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2009 Dark Lord...Drink now or save??

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by 4thelvofbeer, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. 4thelvofbeer

    4thelvofbeer Savant (355) Virginia Aug 4, 2011 Beer Trader

    Anybody drank one of these lately that has some experience with DLs? Any info greatly appreciated....
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  2. grumpy

    grumpy Savant (425) Missouri May 24, 2005

    Opened one over Memorial Day weekend and thought it had improved. But take into account that I didn't like it fresh - too much of that soy sauce thing going on (which seemed to have diminished).
  3. Hessian257

    Hessian257 Advocate (615) New Jersey Mar 22, 2011 Beer Trader

    Had one a couple months back and thought it was damn good
  4. If it's a regular, and not BA drink now Dark Lord is at it's best fresh IMO. That said I still wish I had a few bottles for a vertical:(.
  5. rowingbrewer

    rowingbrewer Advocate (605) Massachusetts May 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    Trade it.
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  6. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Advocate (650) California Jan 2, 2010 Beer Trader

    This or eat it on top of white rice. '09 was never a good year and today it's pretty much soy sauce...
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  7. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Advocate (740) Illinois Apr 9, 2012 Beer Trader

    We did a tasting from 2007 - 2013...2009 was the worst IMO, which was weird because 2010 and 2008 were my favorites.