Sleuthdogg (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Epic tasting ending with Dark Lord 2012 vintage
Thanks to woodjjacct for sharing this one!
Appearance: Black as night with no head formation. Swirling does create a one finger head but it does dissapate quickly. Absolutly no light penetration at all even when held up to light. Your typical RIS in appearance.
Smell: Big time molasses notes with the dark fruits taking a center stage. Sweet very sweet with alcohol soaked figs. Some dark maybe blackberries evident and some tobacco notes. Leather is also noted at the tail end.
Taste: This is one enormous beer! Very, very sweet with alcohol soaked dark fruit jumping out at me. Molasses and brown sugar very evident and the sweetness lingers forever. I feel as though the beer has literally stuck to my teeth, gums, and tongue. A trip to the dentist tomorrow may be needed. The sweet sticky feel just does not leave at all. It is very chewy at the same time. No alcohol to speak of.
Mouthfeel: This is very creamy and no carbonation and so so palate covering that its hard to believe. It covers all of my mouth and lips to the point that it is cloying.
Overall: This was an enjoyable experience but wow what a sugar bomb! If you donít have a buddy or two to share with you may by in trouble IMO
fonini (31) - porto alegre, BRAZIL - AUG 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
incrivel cerveja. muito doce numa garraga de 750 ml.compartilhada com amigos dificil toma la sozinho. incrivey
Fritz123 (1360) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared awhile ago. Poured into a small snifter. Deep brown, nearly black with a tan head. The aroma was solid with dark chocolate, sweet malts, caramel, vanilla beans, oak barrel and bourbon. The taste was sweet milk chocolate, carnation sweet milks, vanilla beans, chocolate chip cookie dough, and dark plums. Mostly balanced but it was very sweet and boozie. Not exactly smooth. Full body and chewy. I donít get the hype but it is very good.
Paigeturner (98) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Huge beer al around. Big roasty malty aroma. Some subdued hops. Vanilla and licorice and alcohol all big and balanced. Thick rich mouthfeel. A sipper for sure.
ebone1988 (428) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2015 Sample at Great Taste of the Midwest. 2015 vintage. Aroma is sweet, very sweet malt with vanilla and chocolate. Appearance is black, thick, brown head. Taste is sweet malt, licorice, vanilla, soy, booze, great. Mouthfeel is thick, oily, great carbonation. Overall, finally got to try it and, while I donít understand the hype, it was good nonetheless.
sonnycheeba (4296) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown. Aroma is dark fruit, booze, vanilla, rich chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is extremely smooth chocolate with dark vinious fruit, barrel character, and light vanilla. Medium/full body.
Block (1756) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the 2014 vintage. Black pour with almost no head. What head exists is a brown. The aroma is potent with alcohol, charred meat, smoke, coffee. The flavor is remarkably smooth. Iím really surprised how sweet this beer is. Itís much more drinkable than I was expecting. It packs a punch. It has a soy sauce and teriyaki vibe. Almost no aftertaste which is also surprising. It dies really quickly.
ctipping (292) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally reviewed 11/25/2011. 22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. 2010 vintage. Standard stout appearance. Jet black. The small head is actually surprising, considering the ABV. The sugars are damn near visible as it streaks down the glass.
Intense aromas. Coffee, chocolate, booze. The booze actually smells great, despite that itís practically burning my nose. Fruity aromas as well. Not as roasty as I would expect.
Tingly alcohol throughout the taste. Incredibly sweet. Coffee flavors and chocolate malts through the middle. Slightly bitter in the finish and an alcohol burn that lasts for a few moments. Itís a pretty complex flavor, but itís immensely sweet.
Pretty well carbonated for a 15% stout. Pretty boozy, too, though. And the sweetness just makes it so hard to drink. Small quantities is the most I can muster with this thing.
My views on this beer have changed dramatically since originally trying it. It is what it is. Too sweet for me, but itís something I would have enjoyed in my novice drinking years.
schmuckweizen (10) - Miami Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008/Black Wax. From notes in 2010:
Strong aromas of roast, bitter chocolate, coffee and toffee. Black, almost jet color and tan head that dissipated to lacing rather quickly. Flavor is right in stride with that aroma! Holy Hell!!! What an amazing impy stout.
dnicolaescu (1322) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 Vintage. Dulceață enormă de ciocolată dar și nite aciditate de stafide acre.
ShivanDragon (2339) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
@Camping Ratebeer 2015, Blauwe wax editie. schenkt zwart met kaki kraag en goede plakkerige rand achterlatend. Aroma van gebrande en geroosterde mout, vanille, chocolade, koffie, siroop. Smaken zijn werkelijk enorm dik/romig, vanille, chocolade, volmoutig, zoethout, alcohol, zacht/romig, dik, donkere fruiten. enorm dik en zoet maar wel complex en lekker ! puur genietbier voor over de gehele avond...