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RATINGS: 421   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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4.4
deanso (10150) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAY 4, 2013
Sample at cbc 2013. vanilla in the aroma. Thick creamy tan head. Vanilla and alcohol in the taste. Awesome brew..

4.8
MPA (999) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 4, 2013
Draught. Black with brown head. Lots of wood and vanilla in aroma along with dark ripe fruits and bourbon. Sweet flavour of cocoa, plum, raisins and a warm alcohol note, which highlights the wooden notes. Excellent!

4.6
Ktwse (5019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
BOOM SHACKALACK! Pours black with minimal tan head. Aroma is an explosion of vanilla, chocolate and bourbon barrel. Taste is sweet as fuck with heaps of vanilla and milk chocolate. Body is amazing! Creamy, full, chocolate-y. Wow, just wow. And still... I rate the norml one slightly higher. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
ansalon (3904) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
Holy cow, slap me silly! Nose is vanilla, bourbon, coffee, liqourice, dark sugar. Taste is vanilla, coffee, bourbon, liqourice, muscovado sugar, caramel, raisins. Just bloody amazing! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
kryon (3589) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
Pours dark with no low off white head Wonderful sromas of vanilla, bourbon, Great wonderful creamy bourbon vanilla taste. Absolutely marvellous! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
Sampled at DLD 2013. Not sure if it was on tap or from a bottle, but my notes indicate that it was the 2012 version. Huge thanks to whoever shared this. My notes also indicate that I loved it. Mostly clear dark brown color. Minimal khaki head. Some s’mores, vanilla, cookie dough. Hints of wood and spice. Good chewy texture, lighter carbonation, more dry. Bigger body. Good big sweet taste, light bitter sweet. Brown sugar. Vanilla. Brownies. Marshmallows. Incredible stuff. Tiny sips yield a huge delicious aftertaste and aroma. Incredible.

2.9
crossovert (13078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2017 This is for the bottled one from last yer i believe. Acetone nose, flavor is creamy vanilla and sherry, cocoa, coffee, sugar.

4.8
rxeight (3108) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2017 09 vanilla darklord. On tap at darklord day 2013. Black as night no head thick as used motor oil. The vanilla and barrel were extremely subtile. Perfect amount of sweetness. But there was something else about this, so much fuller and more amazing than the regular, could just be the age.

14 on draft at DLD 14. I was in the right place at the right time. Got my 2 rather small pours, tastiest $10 you can spend on beer. The vanilla doesn’t stand out in this amazing mix of sweet syrupy smooth bourbon amazement.

5.1.15 12-14 at my dick lord tasting. 12 - liquid marshmellow. Everything else is completely blended perfectly. This was amazing. My favorite of the bunch. And possibly my top beer ever. 13 and 14 were very similar lots of vanilla. I’m talking BCS vanilla amounts of vanilla. 13 was sweeter, probably because of the sweeter base beer. Overall, all 3 amazing. But the 12 really shined.

5.19.15 2015 bottle fresh. Crazy vanilla heavy. Sweet syrupy. Very good. But needs to sit for about 2 years.

12.31.16. Happy new year to me. 2015 bottle. Very sweet, cane sugar, molasses, Unami sweetness. Barrel and vanilla are there bit light. This bottle is has the most dark lord come through of all that I’ve had.

4.5
appgrad22 (29) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2013
Imagine banana fosters with caramel and chocolate ice cream on top. Then you might come close to understanding what this beer is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
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


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