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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.32   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout aged in a variety of Bourbon barrels with vanilla beans.

This listing is specifically for Bourbon Vanilla Bean Dark Lord. NOT Brandy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1587) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2015
Poured from a tasting table at DLD. Poured jet oil black with min tan head. Aroma super sweet vanilla booze bourbon like straight bean. Light to no carb thick bod. Tastes similar to aroma super sweet syrup vanilla choc juice some distant dank hop.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dodskenta (91) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
On tap at mikkeller bar, just by chance. Pitch black motor oil liquid with little to no head. The nose on this rare thing is sweet! Molasses, dark syrup, chocolate sauce, so much vanilla, bourbon, very dark chocolate. Flavour is vanilla dark chocolate, molasses, sweet malts, big dates and raisins flavours, coffee, soy sauce, just massive. Ends with some heat. Super cool to drink this amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1324) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2015
2014 750ml bottle pours a dark oil black with a small khaki head. big bourbon and vanilla taste, almost like a bourbon soaked marshmallow. gets very sweet as it warms.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DesertDevil (647) - Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bomber (many thanks, dustbunny, for opening this gem). A super-heavy dark chocolate tone dominates the aroma and is joined by sweet vanilla, boozy bourbon, cocoa buttercream frosting, a slight touch of phenols (wet campfire), and a balsamic whisper. Pours very dark brown with nearly no head. The taste is wonderfully smooth and layered, with rich vanilla, decedent chocolate, toffee, hot booze, caramel, and a slightly earthy bitterness. The flavors complement each other perfectly. Beyond smooth texture (almost slick); very hot and dry finish. A whale that exceeds the hype; I like it even better than the port barrel version, which recently wowed me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jool (198) - - FEB 22, 2015
2013 vintage. Bouteille 104/711. Noire opaque avec mousse légère. Nez intense sur la vanille, la guimauve, une pointe de fruits rouges. En bouche: sirupeux et dense: mélange entre gâteau aux fruits et foret noire avec overdose de cerises confites. Côté aigre presque acide: compote de canneberges. Finale collante. Debalancee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3894) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
Vintage 2013. Bouteille 104 de 711. Quelle chance! Merci à qui de droit pour l’hospitalité!! Belle robe ténébreuse avec son délicat col de mousse. Au nez, un gâteau au chocolat, des guimauves et de la vanille de Madagascar. C’est quand même quelque chose! En bouche, une armada vanillée! Dommage que cette sensation totalitaire écrase toutes les autres saveurs. Ça manque de raffinement… En bouche, un liquide assez épais qui finit par se coller aux commissures de mes lèvres. En finale, une fondue de vanille rôtie comme une grosse guimauve sortie juste à temps des flammes d’un feu de camp arrosé par un bourbon caramélisé.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2015
played him like a daaamn fiddle! .. . cool i get to try this, never had a dark lord variant .. . dark brown black .. getting lots of marshmallow .. still very warm .. . you have a birthmark on your butt that’s in the shape of a honda key.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
palbert (1) - - JAN 8, 2015 does not count
On tap at 2014 DLD. Absolutely incredible and most likely the best beer I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
Poured deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of fudge, chocolate, roast malt, berries and booze. Full body, very smooth, flavour as the aroma, lovely stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2015
CBC 2014. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, sweet candy, vanilla and bourbon. Very sweet flavour dominated by licorice and vanilla, with a roasted finish. Very thick and sticky

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