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RATINGS: 99   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2825) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (41314) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - 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 (19005) - 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 (3439) - 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 (599) - 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.

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