crossovert (14135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Liquid diabetes, some extra liquid diabetes flavoring added to it. Boooooooooooooooooooze. hopscotch (11451) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle... Hazy dark-brown pour with a small, fragile, off-white head. Decent retention. The aroma and flavor are reminiscent of a sweet tawny or crusted port with a mild chocolate component and faint acidity. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and trace carbonation. Deeply sweet aftertaste. Well, an under-attenuated, sweet base beer aged in a barrel that once held a sweet fortified wine = really fucking sweet result. Downright cloying – and my favorite style of beer is Scotch ale. Overall, not a flawed beer. Especially if they were aiming for SWEET in 2013’s version of Dark Lord. There’s no way I could drink a whole bottle of this by myself - something I’ve gladly done every year since 2004. alexsdad06 (11238) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
750 ml bottles shared by DrSilverworm and b3shine. Pours dark cola brown/black with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet, dark fruit, chocolate, port, wood, caramel and light coffee. The flavor has a big sweet character, port, molasses, chocolate, wood, caramel, smooth and doesn’t really show the 15%, but big flavor nonetheless. I have liked the barrel aging has been better in the past. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Super dark brown pour, thanks to the Palm Beach crew! Flavors of sweet and sugary port with some super sugary raisins, maybe the coffee is noticeable? No its not. Cloying...makes a kick ass milkshake! seriously. phaleslu (10899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2013 750 ml bottle shared by TheAlum’s friend Dave at DLD 2013- thanks a ton, Dave! Pours a deep, dark, opaque motor oil midnight brown with a tan ring for a head. Looks like Dark Lord. Brown sugar, fudge, caramel, vanilla, coffee, cocoa, chocolate chip cookie dough, and subtle port wine throughout- brought a unique element. Full-bodied, with a thick, viscous mouthfeel and low carbonation. This one worked. Not my favorite DL variant but not my least favorite, either. Re-Rate, 7/27/13: The bottle number on mine is pretty smudged- 674, maybe? Anyway, I opened one at Loineshawn’s wedding and my rating won’t change. This is very rich, layered Port, chocolate, molasses, and roast notes. Loads of dark fruits. Solid, interesting treatment.
olio (10692) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
65 cl bottle (orange wax, 2013 vintage) @ Mikkeller Bar. Bottle #262/726tderoeck (10639) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2013
Pours pitch black color with a minimal beige head. Lots of molasses and syrup on the nose, port wine is very distinct here, some cocoa, chocolate and wood. Flavor is very complex, lots of sweet molasses, brown sugar, dark ripe fruit notes and port, some wooden notes with subtle vanilla and faint licorice. Alcohol it’s at bay behind all three sweetness, and the sweetness is quite expected with port in the play. All in all a very tasty slow sipper.
20/VI/13 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel - 2013 vintage - bottle # 631/726 (2013-570)Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!jmgreenuk (10378) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 1, 2014
Clear purple brown beer, no head. Aroma: spicy, alcohol, wood, port notes are clearly present, lots of sweetness and caramel. MF: little carbon, full body, bit syrupy texture. Taste: sweet start, sugary, port, some forest fruit candy, chocolate, caramel, alcohol is noticeable. Aftertaste: sugary, caramel, mead / honey, sourish touch, alcohol burning in the throat, bit woody, tannins, little bitter, dark chocolate, pretty darn complex beer!
Bottle at the Three Floyd’s tap takeover @ Milkeller Viktoriagade. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin whispy tan head. The aroma is rich malt, molasses, chocolate fudge, liqourice. The flavour is strong sweet with a sweet oaky port alcoholic chocolate palate and a rich oily mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle, shared with local raters. Very dark brown color. Near-black. Good thin brown head. Loose bits of lace. Roasty, dark chocolate aroma. Some dark fruit. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Kind of chewy, but a dry finish. Liquid leaves some syrupy film on the glass, pretty cool. Some earthy hops noticeable. Good bigger bitter taste, much less cloying sweet than the base Dark Lord. Light to moderate sweet still, but it’s nice. Some vinous notes in the finish, light hint of vanilla. Impressively sippable for 15%, only a little warmth. Very tasty, big complex imperial stout. A bit sweet still, but it’s not a problem for me (like it was in the regular Dark Lord) czar (9614) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
bottle with friends. pours very dark brown with a light beige cap showing some retention and lacing. dark molasses, dense milk chocolate, astringent wood, very raisiny, red wine and port, cloying sweetness - chocolate and maple syrup. light carbonation, medium to full body, sweet and assertive woody-astringent finish. swillfully enjoyed!