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

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark Lord aged in brandy barrels. This entry explicitly includes the Portuguese 2 Year version as well as the original.

Available at Dark Lord Day 2011 and 2014.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle @ RBSG 2015 (huge thanks to Douglas88!!!)... Jet black pour with a thin head. Noticeable spirit and wood on the nose. Dark fruits, brandy spirits, and sweetness. Like an eaux- de-vie mixed with a DL. In a nutshell it’s tasted like cake-like, baked goods soaked in Brandy.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sarlacc83 (1366) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle shared by Douglas at RBSG. Thanks! A: Oily black boy, legs, thin cappuccino head. N: Fusel alcohol, cocoa, vanilla, brandy, cherry, fig, raisin, fsoy sauce. T: Cavity causing sweetness - so cloying. M: Oily body, alcohol is present in spades, light carbonation. O: Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord is a pleasing experience - this is still a hot mess. I wonder if it needs to get aged out, but yeah, no thanks.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (6046) - Utah, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle shared by Doug, RBSG grand tasting
Black with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is woody, brandy and dark malts. Taste of dark malts, caramel, woody, leather and brown sugar
Nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (9349) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
9000th rating. Thanks to douglas88 for opening at RBSG ’15. 750mL bottle, pours black with a reddish tinge and a tiny head. Aroma brings out big brandy barrel notes, along with dark fruits and sweet liqueur. Flavour is very sweet, with sweet brandy barrels, booze, and dark fruits. Super complex but a tad cloying and boozy. Wonderful one to try, but it’s a 1 oz. sipper type of beer. Good and very fun to try.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2830) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Woooooo. RBSG!!!!!!! Has a head. Its not crazy overpowering, definite alcohol and thick sweet malts. Just a little soy sauce. Sweet dark brownie at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7692) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle - Big sweet and molasses as usual. Inky black. Dark roast sweetness with a nice mellow barrel notes. Surprisingly mellow and sweet for fresh.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (7252) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a small white head. A big sweet brandy nose. Sugary, sweet, brandy, sugary, not hot. Very deep. Oak. Massive.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (3611) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle thanks to Doug. Pours out jet black topped with brown head. Nose is holy sweetness brown sugar molasses vanilla and every other thing you can think of that is sweet along with some roast malts. Taste is just as the nose so much sweetness. But yet so good.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Tap: Looks like used motor oil or squid’s ink. Completely black, oily, viscous. No head at all. Smells & tastes almost exactly like Worcestershire sauce, except replace the inherent saltiness with a boatload of sugar & you’re on the right track. Yep, super-sweet Worcestershire sauce. Small hints of roast, cocoa, vanilla, booze, wood. But mostly just Worcestershire sauce & an overload of sugar. Get your insulin shots ready. Maybe some noodles, too. I feel bad for the people who chose this variant in bottles. Beyond disappointing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5344) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
Surprised by this one. Poured a jet black with a small tan head, expected from dark lord. Aroma was lots of dark fruit, between brandy and base beer. Roasted malt, alcohol, and come fudge and cover. Flavor similar, brandy supports to dark fruit and sweetness of darkliest, balanced of coffee and fudge character too. Very sweet but complex and nice.


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