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

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3489) - 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!)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (4907) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11550) - 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’!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3994) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9165) - San Diego County, 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle (75cl): Thanks rfraga7: Bottle #196/1021: Shared with Iluvatarmilan: Served at roontemperature in a Chouffe glass: Black beer with a beige head. Aromas of soy, brown sugars, hint of liquorice, roast, malt roast, mollasses and marzipan. Flavour is a complex mix of brown sugars, roast, leaves and nuts, bitters, soy, wood, mollasses, roast, vinous, sticky... Very enjoyable but also heavy! Aftertaste sticky brown sugars, soy, roast and bitters. Low carbo, creamy thicker sticky close to silky mouthfeel and full body with a sticky texture. Complex and very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13270) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Jack L. Pours oily black-brown with a frothy beige head. The nose holds chocolate syrup, burnt cedar, earth, toffee, dried berries. Big sweet flavor, quite sugary, with burnt butterscotch, roast, cocoa, berries. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, syrupy, with liquefied fruits, more chocolate, fruitcake, grapes. A sweet beast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8329) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle 243 thanks to Jack the Sipper. It pours jet black with tiny tan head. The nose is rich, sweet, chewy, lots of chocolate, vanilla, cookie dough, Riesen chocolate chew, marshmallow, prune, date and fortified wine. The taste is rich, very sweet upfront, chocolate gateaux, rocky road, Christmas pudding, warming alcohol, cheap plain chocolate, chewy malt, liqueur, dried fruits and light vinous notes with a lingering sweet finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Crazy sweeeeeeet. Loads of chocolate going on. Pretty much a liqueur. OK in small doses.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle @ home ... celebrate me signing my new apartment! :D It pours very dark brown with a small tan head.... more to come...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2014
2013 750ml bottle pours a dark oily black with a small tan head. Caramel chocolate molasses dark fruit and a very very sweet finish. Somehow even more sweeter than regular dark lord.


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