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

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RATINGS: 70   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


Benzai's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (8924) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle at an unbelievable price thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks to Kermis @ Beer Temple. Opaque pitch black color, small to medium sized off - white head. Aroma has malts, roasted malts, alcohol, liquor. Taste malts, some hops, alcohol, wine influences, lightly roasty. Full body, velvety smooth texture, medium carbonation.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1138) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2006) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle 22oz. Pours jet black with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of caramel, sugar, chocolate, roasted malt. Taste is of caramel, sugar, lots of alcohol. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Sticky. Sweet. Overall: Good, tasty. Lots of alcohol: quite boozy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tom10101 (3074) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle (22 oz). Shared by Luk_, thanks! Dark brown with mahogany reflects, almost no head and little lacing. Aroma is scarily sweet with caramel, tons of raisins, nutmeg and soy sauce. Taste is as expected intensely sweet and cloying with again a metric ****ton of raisins along brown sugar, nutmeg and vinous notes. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Chewy mouthfeel with vinous presence. Warming finish. Ever lasting sweetness. By far the worst of the barrel aged Dark Lord I tried so far. Way too sweet, cloying and raisins forward. Three sips was too much for me. Drain pour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2060) - 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...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
bottle shared with friends. pours unclear if not a bit murky dark brown with a small beige cap, little retention and no lacing. per say. sweet burnt nuts and raisins, molasses, tannins, slightly disturbing soy sauce and beef concentrate, bg fatty and sweet red grapes, balsamic notes, pepper, lots of booze - warming. light to low carbonation, medium to full body - oily, thick and sweet, in fact it is cloying, astringent-woody and sweet raisiny finish. moscatel imparted just too much of fragrant and some undesirable molecules to this already over-the-hill concoction. still.. enjoyed! as opposed to my buddies..

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1491) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2014 Bottle shared by Luk_, thanks! Pours a dark brown with an offwhite rim that leaves some lacing. Nose is really sweet, offers a lot of chocolate and caramel with some nuts and alcohol. Taste is of intense chocolate, really sweet as well but also offers some spices and grapes. Body is full and sticky, carbonation really low and enhancing the heavy feel. Alcohol content is almost completely hidden, a miracle! Or maybe it is the insane amount of residual sugar... Overall it wasn’t bad but not particularly enjoyable, way too heavy/sugary to be consumed in large quantities. Check.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10196) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2014
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. aromas of moscatel, oak, dark chocolate and lighgt vanilla. Palate was full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate, moscatel, oak and light vanilla with a smooth dry lingering chocolate moscatel finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luk_ (204) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with dark brown bubbles. Aroma is huge grapy notes, heavy chocolate and caramel. Taste is along the same lines. Intensely sweet chocolate on top of a layer of sweet grapes. Enjoyable in minimal portions. The sweetest stout aged in the sweetest wine barrels, it should have rung a bell...

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (3460) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting. Dark but not opaque, mahogany when held up to light. Aroma of rich chocolate fudge, intense winey notes, raisins, sunscreen lotion, very perfumy. Taste is chocolatey, boozy winey flavors, some soy notes. Palate is slick, sweet and rich. Nothing like some of the better BA DLs.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014

Bottle 750ml.

[ As Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Moscatel Barrel Aged) ].
[ Bottle #615/1021 ]. Clear dark black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, raisin, plum, prune, alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, prunes, raisin, chocolate, alcohol, wood - oak, dry wood. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140501]


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