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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.32   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8915) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. Etched glass. Goulet’s tasting. Pours black oil brown head. Nose/taste of bourbon, brownie, vanilla bean, oak, dark fruit and roast chocolate. Full bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at goulét brewery bus tour. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, vanilla aromas. Vanilla, chocolate, marshmallow.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2014
(Bottle) thick and black, creamy tan edge bubbles. Nose is complex, bourbon, slight umami, vanilla, rum raisins, marshmallow, fairly fruity and very complex, Quite decadent. Taste of rich raisin, rum, vanilla, milk chocolate, cinnamon, french toast, body is thick, no alcohol present at all, super sweet and amazing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3539) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Black with mocca head. Aroma and taste is very sweet, sticky, roasted, syrup, sugar, molasses, wood, vanilla, bourbon with a long sweet and boozy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (3965) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014 - yellow session. Aroma is huge rich dark choc, vanilla booze and some hot alcohols, but it is in balance. Thick black caramel coloured pour with a fleeting tan head. Viscous. Flavour is sweet complex sugars, figs, jammy. Viscoud/ smooth on the tongue, lovely palate. Very smooth for the abv. Huge depth of flavour. Jammy fruits, vanilla. ’Big deeply lovely’ to borrow a turn of phrase.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jesperhammer (3049) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2014
23-MAY-2014, draft @Mikkeller Bar, courtesy of The Balde One:-) Black with low Brown head. Aroma is Vanilla, Bourbon, molasses, roast. Taste is the same - huge. Full body, soft carbonation, giant sweetness. Crazy beer. I love it.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2014 Pours black/dark red, minimal tan head Smell oily earthy vanilla, light bourbon, lots of red fruit, bit of soy Taste super sweet vanilla, toasted marshmellow, way better than the smell Thick, medium body Very little is wrong with this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2014 variety on tap at DLD 2014. Pour is black with a small mocha colored head that turns into a ring quickly. Aroma is very sweet - marshmellows, vanilla extract, chocolate, dark fruit, wood, and bourbon. Flavor is similar with more roast and bitterness added in to help balance out the sweetness. If you are a fan of desert beer, than this is the king of them. Great.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (296) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Tap @ CBC. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Booming aroma of marshmallow, toffee, dark chocolate, sweet cherries and dark sweet fruits. Lots of vanilla. Taste of bourbon, vanilla, marshmallow, chocolate fudge, toffee and sweet fruits. Quite a booming beer. As Phredrik stated it: "If this beer was a woman, it’d be Pamela Anderson. You’d taste her once or twice, but you wouldn’t bring it to dinner with the family."

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheJestersBeer (2136) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
Sample at CBC - quite the beer to begin the day with! (Rating #2000) Pours pitch black, with a brown head. Sweet, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2. Compact, complex taste, chocolate, licorice, wood, vanilla, coffee, banana, ash, slightly tannic finish. Very smooth and velvety, impressive. (2014-05-02)


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