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RATINGS: 376   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
appgrad22 (29) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2013
Imagine banana fosters with caramel and chocolate ice cream on top. Then you might come close to understanding what this beer is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12567) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Keg at the 4th Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Session 4, 02/05/2015. Black with a dirty tan swirl. Nose is rich roast, chocolate, vanilla, toffee fudge, bourbon tunes. Taste comprises rich dark fruit, vanilla essence, sweet licks, muscavado sugar, chocolate souffle, sherry notes, bourbon barrel. Medium + body, oily complection, sweet close. Decent enough impy but as with other DL’s to sweet for me, needs some more bitterness/charring to balance out.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2353) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Green session. Dark brown body with a small light brown head. Roasted malt, molasses, chocolate, oak, vanilla pod, maple syrup, light alcohol. I’m very glad that I have a bottle in my cellar, so I can taste more than the 2-3 cl they poured at CBC.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3566) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Dark brown-black body, thin tan lacing, traces of lacing. Rich brownie, fudge, caramel, vanilla, light boozy bourbon, cream, and light earth. Full bodied with silky carbonation, a ton of residual sweetness, and a lingering finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3875) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2015 Bottle shared by Mike, pours sticky brown black color with small head. Notes of caramel, vanilla, chocolate, syrup, and molasses. Pretty sticky and sweet. Aroma is awesome but maybe a touch too rich with Bourbon. Residual sugars left behind in mouth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6138) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle at bills courtesy of Mike. Pours a deep brown body with bright tan lacing. Mouthfeel is aggressive and sweet with notes of melted fudge brownie, tons of sugar and marshmallow. Vanilla syrup and candy. Not a ton of bourbon actually. Too sweet, but still a delightful punch to the face.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (9434) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015, Green Session, København
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla, coffee, cocoa and oak. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, roasted, oak, vanilla, chocolate and cocoa finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1220) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015
Tap @ CBC 2015, green session. Black with a light tan head. Nose has vanilla, soy sauce and some caramel. Taste is sweet, vanilla fudge, caramel ice cream, dark dried fruits, molasses and some cinnamon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VastActiv (3859) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015, Copenhagen. Originally rated 20150502. Colour is black with slightly brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Vanilla, coffee, some sweetness, chocolate and roasted malts. Very soft and drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vjohans (409) - SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2015
@green cbc 2015 alcohol, coffee, chocolate, ridiculous sweet, unbalanced. intense. highly overrtated

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brnandersen (2445) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
Draught sample at CBC 2015. Pitch black with a thin, tanned head. Roasted aroma with dark malts, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and bourbon barrel. Taste is sweet and roasted. Full body with an oily texture, Finishes lasting bitter-roasted with dark malts, fruits, vanilla and bourbon barrel. Some alcohol dense notes. Excellent, rich Stout.


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