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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (2973) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
Holy cow, slap me silly! Nose is vanilla, bourbon, coffee, liqourice, dark sugar. Taste is vanilla, coffee, bourbon, liqourice, muscovado sugar, caramel, raisins. Just bloody amazing! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kryon (2713) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
Pours dark with no low off white head Wonderful sromas of vanilla, bourbon, Great wonderful creamy bourbon vanilla taste. Absolutely marvellous! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
Sampled at DLD 2013. Not sure if it was on tap or from a bottle, but my notes indicate that it was the 2012 version. Huge thanks to whoever shared this. My notes also indicate that I loved it. Mostly clear dark brown color. Minimal khaki head. Some s’mores, vanilla, cookie dough. Hints of wood and spice. Good chewy texture, lighter carbonation, more dry. Bigger body. Good big sweet taste, light bitter sweet. Brown sugar. Vanilla. Brownies. Marshmallows. Incredible stuff. Tiny sips yield a huge delicious aftertaste and aroma. Incredible.

3.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 This is for the bottled one from last yer i believe. Acetone nose, flavor is creamy vanilla and sherry, cocoa, coffee, sugar.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rxeight (2578) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2015 09 vanilla darklord. On tap at darklord day 2013. Black as night no head thick as used motor oil. The vanilla and barrel were extremely subtile. Perfect amount of sweetness. But there was something else about this, so much fuller and more amazing than the regular, could just be the age.

14 on draft at DLD 14. I was in the right place at the right time. Got my 2 rather small pours, tastiest $10 you can spend on beer. The vanilla doesn’t stand out in this amazing mix of sweet syrupy smooth bourbon amazement.

5.1.15 12-14 at my dick lord tasting. 12 - liquid marshmellow. Everything else is completely blended perfectly. This was amazing. My favorite of the bunch. And possibly my top beer ever. 13 and 14 were very similar lots of vanilla. I’m talking BCS vanilla amounts of vanilla. 13 was sweeter, probably because of the sweeter base beer. Overall, all 3 amazing. But the 12 really shined.

5.19.15 2015 bottle fresh. Crazy vanilla heavy. Sweet syrupy. Very good. But needs to sit for about 2 years.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
appgrad22 (29) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2013
Imagine banana fosters with caramel and chocolate ice cream on top. Then you might come close to understanding what this beer is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2013 Perfect aroma and taste... Perfect!! Dark pour and warming mouthfeel. Unreal!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisv10 (15278) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2013
Tap @ Mikkeller, Stefansgade. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, sweet, coffee and smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1684) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a dark brown with minimal head. Mind you, the beer was painstakingly poured, so no real head ever developed to be evaluated. Sorghum and chocolate dominate the aroma. Powerful chocolate and wood flavors nearly assaults the palate. The alcohol warmth and taste are undeniable. The mouthfeel is viscous, but becomes thin as the alcohol prevails.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2013
Draught. Pours oily pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, delicious bourbon vanilla, rich dark chocolate, dark sugars, espresso, wood. Taste is near heavy sweet (no where near cloying) and bitter. Body is full, texture is creamy, thick oily and velvelty smooth, carbonation is soft. Finishes roasted sweet - It´s almost a dessert. Alcohol is well-hidden, but warms a bit in the finish, This works so well because the flavors are so well integrated.


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