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RATINGS: 421   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout aged in a variety of Bourbon barrels with vanilla beans.

This listing is specifically for Bourbon Vanilla Bean Dark Lord. NOT Brandy.

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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2013 Perfect aroma and taste... Perfect!! Dark pour and warming mouthfeel. Unreal!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Palme (4541) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 28, 2017
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. TotalCaos getting this! Everyone is just flocking the Three Floyds stand. Anyhow, the first thin noticed is that is has no head. Swirling the glass does not help much either, and its really dark and black in the glass. Lovely aroma of, yeah you guessed it, VANILLA. Sweet and tons of it. Dark sweet chocolate also, and its heavy roasted. The sweetness and the vanilla us what sticks in this. Smooth! Oh, my.. As smooth as smooth gets, and the vanilla is just out of this world. Almost like my Crme Brle only liquefied and added tons of strong sweet chocolate. What a lovely flavor. Its a bit far out there on the sweet side, but its something about that vanilla thats just like heaven. Ends light dry with a lingering chocolaty aftertaste thats again filled with vanilla and a little bit of mouthdrying wood. World class! 04.05.2013

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RobertDale (6229) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 9, 2017
2014 shared bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and malt. Taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, and dark fruit. World class experience.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scotty001 (563) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Poured deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of fudge, chocolate, roast malt, berries and booze. Full body, very smooth, flavour as the aroma, lovely stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdmiralVernon (1157) - SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2016
Pitch black with a thin light brown head. Nose is crazy... Loads of bourbon and vanilla! Very complex with chocolate, coffee, oak and vanilla and bourbon and vanilla and bourbon... Taste is very sweet and very complex! Vanilla, bourbon, milk chocolate, hint of coffee. I have a problem with regular Dark Lord, but this is amazing! Sure is sweet, but I dont mind it. Very good!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (4335) - Alingss, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle shared during Marks 4K tasting, and last dutch whale share. Finally! One of my biggest wants since i started trading! Shared with 4 close beer friends. 2016 marshmallow handjee version. Poured a pitch black colour with a slight tanned head. Nose is so intense. Deep sweet chocolate notes, deep fudge, molasses, intense vanilla, Liquid marshmallows, sweet campfire bourbon, intense sweet fudge finish. So delicious. Maybe that i like the french vanilla just a bit more. But what a experience! 4000 beer ratings! And last dutch whale share!! Sweden here i come!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (3298) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this during the 2nd Annual Kellys Island Bottle Share on September 18. 750 mL bottle. 2016 vintage. Holy hell, I never thought Id get to try one of these! The pour is a jet black motor oil with a thin ring of brown head that dissipates. This looks like a tar pit. The aroma is heavy on the dark chocolate, sweet molasses, light bourbon, and bitter roast. The vanilla isnt as heavy as I wouldve liked it on the nose. The alcohol is a little heavy on the finish. The flavor has a little more vanilla in it, but some of the other flavors intensify as well. The chocolate and molasses really explode. The bourbon takes on a thing of its own. The barrel even offers a little more. Its complex, good, complete, but the vanilla isnt as prominent as it should be. The mouth feel is thick and chewy with a soft carbonation and a bright vanilla on the aftertaste. The chocolate, bourbon, and maltiness are there, but the vanilla really comes through here. Its by far the best Dark Lord anything Ive had to date. This is a beautiful beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunstoneale (74) - MOLDOVA - SEP 30, 2016
Shared bottle. Not much in a way of appearance - dark brown thick liquid with virtually no foam, something you would expect from such a big beer. Rich and complex aroma dominated by vanilla and bourbon over the black chocolate and coffee notes common to imperial stouts in general. Tastes as complex as it smells, with vanilla, bourbon, wood, chocolate, caramel and coffee nuances playing in tandem and changing one another with every moment passing since the first sip. A truly magnificent dessert beer that provokes deep introspection and will make you think about the meaning of life while trying to get to the end of the aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GRM (3959) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2016
Sample, 2014 vintage, gift from a stranger, during Dark Lord Day, trip with Philippe Boutin, Luc Bourbonnire and Ian Gunard, savoured on April 30 2016; eye: black, opaque, no head, no lacing; nose: roasted barley, vanilla, chocolate, burnt barley; mouth: roasted barley, vanilla, chocolate, burnt barley, finale in vanilla with presence of roasted barley, full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, mildly sweet, syrupy texture; overall: quite fine FRANAIS chantillon, millsime 2014, cadeau dun tranger, durant Dark Lord Day, voyage avec Philippe Boutin, Luc Bourbonnire et Ian Gunard, savoure le 30 avril 2016; il : noire, opaque pas de mousse pas de dentelle; nez : orge torrfie, vanille, chocolat, orge brle; bouche : orge torrfie, vanille, chocolat, orge brle, finale en vanille avec prsence dorge torrfie, corse, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amre, moyennement sucre, texture sirupeuse, bel quilibre; en rsum : trs bon

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SHIG (4952) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Draft at RB Best Fest 16: Didnt think I would ever get a chance to try this one, even at the event it was a secret as to when it would go on. Sure enough as soon as they tapped it the line was a mile long. I was lucky to finally get this walz harpoond off my wants list. Poured a deep motor oil from my car black with a brown head. Aroma was super vanilla with a rich and booziness to it. Taste is amazing vanilla mixed with caramel and rich malts, just enough big booze to keep it from being sweet mess. The best Dark Lord I have tried since the 07 and by far exceeded that!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gephross100 (798) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Bottle thanks to Marshall. Pours pitch black with no head. Single note thick mouthfeel soy sauce chocolate vanilla. High sweetness.


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