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

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RATINGS: 61   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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle @ Cecil fall monster tasting … Bottle no 223/534 … Monster Thx Plov and Halling for this! …. molasses, cognac, dark fruits, roasted malts, rasins, plums, chocolate, chocolate milk and orange… Fantastic! thx again …

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (6301) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle at Cecil Late Fall Monster tasting. Trade via sean9689. Pours deep black with a creamy beige head. Sweet chocolate, cognac, ripe fruity, tobacco and woody aroma. The flavor is chocolate, sweet caramel, roast, cognac, sweet ripe fruit, oak, vanilla and brown candid sugar. Konfekt!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonkeyBra (3240) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
One of my favorite variants. Pours a dark sludgy color with a thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate, wooden barrel, coffee, sweet and boozy. Flavor is big, boozy, sweet, touches of fruity cognac, more booze, some molasses and chocolate. The fruitiness is apparent, hot, interesting. The cognac barrel mixes well with this beer. Full bodied, above average carbonation. Finishes sweet and boozy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ICEatALAMO (908) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle 550. The aroma still has a lot of sweetness to it. The taste has some heat to it and distinct from the other variants. A very nice variant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle. Metro D tasting. Pours dark brown with decent tan head. Sweet rum soaked raisin aroma. Taste is lots of vanilla and dark fry fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2013
p blk syrupy no head n sweet cognac molasses raisin fl molasses, cocoa, raisin, spicy booze finish. Pretty good

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle 106 of 534. Black beer with a creamy brown head. Dried drak fruits, malty aroma with some sweet chocolate notes. Sweet, dried dark fruits, malty, brown sugar and chocolate flavour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2013
Sampled from bottle during a vertical 2004-2012 line-up of all DLs, during a beer tasting weekend - in the cellar of Chez Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles. Notes include main characteristics in aroma and flavour components. 2012 Bourbon BA DL - bottle 197/685 - bourbon, vanilla, molasses, some chocolate. 3.8/5 2012 Boubon Vanilla DL - bottle 921/934 - chocolate, vanilla, sherry... Aroma makes one think of a vanilla scented cancle (no shit). 3/5 2012 Cognac Vanilla DL - bottle 409/534 - green coffee beans, green paprica, spicy notes. No Cognac scent at all. 3/5 2012 Cognac De Muerte DL - bottle 203/817 - cacao, pepper and peppers scent. Taste is very hot due to the peppers but take away most of the taste - pity (not as balanced as for example the Hunahpu) 3.3/5 2011 PVW Bourbon BA DL - bottle 261/484 - thanks Jeffo! - lots of bourbon, but beautifully embedded in the whole aroma palet. The first DL I really dig. Vanilla, coconut, chocolate. Best of the vertical. 4.2/5 2011 Brandy BA DL - bottle 185(?)/312(?) - a sour pinch to the basic DL character, cherries. 3.2/5 2011 Brandy Vanilla DL - bottle 403/433 - loooots of chocolate. 3.1/5

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2013
Black body, more tan head than most BADLs. Smells of dark fruit, caramel candy, bready malt. Taste follows the same profile; reminds me of drinking less boozy cognac. Not as roasty, yielding to the dark fruits. And not hot at all. Could use more body. A stellar BA RIS overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2013
18/I/13 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel - BB: n/a - #449/532 (2013-26) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark red brown beer, no head. Aroma: quite some chocolate, vanilla, lots of caramel, alcohol, sugary, hint of wood, bit earthy. MF: soft yet very fine prickling carbon (did they add CO2?), full body. Taste: caramel, citrus, vanilla, very sugary, bit spicy, chillies (possibly the alcohol I taste?), chocolate. Aftertaste: more caramel, vanilla, boozy, dark chocolate, alcohol warming the throat, bitter touch, leather and tobacco, cocoa powder, sugary but not as bad as in the main taste. Once again: chillies? Still the alcohol possibly?


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