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RATINGS: 323   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.

3Faveryrogue's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
This was a surprising treat on Dark Lord day. Walked into the warehouse, just kind of checking things out. And I see an extremely short line for drafts. Turns out, Vanilla bean was on the other end. I didn’t take notes. Vanilla was a pretty dominant character here. Along with the extremities of the base. I didn’t savor it as much as I guess I should have. There was tons of great beer. And this was just another one in the mix. Glad to put it under my belt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (2413) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014 - yellow session. Aroma is huge rich dark choc, vanilla booze and some hot alcohols, but it is in balance. Thick black caramel coloured pour with a fleeting tan head. Viscous. Flavour is sweet complex sugars, figs, jammy. Viscoud/ smooth on the tongue, lovely palate. Very smooth for the abv. Huge depth of flavour. Jammy fruits, vanilla. ’Big deeply lovely’ to borrow a turn of phrase.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jesperhammer (2815) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2014
23-MAY-2014, draft @Mikkeller Bar, courtesy of The Balde One:-) Black with low Brown head. Aroma is Vanilla, Bourbon, molasses, roast. Taste is the same - huge. Full body, soft carbonation, giant sweetness. Crazy beer. I love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2014 Pours black/dark red, minimal tan head Smell oily earthy vanilla, light bourbon, lots of red fruit, bit of soy Taste super sweet vanilla, toasted marshmellow, way better than the smell Thick, medium body Very little is wrong with this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (1329) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2014 variety on tap at DLD 2014. Pour is black with a small mocha colored head that turns into a ring quickly. Aroma is very sweet - marshmellows, vanilla extract, chocolate, dark fruit, wood, and bourbon. Flavor is similar with more roast and bitterness added in to help balance out the sweetness. If you are a fan of desert beer, than this is the king of them. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (73) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Tap @ CBC. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Booming aroma of marshmallow, toffee, dark chocolate, sweet cherries and dark sweet fruits. Lots of vanilla. Taste of bourbon, vanilla, marshmallow, chocolate fudge, toffee and sweet fruits. Quite a booming beer. As Phredrik stated it: "If this beer was a woman, it’d be Pamela Anderson. You’d taste her once or twice, but you wouldn’t bring it to dinner with the family."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheJestersBeer (2032) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
Sample at CBC - quite the beer to begin the day with! (Rating #2000) Pours pitch black, with a brown head. Sweet, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2. Compact, complex taste, chocolate, licorice, wood, vanilla, coffee, banana, ash, slightly tannic finish. Very smooth and velvety, impressive. (2014-05-02)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (1667) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2014
tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014 - black pour with tan head. Roasted dark malty, big chocolate, vanilla, coffee, wood and bourbon nuances throughout, nice roasted and sweet balance, boozy warming big hug from this in this finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
charlotte (4090) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller bar.Pitch black colour with thin beige head.Aroma is sweet and warming with taste of bourbon and strong vanilla,thick and oily with hint of dark chocolate and warming alc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller Viktoriagade. A blast of aromas with chocolate and vanilla leading the pack underlined with at compact sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (73) - GREECE - MAY 26, 2014
650 ml bottle (22 fl oz) at Mikkeller bar (Viktoriagade) Copenhagen. Black with thin beige-brown head. Very nice aroma! Roasted malty, vanilla and spices (like cinnamon or cloves), chocolate, bourbon and wood, some alcohol. Taste is the same with some coffee addition, sweet and bitter. Medium to full body, oily feel and flat carbonation. Great!

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