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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Handbottle. Clear dark dark black color with virtually none head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, wood, vanilla, alcohol - bourbon, moderate burnt malt, light notes of soy sauce or licorice. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration. Body is medium full to full, texture is oily - syrupy - sticky, carbonation is flat. Very very nice Thx Santa *<;O) [20090505]

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (31029) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small chocolate brown head. Dense fruity and bourbon, dark roasted malty. Smooth bourbon and caramelish dark malty flavoured. Smooth dark malty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29224) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joergen (20662) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2008
Bottled, thanks Marsblursi! Very black, no head. Fairly restrained oakybourbon aroma. Medium sweet with attractive rounded mouthfeel. Chocolatey coffee and cinnamon. Potent yet fresh and drinkable. Perhaps the oak has worn off a bit in the bottle, but the lovely chocolatey malty rests wonderful in my mouth. An elegant beer worth it’s extreme rating!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14758) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 31st May 2008. Big thanks to Kim Fett for hand bottling this and sending to the UK. Silky thick palate. Milk chocolate and subtle smooth roasted coffee. Subtle cherry and red fruit. All this and vanilla oak tones too! Lacks a bit of carbonation - probably due to the hand bottlling but nontheless a superb beer.

4th January 2013
THE stout tasting Pt1. Thanks a million to Jack for a chance at the bottled version (5/688). Opaque dark brown beer, good sized pale tan head. Softish palate, a little airy. Big sweet and rich dark malts pack a wallop. Trace of vanilla. Rich but mellow bourbon. Smooth finish with a little spice and mild warmth. Lovely.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2011 Hand Bottle at home ... Deep black thin tan lacing ... light smoke meaty malt light bourbon nose ... smooth silky rich toffee malts ... bit heavy on the bourbon ... some chocolate ... Bourbon is overpowering this one ...

Tap at DLD 2010 ...This was the Beer i came 4000 miles for ... decent ... but the Basic DL ive had previously blows this away. So pleased to have tried this,and would have been devistated if id missed having it but not the delight id hoped for... As i drink the last of the glass the front to this beer is just what i want, it rich toffee sweet juicy and sublime (4.3) but then the bourbon keeps kicking me in the face.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Theis (13373) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2012
This sample was a Heaven Hill. Very dark. Smells like cat kibble. Bleh. Tastes rich, whiskeyish, balanced with super roasty character and lots of sweet malts. Intense.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2008
(Draught) Pours a murky deep mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of light smoke, roasted malt, wood, bourbon, brown sugar, chocolate, caramel, and some dark fruit notes. Flavor has loads of malt (caramel, roasted), chocolate, oak, coffee, bourbon, and brown sugar. Excellent!


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