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

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RATINGS: 100   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6175) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (33333) - 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]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (10770) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (9832) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (18940) - Tyresö, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (1735) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar. Pitch black body with a small light brown head. Aroma is vanilla, sweet brandy, alcohol, roasted malt, coffee and caramel. Flavor is very sweet, vanilla, sweet brandy, coffee, chocolate and lots of sugar. Just a little to sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar Three Floyds Event. Pours a pitch black and viscous liquid, with a small tan head. Aroma is filled with vanilla, dark cherries, roasted malt, dark fruit, molasses, wood, alcohol, liqourice and is hughely complex. The flavor is very sweet and reminds me a little of the Bourbon County Vanilla Brand Stout, just more complex. I get some roasted malt, lots of dark fruits, vinous notes, liqourice, wood, alcohol, vanilla, molasses, dark cherries, brown sugar and some chocolate. The body is full, thick and oily. Overall a great and really complex Imperial Stout, maybe not for you if you don’t like the sweeter Imperial Stouts.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lusikka (5325) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2011
Thanks fonefan and oh6gdx!
Pours a pitch black colour without a head. Aroma of very strong vanilla with some sweet brandy notes. Flavour of roasted malts, massive amount of vanilla, coffee and sweet brandy. Full bodied with a exceptionally smooth mouthfeel and a lovely smooth vanilla finish. Just plain awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2011
Tap at Three Floyds day at Mikkeller bar. It pours pitch black with a light brown head. The aroma is very sweet and loaded with vanilla with notes of sweet malt, caramel, toffee and a hint of roasted malt. As it warms up notes of alcohol, wood and a little bourbon comes through as well. Flavour is extremely sweet with notes of vanilla, caramel, roasted malt, liquorice, wood a little chocolate and alcohol. It ends with a long vanilla-bourbon after taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (4710) - 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.


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