tderoeck (5721) - 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 (5530) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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.
Strykzone (5350) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at esbls. I brought this. Black with a tan ring. So rich looking. Had this after the moscatel version. A little soy in this that brings this beer down a little. Port wine is noted and adds some interesting character. This is very sweet. Very good, too.
czar (5251) - Québec, 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 (4504) - 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.
kraddel (4464) - 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
burg326 (4337) - 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.
JulienHuxley (3936) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Oily black pour with ring of orange brown foam. Aroma of port, rich, boozy, powdery cocoa, light licorice notes, light spice, oaky. Taste is sweet, lots of fudge, molasses, chocolate, winey port notes. Palate is slick and rich, light carbonation. Masses better than Moscatel.
Pyrmir (3901) - 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.
HonkeyBra (3654) - 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 wouldn’t want to drink a whole bottle of this. But, the glass I had was pretty interesting.