daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Super dark brown pour, thanks to the Palm Beach crew! Flavors of sweet and sugary port with some super sugary raisins, maybe the coffee is noticeable? No its not. Cloying...makes a kick ass milkshake! seriously.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks mike
Poured a deep brown with very little head. Viscous, thick on palate.
Big sweetness of port/ rum. Not boozy at all.very rich almost could be paired with desert
burg326 (5253) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle poured dark black light carbonation. Dark Lord aromas with some wet wood and light fruit. Flavors are sweet chocolate, wood and light fruit, sugary aftertaste.
biggsbowler (591) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours dark brown/black with brownish head, little carbonation. I got a little grape, caramel, and some dark fruits in the nose. The taste was weird, some chocolate, lots of sweetness but mostly a mess. Nothing worth talking here.
50belair (3265) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2013 Bottle. Let me begin by saying that this year’s base beer is an uber sweet mess. It’s sad to see Dark Lord continue it’s downward spiral from the great heights it achieved in the ’04 to ’08 years. So this car wreck just adds another layer of sweetness from the port. Also noted is the fact that the head is now almost a mocha color....
tderoeck (7806) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
20/VI/13 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel - 2013 vintage - bottle # 631/726 (2013-570)Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear purple brown beer, no head. Aroma: spicy, alcohol, wood, port notes are clearly present, lots of sweetness and caramel. MF: little carbon, full body, bit syrupy texture. Taste: sweet start, sugary, port, some forest fruit candy, chocolate, caramel, alcohol is noticeable. Aftertaste: sugary, caramel, mead / honey, sourish touch, alcohol burning in the throat, bit woody, tannins, little bitter, dark chocolate, pretty darn complex beer!
JefVerstraete (2754) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very complex beer. Flat, no carbonation. Dark brown, nose of port, very sweet. Fruity with notes of dark fruit and raisins.
PriorL (3066) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Vintage 2013. 75cl bottle. Big thx BoBoChamp!
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, no foam.
NOSE: port, red wine, fruits, wood, light chocolate note, molasses.
TASTE: Very dens and smooth drinking! The sweetness from the regular Dark Lord is almost gone! Though, this bottle has been standing open for several days, maybe it had an effect on it, but a good one! This beer blows away the regular version for me completely, very smooth, alcoholic finish, very vinous taste. Wood and fruit. Amazing beer!
Leepe_steven (205) - Lede, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black and viscous. Aroma is sweetness, vinous, some port notes. Taste is sweet, vinous, a bit woody, raisins, full body, low carbonation. Aftertaste is sweet. Thx to BoBoChamp for sharing
kraddel (5753) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
rating no 7 , on a BA dark lord? as a belgian boy who just turned 21 last month ? aauwtch, that has GOT to hgurt, america! :p payback time for all the beers like spuyten , we’ll never be able to see ? :p
made very possible by the one and only bobochamp/ ignace from hopduvel ghent ! thnx dude !
pours dark brown, close to black. no foam, smell is somewhat boozy, sweet. taste is pretty weird. is this the right time to commit i’ve never drank port? lol
very sweet, sugary, but not as pure overkill-sugary as the regular dark lord.
bit boozy, slightly apple-ish notes. 1 of the better DL variants