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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 414   ABV: 13.8%
Three Floyd’s 15th Anniversary beer. A blend of Dark Lord, Surly Darkness, De Struise Black Albert, and Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bomber. Black with tan head. Aroma is roast, some chocolate, faint coffee. Flavor is a mess--dark fruit, chocolate, and coffee, but no smooth progression of flavors: just an immediate assault of all of this. Finish is long and almost hoppy--not sure where that’s coming from. Not bad, but not as good as any of the individual parts. Certainly not a top notch stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (1056) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2015
22 oz bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is light. It fills the glass with a medium black with some ruby poking around the edges. The dark tan head sits thickly on top with a nice lace left behind. The aroma is a big chocolate malt bomb, with a touch of roast. There is an excellent complexity with lighter dark fruit notes and a bit of hop that would be from the Beer Geek Brunch. There is just a hint of alcohol on the back end. The flavor is better than it smells. There is an excellent roastiness to carry the chocolate malts and the dark fruits bring back a bit of sweetness. The alcohol really smashes you in the face, er, mouth, on the back end. The mouth feel is thick and viscous, beautifully carbonated, with a lingeringly bitter, really bitter aftertaste. This is very well done ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (423) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is unbelievable, sweet malt, licorice, milk chocolate, amazing. Appearance poured light, otherwise black with a brown head. Taste is robust, sweet milk chocolate fades to dark fruit, fades to robust roasted malt and booze. Mouthfeel is thick as fuck, oily, great carbonation, and boozy aftertaste. Overall, this is incredibly complex and lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1330) - GREECE - MAY 17, 2015
650ml bottle from trade with bytemesis, shared at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with beige brown head. Malty aroma, light roasted, lot of dark fruits, dried fruits, caramel, bready, dark chocolate, milk chocolate light coffee. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma, milk chocolate, light coffee and fruits. Full silky creamy body with soft carbonation. Very good! Thank you Mike!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5207) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with black chocolate and quite a bit of residuals sugar notes is quite pleasant. Taste is a nice mix between some roasted malt with lots of black chocolates notes and some residual sugar notes and subtle coffee notes. Body is full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation with surprisingly no alcohol that is easily apparent. Way too easy to drink with just the right level of complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2851) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour with very little head. Sugary aroma of caramel, chocolate, red wine, and some dark fruit. Tastes too sugary sweet for me and seems a bit oxidized. Big chocolate syrup and dark fruit but also some cardboard and stale coffee. Medium body. I think I would’ve liked this better a couple years ago but I still think it would’ve been too sweet then too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAY 4, 2015
Nice beer. Very sweet. Easy drinker hides the alcohol well. First drank: dark lord day 2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CpyNPrnT (508) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2015
Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee, taste is more dark chocolate, coffee, burnt malts, really, really, good! Taste at DLD 2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1621) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2015
UPDATED: APR 26, 2015 On tap at Three Floyd’s. Poured almost black almost no head. Aroma light with n mm malty choc. Light carb med bod. Taste light bitter Choc hop

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (2234) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
March 21, 2015. Bottle received in a trade with craftbeer1over, thanks Brian!
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is heavy with coffee, chocolate, raisins, caramel, licorice, plum and slight alcohol. Taste is sweet dark fruits, caramel, licorice, dark fruits, dried fruits, smooth light bitterness with roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Sweet finish with dried fruits, licorice, caramel and warming alcohol. Full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3584) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Lets go to the Jockey Box
what next?
Fred’s Softball, shared by friend, not in dining room, for make the taste!
Pours black with a good head and decent lacing on the glass.

The aroma offers a bunch of stuff, raisins, chocolate, port wine, rum... booziness. It works together nicely for sure.

The flavor offers sweetness & richness with a low level of bitterness. Most bitterness offered comes in the form of roasty malt and coffee character both of which are modest players in the ball game. It’s chocolaty, it’s got a lot of dark fruit and a good bit of booziness.

My review makes it sound like I don’t like it, which isn’t true at all. It’s huge, and it’s fun, not sure I’d want a lot of it... but I sure do like it real good.

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