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Three Floyds Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Dark Lord aged in Cognac barrels with ancho and guajillo chili peppers.

First available at Dark Lord Day 2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
4th January 2013
THE stout tasting Pt1. Big thanks to Jack for the hatrick of Dark Lords. Who needs Demba Ba when Jack scores like this? Opaque dark brown - black beer. Short lived bubbly dark tan head. Green vegetal nose! Soft and frothy viscous palate. Sweet dark malts with dark chocolate and cream. Big green chilli attack - spice and blooming warmth that gives an itch on the back of the throat. An experience but I think the chilli is overdone, it dominates way too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (14384) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle at The Stout Tasting Part I, London - many thanks to Jack. Pours black-brown with a beige cream head. Big green chili nose, dark malts, some dark chocolate. Really spicy flavor with more fresh, green chili pepper and background dark chocolate. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish, mostly chili heat rather than alcohol burn (although it’s tough to sort out) with more dark malt sweetness, chili-laced chocolate. The spiciness totally cuts through the sweetness. Good, but hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (5816) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle #650 @ THE Stout Tasting. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny head. The aroma’s strong chili, vegetable, bitter chocolate, general fruit leather. The taste is sweet chocolate cake. Charred grain, ash, some cinnamon and allspice, ginger. HOT chili finish. Full body, thick on the palate. Overall, a pretty interesting brew. I don’t love chili flavors in beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle (#650 of 817, 2012 vintage) thanks to jackl, consumed at THE stouts tasting - part 1. It pours opaque dark brown with a small light tan head. The nose is vegetal, chilli pepper, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel and gingerbread. The taste is chocolate gateaux, pretty big on the chilli pepper, toffee, gingerbread, dark fruit, cognac in the background, green vegetable and fudge with a sweet, pretty spicy finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Fun to try, but there is too much chilli there. Interesting, but not well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: Dark Lord
Date: October 28, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Dark Lord Night III
Appearance: black, scant head
Aroma: huge spicy chili pepper aroma backed by dark chocolate
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, touch of sweet chocolate, lots of hot chili peppers
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle 527 of 817. Pours with a black and glass coating hued body with hardly any head. Aromas are spicy with dried ancho, dusty, peppery, chocolate vegital and raisins. Some dark fruits, but almost all dried peppers. Flavors are sweet, raisiny, vinous, cognac, chewy fudge, chocolate, prunes, mildly boozy, some peppery heat. Unique, chewy, thick and vinous. Medium carbonation. Thankfully less peppers than the aroma. Interesting.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (6464) - 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 (3469) - 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 (4592) - 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 (5758) - 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!

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