nightrider (754) - 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 .
Huhzubendah (2495) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer is pitch black with a thin beige cap. The aroma brings rich, roasted malt, chocolate, oak, booze, and cognac notes. Sweet cognac flavor goes beautifully with the huge imperial stout. I’ve yet to meet a cognac barrel-aged beer I didn’t enjoy. This is no exception. Absolutely terrific stuff.
RussianDragon (431) - - AUG 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle shared by Huhzubendah, thanks Matt! Pours a deep black color with mahogany hues when backlit. Head is uneven bubbles that fade to the edge with a drizzly wisp of small bubbles on the meniscus. Aroma is classic Dark Lord aroma with cognac notes that round everything out. Flavor is round, smooth and delicious with cognac smoothness. Silky mouthfeel, full carbonation, and tobacco finish. Delicious.
jandd1983 (2533) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a black color with a red head. The aroma was of molasses, sugar, coffee, chocolate, oak and notes of brandy. The taste was of coffee, brandy, chocolate, roast and prunes. Just awesome.
kbudd19 (572) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by some kind soul at RBSG, thick oily glug glug black pour, with a small layer of mocha head. Aroma, holy sugar bomb, sweet dark fruits, oak, vanilla, ash, lot of barrel, and more sugar. Taste is incredibly sweet up front, followed by some oak, vanilla, and dark fruit, with a rich chocolate finish, thick sticky mouthfeel. Glad I finally got to tick one of these things but a small sample is all I could handle for something so sweet, still enjoyed it though.
RobertDale (3399) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share at SRBG Grand Tasting. Thanks! Pours almost black with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, cognac, and vanilla. Taste is cognac, sweet chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruit. Rich and creamy for sure. Perfect for sharing.
jtclockwork (8190) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Etched Glass. RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours black oil. Nose/taste of cognac, chocolate, sweet chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Full bodied.
crossovert (7215) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
WAs reluctantly forced into trying htis. Recieved diabetes shortly after. The beer is sweet.
DrSilverworm (6287) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. Bottle. Very dark brown color. Thin off-white khaki head. Dots of lace. Bigger body, pretty sticky. Lighter carbonation. Sweet taste, bigger sweet. Kind of sugary. Alcohol works alright but I could use a bit of bitter to balance this out. Chocolate, caramel, light spice. Doesn’t do much for me, honestly. First time I had Dark Lord I thought something was wrong with ME, but now I realize this sweet stuff is just not my style. Decent, cool one to try though.
Ferris (3806) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Rich bittersweet chocolate and sweet boozy heat. Jet black with a rich brown head. Sweet brown sugar, dark mollasses, oak and some chilli. Nice.
rxeight (1281) - Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 Amazing. Sweet dark lord, insanely smooth, boozy with a touch of pepper. Had this next to the bourbon 12 and I perferred this one.