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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33/5   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (9138) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2016
At Ratebeer Best. Pours near black with a modest tan head and a chocolate and vanilla aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with some chocolate, vanilla and marshmallow. The bourbon accentuates the vanilla, making this a delightful version of DL.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bhensonb (14090) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Tap at RBBest2016. Pours black with a tan rim. Aroma of vanilla; chocolate; dark treacle. Very full bodied. Flavor is really smooth brown sugar/dark treacle/vanilla. Not dry, mildly bitter. To f..king die for.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
boisebeerguy (201) - boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2016
On tap at rbwg. Finally a dark lord I like. Heavy vanilla in nose. Thick marshmallow and stout taste. This coats your mouth heavy lingers for awhile.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2016
75cl bottle. APPEARANCE : pitch black beer. Almost no head. NOSE : vanilla, chocolate, molasses. TASTE : lots of alcohol, molasses, mocha, vanilla. Overwhelming taste

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
spycow (21) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2015
This is probably the best of the DL variants. Big flavors of the bourbon barrels with that strong vanilla flavor that balances out the heat of the bourbon. Dark and strong tasting but not overwhelming to the palate. A must try. Cheers!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (7851) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle at The Bullerup Pubben reopening/Solar Eclipse pt. 2 tasting. This huge beer pours jet black with a brown head. Huge vanilla aroma with chocolate and oak notes. Sweet berries and some coffee. Super complex and powerful. Extremely smooth body. The flavour is quite sweet with lots of cocoa, coconuts, hazelnuts, oak, vanilla and sweet ripe berries. Tons going on here. Crazy stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (1819) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Poured from a 2015 bottle. Aroma is marshmallow and chocolate. Some light roast and bourbon notes. Hints of alcohol. Very sweet. Pours a viscous black with almost no head, but light head on the edges. Light lacing and moderately long legs. Flavor is fairly sweet with some moderate chocolate notes. Tons of toasted marshmallow with some vanilla. Light alcohol spice. Light oak and medium light bourbon. Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium low to low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, so much vanilla! Very sweet with some light bourbon notes. Light dark fruit notes. Pretty torn on how I feel about this beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zer0 (1202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle generously shared by kermis. Pours pitch black. Aroma is huge vanilla, chocolate, sweet toasty, port and a bit of coffee. Huge body. Very full flavoured. All extremes can be used in this one. Light carbonation. Very sweet. Amazing!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maakun (3924) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle at THT massive thanks to kermis. Black with short lasting light brown head. Marshmallow, vanilla, bourbon, massive chocolate, Rum, loads of sweet high end chocolate, sugared coffee, molasses, syrup, loads of sugar and different kinds of chocolate. Super sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Massive stuff. Extremely sweet, which takes away slightly from the insane desert aroma, but one of the most insane imperial stouts I’ve ever had. Incredible.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thestossman (12) - Darwin, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2015
The stuff of legends. Expect unicorns and centaurs. Incredibly complex, like differential equations. Enough vanilla to keep it scented even after it passes.


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