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RATINGS: 1669   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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A Demonic Imperial Russian stout brewed with INTELLIGENTSIA coffee,vanilla, and molasses.

DarkLord is only available once a year at DarkLord Day at the Three Floyds Brewpub.

Vintage guide:

Red wax = 2004
Orange wax = 2005
Gold wax = 2006
Silver wax = 2007
Black wax = 2008
White wax = 2009
Green wax = 2010 - 15% ABV
Yellow wax = 2011 - 15% ABV
Red wax = 2012 - 15% ABV
Orange wax = 2013 - New Label 15% ABV
Blue wax - 2014 - 15% ABV

ogreface's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ogreface (1345) - Budapest, - NOV 26, 2012
Ezer köszönet Balázsnak, az ezredik kritikához való csoda sörért! 2010-es zöld viaszos verzió. Olyan fekete, mint amilyen lelke lehet a névadó gonosz lovagnak. Habja is igen sötét, krémes állagú és közepes méretű, nem múlik el nyom nélkül. Már az illata is igen sűrűnek, összetettnek érződik, amiben rengeteg aszalt gyümölcs, csokoládé, vanília és pipadohány van. Íze megdöbbentően kakaós, meggylekváros, rummal locsolt déligyümölcsös, picit kormos fás, édes dohányfüstös, kávés. Sűrű, testes, olajos és megfelelően szénsavas. Utóíze kakaólikőrös, keserédes és igen száraz. A legmegdöbbentőbb az benne, hogy bármilyen testes és erős, mégis itatja magát. Extra jó!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CpyNPrnT (379) - Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Tasting of 2012 edition. Aroma of soy sauce and molasses, taste is soy sauce, molasses, chocolate, coffee, sweet and very sticky, alcohol hidden extremely well, no head, no carbonation, motor oil pour. Glad to have tried but not worth the hype in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (601) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Aroma of sweet molasses, booze, and coffee. Pours dark and thick without much head. Very viscous mouthfeel. Hugely sweet with flavors of molasses, oak, licorice, coffee, and light hops. Very sweet, but very good. Probably awesome with vanilla ice cream.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Intensely huge...so good chocolate and roast with rich fruity esters and caramel. Flavors matched with rich caramel and roast and prune. Alcohol warmth was fantastic. Sucha great big brew

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sic1314 (3405) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
Vertical tasting of 2006-2008.Average rating above. Poured deep dark brown with no head. Aroma is increasingly vinous with age, dark, alcohol soaked fruit, fudge, dark chocolate some coffee. Full body, flavour as the aroma, generally smooth, 07 drier. Dry, sweet end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (234) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
Blue wax. Interesting soy sauce, chocolate, malty, metallic aroma. Long lasting brown head, a lot of effervescence. Completely black, but redish when observed under light. Complex and smooth flavor, amazingly well balanced and deceptive in alcohol content for it’s ABV. Upfront a sweetness/soy character, with molasses and sweet malt coming through later on and a very mild, sweet, roasty finish. Not much coffee evident, interestingly. Thick bodied and average carbonation. A great imperial stout. although may be slightly too hyped for it’s own good -- would be interested to see how this one holds up with age. Grateful that I got to try this beer though!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatDane1632 (397) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Horizontal with some other whales: Dark Lord ’12, Darkness ’13, Cinnamon Roll’d Wake ’n Bake ’13, Hunahpu ’14 -- Poured into a snifter sampler. This beer was incredibly tasty, super sweet, and it completely masks the alcohol. Very impressive beer, and one I am very happy to cross off my list.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (6802) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
Catching up on RBAG 2014 notes backlog...bottle sent to me by northropfrye-- thanks Andrew! Orange wax, 2013 vintage. Incredible viscous pour, motor-oil-thick, with a slow to rise dark brown head. Densely malty, sticky sweet and chewy, loads of residual sugars but the dark malts keep me interested and happy. I was prepared for a syrupy mess, but even though this is definitely over-the-top and incredibly unbalanced, I still loved it! It’s like a stack of thick hot syrup-soaked pancakes-- a hot sugary mess that you can’t help but love!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100 (684) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
22oz bottle - 2014 - pours black with thick tan head . Huge vanilla and coffee aromas with a bit of alcohol burn . Taste is smooth cocoa , vanilla , coffee and hints of molasses . Outstanding beer . Always enjoy this one . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrFecesious (963) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
FINALLY! thank you GothGargoyle! 2010 bottle. Very dark brown, with a light edging. Aroma of sweet cocoa, espresso, vanilla, plum. Taste is vanilla ice cream sweet, and molasses coffee bitterness. Palate is initially refreshing, but develops to a creamy, sticky dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oOJUXEOo (291) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Pour is dark as night. Aroma is cocoa. Malty. Taste is caramel malt. Toasty. Chocolate. Not boozy at all. Chocolate heavy. Very nice imperial. Well done.

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