DWestrick (732) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2008
tap - oak aged 2007 had at DLD08 - excellent and met my expectations and then some - personally, i can’t tell the difference between this and the bottle but I’m fairly inexperienced. Loved it! Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 26, 2008
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 On tap at DLD 2008. 2007 DL: Yummy yummy stuff! Mellow and yet full of the right flavors. No tannins, just a mellower flavor of the DLS in the bottle. Pours a very syrupy black with almost no head. Very sweet and molasses-like in flavor. fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2011 On tap at Dark Lord Day 08. This is an oak aged version of the 07 batch. Pours a thick black color with a tan head. Has a nice aroma of oak and chocolate. Has complex flavors from bourbon, oak, chocoalte, licorice, and a candy molasses. These flavors blend well together and has a smooth alcohol finish. Nice brew.
Update: 8-5-11 Huge thanks to Brian for sharing the Pappy. Funny this is lumped in with all bourbon variants. So why does bourbon county rare get its own? Makes no sense. The pappy version is much smoother than their regular oaked version. It has so much more rounded bourbon flavors in my opinion. Great brown sugar bourbon aroma and flavor that is real smooth all the way around. Outstanding beer. MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2008
On tap at DLD ’08. Poured a thick used motor oil opaque black/brown with a thin mocha head. Not so much lace, but a thick oily residue was left clinging to the sides of the cup. The aroma was robust and full of strong coffee and chocolate with a hint of detectable bourbon. Same for the flavor. The bourbon was not overpowering or intense, it just added another layer of complexity. The mouthfeel did not suffer from the barrel-aging. It was thick and sticky as ever. A great beer, but I still prefer my Dark Lord without the bourbon. 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..
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2008
from the barel, DLD ’08. Big. Huge. Thick. After having had Parabola, I was stunned how bit this one is. Big and thick, leaving an iodine film on the plastic cup. Just phenomenal. A big beer with a ton of flavors that didn’t clash, which is rare. Awesome. User29624 (1683) - - APR 26, 2008
I had this beer last year before I started rating on ratebeer.com, and I was just waiting to have it again so I could rate it. Noting was more amazing then when I was standing in line (forever) and my girlfriend came back with three different versions of Dark Lord and the Bourbon Black Sun Stout. It was exactly like I remembered it. Pours a motor oil black with a very thin tan head that disappears. Nice bourbon flavor and it just adds to the flavor that makes Dark Lord the beer that it is. I did stand in line for about 4 hours today for the DL...I wish they bottled this as well. bwkrieger (14) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2008
From notes: Draft @ Three Floyd’s DLD 06 and 07 Jet balck pour with tiny head. Coats the glass with a brown stain and the mouthfeel is amazing. Bourbon balances out the alcohol and the complexity comes out. Thick and sweet. Love it.
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2008
On tap at 2007 Great Taste:
Wow, this is deathly alcoholic. Diverse rang of tastes, from charred wood to charred grain and all the way to charred chocolate-covered pretzels. Rich, thick, black. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2008 6oz glass from DLD07, Pitch black with dark tan head, taste burnt malt, alcohol, ash, bourbon and coffee. Big black and nasty.
Re-rate: DLD08. Pous pitch black with no head, has the viscosity of old motor oil. Aroma of oak, ash, bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and burnt malt. Flavor is extreamly complex and the oak, ash and bourbon really comes thru. The vanilla gives it some sweetness and helps mellow the huge bourbon and oak flavors. Had 3 cups of this at DLD08 and can’t wait till DLD09 just to sample this brew again