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

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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Dark Lord aged in a variety of Bourbon barrels including Woodford Reserve and Heaven Hill.

This listing is specifically for Bourbon barrel aged variants of Dark Lord. NOT Brandy.

Admin Note: This beer was not released as usual in April 2014 and has been retired.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
2011 Vintage on tap at Dark Lord Day. Pour is black with no visible head, some slight lacing on the glass. Aroma is of caramel, bourbon, raisins, maple syrup, burnt chocolate, and licorice. Flavor is not nearly as cloying as the regular DL - vanilla, chocolate, licorice, brown sugar, molasses, and bourbon. Smooth for the ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChinoSkillzian (173) - The Hills, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Multiple "vintages" sampled at various tastings. Pours the expected opaque nearly black with small tan head. The nose is rich bourbon barrel, oak, vanilla, with some definite boozy notes as well. The palate is heavy weight but decently balanced, with flavors of medium roast, molasses/syrup, maple bourbon, and chocolate. Mildly complex, nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (4124) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Poured a dark black color we from the bottle with aromas of roast, chocolate, earth, light vanilla, oak and bourbon. Flavors were the same almost like a fudge brownie dipped in bourbon. A little too much sweetness in the aftertaste for me but still a world class barrel aged stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2144) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle @ Cecil Late Fall Monster Tasting. Trade from Sean 9689, thanks bro! Black body with a medium light brown head. Chocolate, caramel , oak, bourbon, wood, vanilla, molasses, coffee, ripe fruit. Beer porn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle @ Cecil Late Fall Monster Tasting… . it pours pitch black with no head…. vanilla, bourbon, malts, caramel, dark fruits, choco milk, cacao…...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6694) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle at Cecil Late Fall Monster tasting. Bottle 678/688. My no. 6000 rating. Thx sean. Pours opaque black with a creamy brown head. The aroma is vanilla, roasted malt, sweet caramel, oak and chocolate. The flavor is heavy roasted with notes of sweet bourbon, oak, chocolate, light coffee and some ripe fruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4924) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
pours very dark brown, almost black with a small resilient beige head, some lacing. complex caramel and chocolate, burnt hazelnuts, raisins, refined maple, chalk, bourbon, booze. sweet but surprisingly not cloying. moderate carbonation - microbubbly, full body, warming and slightly bittering coffee finish. seriously thought that this would have been overdone, but it’s not. it ’s actually great..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Minderbinder (2147) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle 22oz (2012). Pours black with very low brown head. Aroma is of caramel, roasted malt, bourbon, alcohol. Taste is of caramel, dark fruits, alcohol, vanilla, sugar, bourbon, cherries. Palate: Full bodied. Highly sticky. More or less low on carb. Overall: Outstanding. Not cloying at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3256) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle (22 oz). 2012 vintage. Thanks to ksodeman for this one! Pitch black with a small brown head and light lacing. Aroma is of burnt caramel, sweetness notes, vanilla, bourbon, milk chocolate and liquorice. Taste is really sweet, but not as cloying as expected (in fact, it’s not even cloying in small quantity). Burnt caramel, milk chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and liquorice. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Thick and chewy. Very complex. Better than expected. The barrel treatment is well done. I preferred this one to the Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3595) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle (2012). Black pour with thin brown head. Aroma of rich, aromatic milk chocolaste, licorice, bourbon, roasted grain. Taste is strong, very sweet with a long boozy finish, black cherry like fruitiness, brown sugar, molasses. Palate is filthy rich with low-medium carbonation, palate seems to be a strong point, almost port-like qualities, great sipper. Very good aged IS, a fine example of how decadent the style can be made to be. It has however been surpassed over the years.

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