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.
Minderbinder (1883) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with low beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, sweetness, roasted malt, apples. Taste is of chocolate, port wine, roasted malt, lots of sugar, wood, apples. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Sticky but silky. Overall: Loads of sugar. Pretty good. Nice barrel action.
JStax (3073) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by drailverworm and b3shine. Thanks! Pours a thick, syrupy dark brown with no head. Aroma has molasses, raisin, fig, and graham cracker. The beer is really sweet and reminds me a little of root beer.
DrSilverworm (6571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with local raters. Very dark brown color. Near-black. Good thin brown head. Loose bits of lace. Roasty, dark chocolate aroma. Some dark fruit. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Kind of chewy, but a dry finish. Liquid leaves some syrupy film on the glass, pretty cool. Some earthy hops noticeable. Good bigger bitter taste, much less cloying sweet than the base Dark Lord. Light to moderate sweet still, but it’s nice. Some vinous notes in the finish, light hint of vanilla. Impressively sippable for 15%, only a little warmth. Very tasty, big complex imperial stout. A bit sweet still, but it’s not a problem for me (like it was in the regular Dark Lord)
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with a bunch of folks. Had Dark Lord bourbon barrel the same day and it just wasn't up to par. Still better than most beer out there. Got hints of the port flavor on the backend. Never drink too many good beers all in one day.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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 wouldn’t want to drink a whole bottle of this. But, the glass I had was pretty interesting.
czar (4496) - 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!
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
callmemickey (2868) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown-black body, medium khaki head, trace lacing. Port, chocolate, caramel, molasses and some dark fruits. Full bodied, medium carbonation, moderately sweet finish. Good.
OmegaX (1269) - 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.