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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - 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]

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s Danish Invasion tasting. Thanks! Deep reddish black, no head to speak of. Amazing nose, massive chocolate, vanilla, rich malts, just a touch of brandy fruitiness underneath. Massive fruit front, raisins, big warm chocolate, vanilla sweetness, big warming alcohol on the finish. Subtle carbonation really works.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (18086) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ... 63/392 ... Huge thanks for my generous trader for this one ... deep black ... thinest lacing (bottle wasfull to the brim) ... dark toffee malts ... soft brandy nose ... big big brandy ... soft sweet roast ... dark toffee ... chewie malts ... little too much alcohol .. dark roast malts ... some vanilla

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3206) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at craig’s. Black with nearly no head. Slightly boozy aroma, some ovaltine and chocolate, cookie dough. Taste is similar, some licorice, cookie dough, little brandy. Sweet with a clean finish. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (596) - Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2012
Aroma: coffee, lots of fruit - raisin, plum, figs, grapes, some chocolate, hints of brandy, touch of alcohol. Pours black, little head or lacing. Flavor is sweet, some chocolate and coffee, dark sugars, grapes, raisins and figs, fruit notes almost mask the barrel character. Full body, low-medium carbonation, sticky on the palate. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Big sugary molasses and dark fruit bomb, nose is rather dull. Lots of raisin all the way through, astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Thanks GT! Black pour with a beige veneer. Big vinous dark fruit and caramel lead to pure raisin and fig. Extremely sweet. Im not sure a vinous barrel compliments an already massively vinous beer as well as bourbon. Medium to full body with low carbonation and a smacking sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
750mL yellow wax #43/392. Thanks to a generous trader on BA. Pours a deeper, clear cola. Diminishing, beige head. Decent retention. Nose is messy- soil and grape soda with heavy sugar. Taste is very rich. quite sweet, with tanginess in the back end with some soil/earth. Very long, stickier, sweet palate with some dirty earth and grape drank. Doesn’t have any of the nice characters from the De Muerte. And no nice bourbon nose like the De Muerte and PVW. Very sweet. Long, dirty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4386) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
2011 bottle (43/392). Pours opaque black with a trace of fizzy tan head; short retention and no lacing. Aroma is brandy, dark fruit, roasted malt, earthy notes, dark chocolate, and oak. Flavor is heavy malt with supporting dark fruit esters and brandy undertones throughout; dry finish. Full body, low carbonation, and high warmth.

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