Theis (11077) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Mielche & Hurtigkarl. Pitck black - brown head.
High vanilla aroma. Labre laver. Soft ice. Licorice. Fruity. High malty. Burned. High sweetness. Chocolate. Taost. IsbŚd. Boozy. Ok smooth body - compaired to the complexity. Lovely. Better than the normal DL.
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nose is cherry, lots of chocolate, some sweet licorice, feel is medium and very fat, carb is quite low, taste is coffee, heavy port, sweet vanilla, coconut, red apple, oak, bittersweet finish of balanced hops.
Pinball (9656) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
tap at mikkeller bar. Loads of vanilla in the aroma. Also some bitter wood, roasted stuff, toffee. 8 flavor is vanilla, roasted malts, many other flavors that blend really well and are hard to pick out. Chocolate, bourbon. Definetly better than the dark lords ive tasted
yespr (25932) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From tap at Mielcke & Hurtigkarl, Three Floyds and Mikkeller dinner. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dense wooden toffee and caramelish. Smooth vanilla flavoured. Rather sweet impression and dense caramelish. Mild brandy touch and smooth vanilla into the finish. Lingering and sweet lasting finish.
Dfonorow (716) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to the kind fellow who cracked open his bottle right after winning it at DLD. Bottle #410/433 (may be #40, hard to tell from picture). Pour is pitch black with a finger-wide dark tan head. Amazing lacing and close-knit carbonation bubbles. Aroma is of sweet alcohol, cherries, molasses, vanilla. Flavor is insanely smooth with just a hint of sweetness which includes vanilla, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, and butterscotch. Very smooth mouth-feel and just a touch of alcohol in the finish. Amazing.
ewestern (254) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2011
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Thanks to Chris for the split. This beer was a amazing. Everything you look forward to in an Impy stout and more. Amazingly complex yet not overdone. Nice nose of brandy that is not overpowering and allows notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and other aromas to come through. The flavor is amazing. As I said, complex yet not overdone. Flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, brandy, and others blend together in an orgasm of flavor. Nicely full bodied and smooth with just enough carbonation to fluff it up a bit.
AndyReynolds (718) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle split 5 ways at Darklord day, thanks to Chris for agreeing to split. Pours a nice black with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet malts, coffee, dark chocolate, brandy, oak, brown sugar, vanilla, a tiny amounts of hops, molasses, maple syrup, (agreeing with Bigmmartin) butter scotch, and heaven. Palate is chewy and silky smooth at the same time. Flavor is sweet, really pulling out the vanilla. This beer is the closest to perfection I have ever had. The only thing I can find as a flaw (if thatís what to call it a flaw) is the top of the beer did not have the oil slick colors on the top, which is a signature of regular Darklord.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Dark Lord Day 2011. Someone in our group "won" one of the $50 bottles. We all threw in $10, chilled the bottle, and split it five ways at the festival. This beer made an already awesome day even better. Thanks alot to Chris for being lucky enough to win one and generous enough to share it.
The aroma was insane. As was the flavor. This was easily one of the most all around intense beers Iíve ever experienced. The aroma is huge brandy with alcohol. But the flavor is more complex than the aroma. Itís an amazing combination of all of the original Dark Lord flavors that have been overtaken by brandy and sweet vanilla. Part of it seems almost buttery, maybe even slight butterscotch... the depth of the beer just keeps going and going. I think this is my first "10" on Taste, and I was admittedly hesitant to do so. But you know what, if I canít pull the trigger on giving this beer a perfect score on flavor, then I never will with any beer. The palate was also spot on... super smooth, soft carbonation, and way too easy to drink than any beer should ever be. I didnít want to finish my glass, but eventually I stood inside the Three Floyds building... with the sweet melodies of DLD band Slough Feg in the background, I strategically dodged the big drunk guy knocking over pallets, and I gazed into my now empty snifter. It was gone...