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

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Dark Lord aged in brandy barrels

Available at Dark Lord Day 2011


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Dark brown, tannish head. Aroma is sweet, molasses, prunes, raisins, brandy, cocoa. Flavor is sweet, chocolate, prunes, port, light brandy. Damn good!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (676) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle i had a chance to tryat the Three Floyds XV anniversary party. Big, black, oily pour with a small tan head. Aroma of strong brandy on the nose, along with chocolate, sweet dark fruits. The brandy barrel brings even more sweetness on the nose than is really desirable. Flavor is not as sweet as the nose leads you to believe. Flavor of brandy, chocolate, booze and oak.. Full body, nice carbonation overall very good.CHEERS!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Dark Lord, Brandy
Date: September 23, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: black, wispy tan head
Aroma: sweet brandy candy aroma, dark roast, chocolate
Flavor: sweet roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, rich sweet chocolate
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **** /4

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (8540) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pours clear and nearly black with a small, beige head. The aroma is vinous and fruity with lots of blackstrap molasses, burnt malt, pouch tobacco, charcoal and mocha goodness. Full-bodied, sticky and thick with moderate carbonation. The luxuriant flavor offers layers of sweet caramel, dark chocolate and brown sugar nestled upon a buttery pecan praline foundation. Finishes caramely and coffee-candy sweet. Big-time thanks go out to 50belair for sharing this rare, magnificent treatment of an already outstanding beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (1852) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle shared at Chris’ house. Black pour with a mocha head. Sweet brandy nose. Smooth and sweet with booze, dark roasted malts, caramel, and all kinds of brown sugar notes. Very well done.....

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2011
UPDATED: APR 2, 2012 dark brown sepia, thin tan ring. Husky meat nose, chocolate, stale oat. Flavor front shows prunes and chocolate, mid is gritty chocolate, , sweet and stinging through the finish, considerable heat through the finish, no character, stinging sugary chocolate and stale oat, bit soy sticking all over lips through finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
bottle. pours black with tan head nose cocoa, brandy , apples. flavors of brandy, cinnamon prune juice and lots of heat on back end. pretty good stuff

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle thanks to hophead22. Pours with a deep brown to near black hue with minimal signs of carbonation. Very viscous though. Aromas are of fudge, motor oil, iodine and a bit of a musty, vinous brandy note. Lots of chocolate and licorice. Light vanillin. Flavors are vinous, dark fruits, currants, chocolate, earthy, wood and alcohol. Big bodied, viscous and warming. Light carbonation. Sweet. Tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle. Thanks Tim. Black almost no head. Musty brandy chocolate and plum aroma. Tastes of brandy brown sugar Dark fruit caramel chocolate chewy leather and sweet oak and vanilla.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle. Rating #17. Dark black pour. Mild aroma, a little brandy. Big sugary flavor, sweet of course. Tasty. (2039)


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