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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1118) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2014
Tap @ CBC. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma is just big and slick with marshmallows, liquor filled chocolate, deep ripe cherries, dark sweet fruits, coconut, chocolate fudge and off a huge amount of vanilla. The bourbon quality does this Aroma good! Taste is a bit more savory and also has smooth marshmallow, lots of candy, bourbon notes to keep it in balance, dark sweet fruits, cherries, chocolate fudge and vanilla all the way. I will quote my good friend Phredrik "If Pamela Anderson was a craft beer, this would be her". True words!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
finol (2167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
Draught at CBC. A heavy brew, very sweet, plenty of vanilla, some chocolate and bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (122) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2014 Tap @cbc14. Pours black, mocha small lasting head. Aroma is super sweet, lots of vanilla bean. Sweet! Milk chocolate. Taste is so sweet, like candy and marshmellow. Some roast and big sticky texture in mouth. Slicky! Light booze in the end and lasting sweetness alms buttery on the lips. Really well brewed with a lot of balance despite the extremyness of this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
StoutHead (639) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Pitch black with a small brown head. Sweet aroma of malt, bourbon and vanilla. Taste is like the aroma but also has notes of chocolate, wood, fruits and brown sugar. Overall very sweet with lots of roasted flavours, but quite balanced and without too overwhelming bourbon notes. Full bodied and oily texture. So, this is really the Westvleteren of Imperial Stouts. Can it live up to the hype? Yes, I think so. Its pretty damn good. I wish I could get a couple of bottles of this liquid gold to enjoy at home.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2291) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
Sample @ CBC. Intense vanilla. Very sweet. Milk chocolate. Powdersugar. Soft mouthfeel. Maybe a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Valgreen (659) - DENMARK - MAY 2, 2014
Tap @ CBC, cph. Pitch black, small tan head, great coating. Roasted malts, coffee, bourbon, oak, vanilla, candy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (1213) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Black with a good tan head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, marshmallow, chocolate, oak, brown sugar, coffee, dark fruits. Full bodied, slick mouthfeel, extremely sweet on the palate with a cloying and warming finish. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, brown sugar, bourbon, marshmallow, honey, dates. Delicious but very sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vestergaard (372) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2014
Tap at cbc14. Pours Black, nut Brown head. Aroma is sweet, oily vanilla. Milk Chocolate and naughty candy. The taste is overwhelmingly sweet with lots of vanilla. So much delicious candy. Light roast, fudgy overripe fruits, marshmellows and extremely discrete alcohol. Really good, also compared to the original dl. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6248) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Draught @ CBC 2014, Copenhagen. Pours a black colour with a tan head. Aroma of roastiness, vanilla, syrup and bourbon. Very rich flavour of roastiness, strong bourbon, tangy wooden notes, vanilla, sugar and herbs. Sugary stuff. Full bodied and a long, warming finish with a huge alcohol kick. Bourbon overload.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
laiti (5694) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Draught @ CBC14
Aroma has dark chocolate, some vanilla and Flavour is strong on bourbon notes, some dark chocolate, porto and warming alcohol. Also some woody tones. A really nice slow sipper, alcohol balances the sweetness here. The best DL Ive had.

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