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Three Floyds Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
misterbeer (313) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle. Sweet rich chocolate, earthy / smoky chili pepper, and prune (as it warmed) aroma. Opaque black with a creamy tan ring. Swirling it in the glass it was thick, sticky and syrupy. Big sweet chocolate and earthy chili flavor, some light vanilla. The chili burn was perfect, creating a warm rosy glow in the mouth that slowly built as I continued to sip, but never became more than was pleasant. The chocolate flavor reminded me a bit of chocolate covered cherries, without actually tasting like cherry, probably a result of the cognac barrel aging. Full creamy, smooth, sticky body, with a pleasant burning warmth. I was fortunate to be able to taste this side by side with the Vanilla Bean Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord, and decided that the Muerte is the beer closest to perfection that Iíve ever tasted. Iím not prone to gushing, but I had to make an exception this time.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Patrickctenchi (5953) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle: 366 of 817 Pours black with a slight purple cast....tan ring. Scent is pepper-spiced-chocolate.....strong. Flavour is a flash fire of chocolate and an insane chile rush inside a cocoon of smooth cognac. If it was featured in a movie it would be depicted as having an otherworldly glow at the bottom of the snifter...it has.....presence. And it doesnít give up itís burn, either..... It just keeps coming at you relentlessly. At the end of the bottle, youíre hot,amazed, spent and genuinely sad itís over. An absolutely stunning beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
McGrupp612 (140) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kazin (464) - MalmŲ, 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HonkeyBra (4034) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Bottle 101/817. Black pour with a coffee colored head. Aroma of chocolate with the burn of chillies. Notes of cognac, booze, fruit, boozy fruitiness. There are some mild notes of coffee, cherries. Flavor is sweet chocolate and heat from the peppers. The chillies burn your lips a bit. Strong, boozy sweetness from the cognac. Notes of grapes, coffee, chocolate. I keep coming back to the heat on this beer. Much more impressive that the previous de muerte DL. Thick, oily palate with heat in the finish. This is the truth. Easily one of the best barrel aged varient if not the best barrel aged varient of Dark Lord Iíve ever had. Stunning.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (10590) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle. Earthy ancho pepper, chocolate malt and cognac aroma. Oily black with no head. Sweet dark chocolate and vanilla initially followed by a crescendo of chili pepper flavor. Warmth lingers for a long time and increases with each drink. Glorious - worth ever penny.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10849) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Wow. Great pour at RBSG LA. Nearly black pour. Brown head. Aroma is chili forward, chocolate, molasses and prunes. Flavor is sweet, spicy, ancho peppers, coffee. Well done brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (3341) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2012 Bottle # 272. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Big green pepper aromas. Wow this bad boy is hot. Much better than last yearís version, with all kinds of heat from the chili peppers, coco, bakers chocolate, and dark roasted malts. Fantastic....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
VsXsV (3908) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2012
Bomber shared at RBSG 2012 Grand Tasting by NoSignsOfPain. Thanks! Liquid is black and quite viscous with just a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma is very much smoked chilies but also some deep chocolate, raw sugars, coffee and maybe just a hint of the cognac barrel. Taste is heavily sweet (as usual with the DL), but also quite hot (not GFK hot) with really nice notes of deep, roasted chilies. Full bodied with low carbonation. Enjoyed this quite a lot, but Iím a chili lover.

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