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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 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 (648) - 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 (2563) - 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 (4204) - 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 (1736) - 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 (1053) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
On tap at FWIBF. Pours a pitch black hued body with a lasting tan head. Aromas are dark fruit, milk chocolate, bourbon, fudge, dusty, ashy, mineral and a lot of alcohol. Flavors are surprisingly smooth, milk chocolate, barrel, fudge, vanillin and tannin. The barrel character seems to cut into the sweetness. Velvety mouthfeel, creamy, viscous. Insanely good mouthfeel. I was expecting to dislike this, especially on such a hot day. I haven’t liked the sweetness of the newer batches of DL, and have not been wild about the barrel treatments, but this definitely surpassed my expectations. Quite the experience and it was very solid!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fletchfighters (1177) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle 656/688 Black pour with a thin light brown collar. Thick oily residue left in the glass. Very thick ABV legs Nose is dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon, wood, chocolate, caramel,coconut, and subtle soy sauce. Some alcohol but well subdued. Fruits really stand out well. Might as well just copy and paste the above remarks. Barrel really shines in this beer and hides what makes Dark Lord a meh beer. Dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, caramel and other fun notes. Thick and coating. Low carbonation, big body, well balanced. ABV is there but it is later that it catches up to me. Bad ass beer. One of the best bourbon treatments I have had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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