Zer0 (1224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle generously shared by kermis. Pours pitch black. Aroma is huge vanilla, chocolate, sweet toasty, port and a bit of coffee. Huge body. Very full flavoured. All extremes can be used in this one. Light carbonation. Very sweet. Amazing! Maakun (5557) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle at THT massive thanks to kermis. Black with short lasting light brown head. Marshmallow, vanilla, bourbon, massive chocolate, Rum, loads of sweet high end chocolate, sugared coffee, molasses, syrup, loads of sugar and different kinds of chocolate. Super sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Massive stuff. Extremely sweet, which takes away slightly from the insane desert aroma, but one of the most insane imperial stouts I’ve ever had. Incredible. thestossman (12) - Darwin, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2015
The stuff of legends. Expect unicorns and centaurs. Incredibly complex, like differential equations. Enough vanilla to keep it scented even after it passes. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2015
I am not a huge fan of regular Dark Lord, but this variant was amazing. Dark brownish-black pour with no head. The aroma has a ton of vanilla plus some chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is very similar. The vanilla is right up front with some big barrel character coming through. I get some good whiskey that goes well with the chocolate and heavily roasted malt. The oak and maple go very well with the other notes and make this an outstanding beer. Thick mouthfeel and no discernible carbonation. Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Holy hell. Bourbon vanilla sweetness for days! Incredible mouthfeel. Thanks Sean for sharing.
dumdum192 (10) - - AUG 6, 2015
More than worthy of the hype. There is literally nothing I can think of to change that would improve this beer. It even maintains a half-inch thick mocha head.
There’s a depth of flavor and complexity that’s richer than any other barrel aged beer I’ve had... including BCBS Vanilla, Rare, Parabola, BA Vietnamese Speedway, etc... This is just more enjoyable. At 15% you taste no alcohol and only get a slight, but pleasing warming sensation as it goes down, with massive marshmallow, chocolate and vanilla-oak goodness forever lingering.
I can’t do it justice by attempting to analyze and explain. It really is the Dark Lord of barrel aged beers. I need more ctipping (2047) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Originally reviewed 3/9/2013. On tap at Hunahpu Day. Served in a taster.
Jet black. No head. Small island of foam.
Smells ofvVanilla and bourbon. Bit surprise. Lots of sweet malts. Some traditional Dark Lord soy sauce.
Tastes of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. No real barrel character beyond the bourbon flavor. Lots of bourbon and vanilla though. Lots of fudgy chocolate. Big soy sauce flavor and booze hinder it.
Boozy but very tasty. Low in carbonation and huge in body.
It’s over the top, but the bourbon and vanilla mask what I don’t like about Dark Lord. It’s delicious only because of adjuncts. jacobrm (39) - - JUL 23, 2015
Holy shit!!! I have no words.....
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone haukur (1957) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 14, 2015
backlog.draft. Pitch black, small head. Waited a long time for this. Aroma is huge vanilla, cocoa, small tiny hint of bourbon. Mouthfeel is velvety, creamy, incredibly sweet. Very tasty but extremely sweet. beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2015 Bottleshare thanks to homer for #899. Bottle 537 of 934. Pour is black, tan head. Aroma is super sugary, strong, mild bourbon, more sugar, vanilla in the sweetness, but not super present. Taste is much more mild than I expected. But after a few sips, I get the waing in the chest. It really does taste like a marshmallow.