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style
RATINGS: 411   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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2006
Wow. This was one amazing beer. I am not typically a fan of BA beers, but Dark Lord is the perfect match for barrel aging. Aroma is wonderful, notes of oak, coffee, and chocolate, there were slight notes of bourbon that opens up the nose. Appearance is thick and very viscous, black as oil with a nice deep brown head. Flavor is unreal! The flavors blend so well with the bourbon. Palate is thick and very soothing to the mouth. Perfect.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sjogro (3045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2016
Sampled from bottle at deansos courtesy of kermis, happy birthday! Vintage 2012. Big sweet roasted chocolate malts, big but oh so soft bourbon, vanilla, sticky dark toffee, dark fudge, sticky dates, the dark lord has the depth of charcoal black and the softness of red velvet bedsheets. Big sweet, light bitter. Full body, low carbonation. Goosebumps, from the taste or the amount of sugar gushing into my vains. Cant feel my face.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (11361) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2016
2005 Woodford Reserve gold wax growler thanks to Brian. Pours black with no head. The aroma is strong bourbon, wood, very little oxidation. Medium body, very smooth, little oxidation, light barrel, held up very well.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thediceman666 (19) - - OCT 14, 2016
2013 bottle shared with a few friends pours bitch black and thick, excellent aroma of soy and dark chocolate and sweet dart fruit.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (4131) - Alingss, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle at north vs south tasting. Batch 2015, bottle 452 of 603. Poured deep dark black with a small beige ring on the Side. Nose is intense sweet, light toasted malts, marshmallows, sweet apples, oak, bourbon, slight vanilla. Taste is intense sweet, sticky molasses, syrup, bourbon, sweet chocolate fudge, and Dried sweet fruits. Very sticky and full bodied mouthfeel. Light bourbon heat finish. Very sweet and intense. Finally, amazing brew to try

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobertDale (5692) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Shared 2015 bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, barrel, and coffee. Beyond delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (1160) - - JUN 20, 2016
2016 bottle. Black pour. Nose is booze, dark fruits, chocolate, some marshmallow. Taste is booze, raisins, marshmallow, very sweet. Sticky medium mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokestereo (307) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
Pours pitch black with a small lime of tanned head. Aroma; Borubon, soy sauce, resins, oak, vanilla, and caramel. Taste; Sweet, borubon, vanilla, resins, oak, caramel, som soy sauce and molasses

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4561) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle courtesy of milsem. Pours viscous black with a creamy dark mocha head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissiapting. Smell is malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, prunes, dates, ketjap manis, roasted coconut, moist soil and plenty of bourbon alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet, slightly bitter, tiny salty, malty and tiny fruity. Mouthfeel is viscous, syrupy, round, very tiny astringent, slightly boozy and full bodied. Finish is heavy sweet and tiny bitter with syrupy chocolate malts, dark dried fruits and bourbon. Decent but way way way too sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18745) - Gteborg, 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
linusb (961) - 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!


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