Aniela (1851) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 106 of 534. Black beer with a creamy brown head. Dried drak fruits, malty aroma with some sweet chocolate notes. Sweet, dried dark fruits, malty, brown sugar and chocolate flavour.
gEUS (594) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from bottle during a vertical 2004-2012 line-up of all DLs, during a beer tasting weekend - in the cellar of Chez Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles. Notes include main characteristics in aroma and flavour components.
2012 Bourbon BA DL - bottle 197/685 - bourbon, vanilla, molasses, some chocolate. 3.8/5
2012 Boubon Vanilla DL - bottle 921/934 - chocolate, vanilla, sherry... Aroma makes one think of a vanilla scented cancle (no shit). 3/5
2012 Cognac Vanilla DL - bottle 409/534 - green coffee beans, green paprica, spicy notes. No Cognac scent at all. 3/5
2012 Cognac De Muerte DL - bottle 203/817 - cacao, pepper and peppers scent. Taste is very hot due to the peppers but take away most of the taste - pity (not as balanced as for example the Hunahpu) 3.3/5
2011 PVW Bourbon BA DL - bottle 261/484 - thanks Jeffo! - lots of bourbon, but beautifully embedded in the whole aroma palet. The first DL I really dig. Vanilla, coconut, chocolate. Best of the vertical. 4.2/5
2011 Brandy BA DL - bottle 185(?)/312(?) - a sour pinch to the basic DL character, cherries. 3.2/5
2011 Brandy Vanilla DL - bottle 403/433 - loooots of chocolate. 3.1/5
brystmar (517) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black body, more tan head than most BADLs. Smells of dark fruit, caramel candy, bready malt. Taste follows the same profile; reminds me of drinking less boozy cognac. Not as roasty, yielding to the dark fruits. And not hot at all. Could use more body.
A stellar BA RIS overall.
tderoeck (3057) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
18/I/13 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel - BB: n/a - #449/532 (2013-26) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark red brown beer, no head. Aroma: quite some chocolate, vanilla, lots of caramel, alcohol, sugary, hint of wood, bit earthy. MF: soft yet very fine prickling carbon (did they add CO2?), full body. Taste: caramel, citrus, vanilla, very sugary, bit spicy, chillies (possibly the alcohol I taste?), chocolate. Aftertaste: more caramel, vanilla, boozy, dark chocolate, alcohol warming the throat, bitter touch, leather and tobacco, cocoa powder, sugary but not as bad as in the main taste. Once again: chillies? Still the alcohol possibly?
madmitch76 (9990) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4th January 2013
THE stout tasting Pt1. Another bow and doff of the hat to Jack for sourcing and sharing this beast. Bottle 309/534. Opaque black beer with a big tan head. Soft palate - airy. Mild fine carbonation. Big soft sweet dark malts. Tangy alcohol spice and cognac. Finishes smooth and tangy. Big sticky sweet treat!
kraddel (917) - deurne, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
huge thanx to bobochamps for sharing !
the only dark lord i concidered having a chance to live up to its name, as i like the cognac beer very much ( hel en verdoemenis 666 is my favourite beer, by example) . i was not dissapointed !
almost no foam, dark brown beer. smell is very cognac-based. taste is sweet ( dark lord ... ) buttery, very low carbo.
the best dark lord ( variant) i’ve had so far, yet it stays dark lord.. why does it have to be sooo sweet, so 1-taste based?
Leighton (7179) - London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle #309/ 534, Vintage 2012 at The Stout Tasting, London - huge thanks to Jack for making the effort to snag this beer. Pours black-brown with a creamy, brown head. Dark malt nose, burnt wood, earth. Big sweet flavor, some alcohol notes, rich and lightly bitter cocoa, molasses, sugary chocolate, brown sugar. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm, sticky sweet finish with more molasses and other dark sugars, ripe and dark fruits, robust cocoa. A hugely sweet and ballsy beer, but it’s delicious.
pantanap (3200) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle numbered 331 out of 534... Pours a deeper than cola black consistency with lesser intense deeper brown edges and topped with a wispy film of barely off-white... Aroma of cognac and pretty woody with a slight papery note with deeper fudgey chocolate. Deep and rich... Thick consistency fudgey with a chocolate shake profile with woody and sweet cognac accents. Deeply rich and pretty smooth. Perfect for dessert with a thick full body. Touch of tootsie roll sweetness. Not too boozy but perhaps excessively sweet from an all around perspective.
masonjer (608) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Kan! Poured in Detroit. Bottle 331. Pours dark, obviously. Aroma, dark chocolate, black coffee, sweet spirits. Taste is big sweetness, cocoa, milky, oily, thick and rich. A great dessert type beer, cognac blends in with all the other flavors, very well integrated. Good stuff.
nightrider (751) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from a bottle thank to Kan. Pitch black color. Aroma of chocolate and sweet liquor. Flavors of sweet malt, oak and vanilla. Not overly sweet finish . Liked it .