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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.37   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
adrian910ss (2419) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2006
On tap at the 3 Floydís brewpub on Dark Lord Day. $6 for a 5 oz portion (It would be a very nice gesture on the part of the 3 Floyds brothers to charge a lot less for such a small amount, considering some of the people who attended Dark Lord Day traveled hundreds of miles from many different states just to get some of this, but thatís another topic. Anyway, poured a pitch black oily color with a very thick creamy brownish beige head. Aroma was a beautiful combination of slightly burnt molasses, dark rich chocolate, cherries,vanilla,bourbon,oak and alcohol. Flavor was a complex and very rich combination of dark chocolate,marashino cherries,expresso,vanilla, oaked bourbon and warm alcohol. Excellent !!! This needs to be bottled and produced in larger quantities.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
screigh (510) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Sampled on DL Day 2006!!! I have to give it 100%, come on...year old...oak aged Dark Lord??? Much more intense than I coould have imagined. Almost like bourbon. I was amazed that when the glass was empty the coating hung on like it was maple syrup. One great beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2008
Draft @ DLD 08: This is as black as Pinheadís soul and about as relentless and abusing. MASSIVE oak and bourbon nose but surprisingly did not cover up the other subtleties...dark fruits, vanilla, dark malts, tobacco and coffee. Contrary to some of the other reviews, I believe this to be very well balanced as far as the oak/bourbon goes...didnít seem too cloyingly sweet and was unbelievably drinkable. The thickest brew Iíve ever had and the best.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Draught, Dark Lord Day 2008. Original Dark Lord is a 5.0 beer for me, a 1 year barrel aged version just takes it to another level. Has the smoothness, intensity, layers of flavor and incredible body of Dark Lord, with additions of whiskey, charred oak, vanilla and coconut.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Oily black pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of oak, light toasted coconut, vinous fruits, roasted, bready malt and bakers chocolate. Flavor was rich roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla notes, sticky caramel, hints of bourbon. Rich/thick body, soft/no carbonation sweet/vinous/woody with a roasty/oaky/sticky-sweet finish. The barrel didn’t tame nor subdue this beast of a beer...really just upped it another level. It also helps that it started with the 07 vintage which was one of my favorite years to begin with. Really goddamn awesome, it gets my first 5.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Handbottle, courtesy StFun. Pours pitch black, completely flat. But looks amazing. Nose is an inssaaaaaaannneee amount of vanilla, bourbon, intense wood, chocolate, and a dash of heat in there, too. Flavor is tons of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, and very sticky and fantastic. Incredible. Ridiculous.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2009
#500!!!!!! Courtesy of Gunhaver! Pours a staining black with huge glass ruining lacing. This beer literally ruined the glass. Throw it away because you will smell nothing but insane pungent vanilla extract, fresh crushed vanilla bean, intense wood, vanillan, bourbon, hot hot booze, dark ripe fruit, rich coffee, more vanilla, nuttiness, burnt roast. Flavor is giant smooth vanilla roasty, chocolate, toffee, what the fuck, holy shit, OMGness. This beer nearly knocked Geiger out of is seat. I can still taste it. How the hell do you get that flavor from barrels? What kind of barrels did they use? Nestle barrels? Holy F! Amazing!!! Great job FFF!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MeadMe (1453) - Riverview, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2009 Hand bottle provided by gunhaver. A: Pours as dark as night, flat pitch black with only a bubble or two for a head. The beer is thick, dense, it literally coats the glass. S: Huge vanilla aromas, from the wood I guess. Nothing artifical about the vanilla though, it is like creamy buttery vanilla. The wood component is huge as well. Like fresh cut oak. Strong roasty notes are there along with hints of molasses and chocolate. T: Holy Hell! There is nothing like this beer. It is the king of barrel aged beers in my mind without a doubt. Fudge like chocolate up front along with a big blast of roast. The oak component is huge and so enjoyable. Vanilla manages to push through with hints of bourbon. A slight milky coco puffs flavor can be picked up as well. Simple flavors that seem to just meld together perfectly. Really is a perfect beer. M: Full bodied, lacks carbonation from the hand bottling, but it really donít suffer. I like lower levels of carbonation on RISí anyway. D: Wonderful, would love to drink all night until I pass out. Reason enough to make a trip to Dark Lord Day.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2010
FINALLY found my notes from DLD 2009 so this is the 2008 version of DL aged in those heavenly Woodford barrels. 8oz pour into a plastic cup and transferred to my tasting tulip. my notes pretty much sum it up..."HOLY HELL! 5.1"...yup, thatís all i wrote. i do remember saying at the time that this was the most viscous, complex, soul defining beer iíd ever had the pleasure of tasting. i wish i could be more eloquent as i normally am with my ratings, but truly, there is nothing left to say. i feel extremely lucky to have had a full pour of this wonderful brew as itís very unlikely iíll ever have that privilege again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Bottle with only the best of friends. Shout outs to james, pat, andrew and bob. Smell is bourbon with vanilla. No head and thick black pour. Taste is creamy vanilla, alcohol, and slight peppery aftertaste. Incredible brew. Balance is ridiculous. Finishes slightly dirty, lingering, but begging for more tastes. Awesome.

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