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Three Floyds Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte

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RATINGS: 76   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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2012
11/XII/12 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a - bottle 679/817 (2012-1349) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark purple to brown beer, no head. Aroma: sweet caramel, alcohol, lots of chocolate and chocolate milk, cocoa powder, vanilla, mocha, ashes, dried fruits, little spicy if you pay attention to it. MF: no carbon, full body, syrupy texture. Taste: lots of chocolate, sweet caramel, hot chillies, vanilla. Aftertaste: chillies, sugary, caramel, very hot, burning the throat, some vanilla. Down right special, and despite the hot chillies, still drinkable. A small glass at least. In contrast to to the previous chili beers I had, I actually like this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (3026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
A little pepper heat w/ some Dark Lord and even more booze. Very sweet and slightly soy-saucy, basically what you’d expect given the ingredients list. Interesting but not terribly tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (3624) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
EPIC beersharing by BoBoChamp ! can’t thank the guy enough, pure awsomeness here ! pours pitch black, smells quite much like i remember from the regular dark lord ( no real aged or chili factor to me) tastes is VERY chili! too much for my taste, since i dont taste anything else than chili chili and chili... aftertaste is sweet, some lactose, hints of vanilla after waiting several minutes ( weird) . intresting, but painfull drink !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1796) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6842) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
illidurit (2172) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (17566) - 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.

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