bb (9519) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Sweet vanilla aroma with caramel/toffee and bourbon. Bourbon and vanilla flavor with light chocolate and rich malt. Fuller bodied. Vanilla and bourbon linger with toffee, light marshmallow, and rich malt. BuckeyeBoy (7905) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Had this from the bottle a few years back and again at rbwg festival. pours out with oil black topped with a small tan head. nose is crazy sweetness vanilla marshmallow fluff bourbon barrel roast malts rich chocolate wow. Taste is more of the heavy sweetness vanilla roast malts bourbon barrel roast this was great. oRos (1675) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2016
On tap at ratebeer beerfest 2016. Pours syrup thick an black. Aroma is vanilla oak and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts lots of vanilla, marshmallows and bourbon. Amazing beer. And best of show at the festival marcus (10326) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2016
At Ratebeer Best. Pours near black with a modest tan head and a chocolate and vanilla aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with some chocolate, vanilla and marshmallow. The bourbon accentuates the vanilla, making this a delightful version of DL. bhensonb (15338) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Tap at RBBest2016. Pours black with a tan rim. Aroma of vanilla; chocolate; dark treacle. Very full bodied. Flavor is really smooth brown sugar/dark treacle/vanilla. Not dry, mildly bitter. To f..king die for.
boisebeerguy (211) - boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2016
On tap at rbwg. Finally a dark lord I like. Heavy vanilla in nose. Thick marshmallow and stout taste. This coats your mouth heavy lingers for awhile. PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2016
APPEARANCE : pitch black beer. Almost no head.
NOSE : vanilla, chocolate, molasses.
TASTE : lots of alcohol, molasses, mocha, vanilla. Overwhelming taste spycow (21) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2015
This is probably the best of the DL variants. Big flavors of the bourbon barrels with that strong vanilla flavor that balances out the heat of the bourbon. Dark and strong tasting but not overwhelming to the palate. A must try. Cheers! Plovmand (8354) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle at The Bullerup Pubben reopening/Solar Eclipse pt. 2 tasting. This huge beer pours jet black with a brown head. Huge vanilla aroma with chocolate and oak notes. Sweet berries and some coffee. Super complex and powerful. Extremely smooth body. The flavour is quite sweet with lots of cocoa, coconuts, hazelnuts, oak, vanilla and sweet ripe berries. Tons going on here. Crazy stuff! ineedbeer (2170) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Poured from a 2015 bottle.
Aroma is marshmallow and chocolate. Some light roast and bourbon notes. Hints of alcohol. Very sweet.
Pours a viscous black with almost no head, but light head on the edges. Light lacing and moderately long legs.
Flavor is fairly sweet with some moderate chocolate notes. Tons of toasted marshmallow with some vanilla. Light alcohol spice. Light oak and medium light bourbon.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium low to low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall, so much vanilla! Very sweet with some light bourbon notes. Light dark fruit notes. Pretty torn on how I feel about this beer.