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Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Pappy Van Winkle Aged)

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Dark Lord aged specially in Pappy Van Winkel 23 Year bourbon barrels.

First available at Dark Lord Day 2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (31462) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, vanilla, bourbon, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, soy sauce, vanilla, and bourbon, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11704) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
pitch dark, no head. roasted malts, bourbon, wood, sweet yet dry in the aroma. not much hops. flavor is nicely sweet, malty, a little acetone, aftertaste is caramelly sweet.. palate is very thick,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11065) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
Bottled. Black coloured. small dense light brown head. Aroma of vanilla, cocoa, chocolate, liqourice, roast, oak, brown sugar. Flavour of oak, vanilla, sweetness, brown sugar, cocoa, chocolate, liqourice, alcohol. Medium to full bodied. ends on roasted and alcoholdense note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of kristina. Bottle 377/484. Pours an opaque pitch black with a tiny brownish head. Sweet Bourbon in the nose combined with raisin juice (!). Heavy body, lowish carbonation, sweet vanilla roast, prune juice and raisins with heavy sweet Bourbon. Thick and juicy. 220312

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1426) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle shared by Peter a while back prior to the new listing. Pour is black as expected. Aroma is loaded with huge vanilla, roasted malt, brown sugar, faint heat of alcohol, and light bourbon. Flavor is incredible with notes of brown sugar, silky smooth vanilla and bourbon and a touch of roasted malt. This was better than expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Served along side the other barreled variants of this beer and a 2010 Dark Lord, all served in a Dark Lord snifter because I am capable of this. Thanks to everyone that provided bottles for this. Once in a lifetime sort of thing. This was also my favorite out of all the variants. Beer is dark brown with nearly no head, no lacing, low carbonation. Aroma is sweet, oaky, bourbon, strong, nice. The beer is medium to heavy in body on the front half but the back half of the beer falls flat, thins out giving way to a nice slightly drier tannic finish, the sweetness and booziness from the barrel pops in the midpalate, dominating the normal candy sweetness of the Dark Lord base, rounding it out to a phenomenal beer. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 18/20
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Aroma pops with nice bourbon with some heat, vanilla, oak, coffee and roasted malts, dark and baker’s chocolate, molasses, and dark fruits. Flavor brings the same slate of notes, smooth and warm. There is definitely a bit of heat on this and I’d probably give it another 6 months or so if I had another one, but that doesn’t keep it from shining. Big bourbon barrel notes that enhances this one.CHEERS!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle #268/484. Big thanks to AgentZero for contributing this one. Consumed at Sean’s 30th Birthday Party Extravaganza. Served in a Three Floyds / Intelligentsia snifter. Pours black with a thin mocha-colored head. Some legs and a few spots of lacing on the way down. Thin collar throughout. The nose brings a fairly-heavy bourbon presence, though not as much of the spirit as the Brandy version had. Oak and some light vanillin in the background plus some heavy chocolate. Really smooth integration between the base and the barrel character. The flavor picks up much more booze than the nose did, though not too much. Good Pappy character. Rich and smooth. Somewhat creamy. Lots of brown sugar and smooth chocolate. Full body and pretty creamy with a moderate amount of booze. Low carbonation. Really enjoyable. This and the Brandy version tie for second in my book.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Bottle #266/484 (I think) generously shared by AgentZero at my 30th Birthday Party Extravaganza. Poured into a taster. A - Looks like Dark Lord. Black, tan mocha-colored head, thin collar, some whisps on top. S - Bourbon, oak, chocolate, burnt sugars, brownies. The Pappy is there for sure, very smooth and not overly done. The base beer works well with the oak and booze notes. I think it’s an understatement that Pappy works well with a good base stout. T - The booze is more apparent here then any of the other BA variants. Nice chocolate, molasses, bourbon, oak, and burnt sugars. Bourbon and Dark Lord go well together, who woulda thunk? Very enjoyable, perhaps a bit syrupy and slightly hot. M - Full, rich, creamy, very slight carbonation. O - PVW + DL is good, can you believe it? Perhaps not as good as I thought because I hyped myself up for this beer, but very enjoyable. The booze is slightly hot but not 15% hot. Another winner from the BA Dark Lord variants. Recommend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ontbeertaster (2361) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle shared by Scottatron and thank you, had the 2011 PvW release, bottle 037. This stuff was quite a special brew. the smell was of the bourbon. the taste is very nice of the dark malts and nice sweetness of the dark lord. the bourbon really adds to the beer. the taste does not overpower the beer ethier. really a great brew

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