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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout aged in a variety of Bourbon barrels with vanilla beans.

This listing is specifically for Bourbon Vanilla Bean Dark Lord. NOT Brandy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (14396) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
On tap at CBC, pours black with a small ring of tan head. Aroma brings out loads of vanilla beans, which dominate, moderate bourbon barrels, and lots of silky chocolate coming through. Flavour is super rich, bringing out very rich vanilla beans which have taken centre stage, along with subdued bourbon notes, and rich chocolate. Super complex, and although very sweet, not cloying in any way. Very rich and viscous. Might be considered a cloying mess to some, but I think it’s great. Excellent, but no where near the hype and rarity.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
Fat på CBC 2013. Fick min beskärda del av detta fantastiska öl. Smak och doft av fyllig och tydlig choklad och vanilj. Frisk, krämig och len. Ett fantastiskt välbalanserat öl mellan söt och beska. Bättre kan det nog inte bli, eller?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ekstedt (6512) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Black with a tiny beige head. Cloying vanilla aroma with some whisky barrel notes, dark chocolate and coffee lurking behind. Full bodied, medium carbonation. Too sweet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Vignale (3322) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
Ett litet doft i smakprov mitt i tumultet på CBC 2013. Enorm chokladdoft, massiv kropp, stor sötma och vaniljsmak och mer choklad än jag någonsin smakat i ett öl. Som en chokladfondant där alkoholen lyfter smakerna och balanserar sötman. Ett perfekt dessertöl. Perfektion!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (14076) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
Sampled @ CBC 2013. Opaque black color, full sized light brown head. Aroma is light to moderately malty, some cookies, roasted malts, sweetness, chocolate, lightly alcohol and loads of vanilla. Taste malts, lightly roasted malts, sweetness, sugar, lightly alcohol and again loads of vanilla. Light to medium body, lively carbonation, heavy alcoholic finish. Not my thing, too sweet, sugary and vanilla.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Pitch black beer with a small brownish head. Vanilla aroma, chocolate, caramel, candy, roasted, cocoa powder, raisins, dades, figs, some prunes, nutty notes, vinous notes. Vanilla flavor, figs, raisins, chocolate, plums, dades, chocolate, candy, cocoa powder, creamy, warming alcohol, nutty, sweetish. Huge body, perfekt if you ask me. Long fruity roasted finish, caramel, candy, plums and chocolate. Magic!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kermis (11000) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Tap at CBC 2013. Pours black, thick and oily with a small brown head. Aroma is massive, with vanilla, molasses, fudge, booze, chocolate, bourbon and some dark fruit. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter, just a tiny sip is amazing! Full bodied with flat carbonation. As expected, excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanso (8982) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2013
Sample at cbc 2013. vanilla in the aroma. Thick creamy tan head. Vanilla and alcohol in the taste. Awesome brew..

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MPA (958) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 4, 2013
Draught. Black with brown head. Lots of wood and vanilla in aroma along with dark ripe fruits and bourbon. Sweet flavour of cocoa, plum, raisins and a warm alcohol note, which highlights the wooden notes. Excellent!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ktwse (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
BOOM SHACKALACK! Pours black with minimal tan head. Aroma is an explosion of vanilla, chocolate and bourbon barrel. Taste is sweet as fuck with heaps of vanilla and milk chocolate. Body is amazing! Creamy, full, chocolate-y. Wow, just wow. And still... I rate the norml one slightly higher. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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