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Three Floyds Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5382) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2012
75cl, Vintage 2012 (Red wax), Bottle 679/817 (no mention of ABV), as ’Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord with Ancho Guajillo Chilis’, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, with chili peppers, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex sweet Stout, very spicy/roasted and slightly alcoholic/fruity, heavy, yet very balanced, hazy, nearly no head, top class!, yet very expensive!, WOW!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2012
(Bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of chili peppers, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and cognac. Flavor of chocolate, chile peppers, coffee, dark fruit, molasses, raisins, brown sugar, cognac, and wood.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
750 ml waxed bottle, #227/817 served in a New Glarus tasting glass. Big thanks to Alex (Masterski) for sharing the bottle. I had this back to back with the regular Cognac version. A: Pours just like motor oil. Viscous, oily and black with a tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a nice ring that leaves some sticky lace. S: Nice vegetal pepper flesh with dark chocolates and roasted malts. The spiciness from the pepper really sticks at the back of the nostils. T: The spiciness lingers throughout each sip instead of just at the back end like the nose. Vegetal pepper flesh with dark chocolate flavors, some oak, a touch of Cognac and sweet roasted oats. M: Chewy and viscous with a medium-low carbonation level. The spicy pepper heat is intensified at the end of each sip. O: There was a little much vegetal pepper flesh for me and the spiciness really dominated all the other flavors. That being said it was really good and the sweetness of Dark Lord is the perfect vessel for the spice. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-10-2012

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Thanks to the fellas at RBSG 2012

Appearance: Pours near black. No head, but some faint tan edges when you move the beer around.

Aroma: Smokey chilli, dark chocolate, columbian coffee, alcohol.

Taste: Spicy chili, brownies, cognac, chocolate. Finishes with lingering spice.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Hot and very thick.

Overall: A treat to try, lots of big bold flavors, nothing is more over powering than the other, the heat was manageable. The barrel and pepper treatment complimented virgin Dark Lord’s sweet coffee profile, which in my opinion was a win.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2012
750 ml bottle from DLD 2012, tried along with the other 2012 barrel treatments. Bottle 294/817. Pours a deep, dark, opaque midnight brown with a small tan head that settles into a lasting ring. The nose follows the Cognac Barrel Dark Lord (wood, vanilla, molasses, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits), with a big dose of peppers. The same can be said for the flavor. Full-bodied, with a peppery, sweet mouthfeel and low carbonation. There’s a burn at the end that lingers. Can’t drink much of this one but it’s sure good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
illidurit (2130) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle shared at the RBSG 2012 Grand Tasting. Pitch black with an iced coffee head. Aroma is strong on the chilis with plenty of sweet dense chocolate. Vanilla and chocolate flavor, rich caramel and a nice ancho/chipotle flavor. Perfect amount of heat and chili flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty peppery chili aroma with woody cognac hints. Roasted malty chocolate spicy hot chili flavor with woody hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate and spicy chili woody finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Super black pour with no head. Smoked chili peppers, dark chocolate, dark brown sugar, and a hint of the barrel. Flavor is sweet with fudge, molasses, burnt sugar. Then the peppers come to the party! Smokey pepper flavor with decent heat cuts the sweetness and takes this beer to the next level. The heat lingers for a while after each sip. Super full body with nearly no carbonation. This was my favorite of the 2012 DL variations. The peppers were done perfectly!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10544) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a reddish black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt, pepper, dark fruit and sugar aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt, pepper, dark fruit flavor with a heavy dark bittersweet and small pepper bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is standout beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4842) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle sampled at Muckfest III. Black pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, raisin, cognac and a bit of chili pepper. Malty and chocolatey flavor with raisin and molasses character before an intensely warm chili pepper finish. Lovely aroma, even with hints of chili, but it ruined the flavor.


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