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RATINGS: 423   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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4.8
rxeight (3256) - 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 (42) - 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

4.4
chrisv10 (18518) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2013
Tap @ Mikkeller, Stefansgade. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, sweet, coffee and smooth.

4.1
DocJitsu (2036) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a dark brown with minimal head. Mind you, the beer was painstakingly poured, so no real head ever developed to be evaluated. Sorghum and chocolate dominate the aroma. Powerful chocolate and wood flavors nearly assaults the palate. The alcohol warmth and taste are undeniable. The mouthfeel is viscous, but becomes thin as the alcohol prevails.

4.6
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2013
Draught. Pours oily pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, delicious bourbon vanilla, rich dark chocolate, dark sugars, espresso, wood. Taste is near heavy sweet (no where near cloying) and bitter. Body is full, texture is creamy, thick oily and velvelty smooth, carbonation is soft. Finishes roasted sweet - It´s almost a dessert. Alcohol is well-hidden, but warms a bit in the finish, This works so well because the flavors are so well integrated.

4.5
Rasmus40 (21991) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013
Tap @ Mikkeller, Stefansgade. Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, heavy vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Very sweet finish with warming alcohol. Oily and smooth. 160313

4.7
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2013 Opened a bottle of the 2013 this weekend (thanks Mac!) and updated a few things. Was fortunate enough to try the 2011 vintage on draft at Huna Day a few weeks back, and that drinks pretty similarly.

This black, molassesy, still stout sports zero head. Beautifully full bouquet of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel, black biscuits, and roasty malts. It’s one of those beers where one sip crushes everything else you once thought considered elite. Everything from the nose is here in force, with vanilla and chocolate shining the brightest. Bourbon up front, followed quickly by chocolate-covered marshmallows. Massively viscous body delivers all of these flavors to my palate with its sticky, stubborn body.

Shows a masterful level of refinement equaled by only a handful of other beers in existence -- some of which are other BA DL variants (namely Brandy Vanilla & Pappy). Say what you will about the base: the BA versions rank among the best stouts brewed anywhere. Period.

4.4
faroeviking (11220) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 23, 2013
Chopp. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Sweet and and very roasted maltiness with chocolate, vanilla, boubon and dark fruits. Intense! Thick mouthfeel, well filling indeed. Sweet roasted maltiness, vanilla, dark chocolate and dark fruits, bourbon flavour, so heavy and intense, so good, THE engine oil for beer drinkers.

4.4
alex4r (82) - - MAR 23, 2013
Had this beast at Hunaphu day. Solid dark pour, not as dark as Zhukov or Hunaphu though. Light gets through this one. Damn fine barrel and vanilla aroma. No trace of booze at all. Slick mouthfeel. Tasted so good, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate! Glad I was able to try this bad mo’fo


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