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

Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2011
Rating #13000. Testtubesample received from Sir Fonefan! (Thanks a huge lot!!!). Black colour, no head. Aroma is vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate, some liquorice, mild alcohol and some fruity notes and mild spirits as well. Flavour is quite much in a marvellous balance. Pure love!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2011
289/433. Aroma is booze, vanilla, roasted coffee, chocolate. Pours jet black, thick. Taste is all brandy, wood, vanilla and chocolate/coffee. Super viscous. Full bodied and incredible. Super smooth....alcohol is nowhere to be detected in the taste. Soft carbonation. Most flavor Ive ever encountered in a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2011
On tap. Pours black and opaque with a small brownish head. Distinct vanilla aroma, a little wood. At first very sticky bordering cloying but if patient things blend nicely together. Quite rich-bodied, carbonation being a little low, what appears sticky in the nose now turns into the most delicious Belgian pralines and truffles with some warming alcohol in the finish - never boozy though. A small "bite" of heaven. Wauw, just wauw. 250511

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14927) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
Handbottle. Thanks a million to SfhOdense, Stobbe74 and Hallinghansen. . Pours black with a small off brown head. Sweet coffee roast, vanilla, bourbon and soy. A balanced sipper. Really lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisv10 (13483) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
Tap @ Mikkeller. Black with small brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, brandy, vanilla, oak, thick, fruit and a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7185) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. Pours pitch black with a cream dark brown head. The aroma is extremely sweet with notes of vanilla, sweet fruit, chocolate, brown sugar and sweet roasted malt. Sweet malty flavour with notes of sweet caramel, vanilla, bourbon (I know its Brandy but smells like bourbon), candy, brown sugar, roasted malt, chocolate and dark fruit like raisins. Bit sticky but very good and heavily complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011

Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade 8BC, kld., DK-1655 Copenhagen, Denmark.

Dark and pitch black colour with a virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla, light alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20110525]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11651) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph.
Pours completely oily black with a small, beige rim of foam. Aroma has clear vanilla, sweetness, light chocolate, molasses. Light carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is pleasantly soft - not as fat the regular. Chocolate, light roasted, clear vanilla, light tree and oak, light vinious. Still sweet as f*ck, just not as oily.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (14827) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is very sweet, roasted malt, dark chocolate and loads of vanilla. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. Oily, smooth and a bit sticky. Brillant beer and with a little less vanilla and sweetness it would be close to a 5.0. Easily beats the regular Dark Lord. 250511

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (21894) - Tyres, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2011
Thanks oh6gdx and fonefan! Dark black, no head. Intense vanilla and bourbon aroma. Sweet, dense and soft. Tobacco and prunes with some oily soy sauce SA Triple Bock style. Very chocolaty with plenty of vanilla and fudge. Sensory overload.

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