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RATINGS: 286   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Handbottle. Clear dark brown black color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate malty, chocolate, alcohol - bourbon, moderate to heavy, wood - barral, sweet vanilla. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20090505]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 Handbottled, courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma is dark chocolate, hard roasted malt and light vanilla. Light breadish impression. Smooth roasted malt and dark rich chocolate. Smooth vanilla flavoured. Sweet and bitter to dark roasted finish. Thick and rich chocolate with a vanilla edge. Nice lasting dark malty finish.8-4-8-17=4.1

22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is smooth vanilla and bourbon. Smooth dark roasted malty and solid smooth vanilla. Lingering sweet impression.9-5-9-5-17=4.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
Draft. A black beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of vanilla, roasted malt, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of vanilla, alcohol, roasted malt, and soy sauce, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
Handbottle 22 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours pitch black with no head. Enticing vanilla aroma, reminding me of certain filled chocolates - far from cloying as other vanilla infused beers. The alcohol is up there as well. Solid body, thick and syrupy, lots of hard roasted malts and dark chocolate, again vanilla but also molasses and marzipan. The alcohol is certainly present but it warms rather than burns. Dare I say this is better than the original? 230410

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Bottled@The Chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011 "Donkey Dork Lord Edition". (thanks madmitch76...). Pitch black colour, small head. Aroma is chocolate, liquorice, vanilla and some alcohol along with mild wooden notes. Flavour is liquorice, vanilla, chocolate, alcohol, wood and some slight spices and mild coffeeish notes as well. Wellbalanced and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
Handbottled from tap, at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of liquorice. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate and liquorice. Sweet and roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty bourbon vanilla chocolate aroma. Sweetish roasted malty bourbon chocolate and vanilla flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and bourbon vanilla finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
Courtesy of Kim, handbottled
Oily black color, flat. Intense chocolate aroma, some cookie dough. Syrupy and thick mouthfeel, as expected for a Dark Lord, sweet, with some chocolate but actually less than expected. Strong alcohol perception.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Small head with short duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are vanilla, bourbon, caramel, fruits, roast malt, coffee, chocolate and hops. Amazing beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madmitch76 (13348) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
21st May 2012
Opaque dark brown - black beer with a few tan bubbles for a head. Smooth palate with mild fine prickly carbonation. Rich dark malt but not heavy. Lovely dark chocolate with a little coffee and vanilla ice cream. A little brandy alcohol and spice. The alcohol is generally well hidden though, until you try to stand up! Lovely sumptuous desert beer.

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