anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and port aroma with weak hints of dark fruit. Roasted malty weak sweetish chocolate woody port flavor. Has a roasted malty dry woody chocolate and port finish with some weak hints of dark fruit. Dedollewaitor (16055) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle @ Very Warm Random Summer - Whalez Tasting with Hallinghansen. Trade with Trevor. Thanks. Pours black with a small creamy beige head. Molasses, port, wood, salty licorice and coffee. Big sipper. Warming alcohol. Heavy Stuff. b3shine (8795) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2013
750 ml bottle to taster at Dark Lord Day; BIG thanks to whoever shared this! Looks good; a fairly viscous dark cola with beige lacing. Smells good too; sweet, dark, and malty; you get a little of the port barrel treatment in there. Tastes like it smells; you get a robust port influence with excellent balance between the barrel and the base. Good on the palate. Great stuff! TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by my good childhood friend Dave. Pours a rich bkackish hue, dark, rich and ominous hues, some brownish glowing edges, opaque blackish middle with some touches of ruby over midnight essence. Aromas throw distinct port/red wine influence, oak, and vanilla. Red wine, mellow spirit and heat is lighter than expected. Wine barrel, vanilla, and toffee. Some coffee, roast, vanilla, cocoa. Flavor bursts as you enter this one, big roasty and toasty malt base meets caramel, vanilla, some vinous character and good barrel presence. Port, red grapes, and vanilla. Wet oak, some gentle heat, chocolate, cookies, caramelization. Certainly a bit sticky in the middle. Backend is toasty, vanilla, and oak, a bit sweet. Some vanilla, toffee, vanilla, and red wine. Port is sweeter, more vinous and prominent in the middle. Finish is toasty, sweet, and sticky. Roasty malts, coffee and chocolate. Some dryness and oak character returns as we round it out. Chocolate chip cookies. Pretty nice beer. Port barrel seems to have done some very cool things to this beer. A whole mish-mosh of exploding flavors. Obviously some people could be turned off by this quickly, but I really thought this worked. Especially when compared to some other big brooding beers out there. BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2013
75cl, Vintage 2013 (Orange wax), Bottle 631/726 (no mention of ABV), as ’Dark Lord Port Barrel Aged ’, new exclusive American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex sweet Stout, sweet/roasted and slightly vinous/fruity, yet not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, small head, top class!, yet very expensive!, WOW!
kraddel (7771) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2013
rating no 7 , on a BA dark lord? as a belgian boy who just turned 21 last month ? aauwtch, that has GOT to hgurt, america! :p payback time for all the beers like spuyten , we’ll never be able to see ? :p
made very possible by the one and only bobochamp/ ignace from hopduvel ghent ! thnx dude !
pours dark brown, close to black. no foam, smell is somewhat boozy, sweet. taste is pretty weird. is this the right time to commit i’ve never drank port? lol
very sweet, sugary, but not as pure overkill-sugary as the regular dark lord.
bit boozy, slightly apple-ish notes. 1 of the better DL variants tderoeck (9471) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2013
20/VI/13 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel - 2013 vintage - bottle # 631/726 (2013-570)Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!DanielCoor (63) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
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!
Pours a midnight black with minimal light brown head. Has a rich malty flavor with a slight fruitiness from the port barrel. Flavored of tobacco and coco and bitter coffee.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2013
So this was the Phaleslu courtesy toss @ the timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Dr. Owl Ky-Loines "high boost" wedding reception? I think so...
Pours basically black with a small head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is rich & oaky with lots of chocolate, and an odd but welcome touch of earthiness. Sweet smelling but not terribly boozy.
The flavor is sweet and rich, it’s got a lot more of the port characteristics in the flavor than in the aroma with some bright grape and oakiness. Again as always with the nice dark chocolate character & some punchy bitterness (but that’s mild, does that make sense?). A good preserved fruit character is pretty cool and it’s certainly boozy... in a brandy kind of way.... It’s all over the place, but not really messy.
Of course it’s viscous, huge, mouth coating... you know the drill... this one seems to skip some of the hotness pretty nicely too.
Bottle from trade. Aroma and flavor of not very sweet port barrel-aged. Flavor is there, but somewhat one dimensional. If this wasn't paired with Muerte, Murda'd, and BADL, I think I'd feel this was more elite. It's pretty awesome as is, if you're a fan of port. Great beer.
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