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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Received in a trade but I forget who was awesome enough to send me this bottle. I’ll update if I remember. Either way, thanks alot! This bottle was shared with AndyReynolds and Ewestern.
I had read many mixed reviews before acquiring this bottle, so I wasn’t too sure what to expect going into it. However, it took nothing more than the first sip to shatter the idea of any negativity surrounding this brew. Pretty much straight up awesome in every aspect. The combination of the four base stouts really lends to a unique complexity. I know it doesn’t contain any Kate the Great, but as I drank my glass, that’s what it really reminded me of. It seemed to have a lot of that chocolate graham cracker and roasted malt quality that I remember from my KtG sample a few years ago.

I fell victim to the hype and love this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ej (1019) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle shared with BBGTC. bottle from 2011. pours a black body with a Dark tanned head. loads of liquorice on the nose, roast malts, bitter chocolate and hints of asphalt. Taste is sweet and toasty. liquorice, bitter chocolate, bitter hop flavor as well. Good balance. This is an awesome beer. full bodied with Just above avg co2 levels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ClubGonzo (4812) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep brown, near-black body with a medium creamy light beige head. Nose is caramel, peanuts, chocolate, licorice, cream, port wine and hints of coffee liqueur and pecan nuts. Taste is dark chocolate, caramel, coffee, cocoa and hints of salty licorice, tar, nougat, nuts and dark sugars. Full body, medium carbonation. Lovely complex blend of several epic stouts, and it shows. Wow. Sooo good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (1254) - 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 (523) - 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 (1465) - 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 (5266) - 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 (2900) - 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 (518) - 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 (1733) - 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

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