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

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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43244) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (39970) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (25647) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (24920) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23001) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2011
Draft @Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty malty chocolate and vanilla aroma with hints of brandy barrel. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate, molasses vanilla, brandy barrel flavor. Has a roasted malty sweetish thick chocolate and vanilla finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
7th April 2012
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Opaque black beer, short lived tan head. Light semi dry palate. Amazingly not too boozy! Smells like dark chocolate ice cream. Taste follows the nose. Lovely vanilla dark chocolate malt with a brandy twist. It’s just amazingly light and drinkable. Softish finish with just a little warmth coming through. A real treat for a sweet tooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (20920) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle 200/422 courtesy of me, thanks! Dark maroon color, large brown head. Aroma of a cool Madagascar breeze, smooth chocolate syrup. Taste of dark roasted coffee with vanilla and chocolate in it. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (20724) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
Bottle at chrisOs... bottle 346... huge black ... thinest tan lacing ... huge toffee chocolate roast ... light meaty... boozy nose ... sweet roast ... big vanilla ... dark roast ... soft mellow brandy in the linger

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