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

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Dark Lord aged in Moscatel Barrels.

First available at Dark Lord Day 2013


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (12740) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
Bottle at Mielcke&Hurtigkarl. (as: Three Floyds Dark Lord De Muerte (Muscatel Barrel) - Is this the right entry ??) Pitch black - no head. Chili spicy notes. High chili. Red chili. Chocolate. Oiley. Light marzipan. Sweetness. Wooden dryness. Molasses. Burned sugar. Knækbrød. High malty. Wine notes. Oak. Wooden dryness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3108) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Finally opened this guy to celebrate. Pours like oil out of the bottle. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, brandy, sweet raisin and peach notes. Mild sherry and booze. Flavor is insanely sweet and boozey, with some balancing heat from the alcohol, mild chocolate and barrel bitterness. This really drinks like a dessert wine. Full bodied, lingering sweetness. Wicked bizarre.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2014
26.02.2014, 0,65l bottle (2013) sampled @ MAD Beer Brewing release @ Mielcke & Hurtigkarl:
No head, just some bubbles. Aroma is like putting the nose in a bag of dried red chillies. There is just an insane amount of red chillies in this one, very grassy chili-like, dark malts, spices, dark sugar, grass. Taste is slightly sweet spiced, dark sugar, dark malts, chili, grass, oak, vanilla, chocolate. Medium bitterness, nice not too powerful chili touch compared to the aroma. Nice one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duntoyou (93) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2014
Interestingtaste of nuts chocolate, sweet alchohol. Burned malts. Taste contains caye ne peppes. Very creative. Very interesting

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (594) - USA - FEB 23, 2014
750-ml bottle on the Metra Electric. almost a year of sitting wasn’t a bad idea. sweet creamy wow.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
railcat1 (676) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Finally my friend made it down to visit me in FL.and he brought some FFF that I have not had..This had a sweet chocolate aroma, The flavor was very sweet and the barrel aged did not over take the flavor of the beer like most do.For being 15% the alcohol is very well hidden.This could use a year or so of sitting to take some of the sweetness away and let the flavors blend more,overall not a bad beer and I do like the Darklord so I was happy to try this one.CHEERS! .

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (933) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
Black with a good chocolate head. Aroma is brandy, chocolate, vanilla, oak. Velvety mouthfeel, smooth on the palate , sweet but better balanced than the regular version. Taste is chocolate, apple brandy, raisins, figs, dates, muscat. Delicious!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7715) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2013
Deep greige, fast gone head over brown-red rimmed black beer. Bourbon, roasted/burnt coffee, chocolate, vanilla, cigarette ashes. Sweet - very sweet - but with a burnt toffee lining. Dark brown sugar, molasses, syrup. Sticky, oozy feel; full bodied, rich and cloying. Too bl**dy sweet, however bad the craze may be!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gEUS (890) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2013
660 ml bottle - kindly shared by Dennoman at the preBBF13 hotel room tasting with FX Cannelle and Romain VeryNiceGuy. Pours intensely dark black as night, oily and very viscous. Aroma of soy sauce, oyster sauce, tiny acidity hidden behind a bomb of sweetness and odd fish aromas. The mouthfeel is killed by artificial alike sweetness. The taste/flavours are roasted malts, aftertaste give some hints of peach and muscat wine. Overall: still lots of the DL character (boooo) and waaaay too sweet, lacking balance. Sorry to ruin the speculation party here, but seriously, this is not a good imperial stout.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
750ml orange waxed bottle served in a FFF mini snifter. A: Pours a viscous black color with a thin dark brown head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring, some splotches of lace are left down the glass. S: Lots of fruity wine notes with a heavy sweetness. Dark fruits, oak and some green grape as well. Roasted malts with the heavy DL chocolate sweetness. T: Way too sweet. Lots of oak and dark chocolate with a fruity, grapey wine presence. The barrel imparts an over the top fruity sweetness to an already sweet beer. M: Medium to heavy bodied with a medium low carbonation. Sweet finish with a sticky mouthfeel. O: Way too sweet. The barrel doesn’t help in cutting some of the sweetness and just adds sweet, fruity notes to the base. Serving type: bottle 08-31-2013


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