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

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Dark Lord aged in brandy barrels

Available at Dark Lord Day 2011 and 2014.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11126) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle split at the 5/7.5/10K tasting, thanks to Jacqueline #504/608, 30/12/14. Black with a decent tan covering that soon dissipates to spotting. Nose is sweet, muscavado sugars, dark fruit, woody, dark toffee, play dough, rich roast, light brandy snap biscuit. Taste comprises rich roast, chocoalte, earthy notes, subtle brandy barrel, soy sauce, brown sugar. Full bodied, slick and oily, lightly warming alcohol in the close. Decent enough impy but again no ’wow’ factor for me from another Dark Lord.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle thanks to Minh and Bruce. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong brandy and wood. Medium mouthfeel with nice brandy, very sweet, very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8068) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle # 504 of 608 thanks to Jack-L. It pours darkest brown with medium tan head. The nose is rich, sweet, chocolate, tar, brandy, toasty, vanilla, burnt toast, nougat and dark fruits. The taste is intensely sweet, toasty, burnt sugar, nougat, booze, fruit cake, dried fruits, brown sugar, brandy, earth and wood with a sweet, warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and sticky, chewy mouth-feel. Hot and redonkulously sweet. Fun to try for sure, but just plain crazy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5342) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2014 bottle via trade @ The Tasting. Deep brown with a tan head. Nose is plum sweets, brown sugar, coca. Taste is hugely sweet. Leather covered in brown sugar. Plum meat and cocoa. Coffee. Ridiculously sweet. Hugely oily. These 2014 variants are a step down from previous years. :(

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13032) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Jack. Pours black-brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has a bit of hard alcohol, some char, cocoa, burnt marshmallows. Big sweet flavor with some smokey dark malts, syrupy dark fruits, raisins, earth, old wood. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Warm finish with lots of sugary, syrupy fruits, some chocolate, nips of smoke. Heavy hitting gear but tasty in small doses.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beardaxe (292) - - DEC 6, 2014
On tap at DLD Day 14. Heavy umami aroma filled with soy sauce and booze. Flavor is intense sweetness with strong brandy overtones. Brandy is really well integrated and feels quite natural. Really nice, but needs to tone down the sweetness.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Black pour with very little head if any. Damn this smells complex as hell. Vinous dark chocolate, raisins, figs, exotic cocoa, and pixie dust make up the nose. The flavor is really tickling my fancy. Chocolate covered marshmallow bathed in sweet brandy and dark matter. I’m pretty sure this is charged with gamma rays to boot. All nonsense aside, this beer is absolutely killer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1730) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2014 2014 bottle, 500/608. Pours black. with a brown head. Aroma is brandy, coffee, malt, molasses, raisins, and dark fruit. Flavor is brandy, malt, molasses, and dark fruit. Very sweet....glad I like sweet beers. Body is very heavy and thick. Long, sweet finish.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (8497) - Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2014
750ml yellow waxed bottle. 2011 vintage. Oxidized cardboard a.i.d.s. diabeetus stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4222) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, light brandy, chocolate, and other dark malt aromas. Chocolate, roasted sweet malt tones, alcohol, raisins, other dark tones.


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