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Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Bourbon Vanilla Bean)

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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.32   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (910) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Homer321 (2633) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle. Nose is aggressively boozy with a moderate to firm marshmallow. Some heat in the nose. Pitch black pour. Small brown head. Some diabetes underneath the nose. Residual sugar dominates. Taste is velvet smooth elixir of the gods. A harmonious blend of alcohol and cake frosting. Warming in finish but is always smooth. Wowsers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12595) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Keg at the 4th Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Session 4, 02/05/2015. Black with a dirty tan swirl. Nose is rich roast, chocolate, vanilla, toffee fudge, bourbon tunes. Taste comprises rich dark fruit, vanilla essence, sweet licks, muscavado sugar, chocolate souffle, sherry notes, bourbon barrel. Medium + body, oily complection, sweet close. Decent enough impy but as with other DL’s to sweet for me, needs some more bitterness/charring to balance out.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2362) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Green session. Dark brown body with a small light brown head. Roasted malt, molasses, chocolate, oak, vanilla pod, maple syrup, light alcohol. I’m very glad that I have a bottle in my cellar, so I can taste more than the 2-3 cl they poured at CBC.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3566) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Dark brown-black body, thin tan lacing, traces of lacing. Rich brownie, fudge, caramel, vanilla, light boozy bourbon, cream, and light earth. Full bodied with silky carbonation, a ton of residual sweetness, and a lingering finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3875) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2015 Bottle shared by Mike, pours sticky brown black color with small head. Notes of caramel, vanilla, chocolate, syrup, and molasses. Pretty sticky and sweet. Aroma is awesome but maybe a touch too rich with Bourbon. Residual sugars left behind in mouth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6156) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle at bills courtesy of Mike. Pours a deep brown body with bright tan lacing. Mouthfeel is aggressive and sweet with notes of melted fudge brownie, tons of sugar and marshmallow. Vanilla syrup and candy. Not a ton of bourbon actually. Too sweet, but still a delightful punch to the face.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (9452) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015, Green Session, København
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla, coffee, cocoa and oak. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, roasted, oak, vanilla, chocolate and cocoa finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1230) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015
Tap @ CBC 2015, green session. Black with a light tan head. Nose has vanilla, soy sauce and some caramel. Taste is sweet, vanilla fudge, caramel ice cream, dark dried fruits, molasses and some cinnamon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VastActiv (3868) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015, Copenhagen. Originally rated 20150502. Colour is black with slightly brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Vanilla, coffee, some sweetness, chocolate and roasted malts. Very soft and drinkable.


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