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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark Lord aged in bourbon barrels with ancho and guajillo peppers

Available at Dark Lord Day 2011 and as recently as Dark Lord Day 2015

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zebra (2139) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2016
750-ml bottle from dld 2016. heat from chile, light booze, thick as fudge, couldn’t ask for more.

4.8
kazin (532) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle at home. Amazing aroma, mouthfeel and flavor. Sticks around for a long time

4.8
bierenjoyer1 (103) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle from 2015 DLD. Aroma of brown sugar, molasses, malt, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, and a bit of pepper. Pours black with no foam. Awesome flavor with a bit of heat with bourbon, molasses, brown sugar, cocoa, vaniila, vanilla, chilli’s, pure goodness. Staying palate and overall is I wish I had more.

4.8
jesperhammer (4735) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2017
12-MAY-2017, tap @MBCC Yellow Session, with Ulkløbben. Black with a huge, dark Brown head. Huge roast. Bourbon, chocolate, coffee. A burn. At first I think it is alcohol but the burn goes on and I realize that it is chili. Very sweet, very full. Very much fantastic:-)

4.7
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle shared by phaleslu. Thanks Peter! Pours black almost like motor oil with no head. Aroma has some spicy notes that are balanced out by the bourbon, coffee, dark fruits, vanilla and caramel. The flavor is bourbon, coffee, dark fruits, caramel and molasses with a spicy finish. I really like this beer. Full bodied with low carbonation.

4.7
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Wow, I am so stoked to try this. Thanks my friend! Blackish pour. Aroma is wow, vanilla, chocolate, light pepper notes, toffee, maybe hints of coffee. Flavor is sweet, chocolate fudge, vanilla,red pepper notes, coffee, bourbon. Damn thit shit is great.

4.6
phaleslu (10264) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle via big-time nutso trade- thanks again, Adam! Bottle 51/165. Tried alongside the Pappy, Brandy, Brandy Vanilla, and 2006-2011 Dark Lord at the epic Friday night tasting at my place on my bachelor party weekend. Since this was the one barrel Dark Lord I needed to still get, I’m making it my 2500th rating. That, and this one vastly exceeded expectations. Pours a deep, dark opaque brown, black in the middle, with a minimal amount of brown bubbles for the head. The aroma presents some spicy, peppery notes, but those take a major back seat to the incredibly balanced barrel notes- bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, and molasses. Roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits all present, too. The flavor brings more of the same in perfect harmony. The peppers here show up later, with some spice and lingering heat on the palate. Still, there isn’t enough to top the barrel notes and underlying Dark Lord character. The coffee and pepper complement each other well, and there is sweetness of the vanilla, caramel, molasses, cocoa, and dark fruits. Nice full body on this despite spending some time in the barrels. Pretty low carbonation and a smooth, rich, robust, and sweet mouthfeel before a bit of peppery heat late. Like I said, this one greatly exceeded expectations, as I thought it’d be my least favorite of the four. That’s not the case at all. Awesome barrel treatment to the Dark Lord.

4.6
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Tasted 7/8/11. 22oz bomber. #51/165. Thanks to phaleslu for sharing! Pours dark and pitch with a trace tan head. Aromas of earthy, vegetal notes with a smokey malt aspect. Burnt marshmallows and a good dose of peppers. Full bodied and hot with a big palate. Odd, yet surprisingly rounded. The peppers and the heat are apparent, but they blend decently with the barrel aging. Good heat, good body and nicely blended. It got the silver from the series.

4.6
kraddel (8116) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2013 thnx to bobochamp ! pours brown/black , no foam. smell is coockies, in some way .. spicy ( peppers ) in the first sip, sambalm-ish spicy in the next. waaw! chilyyyyyy! the heat gets cooled down by the bourbon ( wich makes this version actualky better than the cognac, even to me ! ) its more drinkable, and complex. its superheat, than buttery - soft due to the bourbon. than again peppers in aftertaste. dark lord-sweetness ( = all the taste you get in dl ) is always in the back , less prominant, but very ’there’ ) i cant believe i actualy like a dark lord-variant this much ! rerate/ edit . above was after first glass. i actualy had 3 gfasses ( of the same bottle, closed pretty darn good in between times ) . the older it gets ( opened ) or is it the more i get ’used ’ to it , this keeps getting better. 4,3 uprate to 4,6 . its just damn good, and keeps surprising. unlike dark lord. ( one sip and i have had enough) . a sipper for sure, but a DAMN fine one !

4.6
Bierridder_S (929) - BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2017
04/03/2017 sample of a 75cl bottke gently offered by Danny @ ACBF. Dark brown to black with small tanned head. Nose is sweet dark malts, black fruits, caramel, bit booze. Taste is sticky sweet dark malts, dark fruits, very syruppy, caramel, soft licorice, vanilla and when you start thinking "oh, no chillies, the burn gently comes up, warming you together with the alcohol. Bit too sticky sweet and thick syruppt to really drink, but damn full of taste and nice to serve in small glasses as a liquor.


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