Serve in Snifter


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Dark Lord aged in brandy barrels. This entry explicitly includes the Portuguese 2 Year version as well as the original.

Available at Dark Lord Day 2011 and 2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2014 bottle via trade @ The Tasting. Deep brown with a tan head. Nose is plum sweets, brown sugar, coca. Taste is hugely sweet. Leather covered in brown sugar. Plum meat and cocoa. Coffee. Ridiculously sweet. Hugely oily. These 2014 variants are a step down from previous years. :(

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Jack. Pours black-brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has a bit of hard alcohol, some char, cocoa, burnt marshmallows. Big sweet flavor with some smokey dark malts, syrupy dark fruits, raisins, earth, old wood. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Warm finish with lots of sugary, syrupy fruits, some chocolate, nips of smoke. Heavy hitting gear but tasty in small doses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 6, 2014
On tap at DLD Day 14. Heavy umami aroma filled with soy sauce and booze. Flavor is intense sweetness with strong brandy overtones. Brandy is really well integrated and feels quite natural. Really nice, but needs to tone down the sweetness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Black pour with very little head if any. Damn this smells complex as hell. Vinous dark chocolate, raisins, figs, exotic cocoa, and pixie dust make up the nose. The flavor is really tickling my fancy. Chocolate covered marshmallow bathed in sweet brandy and dark matter. I’m pretty sure this is charged with gamma rays to boot. All nonsense aside, this beer is absolutely killer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1740) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2014 2014 bottle, 500/608. Pours black. with a brown head. Aroma is brandy, coffee, malt, molasses, raisins, and dark fruit. Flavor is brandy, malt, molasses, and dark fruit. Very sweet....glad I like sweet beers. Body is very heavy and thick. Long, sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (9957) - Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2014
750ml yellow waxed bottle. 2011 vintage. Oxidized cardboard a.i.d.s. diabeetus stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (5248) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, light brandy, chocolate, and other dark malt aromas. Chocolate, roasted sweet malt tones, alcohol, raisins, other dark tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kermis (8062) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
2014 Bottle cracked with the Beer Temple guys in Amsterdam, side by side with 2014 DL. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of cookies, vinous aspects, dark fruits, soy, raisins, brandy and barrel coming through, fudge, chocolate. Flavour is heavy sweet, but not so cloying as the plain. Mouthfeel is thick and chewy with boozy alcohol warmth in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - APR 29, 2014
On tap at Dark Lord Day 2014. Pours a motor oil. Light brown head. Good carb. Raspberry jam, cocoa, soy on nose. Taste is a blast of sweet dark fruit, baker’s chocolate, some toffee notes. Bit of coffee as it washes out. Palate: syrupy and filmy. This stuff stayed in my mouth all day, affecting the flavor of everything from the other beers I tried to the toothpaste I used that night. Too sweet. Stop making sugar bomb stouts, 3F!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
2014. On tap at DLD, then later from the bottle. No real head or lace (like all BADLs) but it does stain my glass a la Huna.

Brandy barrels accent the delicious BADL base perfectly, imparting a fruity character which adds significant depth to the overall profile. Barrel really shines. Sticky, viscous, awesome.

Vastly superior to the 2011 Brandy DL in every way.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50