tderoeck (4838) - 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!
jmgreenuk (4594) - 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 Floydís 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.
czar (4496) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle with friends. pours very dark brown with a light beige cap showing some retention and lacing. dark molasses, dense milk chocolate, astringent wood, very raisiny, red wine and port, cloying sweetness - chocolate and maple syrup. light carbonation, medium to full body, sweet and assertive woody-astringent finish. swillfully enjoyed!
tiong (3818) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
660ml bottle @ Three Floyds Bar, Copenhagen
Bottle #262/732 - Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma has massive amounts of port notes, roastiness, sticky syrup, wood and oaky. Taste is extremely heavy and quite sweet with loads of port, vinous notes, wood, oak and massive amounts of molasses. Finish is sticky sweet, smooth, heavy, vinous and woody with loads of port notes and molasses. Quite massive and heavy beer.
burg326 (3764) - 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.
nickd717 (3558) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #3400, long time coming, popping in out of obscurity like Fat Albert just to say HEY HEY HEY I frigging ticked this. nerd on BA brought this to a BBQ, the baller rare beer acquirer that guy is. I was there all like, "Derp Iím bringing Black Tuesday for the 50th straight time because I donít hunt rare ticks anymore" and this guy brought serious A-game. Kudos to that. This is barrel aged Dark Lord, so it would easily sell 5000 bottles at $100 a pop even if it tasted like an Indian Wells beer left exposed in Death Valley for a month. The pour is black, the beer is thick, and the carbonation level is minimal. The aroma is really nice, with big-time chocolate and vanilla, mild port, and earthy barrel notes. The flavor falls a bit short of expectations. Itís good, itís intense, but the magic just isnít quite there. Itís a fairly simple, sweet big -bald RIS with hints of port. Not particularly well-balanced or interesting, just intense and very sweet. Syrupy mouthfeel with few bubbles to be had. A nice beer and a phenomenal tick, but I would have liked it if it were a little awesomer than it actually is.
kraddel (3453) - 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 , weíll 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 iíve 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
HonkeyBra (3420) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a sludgy jet black with a large tan head. Aroma of molasses, strong sweetness, lots of wine and port notes. Plums, raisins, oak, sweet dessert wine. Touches of cherry and sherry notes. Mild chocolate and dusty barrel notes. Pretty interesting. Flavor is sweet and boozy, with a semblance of bitter wine barrel notes, some tannins. I get some salt and liquid smoke notes as well. Full bodied, lingering finish that is salty and earthy. I wouldnít want to drink a whole bottle of this. But, the glass I had was pretty interesting.
Pyrmir (3415) - 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.
CanIHave4Beers (3321) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
So this was the Phaleslu courtesy toss @ the
Dr. Owl Ky-Loines "high boost" wedding reception? I think so...
Pours basically black with a small head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is rich & oaky with lots of chocolate, and an odd but welcome touch of earthiness. Sweet smelling but not terribly boozy.
The flavor is sweet and rich, itís got a lot more of the port characteristics in the flavor than in the aroma with some bright grape and oakiness. Again as always with the nice dark chocolate character & some punchy bitterness (but thatís mild, does that make sense?). A good preserved fruit character is pretty cool and itís certainly boozy... in a brandy kind of way.... Itís all over the place, but not really messy.
Of course itís viscous, huge, mouth coating... you know the drill... this one seems to skip some of the hotness pretty nicely too.