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

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RATINGS: 363   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
tom10101 (3548) - 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 (3852) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle shared with a bunch of folks. Tasted of bourbon and chocolate. A lot of SMG, but the ABV was hidden very well. Thanks for letting me be a part of tasting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Rating number 1000!!! Bottle from trade. Aroma is slightly sweet bourbon and bakers chocolate. Flavor is much of the same with an nice, full body. Palate has medium carbonation, but mouthfeel is amazing. Damn ballz beer! Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dodgrblu (657) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bomber shared by Timfoolery, sweet aroma, great balance with the bourbon, very slight booziness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2711) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 25, 2013
A nice beer to get to try and it is far better then the base beer but it still has the same flaw. Insane cloying sweetness overwhelms great flavors and character. Bourbon, vanilla, toast, chocolate, and dark fruits are great in this but the finish is insanely sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (4369) - Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 Great aroma, fantastic, with some bourbon sweetness, just way too sweet for me cause of the base beer, fuck me, oh well

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LadyIpa (13) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
A teeny bit of soy sauce here as well, but much less than the unbarreled version. Taste is wonderful, quite sweet, lots of vanilla oak notes, molasses, light roastiness, so tasty

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409 (1769) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle. Metro D tasting. Pours black with thin tan head. Big oak booze vanilla aroma. Taste is very big fudge and tons of vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ICEatALAMO (1078) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle 219. The aroma has mostly bourbon, but also a decent amount of marshmallow. The taste still has sone heat to it, but also smooth. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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