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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Dark Lord aged in brandy barrels

Available at Dark Lord Day 2011 and 2014.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DalzAle (1984) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle shared by MIsta! Dark brown/black pour, almost no carbonation and an aroma peat, dark fruits and a hint of brandy. Flavor is sweet brandy, dark cherries, chocolate and a nice balance all the way through (way more than any regular version.) Any fan of sweeter imperial stouts will love this. Thanks for sharing Geoffrey!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle@Home. Brandy, chocolate, molasses and prune aroma. Black, small brown head, few lace. Very sweet, hint of sourness, brandy, vanilla, wood, prunes. Cloying, full, oily.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2012
bottle 291/392 at dak’s 1/22/12. seems a little paler shade of black than before...makes sense. aroma and flavor of chocolate, roast, multi vitamins, prune-like fruitiness, vanilla and smoke. surprisingly it has brandy notes in it as well. . it is just as cloying and sweet as before but comes off thinner and somewhat dece. 6/4/5/3/13

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, chocolate and woody alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2012
[bottle at Danish invasion tasting--thanks cgarvieuk and fonefan!] Nicely, slightly tangy cereal malt aroma with potent grain and some grape notes. Almost oily black with no foam but a thin, white ring. Sweet, pumpernickely flavour with a touch of brandy and plenty of dried fruit. Full body, low carbonation, sweet dried fruit finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2227) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Thanks GT! Bottle #43/392. Much like the other variants with that pure black and sweet chocolate presence, though the brandy barrel lends that sweet liqueur presence, banana, red plum, golden raisin, and that same effervescent start to the palate that fades to a smooth, creamy finish. Not quite as good as the others, but still yummy.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2012
75cl, Vintage 2011 (Yellow wax), Bottle 353/392 (no mention of ABV), new exclusive American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex sweet Stout, roasted/woody and slightly alcoholic/fruity, yet not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, nearly no head, top class!, yet not worth the hype surronding it!, WOW!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012

Bottle 750ml. @ [ Edinburgh Danish Invasion Tasting) by cgarvieuk - Edinburgh ].

[ Bottle #63/392 ]. Clear dark dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, moderate to heavy alcohol - brandy. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, vanilla, chocolate. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20120422]

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerCast_Rich (1879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2012
[bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Flat and black, menacing in the glass – looks like a cupful of tar. Classic brandy imperial stout aroma – sweet, boozy oak. Rich, sweet, thick and very viscous on the palate. Long sweet, mildly bourbonised finish. Liquorice tang provides an off-setting flavour. Smooth throughout, the brandy is only faint. Great balance [22042012]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
In bottle, thanks Craig! Pours a black colour with a thin, tan head. Aroma of brandy, liquorice, roasty malt, dark chocolate and soy sauce. Similar flavours with demerara sugar, dark chocolate, oak, roasty malt, salty soy sauce and hazelnuts to finish. Moderate carbonation, an oily mouth-feel and a long roasty malt linger. Deliciously chocolatey with very well masked alcohol given the abv.


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