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RATINGS: 413   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2008 Rating number 200!! Cant think of a better beer to rate for this occasion. Motor oil, this was absolutely halerious to see come out of the draft. Too thick for words. More of a chocolate milk then a beer. Balence was key for me. Ornge brown head and lacing. Unreal appearence. Caramel, coffee mocha aroma. Complex taste, 6 out of 5 for palate. Speechless after first taste. What a beer..

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hoprider (617) - DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
Dark pour with a small head. The aroma has Lots of coconut and vanilla, raisins and prunes. There is a lot of cask pressence here. Just about to be over the top. This is a pedal to the metal stout with lots of sweetness and bourbon pressence. Its very very big. Very rich and bruiser of a stout. Awsome!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2006
I grabbed a snifter while waiting in line for the Dark Lord and just smelled it for half an hour. Aroma was amazing. Full of chocolate, buttery brown sugar, oak, vanilla, a soft roastiness, cherries, dried fruit. The nose just keeps going and going with more dried fruit, raisins and caramel. Wow. Black as night with a brown head. Chocolate flavor, sweet and roasty with a bourbon soaked cherries, caramel, dried fruit and a warming finish. The fruitiness grows and the cherry flavor is a little overwhealming after half a glass. The finish has an earthy, roasted feel to it. Full bodied and very creamy. The barrel aging is a good thing for Dark Lord. Later, thanks to BBB63, I had a chance to try a vertical of Dark Lord from 04 to 06 and the barrel aging gives it a bit more crispness and drinkability than the normal DL.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2009 Drank out of a plastic glass at DLD. How classy. I was just hoping it wasnt going to burn through the glass. So, much hype with this beer, makes it hard to rate, but here I go nonetheless. Poured black (duh), aroma is molasses and bourbon. Taste is much the same, big and sweet, heavenly mouthfeel, more of a wall of taste than anything, hard to pick the flavor apart brick by brick. This beer is rediculous, flavor and all, but I enjoyed it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Draft at DLD. Served dark as night with only a slight ring of head around the perimeter of the glass. Smell is absolutley luxurious. Deep roasted malts, chocolate, and bourbon are the front runners. This is a big beer, no doubt, the alcohol is there and warming. This beer is mellowed a bit by the oak aging. Not the brute that the DL bottle is. This is a great beer, but not huge and robust as say a GI BCS. The guys at FFF have taken barrel aging to a whole nother level. Other brewers could take notes from them.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Drank at Three Floyds Brewing Company during the 2007 Dark Lord Day: Black as night it had a slight brown head that left some nice brown lacing. The nose was huge and filled with expresso, chocolate and porty overtones. In the mouth it was the most dense, thick, syrupy, oily beer I have every tasted. While the alcohol lever is high (15%) and you know it is there, it is never hot. The flavors from the nose burst into the palate covering every nook and cranny. This is an intese freak of a beer that one can only drink in small quantities. However credit needs to be given as it is balanced which is not an easy feat for something this size.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle kindly shared by Steve. Pours opaque black with a small beige head. Nose is booze, strong soy, roast, bourbon. Wasnt impressed with the aroma but the flavor improved as it warmed up - sweet, malt, alcohol, dark fruits, bourbon, with a definite dark lord taste on the back end. Better than expected considering we were worried itd be infected.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2008
UPDATED: APR 30, 2009 . The same thick motor oil texture and pitch black color of Dark Lord. The same aroma and flavor of Dark Lord, but with bourbon. While not as bad as a lot of bourbon beers, everything I love about Dark Lord still takes a backseat in this one to the bourbon. Delicious in its own right, and very warming. Re-Rate: The 08 version (at 09 DLD) was simply incredible. Much more subtle than previous years. The wood and vanilla come through much better. Traces of tobacco and a nice earthiness all around. Damn this is great.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2006
What can I say that hasnt been said? I spent about 30 mins at least sipping my 6oz. It poured a slick oily black with a dark thick head. Aroma was chocolate and bourbon mixed with coffee and caramel. Flavor was bourbon chocolate truffle. A nice bite toward the finish lets you know theres a lot happening in there. Overall I cant argue against it.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2007
On tap at 2007 DLD. Thick, rich and smooth. Almost black with a thin tan head. Aroma of cocoa, vanilla, malt and smoke. Immediately taste the flavors of dark chocolate, bourbon and oak. Perfectly balanced. Extremely easy to drink. Nice semi sweet finish. Incredible brew!


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