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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark Lord aged in a variety of Bourbon barrels including Woodford Reserve and Heaven Hill.

This listing is specifically for Bourbon barrel aged variants of Dark Lord. NOT Brandy.


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4.6
fonefan (51072) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Handbottle. Clear dark dark black color with virtually none head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, wood, vanilla, alcohol - bourbon, moderate burnt malt, light notes of soy sauce or licorice. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration. Body is medium full to full, texture is oily - syrupy - sticky, carbonation is flat. Very very nice Thx Santa *<;O) [20090505]

4.6
yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small chocolate brown head. Dense fruity and bourbon, dark roasted malty. Smooth bourbon and caramelish dark malty flavoured. Smooth dark malty finish.

3.9
Ungstrup (38384) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Bottled. A black beer with a rim of beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, soy sauce, roasted malt, and bourbon. The flavor is very sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, fruits, and bourbon, leading to a dry and roasted finish. Huge thanks to MadsBerg for sharing this gem.

4.6
joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle at CBC 2013, huge thanks to madsberg for sharing. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa powder and dried fruits. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and dried fruits with notes of vanilla and bourbon. Sweet and roasted finish.

4.5
Travlr (26071) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2009
A gift from the brewer to Greg (through Kiva), who gave him a case for free with the stipulation that he give it away at his bar. Best beer of the night. Dark ruby brown with no head. Aroma of roasted chestnuts and cherry liquer. Flavor of chocolate covered brandied cherries. Amazing.

3.4
cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2011 Hand Bottle at home ... Deep black thin tan lacing ... light smoke meaty malt light bourbon nose ... smooth silky rich toffee malts ... bit heavy on the bourbon ... some chocolate ... Bourbon is overpowering this one ...

Tap at DLD 2010 ...This was the Beer i came 4000 miles for ... decent ... but the Basic DL ive had previously blows this away. So pleased to have tried this,and would have been devistated if id missed having it but not the delight id hoped for... As i drink the last of the glass the front to this beer is just what i want, it rich toffee sweet juicy and sublime (4.3) but then the bourbon keeps kicking me in the face.

4.3
omhper (25740) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2008
Bottled, thanks Marsblursi! Very black, no head. Fairly restrained oakybourbon aroma. Medium sweet with attractive rounded mouthfeel. Chocolatey coffee and cinnamon. Potent yet fresh and drinkable. Perhaps the oak has worn off a bit in the bottle, but the lovely chocolatey malty rests wonderful in my mouth. An elegant beer worth it’s extreme rating!

4.4
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 31st May 2008. Big thanks to Kim Fett for hand bottling this and sending to the UK. Silky thick palate. Milk chocolate and subtle smooth roasted coffee. Subtle cherry and red fruit. All this and vanilla oak tones too! Lacks a bit of carbonation - probably due to the hand bottlling but nontheless a superb beer.

4th January 2013
THE stout tasting Pt1. Thanks a million to Jack for a chance at the bottled version (5/688). Opaque dark brown beer, good sized pale tan head. Softish palate, a little airy. Big sweet and rich dark malts pack a wallop. Trace of vanilla. Rich but mellow bourbon. Smooth finish with a little spice and mild warmth. Lovely.

4.6
Leighton (22304) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle #5/688 at The Stout Tasting, London - big, big thanks to Jack for providing THREE Munster beasts. Pours black-brown with a fine beige foam head. Big dark malt nose, dark berries, charred wood. Huge sweet flavor with notes of licorice, prunes, syrupy chocolate, molasses, dark cherries. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm to hot finish with dark sugars, big molasses, rich dark fruits, dates, figs, more sticky chocolate. Pretty outrageous stuff, but in small doses I love it. Delicious.

4.2
mcberko (18950) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
750mL bottle, pours jet black with a small light brown head. Aroma brings out the bourbon barrels upfront, some slight vanilla notes, some subtle chocolate notes. Flavour is insanely complex, with big dark fruits especially raisins – shitloads of them, complex bourbon notes, and slight vanilla. Incredibly rich and complex, with no hint of the 15% ABV. The barrels don’t destroy the base Dark Lord at all, but rather build and re-direct this into a new beast. A special treat this is. Great beer. If you’re lucky enough to try this, you’re in for a treat, but the hype is surely responsible for this beer’s average.


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