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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout aged in a variety of Bourbon barrels with vanilla beans.

This listing is specifically for Bourbon Vanilla Bean Dark Lord. NOT Brandy.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (35077) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014
Handbottle.
[ As Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Bourbon Vanilla Bean) ].
Clear dark brown black color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate malty, chocolate, alcohol - bourbon, moderate to heavy, wood - barrel, sweet vanilla. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20090505]
9-4-8-4-18

Bottle 750ml.

[ As Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Bourbon Vanilla Bean) ].
Clear dark black color with a large, creamy - frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, vanilla beans, alcohol - bourbon. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long long duration, vanilla, vanilla bean, chocolate, alcohol - bourbon. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20140501]
9-4-9-4-18

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 Handbottled, courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma is dark chocolate, hard roasted malt and light vanilla. Light breadish impression. Smooth roasted malt and dark rich chocolate. Smooth vanilla flavoured. Sweet and bitter to dark roasted finish. Thick and rich chocolate with a vanilla edge. Nice lasting dark malty finish.8-4-8-17=4.1

22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is smooth vanilla and bourbon. Smooth dark roasted malty and solid smooth vanilla. Lingering sweet impression.9-5-9-5-17=4.5

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29335) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
Draft. A black beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of vanilla, roasted malt, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of vanilla, alcohol, roasted malt, and soy sauce, leading to a dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
Handbottle 22 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours pitch black with no head. Enticing vanilla aroma, reminding me of certain filled chocolates - far from cloying as other vanilla infused beers. The alcohol is up there as well. Solid body, thick and syrupy, lots of hard roasted malts and dark chocolate, again vanilla but also molasses and marzipan. The alcohol is certainly present but it warms rather than burns. Dare I say this is better than the original? 230410

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20810) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
Handbottled from tap, at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of liquorice. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate and liquorice. Sweet and roasted finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20334) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Bottled@The Chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011 "Donkey Dork Lord Edition". (thanks madmitch76...). Pitch black colour, small head. Aroma is chocolate, liquorice, vanilla and some alcohol along with mild wooden notes. Flavour is liquorice, vanilla, chocolate, alcohol, wood and some slight spices and mild coffeeish notes as well. Wellbalanced and nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (16727) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty bourbon vanilla chocolate aroma. Sweetish roasted malty bourbon chocolate and vanilla flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and bourbon vanilla finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
21st May 2012
Opaque dark brown - black beer with a few tan bubbles for a head. Smooth palate with mild fine prickly carbonation. Rich dark malt but not heavy. Lovely dark chocolate with a little coffee and vanilla ice cream. A little brandy alcohol and spice. The alcohol is generally well hidden though, until you try to stand up! Lovely sumptuous desert beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
Courtesy of Kim, handbottled
Oily black color, flat. Intense chocolate aroma, some cookie dough. Syrupy and thick mouthfeel, as expected for a Dark Lord, sweet, with some chocolate but actually less than expected. Strong alcohol perception.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2009
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009 plastic cup hampton hotel DLD 09, thick still deepest black,sweet roast loads of vanilla, rich sweet roast malts with quite a lot of spirit burn,huge ammount of vanilla, little smokey, and quite a bit of bourbon? bit too vanilla toffee heavy 3.8 ... Hand bottle at home ... deep motor oil black ... nice smooth deep roast nose... quite sweet ... lots of vanilla but well balanced with the malts ... defintly seems like a little bourbon but far less than the Oak aged 3.7


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