brokensail (10728) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The beer pours thick and black, not much head on it. Sort of like regular Dark Lord.
S: Lots of bourbon and vanilla with an intense sweetness that only Dark Lord can achieve. Brown sugar, molasses, chocolate, and dark fruits with a hint of nuts and maple syrup.
T: Like the nose, intensely sweet with all sorts of different sugar notes: molasses, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, and maple syrup. There’s lots of chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla, too with plenty of dark fruit.
M: Thick, syrupy, and lowly carbonated.
O: The bourbon helps to take off the edge of the Dark Lord. Pretty good beer.
Leighton (10674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 Bottle shared at the Stouts Pt. III & Others: The Brokeback Tasting - London. Massive thanks to Kenny the Great for finding this at the back of his fridge. Pours clear, black brown with a faint, beige foam head. Lots of rich bread, brownies, chocolate cake and soy sauce in the nose. Big sweet flavor, lots of molasses, some brownies, light earth, vanilla, brown sugar, sweet bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, tons of creamy dark sugars, boat loads of molasses, moderate chocolate, heavy bread, restrained booze, further vanilla, soft burnt wood. Really delicious stuff. Quite a sipper. I do enjoy a nice, sweet Dark Lord variant.
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Black coloured. small dense light brown head. Aroma of vanilla, cocoa, chocolate, liqourice, roast, oak, brown sugar. Flavour of oak, vanilla, sweetness, brown sugar, cocoa, chocolate, liqourice, alcohol. Medium to full bodied. ends on roasted and alcoholdense note.
Travlr (10000) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 482/484 courtesy of ygtbsm94, thank you sir! Dark maroon color, brown head that settles to an edge. Aroma of a sunny day in Madagascar, with an edge of espresso and dark cacao liqueur. Taste is creamy and syrupy dark milk chocolate, raisins. Nice.
Ratman197 (9648) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle poured a translucent dark brown early black with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aroma of bourbon, alcohol, pepper, mollasses, vanilla, oak, maple, dark chocolate and dried fruit. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of bourbon, maple, vanilla, mollasses, dark chocolate,dried fruit and light licorice with a smooth warming lingering bourbon finish. Enjoyed with a snifter of 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle!
BeerandBlues2 (9585) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 482/484 shared by ygtbsm94. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and roast, coffee, earthy hops and dark fruity esters. Flavor is malt dominant, vanilla, oak and dark fruity esters, bourbon with a light sweet finish. Full body, high warmth and medium carbonation.
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Yes, it’s own rating! Talk about delicious!! Thanks to a great FL friend for this! Black pour, brown head. Tons of vanilla, coconut, bourbon, cocoa, raisins. Flavor is rich and sweet. Boozy, thick. Rather awesome...so much better than the regular version!
hopscotch (9037) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle...This beer rocks!... Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, creamy, light brown head. Great retention. The woody, boozy nose presents big bourbon, oak and a whisper of vanilla. Full-bodied and chewy with lively carbonation. The flavor is flooded with bourbon and offers gobs of chocolate, light molasses, espresso and a touch of coconut. Finishes bold, burnt and boozy. Thanks go out to 50belair for sharing this world class beer!
GT2 (8332) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
PVW 750mL yellow wax #482/484 thanks to ygtbsm94. Looks like this entry doesn’t specify draft only bourbon barrel Dark Lord. Pours clear cola, deeper, with a mediocre, beige head. No retention or lace. Rich, buttery bourbon nose. Taste is sweeter than the De Muerte. Not as spicy but with more noticeable alcohol. Still quite sweet. Palate is tangy and chalkier. Long finish with stickness and "tanginess". Not really creamy or rich. Not significantly different from the De Muerte. Quite sweet and boozy. 8/3/7/3/14=3.5 Want me to re-rate this from DLD draft only? Bite me.
Earlier Rating: 3/31/2012 Total Score: 3.5
750mL yellow wax #482/484 thanks to ygtbsm94. Pours clear cola, deeper, with a mediocre, beige head. No retention or lace. Rich, buttery bourbon nose. Taste is sweeter than the De Muerte. Not as spicy but with more noticeable alcohol. Still quite sweet. Palate is tangy and chalkier. Long finish with stickness and "tanginess". Not really creamy or rich. Not significantly different from the De Muerte. Quite sweet and boozy.
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 30, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Aged 2011 bottle thanks to someone at Woodshop 6! Glad to finally try this. Pitch black pour, glass coating, with a small tan head that fades. Really viscous stuff! Huge, rich bourbon aroma, coconut, vanilla, brown sugar, maple. A bit of an alcohol tinge. Light dark fruits, tons of chocolate. Flavors are also amazing. Coconut, vanilla, bourbon, cotton candi, brown sugar, chocolate and alcohol. Decadent. Boozy, warming, viscous with low carbonation. A real treat! Quite a bit better than the regular last two releases of Dark Lord. Very solid.