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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (856) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2014
Tung start på dagen. Inleder CBC med denna härligt hypade tungviktare. Klockan är 10 på morgonen och det känns rimligt att starta så här. Precis lagom kö hos 3 Floyds för att få sig ett glas. Bourbon i doften går inte att missa. Söt och härlig. Kaffe. Lite spritig, men samtidigt extra känslig så här tidigt på dagen. Ingen strävhet. Otippat bra. Den här lever upp till hypen tycker jag.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_MedievAle (133) - Alabama, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2014 release. Bottle 634 of 876. Poured into snifter. The nose on this is outstanding and redolent of coconut, coffee, roasted marshmallow, and in there somewhere is a salty/meaty umami scent that somehow mixes nicely with the sweeter smells. Appearance: pours like soy sauce; quickly dissipating leather colored head. Very stick on the side of the glass with good lacing. Better carbonation than regular dark lord, somehow. Taste: OMG, is this BCBS Coffee? Could’ve fooled me. Honestly, very similar: here we have sweet chocolate, bitter coffee, and, every now and then, puffs of sweet marshmallow. A little sweeter than BCBS Coffee. Ends with a smooth vanilla flavor. Palate: for as thick and sticky as it is, it cleans up pretty nicely in the mouth and feels rather light. Average to lively carbonation with a smooth finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2014
Tap @ CBC, 2014. Pours black with a creamy dark brown head and lacings. Bourbon, vanilla, roast, coffee and chocolate. Smooth and soft. Vinous, slick and sweet. Complex. Wauuuw. Fucking tasty!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1051) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2014
Tap @ CBC. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma is just big and slick with marshmallows, liquor filled chocolate, deep ripe cherries, dark sweet fruits, coconut, chocolate fudge and off a huge amount of vanilla. The bourbon quality does this Aroma good! Taste is a bit more savory and also has smooth marshmallow, lots of candy, bourbon notes to keep it in balance, dark sweet fruits, cherries, chocolate fudge and vanilla all the way. I will quote my good friend Phredrik "If Pamela Anderson was a craft beer, this would be her". True words!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
finol (2094) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
Draught at CBC. A heavy brew, very sweet, plenty of vanilla, some chocolate and bourbon.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (48) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2014 Tap @cbc14. Pours black, mocha small lasting head. Aroma is super sweet, lots of vanilla bean. Sweet! Milk chocolate. Taste is so sweet, like candy and marshmellow. Some roast and big sticky texture in mouth. Slicky! Light booze in the end and lasting sweetness alms buttery on the lips. Really well brewed with a lot of balance despite the extremyness of this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
StoutHead (603) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Pitch black with a small brown head. Sweet aroma of malt, bourbon and vanilla. Taste is like the aroma but also has notes of chocolate, wood, fruits and brown sugar. Overall very sweet with lots of roasted flavours, but quite balanced and without too overwhelming bourbon notes. Full bodied and oily texture. So, this is really the Westvleteren of Imperial Stouts. Can it live up to the hype? Yes, I think so. It’s pretty damn good. I wish I could get a couple of bottles of this liquid gold to enjoy at home.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2228) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
Sample @ CBC. Intense vanilla. Very sweet. Milk chocolate. Powdersugar. Soft mouthfeel. Maybe a bit too sweet.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Valgreen (632) - DENMARK - MAY 2, 2014
Tap @ CBC, cph. Pitch black, small tan head, great coating. Roasted malts, coffee, bourbon, oak, vanilla, candy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (1112) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Black with a good tan head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, marshmallow, chocolate, oak, brown sugar, coffee, dark fruits. Full bodied, slick mouthfeel, extremely sweet on the palate with a cloying and warming finish. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, brown sugar, bourbon, marshmallow, honey, dates. Delicious but very sweet.


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