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Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

 (RETIRED)
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100
100
style
Serve in Snifter

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unknown

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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Dark Lord aged in a variety of Bourbon barrels including Woodford Reserve and Heaven Hill.

This listing is specifically for Bourbon barrel aged variants of Dark Lord. NOT Brandy.

Admin Note: This beer was not released as usual in April 2014 and has been retired.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thome50 (1031) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
On tap at FWIBF, DNRT. Pours a deep brown to black with no head. Aroma is vanilla, prunes and some odd spice mix I cant pick up. Taste is more barrel, chocolate, prune/plum, hazelnut and pretzel. Not better than BA Speedway but damn good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2012 bomber (617/688). Deep mahogany with a deep tan head. Bourbon, plum and vanilla aromas. Plums, vanilla and bourbon. Silky smooth with a huge aftertaste.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ineedbeer (736) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
On tap at Firestone (Heaven Hill) Lots of chocolate and roast with balanced barrel character. Light coconut and vanilla from the barrels. Moderate bourbon note but not too hot. Pours black with a small thick mocha head. Moderate legs and no lacing. Flavor is similar to aroma and is super decadent with nice bourbon balance in the finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied with low carbonation. Low astringency and medium alcohol spice. Overall its a fan good stout but not tons better than others.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Bottled. A black beer with a rim of beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, soy sauce, roasted malt, and bourbon. The flavor is very sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, fruits, and bourbon, leading to a dry and roasted finish. Huge thanks to MadsBerg for sharing this gem.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
appgrad22 (29) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
An absolutely excellent beer. If anyone tells you otherwise, they are not your friend. Ignore them as if they were dead to you! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
So smooth aroma, appearance and taste with a strong mouthfeel and exciting aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Theis (13404) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle at CBC 2013 - in the break - Thanks a lot to Madsberg. Pitch black - nice brown head. Coconut, vanilla, nice mellow bourbon, powerfull malty sweetness, soy, burned malts, fruity, raisins, licorice, candy notes, texture is oiley, coffee, ryebread, dark fruits... ... and a lot more. Light to medium carbonation. Very complex.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
madsberg (10184) - Sborg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
Bottled. Huge thx to rfraga7 for trading this my topwant for several years. Pitch black coloured. Dense dark brown head. Aroma: Cocoa, roast, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, some coffee, molasses, brown sugar, vague liqourice. Flavour: Vanilla, chocolate, cofeee, cocoa, bourbon, molasses, brown sugar. Heavenly smooth and easy to drink. Full bodied. Ends smoothly roasted bitter. Wow. Need some more of this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (597) - - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle 75 cl. Pours black and opaque with a small brownish head. Intense pruney aroma, Bourbon and vanilla. Rich body with a distinct sweetness - perhaps bordering cloying. Again intense Bourbon and vanilla while the roast is fairly subdued. Warming alcohol finish. 040513

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joergen (20759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle at CBC 2013, huge thanks to madsberg for sharing. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa powder and dried fruits. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and dried fruits with notes of vanilla and bourbon. Sweet and roasted finish.


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