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

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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1055) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2013
Sampled from bottle during a vertical 2004-2012 line-up of all DLs, during a beer tasting weekend - in the cellar of Chez Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles. Notes include main characteristics in aroma and flavour components. 2012 Bourbon BA DL - bottle 197/685 - bourbon, vanilla, molasses, some chocolate. 3.8/5 2012 Boubon Vanilla DL - bottle 921/934 - chocolate, vanilla, sherry... Aroma makes one think of a vanilla scented cancle (no shit). 3/5 2012 Cognac Vanilla DL - bottle 409/534 - green coffee beans, green paprica, spicy notes. No Cognac scent at all. 3/5 2012 Cognac De Muerte DL - bottle 203/817 - cacao, pepper and peppers scent. Taste is very hot due to the peppers but take away most of the taste - pity (not as balanced as for example the Hunahpu) 3.3/5 2011 PVW Bourbon BA DL - bottle 261/484 - thanks Jeffo! - lots of bourbon, but beautifully embedded in the whole aroma palet. The first DL I really dig. Vanilla, coconut, chocolate. Best of the vertical. 4.2/5 2011 Brandy BA DL - bottle 185(?)/312(?) - a sour pinch to the basic DL character, cherries. 3.2/5 2011 Brandy Vanilla DL - bottle 403/433 - loooots of chocolate. 3.1/5

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (693) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Pour pitch black, with a small brown head. Aroma is jammed with barrel notes, coconut, bourbon, vanilla, slight banana, dark ripe fruits like raisins, marzipan. Oi Boii... The taste is a lot like the regular DL, rather sweet with a subtle bitterness to it. Full bodied, with a semi-flat carb. Oi this shit tastes good. A whole lot better than the regular DL to me. Big thanks to Sean for sending me this SOB...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7389) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2014 The standard BA dark lord might be the best because it is like dark lord that has mellowed and had an infusion of some oak and vanilla flavors that tone it down.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kaser (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
I can’t tell the difference between the dark lord anymore. They are good and taste the same at this point. Three Floyd’s rocks

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
biggsbowler (290) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Daft at Hunahpu 2012 - Pour jet black, little head. Smells boozy, sweet, oak, and vanilla. Tastes of dark chocolate, raisins, and bourbon. It’s pretty sweet but so damn good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brystmar (1257) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2012 red wax. Smooth, silky, mildly sweet bourbon flows freely through my mouth. Roasted coffee, chocolate, espresso beans. This has matured (and improved) significantly since my first times with it back in June & August. It's transformed from a very good BB stout into a jaw-droppingly delicious treat worthy of its trade value. Can't wait to try this again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (1984) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
On tap at hunahpu day 2012, pours a dark motor oil black with a dark mocha head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, chocolate and sweet brown sugar. Taste is sweet and bitter, bitter chocolate, bourbon and roast. Caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit and molasses. Thick and chewy, very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
b3shine (5427) - Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Draft to glass at DLD ’11 (from notes). Looks good; a viscous black with very little lacing or carbonation. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, and bourbon. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Outstanding beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle #5/688 at The Stout Tasting, London - big, big thanks to Jack for providing THREE Munster beasts. Pours black-brown with a fine beige foam head. Big dark malt nose, dark berries, charred wood. Huge sweet flavor with notes of licorice, prunes, syrupy chocolate, molasses, dark cherries. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm to hot finish with dark sugars, big molasses, rich dark fruits, dates, figs, more sticky chocolate. Pretty outrageous stuff, but in small doses I love it. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle 9/688 thanks to Motherbrother and Hoprider. Aroma is immensely bourbon forward, coconut, vanilla and oak all over the place, brownies, toffey, a small medicinal hint, alcohol presence. Regular DL plus loads of fresh barrel and bourbon. Taste is heavily sweet and is pretty much the regular DL smothered in bourbon, oak, vanilla and coconut. Pretty good, but pretty obvious.


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