beerbaaron (1337) - Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle # 457. Been sitting for a little over a year now. Happy birthday to me. Pours deep black. Small partly lasting brown head. Aroma large and decadent. Port, rich dark fruit, sweet but not exactly sugary, some soy sauce but not nearly as much as the year old ’13 Dark Lord we had the other night, a hint of smooth alcohol (port). Perhaps chocolate in the shadows, but this showcases the port and dark fruit. Full body. Luscious. Soft. Smooth. Slick and sticky. Hints of woodiness and spiciness.
For everything I said about the aroma I could say about the flavor. The port barrel treatment perfectly compliments this beer. Again, to compare this to the year old ’13 dark lord we had the other night, the ’gaps’ and pot holes that opened up with the age were perfectly filled in by the port barrel. Alcohol is virtually non existent, even at 15%!. Great drinkability. I was afraid this would let me down but it totally exceeded my expectations. If this beer came from another brewery, people would be knocking each other over for it. Enjoyed to the last drop.
Pyrmir (3529) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle shared at mikkeller viktoria the day before CBC. Midnight black with tan head. Aroma massive and super sweet, molasses, dried fruit, barrel, wood, port and roasted malt. Taste has raisins, sugar, molasses, port, wood, chocolate and alcohol. Very sweet and smooth with well hidden alcohol.
hopscotch (9489) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Hazy dark-brown pour with a small, fragile, off-white head. Decent retention. The aroma and flavor are reminiscent of a sweet tawny or crusted port with a mild chocolate component and faint acidity. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and trace carbonation. Deeply sweet aftertaste. Well, an under-attenuated, sweet base beer aged in a barrel that once held a sweet fortified wine = really fucking sweet result. Downright cloying – and my favorite style of beer is Scotch ale. Overall, not a flawed beer. Especially if they were aiming for SWEET in 2013’s version of Dark Lord. There’s no way I could drink a whole bottle of this by myself - something I’ve gladly done every year since 2004.
OmegaX (1283) - Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for sending me this one, Joe. Nose is sweet port wine, chocolate, soy sauce, plums. Flavor is sweet boozey port wine, soy sauce, sweet chocolate, candy. Sweet as hell. Best served is in small amounts amongst many friends.
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and port aroma with weak hints of dark fruit. Roasted malty weak sweetish chocolate woody port flavor. Has a roasted malty dry woody chocolate and port finish with some weak hints of dark fruit.
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
1st May 2014
Mikkeller Vik. Three Floyds tap takeover. Bottle share with Ronnie (Rlgk), Jan (Fonefan), Rene (Benzai) and the Swedish drinking team (Anders37, Lars, Lenhard and Bjorn). Holy....10.30am Dark Lord Batman! Opaque black - brown beer, small pale tan head. Amazing Port Wine fruity nose. Palate is smooth with fine carbonation. Smooth and fairly light dark malts, mild chocolate and malt cream. Lovely Port Wine liqueur and red berry fruits. Touches of wood and spice. Comes together so very well in to a smooth finish. No heat and stupidly drinkable. Sweet but not as many Dark Lords. Always thought this would be a belter and was not disappointed. Superb.
Staffan47 (880) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bra start dagen före CBC 14. På Mikkeller bar Viktoriagade. 1000 DK inte direkt gratis. Solen steker. Torkad frukt och godis i doft. Aningen vinös. Söt och krämig. Bra balans men ett glas räcker gott och väl. Viss syrlighet som ligger och lurar under sötman. Kolsvart. Låg alkohol. Ingen strävhet eller kärvhet.
phredrik (1011) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Mielcke & Hurtigkarl dinner. Black-ish pour with no head. Aroma has dark, salty caramel, chocolate, orange peel, dark cherries, dark berries, syrup. Taste is intensely chocolaty, fudge, salty caramel, red berries, oak. Heavy cloying sweetness. Low carbonation. A hard sipper.
kermis (5694) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma shows the port upfront with raisins, prunes, caramel and chocolate. Flavour is heavy sweet with the normal dark lord characters. Thick an sticky sweet mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (4922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Three Floyd’s tap takeover @ Milkeller Viktoriagade. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin whispy tan head. The aroma is rich malt, molasses, chocolate fudge, liqourice. The flavour is strong sweet with a sweet oaky port alcoholic chocolate palate and a rich oily mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation.