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Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Brandy Vanilla Bean)

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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This is our massive Russian-style Imperial Stout aged for one year in a brandy barrel with Madagascar vanilla beans. Thick, smooth, complex, and warming, this rare beer with certainly be remembered.

Available at Dark Lord Day 2011


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5185) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2011
Dark black, short head. Huge aroma of overly sweet vanille. Coffee, molasses, roasted malt. Thick oily. Too much vanilla for me.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (10241) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
Draught @ Mikeller Bar. Pitch black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma of Vanilla, orast, sweetness, molasses, brown sugar. Flavour of wood, liqourice,, vanilla, roast, caramel and spice. full bodied. Roasty, sweet and woody vanilla end. Very smooth and balanced beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma fo liquorice, vanilla and dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of vanilla, dark chocolate, liquorice and alcohol. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13440) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
Draught at Mielche & Hurtigkarl. Pitck black - brown head. High vanilla aroma. Labre laver. Soft ice. Licorice. Fruity. High malty. Burned. High sweetness. Chocolate. Taost. Isbåd. Boozy. Ok smooth body - compaired to the complexity. Lovely. Better than the normal DL.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
Nose is cherry, lots of chocolate, some sweet licorice, feel is medium and very fat, carb is quite low, taste is coffee, heavy port, sweet vanilla, coconut, red apple, oak, bittersweet finish of balanced hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (10856) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
tap at mikkeller bar. Loads of vanilla in the aroma. Also some bitter wood, roasted stuff, toffee. 8 flavor is vanilla, roasted malts, many other flavors that blend really well and are hard to pick out. Chocolate, bourbon. Definetly better than the dark lords ive tasted

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
From tap at Mielcke & Hurtigkarl, Three Floyds and Mikkeller dinner. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dense wooden toffee and caramelish. Smooth vanilla flavoured. Rather sweet impression and dense caramelish. Mild brandy touch and smooth vanilla into the finish. Lingering and sweet lasting finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dfonorow (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Huge thanks to the kind fellow who cracked open his bottle right after winning it at DLD. Bottle #410/433 (may be #40, hard to tell from picture). Pour is pitch black with a finger-wide dark tan head. Amazing lacing and close-knit carbonation bubbles. Aroma is of sweet alcohol, cherries, molasses, vanilla. Flavor is insanely smooth with just a hint of sweetness which includes vanilla, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, and butterscotch. Very smooth mouth-feel and just a touch of alcohol in the finish. Amazing.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ewestern (256) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Thanks to Chris for the split. This beer was a amazing. Everything you look forward to in an Impy stout and more. Amazingly complex yet not overdone. Nice nose of brandy that is not overpowering and allows notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and other aromas to come through. The flavor is amazing. As I said, complex yet not overdone. Flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, brandy, and others blend together in an orgasm of flavor. Nicely full bodied and smooth with just enough carbonation to fluff it up a bit.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AndyReynolds (891) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle split 5 ways at Darklord day, thanks to Chris for agreeing to split. Pours a nice black with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet malts, coffee, dark chocolate, brandy, oak, brown sugar, vanilla, a tiny amounts of hops, molasses, maple syrup, (agreeing with Bigmmartin) butter scotch, and heaven. Palate is chewy and silky smooth at the same time. Flavor is sweet, really pulling out the vanilla. This beer is the closest to perfection I have ever had. The only thing I can find as a flaw (if that’s what to call it a flaw) is the top of the beer did not have the oil slick colors on the top, which is a signature of regular Darklord.


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