yespr (48931) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
12 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a fully gone head. Aroma is smooth dark malty and alcohol presence. Smooth dark malty, light fruity and thick malty. Alcohol, thick dark chocolate and dense roasted malty. Sweet. Sugarish and dextrose finish, thick syrupy malty. Ungstrup (38958) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
Bottled. A black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, roasted malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, and soy sauce, leading to a dry, roasted, and alcoholic finish. JanLaursen (3226) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
Bottle at Papsø tasting. Ghee, this is black-black. With no head. Prunes, licorice, roasted malts in the nose. Flavor is more impressive. Overripe fruity, darkly hidden secrets, sweet sticky licorice syrup, coffe roast. A bit too boozy. And maybe a bit too old? Full body, engine oily, flat carbonation. Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of footbalm/douglas88. Pours an opaque black with no head. Very sweet chocolate aroma, almost milk chocolate, and....ammonia! Sweet, rich body, completely flat, sweet roast and licorice with a warming alcohol finish. Very rustic indeed. 120412 TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle. Poured a dark black. Nose is dark licorice and boozy. Way complex imp stout. It’s got a layer followed by another level. Overall has lots of sweetness but by no means cloying. Rich and intense with dark fruit roasted malts. Easy to drink way too easy drink. Abv totally hidden. Finish is sweet woody and good.
corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Pours pitch black and completely opaque without even the slightest trace of lighter color when and a thin dark mocha head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Minimal spots of lacing.
Sweet boozy aroma with lots of toasted malt, dark fruit, oak and vanilla. Hints of bittersweet dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, roasted coffee bean, burnt toast and marshmallow as well as vinous fruit, especially grape, raisin and plum.
Chewy medium body with a nice balance of sweet booze, roasted malt, silky chocolate and vinous dark fruit. A bit hot up front with lots of boozy alcohol flavor but this is quickly countered by a sweet and slightly roasty malt presence. Hints of silky bittersweet dark chocolate, toffee, coffee bean, hazelnut and caramel. There’s also a slight earthy oak presence that gives off notes of vanilla and marshmallow, slightly mellowing things out a bit. More sweetness toward the end of the palate with hints of vinous raisin, fig, grape and plum. Although the alcohol is evident throughout, the ABV is decently masked with subtle warmth in the finish.
Overall this beer is pretty tasty but has a bit too strong of an alcohol flavor. Nevertheless, this beer is still tasty and pretty quaffable.
nimbleprop (8949) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2010
12oz bottle pours an oily, opaque black with zero head. Aroma is mild, oats, toast, coffee, brown sugar. Flavor is sweet, toast, chocolate, booze, rum. Finish is very full bodied. Travlr (26430) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2010
Bottle. Black. Edge head, no lacing. Aroma of burnt espresso, taste has roasted coffee, plums, raisins, vanilla. Nice. jimmack34 (647) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Growler from the brewpub. Pours thick dark brown with a nice tan head that quickly disapates. Smells of roasted coffee and sweet malt. Tastes of dark roasted coffee, some mocha, slightly smokey, and long, sweet aftertaste. The beer does get thin and watery as it warms, but very good, none the less. jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle ... I threw my back out and wanted to treat myself. This works. Nose throws a mix of coffee/roast and berry/sweet...apparent bitterness. It takes some work to formulate a head. Flavor put me back. Unbelievable! A dark chocolate bitterness hides behind an upfront (and unique) cherry/blackberry, plum...this is not your normal impy stout. Very, very rich, thick, syrup like palate...decadent. The kind of beer that you cannot put down ... you want to keep tasting, then think, then immediately taste again. Such a complex, cool beer. And unfortunately, probably another beer I’ll never see again. A NON CLOYING VERSION OF DARK LORD. Thanks Derek!!!!