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RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
saxo (17998) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Small head with short duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are vanilla, bourbon, caramel, fruits, roast malt, coffee, chocolate and hops. Amazing beer!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kazin (528) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
Small sample at CBC 2013. Very thick, with a rich flavor of chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Delicious!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983 (4210) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Sampled at DLD 2013. Thanks to whomever opened this bottle. It poured a pitch black color with a tan head. The aroma was of roasted malt, lot of sweet notes, vanilla, coffee, sweet chocolate, oak, bourbon, dark fruits and some molasses. The taste was similar to the aroma with lots of sweetness, vanilla, oak, bourbon, roasted malt, coffee, sweet and dark chocolate, dark fruits and the molasses and sugary notes. This was awesome!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (16927) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
On tap at CBC, pours black with a small ring of tan head. Aroma brings out loads of vanilla beans, which dominate, moderate bourbon barrels, and lots of silky chocolate coming through. Flavour is super rich, bringing out very rich vanilla beans which have taken centre stage, along with subdued bourbon notes, and rich chocolate. Super complex, and although very sweet, not cloying in any way. Very rich and viscous. Might be considered a cloying mess to some, but I think its great. Excellent, but no where near the hype and rarity.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lilja (3131) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
Fat p CBC 2013. Fick min beskrda del av detta fantastiska l. Smak och doft av fyllig och tydlig choklad och vanilj. Frisk, krmig och len. Ett fantastiskt vlbalanserat l mellan st och beska. Bttre kan det nog inte bli, eller?

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ekstedt (6681) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Black with a tiny beige head. Cloying vanilla aroma with some whisky barrel notes, dark chocolate and coffee lurking behind. Full bodied, medium carbonation. Too sweet.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Vignale (3732) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
Ett litet doft i smakprov mitt i tumultet p CBC 2013. Enorm chokladdoft, massiv kropp, stor stma och vaniljsmak och mer choklad n jag ngonsin smakat i ett l. Som en chokladfondant dr alkoholen lyfter smakerna och balanserar stman. Ett perfekt dessertl. Perfektion!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (15301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
Sampled @ CBC 2013. Opaque black color, full sized light brown head. Aroma is light to moderately malty, some cookies, roasted malts, sweetness, chocolate, lightly alcohol and loads of vanilla. Taste malts, lightly roasted malts, sweetness, sugar, lightly alcohol and again loads of vanilla. Light to medium body, lively carbonation, heavy alcoholic finish. Not my thing, too sweet, sugary and vanilla.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rlgk (18843) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Pitch black beer with a small brownish head. Vanilla aroma, chocolate, caramel, candy, roasted, cocoa powder, raisins, dades, figs, some prunes, nutty notes, vinous notes. Vanilla flavor, figs, raisins, chocolate, plums, dades, chocolate, candy, cocoa powder, creamy, warming alcohol, nutty, sweetish. Huge body, perfekt if you ask me. Long fruity roasted finish, caramel, candy, plums and chocolate. Magic!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kermis (12698) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Tap at CBC 2013. Pours black, thick and oily with a small brown head. Aroma is massive, with vanilla, molasses, fudge, booze, chocolate, bourbon and some dark fruit. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter, just a tiny sip is amazing! Full bodied with flat carbonation. As expected, excellent!


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