Benzai (10037) - 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.
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the 5K/7.5K/10K Tasting. Deep brown pour with a tight oily tan head. The nose is extremely sweet. Dirt-covered red berry and general fruit skin. Concentrated prune. Plenty of burnt brown sugar and cocoa. Hershey-covered cherries. Sort of messy. The taste is similarly quite sweet. Toasted marshmallow and caramelized cherries. Some chocolate liqueur. Growing booziness on the finish. Candied red fruits. Extremely oily and thick. Not the total fiasco that I was afraid that it might be. Enjoyable in small amounts, but not nearly as good as other BA Dark Lords I’ve sampled.
Steve_0 (3346) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Armin. Thanks man! Pour is pitch black with a small tan head and good lacing. Plummy, dark cocoa, some coffee, grapey, woody, leather, and butty aroma. Taste is raisins, soy, chocolate, oaky, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, dates, somewhat tangy, and grapey with a slightly roasted bitter finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Pretty good.
adnielsen (10084) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Steve_0 during my 10k tick fest. Thanks Armin! Black appearance with a dark brown head. Gooey caramel, rich dark chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, and a little bit of spice. Thick and gooey. A little boozy. Some soy, vanilla, super rich molasses / honey, grape, and plum. High sweetness, moderate bitterness. It’s not crazy boozy. Thick. Sort of fun.
arminjewell (8622) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thick black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, some oak, bourbon, slight red wine, hints of earth, spice. Taste was a mix of dark cherry, red fruit, some nice oak, vanilla, chocolate, hints of brownie, hints of slight earth, very slight wine, finishing very sweet.
Bacterial (2199) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Long - thanks!! Dark black pour with a thin tan head. Big malty sweet nose. Sweet booze, dark fruit. Cherry, booze finish. Smooth malty goodness.
Martinus (3711) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, white wine, liquorice root, malts, strong wine notes. Wine flavour, liquorice root, salmiaki (drop), light sour, coffee, caramel. Sweet finish, caramel, lingering coffee, white wine.
(from 66cL bottle @ Mikkeller Bar, København. Bottle 617/1020. Thanks for sharing, MrHangover!)
nuplastikk (5071) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber shared by Brad. Brown-black body. Aged quite well. Oily beige head. Brown sugar richness. Sublime, something I don’t think I’ve said about other Dark Lords. Port notes. Pretty excellent. Grape tones are never vinous or out of place..but there is some juicy grape flavor among the sugary brown chocolate. Phenomenal.
Theydon_Bois (12731) - 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 (4266) - 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 (9347) - 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.