US - Great Lakes Dark Lord Day - 2018

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by kevanb, Oct 23, 2017.

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    Before I make more dumb financial decisions, did FFF mention from what distillery the Scotch barrels for Turtledogg came from?
     
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    Last year was Ardbeg IIRC, they didn't specify this year AFAIK.
     
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    Ok so I drank through all the variants last weekend, quick reviews:

    1. Handjee - It's handjee, always good if not the best year. Had a bit of a burnt marshmallow thing going on.

    2. Chemtrailmix - Lots of cinnamon, rye barrel comes through. Less "cinnamon toast crunch" than last years. Not worth the hype honestly.

    3. French Vanilla Militia - sweet desert wine dominates, way too sweet.

    4. Spaceforce! - can actually taste the adjuncts, good coffee on the nose. Pretty enjoyable.

    5. Lounge Against the Macromachine - best variant of the day, lots of cinnamon, tangerine finish and tequila barrel all play nicely. This one was a surprise. Also the only one from this year I would seek out again.

    6. Greatest Teachable Moments - extremely floral and ginger bomb. Ginger dominates the taste, flowers and bathroom cleaner dominate the nose. Gross overall, like drinking Fabuloso. Easily the worst variant, possibly ever (worse than Temeculan and Biggleswade)

    7. Hung Drawn and Quartered - one of the better variants. I prefer straight bourbon barrel to this but it is still quite good.

    8. Cavaleiro of Varnov - Tastes pretty much like regular Dark Lord at first, but a fruity almost dry sherry finish. Not bad.

    9. Brozerker - Similar to Cavaleiro you get the barrel on the finish, in this case port. Which goes better with Dark Lord. Probably the best of the wine barrel variants.

    10. Brotilla - actually we forgot to open this one because we were stick of em by this point.

    11. Turtuledogg - probably the most divisive variant. People either liked it or hated it. Nose is burnt bandaids and peaty scotch, but after a few sips this grows on you. The sweetness of Dark Lord is balanced by the smokiness. I could sip on this for a quite no problem.

    Was it fun? Yeah
    Was it worth trading to fill out the lineup? Not really