rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle at Wailin Whales in Linus apartment 160528. Opaque black beer with a small beige/brownish head. Fruity bourbon aroma, figs, raisins caramel, fades, milk chocolate, some caramel. Sweet chocolate and raisin flavor, figs, fades, prune notes, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, warming alcohol, woody, whisky, some licorice. Hugely sweet but also really nice.
AdmiralVernon (1187) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
A: Deep dark brown with a thin light brown lacing. N: Soy sauce, bourbon, vanilla, oak T: Melass, vanilla, bourbon O: Very sweet but a nice nose and flavour to it! Nice! Hugetaste42 (18) - - MAY 27, 2016
This is much better than a regular DL. The barrel flavor just keeps everything in balance. Regular DL is a sweet mess compared with this whale. Plus the barrel flavor just tastes amazing. It’s still very sweet but drinkable. Had more than half of bottle for myself, and I could drink this like water. hackobock (4007) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2016
July 28, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2015, received in a trade with craftbeer1over, thanks!fraternie (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Black oily liquid with a tiny brown head. Aroma is very sweet malty and boozy with lots of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, some prunes, figs, milk chocolate, coffee, light roast. Taste is very sweet with caramel, vanilla, dried fruits, some burnt dark sugar, milk chocolate and some bitter dark chocolate notes, coffee. Warming bourbon alcohol in the finish. Full bodied, oily texture, almost flat.
Good but very sweet...
Simply amazing, pulling together everything that can make this style great. Thick and creamy as can be, with incredible balance and length. Tons of dark chocolate and cocoa mingle with the evident but not overpowering bourbon notes, picking up subtle hints of soy, molasses, oak, caramel that melt through the pillow-soft finish. Incredible, tasted on draft at 2016 Dark Lord Day and was the highlight of my day.
stevoj (4966) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
Catch up rating from last night’s RIS bottle share. As expected this is good stuff, 2009 vintage, but not the best of the night. Extremely solid and robust stout, bourbon barrel notes abound. Plenty of heat as well. spycow (21) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Consistently one of the best bourbon barrel aged stouts. FFF makes this about every other year as one of the DL variants and it usually reigns supreme. Taste and aroma are always right on point, not too much bourbon, but just right. Nice on the palate and overall and one of the early yet consistently best examples of bourbon barrel aged stouts. A must have bursprak (3183) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares WHLZBRZ edition, ’15 vintage. Pitch black with a dark tan head. Super sweet stuff, syrup, light oak, some bourbon, vanilla fudge and light soy. A tad too sweet. rekvium (426) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2015 From bottle, thanks a lot Dolle! Bottle #278/420 from 2012. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of bourbon (a lot), vanilla, wood, dark chocolate, cocoa. Taste is through the roof! Lots of bourbon, vanilla, smooth, dark chocolate, oh my god, complex, cocoa, perfect balance, slight port caracter. Holy f*ck, this is extreme. Not even a sipper, this has drinkability!!! Just perfect... MrOrla (3060) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle. Thx dolle. 278/420 2012. Pours deep black with a brown head. Aroma dark chocolate, vanilla, burbon, wood, cocoa, light malts, what a balance. Taste is smooth, vanilla, wood, dark chocolate. Very balanced wauw.