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Three Floyds Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord de Muerte

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Dark Lord aged in Cognac barrels with ancho and guajillo chili peppers.

First available at Dark Lord Day 2012


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (2828) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
Brown bottle, bottle 317 of 817, trade with pandableh (thank you!), savoured on December 13 2013; eye: black, opaque, no effervescence, no head no lacing; nose: roasted barley, burnt barley, light chili, molasses, alcohol, light soy sauce, light chocolate liqueur; mouth: roasted barley, burnt barley, light chili, molasses, alcohol, light soy sauce, light chocolate liqueur, intense chili, rich, light cognac, alcohol, rich finale with good presence of chili, full body, below-average carbonation, quite sweet; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, bouteille 317 de 817, échange avec pandableh (thank you!), savourée le 13 décembre 2013; œil : noire, opaque, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, orge brulée, léger chili, mélasse, alcool, léger sauce soya, léger liqueur de chocolat; bouche : orge torréfiée, orge brûlée, léger chili, mélasse, alcool, léger sauce soya, léger liqueur de chocolat, chili intense, riche, léger cognac, alcool, finale riche avec bonne présence de chili, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, pas mal sucrée; en résumé : bien bon

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (4534) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the group at a special tasting in 2012 from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma has ample sweet malts, vanilla, peppery heat, Cognac barrel influences, berries, some wood, chocolate and a light smoke. The flavor has much more spicy peppers than my bottle of regular de Muerte because we consumed this fresh. Sweet caramel malts, caramel, chocolate, peppery spice, Cognac barrel influences, berries, vanilla and a light splash of smoke. It’s amazing that the barrel aged versions turn out so much better than the base beer these days.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (4494) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a small dark brown foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry roasted malt with quite a bit of residual sugar with some chili’s notes coming through. Taste is quite heavy with loads of dry roasted malt with some strong spicy chili’s notes that offset most of the residual sugars and barrel treatment. Body is full with medium carbonation and alcohol is totally hidden by the chili notes. Interesting experiment but I would like the head to be dropped a bit too increase drinkability.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WanderinCelt87 (132) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours black with a spicy aroma. Taste is spicy but its not crazy with a sweet chocolate taste. Leaves a nice burn after.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Opened at the 2013 end of year Ottawa tasting, #317 of 817 - thanks Sylvain! Viscous black pour with no head. Fresh green chilli peppers is the first aroma followed by charcoal, some coffee grinds, leather and burnt malts - very similar to an aged DL but with chilli added with a full body and mild+ carbonation, although on the finish it becomes surprisingly thin (for DL). Definitely an odd combination but very happy I got to try this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1140) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
Pours coffee with no head or lacing. Nose was quite soya. Tastes were big chili heat, some vanilla and some espresso. Not really getting the cognac. Taste was big spicy, my nose was running! Oily in the mouth with lots of carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9430) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
A deep dark stout with no head. In aroma, bitter chocolate with soy sauce, chili, coffee grind, very herbaceous. In mouth, a superb sweet chocolate with thick soy sauce, pinot de charente, chocolate liqueur, and hot pepper in finish, muy mexicano. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DTM (783) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle shared with a bunch of folks. Smelled of bourbon. The hot pepper flavor really hits you right away. Very solid beer, just a little too hot for my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (562) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bomber from Timfoolery, spicy all the way through, sweet. Too much good beer to intelligently rate this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
timfoolery (1123) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle from Godofthecellar. Aroma is barrel, vanilla, and sweet chocolate. Flavor is the same, BUT if you like spicy foods, this is amazing. I get that some like mild everything, but this is the best spicy beer I've ever had by far. Spice is up front on the tongue and perfect amount of spice. Excellent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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