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Three Floyds Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte

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RATINGS: 72   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


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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
misterbeer (311) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Ok So I love pepper beer! And except for the almost non existent head this was beer was really really great! Tastes of chocolate, wood, vanilla and a medium spiced pepper.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kazin (180) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle shared with friends. Such a combination of sweet dark lord and delicious chilis. The chili strength never becomes overpowering, but complements what I already consider to be one of my favorite stouts!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rxeight (1188) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle, thanks Matt, part of a 12-14 variant tasting. Wow. Damn spicy. Even after 2 years. Sweet peppers. Thick darklord mouthfeel. FFF makes the best chilli stouts, and they need to make more.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
574deadzone (984) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Sample size at a killer bottle share. Bottle #28/817. Pours a flat-looking brown/black, with no head but some sizable alcohol legs on the glass. Nose is cognac-covered pepper-covered imperial stout, if that makes sense. Very sweet flavor, fairly bitter. Big bodied, slippery oily feel, soft action, and quite hot with chili peppers rather than alcohol. Kind of like drinking hot sauce. I thought this would be the ultimate hangover beer, because it’s like a combo of the hottest bloody mary with dark, rich black coffee. No more than a few ounces could be consumed, but goddamn it was fun.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (2914) - 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 (5250) - 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 (4637) - 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 (155) - 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 (1955) - 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 (1223) - 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 (9734) - 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.


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