Benzai (5754) - 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.
railcat1 (672) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally my friend made it down to visit me in FL.and he brought some FFF that I have not had..This had a
sweet chocolate aroma, The flavor was very sweet and the barrel aged did not over take the flavor of the beer like most do.For being 15% the alcohol is very well hidden.This could use a year or so of sitting to take some of the sweetness away and let the flavors blend more,overall not a bad beer and I do like the Darklord so I was happy to try this one.CHEERS!
GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a good chocolate head. Aroma is brandy, chocolate, vanilla, oak. Velvety mouthfeel, smooth on the palate , sweet but better balanced than the regular version. Taste is chocolate, apple brandy, raisins, figs, dates, muscat. Delicious!
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep greige, fast gone head over brown-red rimmed black beer. Bourbon, roasted/burnt coffee, chocolate, vanilla, cigarette ashes. Sweet - very sweet - but with a burnt toffee lining. Dark brown sugar, molasses, syrup. Sticky, oozy feel; full bodied, rich and cloying. Too bl**dy sweet, however bad the craze may be!
gEUS (788) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
660 ml bottle - kindly shared by Dennoman at the preBBF13 hotel room tasting with FX Cannelle and Romain VeryNiceGuy. Pours intensely dark black as night, oily and very viscous. Aroma of soy sauce, oyster sauce, tiny acidity hidden behind a bomb of sweetness and odd fish aromas. The mouthfeel is killed by artificial alike sweetness. The taste/flavours are roasted malts, aftertaste give some hints of peach and muscat wine. Overall: still lots of the DL character (boooo) and waaaay too sweet, lacking balance. Sorry to ruin the speculation party here, but seriously, this is not a good imperial stout.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml orange waxed bottle served in a FFF mini snifter.
A: Pours a viscous black color with a thin dark brown head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring, some splotches of lace are left down the glass.
S: Lots of fruity wine notes with a heavy sweetness. Dark fruits, oak and some green grape as well. Roasted malts with the heavy DL chocolate sweetness.
T: Way too sweet. Lots of oak and dark chocolate with a fruity, grapey wine presence. The barrel imparts an over the top fruity sweetness to an already sweet beer.
M: Medium to heavy bodied with a medium low carbonation. Sweet finish with a sticky mouthfeel.
O: Way too sweet. The barrel doesnít help in cutting some of the sweetness and just adds sweet, fruity notes to the base.
Serving type: bottle
CanIHave4Beers (2768) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Big old courtesy toss from TheAlum @ the Edmunds-Harrold wedding reception... I thought it was a Phaleslu courtesy, goes to show that I donít know who is tossing me a courtesy at any given moment.
The beer pours basically black with a small tan espresso swirl head.
The aroma is chocolate with some charp alcohol, fudge, & brandy. Itís big and sweet smelling with mild vinous notes.
The flavor is fudgy with some sharp alcohol, dark chocolate, lots of honey, some odd white grape character, the bitterness in this one is subdued & itís got a real strange spiciness to it. Itís a real strange flavor profile for an Imperial Stout, but I dig it for sure.
As always the beer is very thick, viscous, & mouth coating.
alexsdad06 (3827) - Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottles shared by thuggins. Pours dark cola brown/black with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet, dark fruit, chocolate, moscatel barrel notes, wood, caramel and light coffee. The flavor has a big sweet character, barrel influences, molasses, chocolate, wood, caramel, smooth and doesnít really show the 15%, but big flavor nonetheless. Some tart vinous character comes through. I thought the port barrel was even sweeter than this. I have liked the barrel aging, but they have been better in the past.
ICEatALAMO (783) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The aroma is shockingly sweeter than the regular. The taste holds true to the sweet wine. I think this would mellow over time nicely.
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mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours black no head. Sweet toffee aroma. Taste is way sweet dot and sugar. Bad
DrSilverworm (4020) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Thuggins and DanielCoor. Very dark brown color. Minimal white head, couple loose dots of lace. Dark chocolate aroma, some molasses. Bigger body. Chewy texture. Lightly sticky. Moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter. Dark chocolate, some brownie, molasses. Light vinous, but barrel influence seems very subtle in the flavor, though it does seem to do a lot to mellow out the base Dark Lord. Alcohol is not that noticeable for 15%, just some sweetness in the finish. Good, big imperial stout. Seems the Port version was less sweet for me, more mellowed, and actually had some vinous notes, compared to the Moscatel. I had the two one after the other, and between them, I preferred the Port just a bit more.