DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Bottle with only the best of friends. Shout outs to james, pat, andrew and bob. Smell is bourbon with vanilla. No head and thick black pour. Taste is creamy vanilla, alcohol, and slight peppery aftertaste. Incredible brew. Balance is ridiculous. Finishes slightly dirty, lingering, but begging for more tastes. Awesome. biggsbowler (629) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Daft at Hunahpu 2012 - Pour jet black, little head. Smells boozy, sweet, oak, and vanilla. Tastes of dark chocolate, raisins, and bourbon. It’s pretty sweet but so damn good. 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.. kazin (616) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
Soo creamy, rich, and full of flavor. Better than the regular version, which is a personal favorite of mine. 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.
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 wasn’t 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. 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 n’other level. Other brewers could take notes from them. SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Drank at Three Floyd’s 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. 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. Wasn’t 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 it’d be infected. Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2006
What can I say that hasn’t 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 there’s a lot happening in there. Overall I can’t argue against it.