Benzai (9353) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, - MAY 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at an unbelievable price thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks to Kermis @ Beer Temple. Opaque pitch black color, small to medium sized off - white head. Aroma has malts, roasted malts, alcohol, liquor. Taste malts, some hops, alcohol, wine influences, lightly roasty. Full body, velvety smooth texture, medium carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (10587) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the 5K/7.5K/10K tasting - who the hell has a 7.5K tasting?, big thanks to Jackl for this rarity, 30/12/14. #243/1021.
Light black with a decent tan covering that dissipates to spotting and the edge of the vessel.
Nose is rich roast, tar, sweet, port like qualities, woody notes.
Taste comprises raisnes, big on dark fruits, sweet malt, chocolate, dark malt, roasted notes, port notes, light BA effect.
Full bodied, oily body, sweet and viscous.
Solid enough Impy, masks the 15% very well, a little too sweet for this Bois tho’!
RobertDale (3859) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, fruit, berries, and malt. Taste is dark fruit, cherries, chocolate, malt, and liqueur. Different, but still enjoyable.
GT2 (8980) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ Bottle ][ 75cl ][ Tasting ][ Free ][ Tasting Globe ][ 1.24.15 ]
>> 2013 Orange Wax. Pours a flatter deep sepia red with no head or lace. Nose is all dark fruit.. dates, raisins, brown sugar, starchy Twizzlers candy/red licorice. Taste is sweet and savory, no bitterness to balance and no carbonation to balance. Pretty one note American Strong Ale style like other Dark Lords. Prune, raisins, flashes of spice..but not assertive. Slight oxidation gives it a tawny dark cherry and slight cardboard character. Fun to try at least.
Countbeer (4908) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (75cl): Thanks rfraga7: Bottle #196/1021: Shared with Iluvatarmilan: Served at roontemperature in a Chouffe glass:
Black beer with a beige head.
Aromas of soy, brown sugars, hint of liquorice, roast, malt roast, mollasses and marzipan.
Flavour is a complex mix of brown sugars, roast, leaves and nuts, bitters, soy, wood, mollasses, roast, vinous, sticky... Very enjoyable but also heavy!
Aftertaste sticky brown sugars, soy, roast and bitters.
Low carbo, creamy thicker sticky close to silky mouthfeel and full body with a sticky texture.
Complex and very nice!
Leighton (12635) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Jack L. Pours oily black-brown with a frothy beige head. The nose holds chocolate syrup, burnt cedar, earth, toffee, dried berries. Big sweet flavor, quite sugary, with burnt butterscotch, roast, cocoa, berries. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, syrupy, with liquefied fruits, more chocolate, fruitcake, grapes. A sweet beast.
Scopey (7877) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 243 thanks to Jack the Sipper. It pours jet black with tiny tan head. The nose is rich, sweet, chewy, lots of chocolate, vanilla, cookie dough, Riesen chocolate chew, marshmallow, prune, date and fortified wine. The taste is rich, very sweet upfront, chocolate gateaux, rocky road, Christmas pudding, warming alcohol, cheap plain chocolate, chewy malt, liqueur, dried fruits and light vinous notes with a lingering sweet finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Crazy sweeeeeeet. Loads of chocolate going on. Pretty much a liqueur. OK in small doses.
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - DEC 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home ... celebrate me signing my new apartment! :D It pours very dark brown with a small tan head.... more to come...
olr1984 (1179) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 750ml bottle pours a dark oily black with a small tan head. Caramel chocolate molasses dark fruit and a very very sweet finish. Somehow even more sweeter than regular dark lord.
Luk_ (219) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Black pour with dark brown bubbles. Aroma is huge grapy notes, heavy chocolate and caramel. Taste is along the same lines. Intensely sweet chocolate on top of a layer of sweet grapes. Enjoyable in minimal portions. The sweetest stout aged in the sweetest wine barrels, it should have rung a bell...
czar (4930) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared with friends. pours unclear if not a bit murky dark brown with a small beige cap, little retention and no lacing. per say. sweet burnt nuts and raisins, molasses, tannins, slightly disturbing soy sauce and beef concentrate, bg fatty and sweet red grapes, balsamic notes, pepper, lots of booze - warming. light to low carbonation, medium to full body - oily, thick and sweet, in fact it is cloying, astringent-woody and sweet raisiny finish. moscatel imparted just too much of fragrant and some undesirable molecules to this already over-the-hill concoction. still.. enjoyed! as opposed to my buddies..