of the base beer, fuck me, oh well

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LadyIpa (13) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
A teeny bit of soy sauce here as well, but much less than the unbarreled version. Taste is wonderful, quite sweet, lots of vanilla oak notes, molasses, light roastiness, so tasty

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409 (1815) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle. Metro D tasting. Pours black with thin tan head. Big oak booze vanilla aroma. Taste is very big fudge and tons of vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ICEatALAMO (1125) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle 219. The aroma has mostly bourbon, but also a decent amount of marshmallow. The taste still has sone heat to it, but also smooth. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
On tap at FWIBF. Pours a pitch black hued body with a lasting tan head. Aromas are dark fruit, milk chocolate, bourbon, fudge, dusty, ashy, mineral and a lot of alcohol. Flavors are surprisingly smooth, milk chocolate, barrel, fudge, vanillin and tannin. The barrel character seems to cut into the sweetness. Velvety mouthfeel, creamy, viscous. Insanely good mouthfeel. I was expecting to dislike this, especially on such a hot day. I havenít liked the sweetness of the newer batches of DL, and have not been wild about the barrel treatments, but this definitely surpassed my expectations. Quite the experience and it was very solid!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fletchfighters (1234) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle 656/688 Black pour with a thin light brown collar. Thick oily residue left in the glass. Very thick ABV legs Nose is dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon, wood, chocolate, caramel,coconut, and subtle soy sauce. Some alcohol but well subdued. Fruits really stand out well. Might as well just copy and paste the above remarks. Barrel really shines in this beer and hides what makes Dark Lord a meh beer. Dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, caramel and other fun notes. Thick and coating. Low carbonation, big body, well balanced. ABV is there but it is later that it catches up to me. Bad ass beer. One of the best bourbon treatments I have had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thome50 (1228) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
On tap at FWIBF, DNRT. Pours a deep brown to black with no head. Aroma is vanilla, prunes and some odd spice mix I canít pick up. Taste is more barrel, chocolate, prune/plum, hazelnut and pretzel. Not better than BA Speedway but damn good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mittenator (1593) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2012 bomber (617/688). Deep mahogany with a deep tan head. Bourbon, plum and vanilla aromas. Plums, vanilla and bourbon. Silky smooth with a huge aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ineedbeer (1159) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
On tap at Firestone (Heaven Hill) Lots of chocolate and roast with balanced barrel character. Light coconut and vanilla from the barrels. Moderate bourbon note but not too hot. Pours black with a small thick mocha head. Moderate legs and no lacing. Flavor is similar to aroma and is super decadent with nice bourbon balance in the finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied with low carbonation. Low astringency and medium alcohol spice. Overall itís a fan good stout but not tons better than others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (30177) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Bottled. A black beer with a rim of beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, soy sauce, roasted malt, and bourbon. The flavor is very sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, fruits, and bourbon, leading to a dry and roasted finish. Huge thanks to MadsBerg for sharing this gem.

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