broozer81 (106) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It turned Vader to the darkside.
The instant you pour it into your glass and take your first smell is the moment when you’ll finally appreciate its lure, pure happiness in a glass, an intellectual beverage to say the least. You’re nose is bombarded with waves of pungent aromas, sweet dark chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, coffee, and most eloquent of all is its rich dark fruits, cherries, dates, raisins, a port wine like undertone that would make the Trappist Monks of Belgium rise their glass in approval.
Taking your first sip is now inevitable as the lure of Dark Lord’s demonic character comes to life, although caution is advised as you’re approaching the point of no return. You raise your glass to your lips only to be led deep into a dark abyss as it shows you all phases of the moon at once. The viscous mouth-feel leads to a masterful gustation of vibrant flavors, as ancient Belgium meets new age America. Intelligently well put together, Dark Lord’s well balanced nature gives it a sophisticated character that stands alone among other craft beers. You’re enticed by an astonishing array of dark fruits, sweet chocolate, caramel, coffee, and molasses all so perfectly blended that they seem to be orchestrating a symphony in your mouth. Sip after sip the draw brings you deeper and deeper into its sinister domain. Dark indeed you’ve become, as you franticly savor every taste that passes through your lips, each sip inversely superior to the previous.From the disturbing creature on its label to the different colored wax that seals each year’s bottle; Dark Lord has risen from the deadly hollows of the underworld to become a mythological figure in the world of craft beer. So does it defy description? Without a doubt. Is it demonic and evil? Well, cellar a bottle long enough and you may very well find out.
Hugetaste42 (18) - - MAY 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just tons of molasses, coffee, malt, brown sugar and a bit of dark chocolate plus vanilla blended together in a bottle. Very sweet. Great mouthfeel. A fresh bottle is boozy and messy. It definitely improves after a couple years of aging. Anyway, awesome stout.
mariuspoenari (1102) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at CBC 2016 - day 2. Pitch black with a thin tan head. Thick and rich flavor, with notes of caramel, cocoa, chocolate and vanilla. Very well balanced, though leaning a bit towards the sweet side. Definitely a world class stout.
Guruhso (332) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Mikkeller Bar. Malty; Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, dried fruits, melasse. The flavours starts heavy sweet but finish light bitter. Light alcoholic with roasted notes. The body is full and the texture is oily. Soft carbonation. Heavy and complex. Great
jookos (5032) - FINLAND - MAY 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, RED
black. Malty coffee beansdark chocolate. Intense flavour. Semi sweet, soft sweet soy. Malty porridge. Soft smooth. Really nice. Intense, sort of drinkable still.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
llkc (1276) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
duft: sød dadler rosin mørk sukker.
smag: sød lidt rosin tung og fyldig. chokolade kakao vanilje sødme meget sød og varm eftersmag
Beerhunter111 (14740) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC2016. Schwarze Farbe, mittelgroße bräunliche Schaumkrone. Süß röstmalzig, Lakritze, Sirup. Geschmack sehr süß, Vanille, bourbon, Lakritze.
ej (1192) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ CBC -16. jet black with a dense dark tanned head. rich roasty aroma with burnt sugars and molasses. leather and liqorice. taste is very sweet, chocolate, roasted malts and just abit of well hidden alcohol. Full body with a thick mouthfee. soft co2.
Hermod (5872) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@ CBC 2016 day 2. Pours black with a thick brown head. Dark chocolate, cocoa powder, plummy notes. Flavor has sweetness, roastedness, licorice, spicy notes, syrup. Overly sweet. Balanced.
alkolord (346) - - MAY 12, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2016, from tap, Tiefschwarz, fast Sirup, leichter brauner Schaum, schokoladige röstaromen in der Nase, mild im antrunk, relativ spritzig, cremig, sehr schokoladiger Geschmack, süß, massig, lecker, Alkohol gut verpackt, nur leichte bittere im Abgang
Gerbeer (2926) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap At Mikkeller Bar. Pours black with short tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, creamy coffee, vanilla, and sugary roasted malts. Flavors of sweetened dark chocolate, sugary coffee, and sweet molasses. Sweet and sticky. A bit messy but still very nice.