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Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Cognac Barrel Aged)

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Dark Lord aged in Cognac Barrels.

First available at Dark Lord Day 2012


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a black color with a red head. The aroma was of molasses, sugar, coffee, chocolate, oak and notes of brandy. The taste was of coffee, brandy, chocolate, roast and prunes. Just awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (566) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Shared by some kind soul at RBSG, thick oily glug glug black pour, with a small layer of mocha head. Aroma, holy sugar bomb, sweet dark fruits, oak, vanilla, ash, lot of barrel, and more sugar. Taste is incredibly sweet up front, followed by some oak, vanilla, and dark fruit, with a rich chocolate finish, thick sticky mouthfeel. Glad I finally got to tick one of these things but a small sample is all I could handle for something so sweet, still enjoyed it though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle share at SRBG Grand Tasting. Thanks! Pours almost black with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, cognac, and vanilla. Taste is cognac, sweet chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruit. Rich and creamy for sure. Perfect for sharing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8026) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. Etched Glass. RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours black oil. Nose/taste of cognac, chocolate, sweet chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Full bodied.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (7019) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
WAs reluctantly forced into trying htis. Recieved diabetes shortly after. The beer is sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6033) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. Bottle. Very dark brown color. Thin off-white khaki head. Dots of lace. Bigger body, pretty sticky. Lighter carbonation. Sweet taste, bigger sweet. Kind of sugary. Alcohol works alright but I could use a bit of bitter to balance this out. Chocolate, caramel, light spice. Doesn’t do much for me, honestly. First time I had Dark Lord I thought something was wrong with ME, but now I realize this sweet stuff is just not my style. Decent, cool one to try though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3081) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Rich bittersweet chocolate and sweet boozy heat. Jet black with a rich brown head. Sweet brown sugar, dark mollasses, oak and some chilli. Nice.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rxeight (1234) - Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 Amazing. Sweet dark lord, insanely smooth, boozy with a touch of pepper. Had this next to the bourbon 12 and I perferred this one.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kazin (183) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle, shared with friends. Absolutely fantastic, the cognac barreling gives a nice extra dimension to the Dark Lord. Amazing mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis (3027) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle #474 with hella thanks to Dak! Shared with friends. Pours opaque black with a small creamy brown head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is hella rich cocoa, cognac, fudge, vanilla, dark fruits. Flavor follows, medium sweet and light bitter, lots going on here, and its all good. Fully body, creamy mouthfeel. Flavor can’t quite rise to the level of the hella good aroma, but its still a damn nice beer.


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