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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (40504) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
25th April 2012
Big cheers to Craig for this one (cgarvieuk). Opaque dark brown beer. Tiny tan bubbles fail to form a head. Palate is rich and smooth with fine carbonation. Rich dark malt, not bitter or roasty. Smooth and a little creamy. Whispers of dark chocolate and dark toffee. Lovely brandy links everything together, trace of wood. Finishes with a trace of aniseed and a whisper of dark fruits. Lovely dark treat!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (18514) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (17662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle 43/392 courtesy of GT2, thanks! Dark maroon color, scant brown head. Aroma of very subtle brandy, vanilla, smooth milk chocolate, port wine. Taste is raisins, dates, vanilla, dessert liqueur. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15306) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle split at the 5/7.5/10K tasting, thanks to Jacqueline #504/608, 30/12/14. Black with a decent tan covering that soon dissipates to spotting. Nose is sweet, muscavado sugars, dark fruit, woody, dark toffee, play dough, rich roast, light brandy snap biscuit. Taste comprises rich roast, chocoalte, earthy notes, subtle brandy barrel, soy sauce, brown sugar. Full bodied, slick and oily, lightly warming alcohol in the close. Decent enough impy but again no ’wow’ factor for me from another Dark Lord.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Black in color with nice viscosity. Minimal head formation and carbonation. Intense aroma of brandy and graham cracker sweetness. Lots of brown sugar, molasses, and chocolate, too. Maybe some marshmallow on the palate along with the graham cracker. A bit of a S’more thing going on. Quite a bit of brandy and booze as well as a bit of vanilla. Intensely sweet, but I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12408) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11054) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle 43/392 shared by GT2. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is brandy, dark fruity esters, chocolate and roast malt, oak, earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, oak and brandy, dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Full body, high warmth and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Dark Lord, Brandy
Date: September 23, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: black, wispy tan head
Aroma: sweet brandy candy aroma, dark roast, chocolate
Flavor: sweet roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, rich sweet chocolate
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **** /4

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