DarkElf (3341) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 4, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2019 02-Jun-13 (500-ml bottle: Purchased 27-Jan-11 for $4.79 from Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA)Grumbo (7837) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2017
Not quite the same as the 'other' Dark Lord, but this is a nice beer in its own right. It's dark-brown in color with a deep ruby translucence when held to the light, and it pours half an inch of tan head that settles fairly quickly to a wide ring and patchy sheet. Aromas of cola, molasses, leather, and buttered toast lead to similar flavors of cooked meat, toast, cola, earth, smoky wood, leather, and molasses, with a touch of butteriness. The beer is lightly roasty, minimally bitter, and light-medium in sweetness, maintaining this balance into the finish. On the palate, the beer is medium in weight, reasonably dry in the finish, and medium in carbonation, though the large bubbles are a bit prickly on the tongue. Overall, this is a very pleasant beer to drink, easy to down, balanced.
Bottle from Aldi. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. No tasting notes kept, just rating.
meldorf75 (121) - - MAR 5, 2017
Barwa ciemna jak cola. Ladna bezowa piana dlugo sie utrzymoje. Aromat slodowy z domieszka karmelu
W smaku palony slud I calkiem mila goryczka. Caly efekty psuje wysokie nasycenie. Piwko na raz drugim go nie kupie. john44 (3888) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle. Dark ruby colour. Malty (roasty and caramelly). Sour fruity (berries and citrus). Spicy peppery hops. Thin bodied. Unfortunately, an unremittingly bitter roast taste, which leads to a dry finish. Not for me. (2008)
jjsint (4543) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle from Co-op in Sutton Bridge. Dark brown with a smidge of black purple. Very little off white head. Chocolate malt aroma with slight grassy hop. Sweet malty taste with bittering hop sneaking in for the finish. Chocolate fudge in the aftertaste. Nice full body. Simple but effective.
Maakun (9599) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle shared at home. Finally the real Dark Lord! Very dark brown with beige head that leaves a small film. Raisins, dried fruits, some dark chocolate, some light cardboard, light spices, dates, old stale coffee. Light sweet and bitter. Under medium bodied. Decent. nybol (3368) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2016
En god mørk øl, med smag af citrus og brændt malt, og næsten en humlesmag, i hvert fald bitterhed. God fylde i den, der gør at eftersmagen bliver ekstra lang. Rigtig god "hygge Vaiz (4461) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear dark ruby pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of spices, licrorice, sweet malts, candy sugar and some British yeast. Flavor is slightly bitter, quite sweet sugary malts and spicy. Decent body, decent carbonation. danlo (4938) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
500ml bottle from Ken Warne local shop, Darlington. Gusher out of the bottle. Black-brown colour with a reddish tinge, tan foam head leaving lacing and nose of malt, roast, dark fruits. Flavour is malty, dark fruity, slight citrus, with coffee, dark chocolate, roasted notes, bready and earthy spicy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry roasted earthy bitter finish. Quite drinkable. jmgreenuk (12943) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle at the End of an Era tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a thin off white head. The aroma is light caramel malt, woody resin hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light watery resin hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.