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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MOLA_DK (285) - DENMARK - MAY 23, 2014
Tap at mikkeller. Pitch black with a dense, creamy head. You can smell the vanilla from across the room! Intense vanilla aroma. Full body/sweet, sweet. AWESOMENESS IN A GLASS ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4053) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
Tap sample at CBC 2014. Pours a jet black body with a small beige head. Nose is strong vanilla, sweet syrupy tones, coffee, dark chocolate and hints of brown sugar and wood. Taste is sweet vanilla syrupy tones, dark chocolate, dark malts, wood, brown sugar, hints of cinnamon and coffee. Semi-full, oily body, medium carbonation. Pretty much too sweet and a bit vanilla-cloying, but very enjoyable nevertheless. Still, I have to differ a bit on public opinion regarding this "top dog" tick - good, but quite a bit away from awesome territory.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
DrewFace (784) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Boostipa. Smells like poop covered marshmallow. No head. I love head. I want head. Give me head. Marshmallow dexter poop. Ok.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zvikar (3441) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle sample at Mikkeller Bar (Viktoriagade) Three Floyds Takeover. Pours black with a small head, aroma of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, toffee, brandy, flavor of toffee, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, cherry, full bodied, amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hackobock (1391) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
(Rating #1000). Sample @ CBC. Pours thick black with a dense brown head. Aroma is lots of bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, sherry, coffee and alcohol. Taste is sticky sweetness with bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate, light bitter chocolate. Warming finish. Thick oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (669) - NYC, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2014
smell and flavor of marshmallow. flavor of bourbon, chocolate fudge, smores. incredibly balanced flavors from sip to finish. lives up to the hype

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nocturne (792) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Dark black with brown head. Nose is vanilla, roast, fruity undercurrent. Tastes just the same, with vanilla smoothing over the roastiness. Extremely thick, rich and oily, but drinkable, albeit helped by the small sample size. Worth the hype? Fell a little short for me, but I would love to cross paths with it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (873) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2014
Tung start på dagen. Inleder CBC med denna härligt hypade tungviktare. Klockan är 10 på morgonen och det känns rimligt att starta så här. Precis lagom kö hos 3 Floyds för att få sig ett glas. Bourbon i doften går inte att missa. Söt och härlig. Kaffe. Lite spritig, men samtidigt extra känslig så här tidigt på dagen. Ingen strävhet. Otippat bra. Den här lever upp till hypen tycker jag.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_MedievAle (170) - Alabama, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2014 release. Bottle 634 of 876. Poured into snifter. The nose on this is outstanding and redolent of coconut, coffee, roasted marshmallow, and in there somewhere is a salty/meaty umami scent that somehow mixes nicely with the sweeter smells. Appearance: pours like soy sauce; quickly dissipating leather colored head. Very stick on the side of the glass with good lacing. Better carbonation than regular dark lord, somehow. Taste: OMG, is this BCBS Coffee? Could’ve fooled me. Honestly, very similar: here we have sweet chocolate, bitter coffee, and, every now and then, puffs of sweet marshmallow. A little sweeter than BCBS Coffee. Ends with a smooth vanilla flavor. Palate: for as thick and sticky as it is, it cleans up pretty nicely in the mouth and feels rather light. Average to lively carbonation with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (13925) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2014
Tap @ CBC, 2014. Pours black with a creamy dark brown head and lacings. Bourbon, vanilla, roast, coffee and chocolate. Smooth and soft. Vinous, slick and sweet. Complex. Wauuuw. Fucking tasty!

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