MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2017 sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to phaleslu for sharing this gem! Tasted 7/8/11. 22oz bomber. Bottle #186/484. Pours pitch black with a trace ring of head. Creamy and rounded aromas with a mild vanilla note. Notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Good alcohol note in the olfactory. Full bodied and the barrel aging is nicely melded. Very creamy with the oak notes really apparent and adding another dimension to the palate. Great use of the barrel; it adds to the overall palate, but also to the alcohol nuance. Truly awesome!
Bottle, many thnx to kermis. Pours a pitch black beer, almost headless. Aroma has lots of molasses, lots of bourbon, vanilla, oak and some sugary notes as well. Flavor is intense on the sweet side, typical Dark Lord, really strong, also lots and lots of bourbon, with all the vanilla going on. Very smooth drinking, long sweet aftertaste. Thick and awesome, great stuff!!. deanso (10101) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAY 13, 2017
Sample courtesy of Kermis, my 10, 000 rating. Massive thanks
No head or carbonation. Clear black pour. Lovely barrel notes. Very smooth. sjogro (4735) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2017
Sampled at Week van Het NL Bier 2017 @ Grote Kerk Den Haag. Massive thanks to kermis for being the kindest beerlover and congrats to Deanso who’s here in person for a massive milestone. Black with no head. Big sweet roasted malts, big chocolate with perfect syruppy sweet bourbon allover it, big coconut. Big sweet and moderate bitter. Over medium body. Just so lovely. Gravy train. I don’t know what to say. Thanks!! Maakun (6430) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2017
Sample shared massive thanks to kermis, congrats to Deanso for his 10k!!!! Black with barely any head. Loads and loads of great bourbon, strong toffee, fudge, sweet milk chocolate, sweet soy sauce, lots of sugar, sweet malts, more caramel, light booze, vanilla, butter candy. Very very sweet and light bitter. Full bodied. Iphonephan (7264) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2017
From a 75 cl bottle, vintage 2011, in Den Haag courtesy of Kermis - Thanks Bro! Pours black with scant tan head. Aroma of bourbon and oak. Flavors of dark fruits. Moderately boozy finish. Smooth and tasty.
markextrae (4485) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar tasting 2015. thanks a lot to kermis for sharing this! bottle 085/484. poured a dark black colour with a oily shad on top. the smell is incredible on this one. such an incredible aroma of sweet marshmallows heated above a campfire and than cooled down in the finest bourbon. sweet charred oak, dark roasted notes, sticky toffee, sweet vanilla whipped cream, sweet bakers chocolate, and a lot of sweet thick fudge. (compared to one other pappy beer BCS rare there is just no heat of spicy pappy in there! which is good). taste just follows the nose and is excellent! lot’s of sweet sticky bourbon, vanilla, sweet marshmallows, marzipan, oak, and some fainted toasted coconut aswell, a ton of thick sweet sticky chocolate molasses. just incredible. mouthfeel is extremely full bodied and creamy all the way. this one was together with the brandy vanilla the 2 best beers that i have had to date!. the pappy barrel works so well. cheers again kermis! what a unforgettable experience kermis (14553) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2017 Bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar session 2015 along with the full 2011 lineup. Pours black with a few brown bubbles. Aroma still shows the pappy strongly upfront, with oak, dark chocolate, marshmallow, fudge, vanilla and roast. Flavour is heavy sweet, but calmed from the normal cloying dark lord way. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Really delicious, they say it’s falling off, maybe it is but it’s still damn delicious.alexsdad06 (10784) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Tried again in May 2017: It’s still drinking well and not showing signs of oxidation or anything like that. Still strong pappy with Dark Lord sweetness but in a way that’s subdued and just works with the barrel aging. Really great!
Bottle shared by someone at DLD 2012 from backlog notes. This pours jet black with no real head to speak of; perhaps a few tan bubbles scattered about. It is so thick that it refuses to leave the sides of the glass. The aroma has the big sweet caramel malt, roast,dark fruits, etc from the base Darklord and adds bourbon, light oak, anise, and hints at the abv. The flavors are intense and include roasted malt, chocolate,coffee, caramel, dark fruits, vanilla,oak, bourbon, and anise. There is a dark chocolate like bitterness battling with the sweetness of the beer. This version is smoother and more refined than the regular bourbon Dark Lord. I don’t know why the barrel aged versions are far superioir in so many cases than the regular beer. Much like BCS Rare in that it improves on the original. Definetly full bodied, with the flavor lingering for quite some time. rxeight (3243) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
309/484. Light bourbon and roast. Compared to the 2012 I had 6 months ago, most of the bourbon and sweetness died off. Amazing Roasty flavors and super smooth. Some more dark fruit and cane sugar sweetness comes as it warms. Super thick and chewy like a dark lord should be. Tasty, but not the amazement I thought I would be. The brandy vanilla was much better. Huhzubendah (3753) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2014
Barrel-Aged Dark Lord tasting! Thanks to all the guys in the tasting group who helped make this happen.
The beer is very dark brown with a small beige head. Great aroma with inviting bourbon scents. So subtle, delicate, and smooth. Wow. Effortless to drink. Where is the alcohol?!? I could easily sit in my cabin in the woods with of keg of this and sip the night away. Silky smooth feel. World class beer. One of the best bourbon barrel stouts I have ever had. My highest recommendation.
Serving type: bottle