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Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Moscatel Barrel Aged)

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Dark Lord aged in Moscatel Barrels.

First available at Dark Lord Day 2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (5919) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle shared at the 5K/7.5K/10K Tasting. Deep brown pour with a tight oily tan head. The nose is extremely sweet. Dirt-covered red berry and general fruit skin. Concentrated prune. Plenty of burnt brown sugar and cocoa. Hershey-covered cherries. Sort of messy. The taste is similarly quite sweet. Toasted marshmallow and caramelized cherries. Some chocolate liqueur. Growing booziness on the finish. Candied red fruits. Extremely oily and thick. Not the total fiasco that I was afraid that it might be. Enjoyable in small amounts, but not nearly as good as other BA Dark Lords I’ve sampled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3486) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Armin. Thanks man! Pour is pitch black with a small tan head and good lacing. Plummy, dark cocoa, some coffee, grapey, woody, leather, and butty aroma. Taste is raisins, soy, chocolate, oaky, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, dates, somewhat tangy, and grapey with a slightly roasted bitter finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle @ Steve_0 during my 10k tick fest. Thanks Armin! Black appearance with a dark brown head. Gooey caramel, rich dark chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, and a little bit of spice. Thick and gooey. A little boozy. Some soy, vanilla, super rich molasses / honey, grape, and plum. High sweetness, moderate bitterness. It’s not crazy boozy. Thick. Sort of fun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8754) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thick black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, some oak, bourbon, slight red wine, hints of earth, spice. Taste was a mix of dark cherry, red fruit, some nice oak, vanilla, chocolate, hints of brownie, hints of slight earth, very slight wine, finishing very sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2365) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle shared by Long - thanks!! Dark black pour with a thin tan head. Big malty sweet nose. Sweet booze, dark fruit. Cherry, booze finish. Smooth malty goodness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4073) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2015
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, white wine, liquorice root, malts, strong wine notes. Wine flavour, liquorice root, salmiaki (drop), light sour, coffee, caramel. Sweet finish, caramel, lingering coffee, white wine.
(from 66cL bottle @ Mikkeller Bar, København. Bottle 617/1020. Thanks for sharing, MrHangover!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (5171) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2015
22oz bomber shared by Brad. Brown-black body. Aged quite well. Oily beige head. Brown sugar richness. Sublime, something I don’t think I’ve said about other Dark Lords. Port notes. Pretty excellent. Grape tones are never vinous or out of place..but there is some juicy grape flavor among the sugary brown chocolate. Phenomenal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (13535) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle shared at the 5K/7.5K/10K tasting - who the hell has a 7.5K tasting?, big thanks to Jackl for this rarity, 30/12/14. #243/1021. Light black with a decent tan covering that dissipates to spotting and the edge of the vessel. Nose is rich roast, tar, sweet, port like qualities, woody notes. Taste comprises raisnes, big on dark fruits, sweet malt, chocolate, dark malt, roasted notes, port notes, light BA effect. Full bodied, oily body, sweet and viscous. Solid enough Impy, masks the 15% very well, a little too sweet for this Bois tho’!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (4430) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, fruit, berries, and malt. Taste is dark fruit, cherries, chocolate, malt, and liqueur. Different, but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 75cl ][ Tasting ][ Free ][ Tasting Globe ][ 1.24.15 ]
>> 2013 Orange Wax. Pours a flatter deep sepia red with no head or lace. Nose is all dark fruit.. dates, raisins, brown sugar, starchy Twizzlers candy/red licorice. Taste is sweet and savory, no bitterness to balance and no carbonation to balance. Pretty one note American Strong Ale style like other Dark Lords. Prune, raisins, flashes of spice..but not assertive. Slight oxidation gives it a tawny dark cherry and slight cardboard character. Fun to try at least.

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