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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.36/5   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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DrnkMcDermott (3008) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Tiny snifter at Floyds on Dark Lord Day. Solid black well of souls lurks under a tiny rim of foam, which has given up in its attempt to brighten up this evil brew and now clings panting for its last breath to the side of the glass. A dizzying smell of coffee, maple, vanilla and molasses. Taste... um, um, Thick. Heady. Oaky. Slides down the throat like an oily serpent marinated in Kahlua and vanilla extract. Smooth alcohol nonetheless goes right to my forebrain and shuts off higher functions. Complexity… um… just starting to be known. Notes of cola… wintergreen… cherries. Rough on the back of the throat, but not astringent like other strong stouts. The dividing line between this and a truly fine liquer is… um…
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Dave, my mind is going.
I can feel it. I can feel it.
My mind is going. There is no question about it.
I can feel it.
I can feel it.
I can feel it.
I’m a... fraid.

Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you’d like to hear it I can sing it for you.
It’s called "Daisy."
Daisy, Dai…sy, give me your an…swer do. I’m… half… cra…zy all for the love of you. It won’t be a styl… ish marriage, I can’t a…fford… a carriage…. But you’ll… look sweet up… on… the seat of a bi… cy… cle built… for… two…. </td></tr></table>

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thediceman666 (19) - - OCT 14, 2016
2013 bottle shared with a few friends pours bitch black and thick, excellent aroma of soy and dark chocolate and sweet dart fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (3994) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle at north vs south tasting. Batch 2015, bottle 452 of 603. Poured deep dark black with a small beige ring on the Side. Nose is intense sweet, light toasted malts, marshmallows, sweet apples, oak, bourbon, slight vanilla. Taste is intense sweet, sticky molasses, syrup, bourbon, sweet chocolate fudge, and Dried sweet fruits. Very sticky and full bodied mouthfeel. Light bourbon heat finish. Very sweet and intense. Finally, amazing brew to try

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobertDale (5540) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Shared 2015 bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, barrel, and coffee. Beyond delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (1151) - - JUN 20, 2016
2016 bottle. Black pour. Nose is booze, dark fruits, chocolate, some marshmallow. Taste is booze, raisins, marshmallow, very sweet. Sticky medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokestereo (307) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
Pours pitch black with a small lime of tanned head. Aroma; Borubon, soy sauce, resins, oak, vanilla, and caramel. Taste; Sweet, borubon, vanilla, resins, oak, caramel, som soy sauce and molasses

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle courtesy of milsem. Pours viscous black with a creamy dark mocha head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissiapting. Smell is malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, prunes, dates, ketjap manis, roasted coconut, moist soil and plenty of bourbon alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet, slightly bitter, tiny salty, malty and tiny fruity. Mouthfeel is viscous, syrupy, round, very tiny astringent, slightly boozy and full bodied. Finish is heavy sweet and tiny bitter with syrupy chocolate malts, dark dried fruits and bourbon. Decent but way way way too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle at Wailin Whales in Linus apartment 160528. Opaque black beer with a small beige/brownish head. Fruity bourbon aroma, figs, raisins caramel, fades, milk chocolate, some caramel. Sweet chocolate and raisin flavor, figs, fades, prune notes, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, warming alcohol, woody, whisky, some licorice. Hugely sweet but also really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
linusb (899) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
A: Deep dark brown with a thin light brown lacing. N: Soy sauce, bourbon, vanilla, oak T: Melass, vanilla, bourbon O: Very sweet but a nice nose and flavour to it! Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hugetaste42 (18) - - MAY 27, 2016
This is much better than a regular DL. The barrel flavor just keeps everything in balance. Regular DL is a sweet mess compared with this whale. Plus the barrel flavor just tastes amazing. It’s still very sweet but drinkable. Had more than half of bottle for myself, and I could drink this like water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3570) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2016
July 28, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2015, received in a trade with craftbeer1over, thanks!
Black oily liquid with a tiny brown head. Aroma is very sweet malty and boozy with lots of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, some prunes, figs, milk chocolate, coffee, light roast. Taste is very sweet with caramel, vanilla, dried fruits, some burnt dark sugar, milk chocolate and some bitter dark chocolate notes, coffee. Warming bourbon alcohol in the finish. Full bodied, oily texture, almost flat.
Good but very sweet...

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