walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
At Kuhnhenns, bottle brought in by polomagnifico aka Ryan. A big thanks Ryan for sharing this wonderful creation of a beer for our 1000th rating. number 317 out of 688. Poured black with a small light tan head that left some good lacing. aroma a good bourbon, coffee, chocolate, some smoke, alcohol, dark fruits. Flavor, I was expecting something different than what I got, the taste and mouth feel of this beer was a big WOW. Got a nice smooth bourbon, toffee, chocolate, plums, good stong coffee, nice buttery, silky mouth feel. I have to say I was surprised by this when this was poured into my glass I thought this was going to be a very stong tasting beer but it was very easy to sip and enjoy and the flavors kept on getting better as it warmed. Did I say WOW and thank you Ryan
ctipping (216) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2015 bottle. Bottle #454 of 603. Viscous black body. Small khaki head. Thin collar.
Aroma is very nutty. Dark chocolate. Not much distinct bourbon. Lots of sugar. Not quite soy sauce, but itís close to that.
Outrageously sweet taste. Caramel. Dark chocolate. I get some bourbon here, but itís still not a standout flavor. That pseudo-soy-sauce flavor sneaks in into the finish.
Heavy and sweet. Medium low carbonation and tingly carbonation.
This just isnít pleasant to drink. Absurdly sweet. Quite a struggle.
jtclockwork (10827) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Etched glass. Thanks Jacob - Pours black no head - Nose/taste of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and sweet chocolate - full body.
vtafro (4828) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Bourbon, oak, chocolate, vanilla, toffee and caramel aromas. Sweet sugar bomb, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, bourbon and oak tones.
Couch0508 (111) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Did not live upto the hype. Not bad but this came with a lot of hype and it did not come through.
umich03jm (2764) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 bottle. 414 of 603. Thanks Couch! Aromas are chocolate syrup, light cooked vegetable, vanilla beans. Also seems like cognac aged more than bourbon. Tastes very smooth. Loads of chocolate syrup, sweet booze and vanilla. Light oak too. Thin to medium body. Very good but considering how highly rated this is, itís slightly disappointing.
Homer321 (2755) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Boozy dominant nose with some light pepper and licorice. Slight hint of a smaller bottle count. Light coffee. Slightly more hearty and beefy in taste. Very solid. Very light coffee. Overall a yummy beer but vanilla seems a bit smoother.
beechner224 (929) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Bottle 342 of 688. Pours black with tan head, very similar to bourbon vanilla. Taste is sweet, sticky, thick, yum. Super thick and good, previous rate was better, but the website cleared, shit. Itís really good and really strong, I need an insulin shot.
zootfinster (213) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
There is no reason to add more to what has already been said. I saw this a few years ago at a bottle store. There looked to be a couple of cases.I was in a hurry so left deciding to return later. I did, about 3 hours later and there were 2 bottles left. of which I naturally bought, Iíll probably not have it again. Im too old for the crowds in Munster for Dark Lords Day but what a fantastic beer, That;s all that need be said
olr1984 (1324) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at dark lord day 2015, pours a dark black with almost zero head. big bourbon chocolate vanilla and slight malt taste.
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAY 4, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a great beer. The barrel lends great flavors to this beer. Hints of vanilla, chocolate, big sweetness and bourbon flavors. Wow.
First drank: DLD 2015