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

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark Lord aged specially in Pappy Van Winkel 23 Year bourbon barrels.

First available at Dark Lord Day 2011


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Yes, it’s own rating! Talk about delicious!! Thanks to a great FL friend for this! Black pour, brown head. Tons of vanilla, coconut, bourbon, cocoa, raisins. Flavor is rich and sweet. Boozy, thick. Rather awesome...so much better than the regular version!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
alexsdad06 (7105) - Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle shared by someone at DLD 2012 from backlog notes. This pours jet black with no real head to speak of; perhaps a few tan bubbles scattered about. It is so thick that it refuses to leave the sides of the glass. The aroma has the big sweet caramel malt, roast,dark fruits, etc from the base Darklord and adds bourbon, light oak, anise, and hints at the abv. The flavors are intense and include roasted malt, chocolate,coffee, caramel, dark fruits, vanilla,oak, bourbon, and anise. There is a dark chocolate like bitterness battling with the sweetness of the beer. This version is smoother and more refined than the regular bourbon Dark Lord. I don’t know why the barrel aged versions are far superioir in so many cases than the regular beer. Much like BCS Rare in that it improves on the original. Definetly full bodied, with the flavor lingering for quite some time.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
phaleslu (7600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel-Aged edition, bottled, numbered 186/484. Pours an opaque, deep, dark brown without any carbonation or head to speak of in the appearance. Looks like Dark Lord. Aroma pops with nice bourbon with some heat, vanilla, oak, coffee and roasted malts, dark and baker’s chocolate, molasses, and dark fruits. Doesn’t have the peat character I picked up on in the Oak version on tap at DLD. 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. Incredible bourbon barrel notes that enhance one of the better years of Dark Lord. Boozy, sweet, rich, and smooth. Simply amazing stuff.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2011
8-5-11 Huge thanks to Brian for sharing the Pappy. The pappy version is much smoother than their regular oaked version. It has so much more rounded bourbon flavors in my opinion. Great brown sugar bourbon aroma and flavor that is real smooth all the way around. Outstanding beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Pappy Van Winkle Bottle - Pours black with little to no head. Loads of chocolate and vanilla on the nose with caramel, oak, bourbon, toffee, cinnamon, dates, raisins, and booze. Smooth and creamy on the the tongue with rich brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla that leads to a heavier fruity quality of dates and raisins. This quickly turns to heavy chocolate, toffee, caramel, and the finish is sweet with a touch of spice and heat from a nice warming effect as the beer finishes.
Earlier Rating: 5/4/2011 Total Score: 4.8
Pappy Van Winkle Bottle - Pours black with little to no head. Loads of chocolate and vanilla on the nose with caramel, oak, bourbon, toffee, cinnamon, dates, raisins, and booze. Smooth and creamy on the the tongue with rich brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla that leads to a heavier fruity quality of dates and raisins. This quickly turns to heavy chocolate, toffee, caramel, and the finish is sweet with a touch of spice and heat from a nice warming effect as the beer finishes.

On tap at DLD 2011. Pours black as pitch with a thin creme head. Incredible aroma of vanilla and bourbon, char, oak, chocolate and coffee. The aroma is simply unbelievable! Other complex aromas of tobacco, molasses, smoke, burnt dates, raisins, licorice, and caramel. Thick, heavy, oily mouthfeel really coats the palate well. This beer is so full of flavor. The vanilla, bourbon, and chocolate are so pronounced, rich and heavy. The coffee notes really come through strong and wonderfully with more of a soft roast flavor rather than a bitter roast. Molasses and licorice couple together to add the complexity. The finish is long and rich, heavy with coffee and dark cocoa. The vanilla really sings in this most amazing of all brews! Best beer I’ve ever had, no question. This completely lives up to all the hype!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopscotch (10130) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle...This beer rocks!... Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, creamy, light brown head. Great retention. The woody, boozy nose presents big bourbon, oak and a whisper of vanilla. Full-bodied and chewy with lively carbonation. The flavor is flooded with bourbon and offers gobs of chocolate, light molasses, espresso and a touch of coconut. Finishes bold, burnt and boozy. Thanks go out to 50belair for sharing this world class beer!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Bottle shared by Phaleslu. Pours like motor oil. Little to no head on this beer. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, oak and a bit of roasted malts. Flavor is much the same, but pretty heavy on the bourbon. Beer is pretty hot still. Could use a little bit of aging.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Big thanks to my buddy beerchugger for opening his pappy! Very nice tasting a night of huge beers, one to remember. Pours black with no head as I swirl it clings and hangs onto my glass with some promising lacing. Smell is off the hook with coffee, chocolate, bourbon (oh Yeah), molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, tobacco, leather and licorice. Taste is much of the same chocolate, coffee, molasses, bourbon, dates, raisins, vanilla, tobacco and licorice. This beer coats and sticks to the palate nicely. Finish is bourbon and sweet but very well balanced. This was a special beer and a great night!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
bottle courtesy of daveborn, thanks! had this side by side with whiskey Hunahpu, and was surprised to give this beer the slight edge with less cloying and a slightly more balanced palate. tons of bourbon there, and its really good. maybe the barrels are magical if it can make dark lord this good.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ICEatALAMO (1144) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle 432. The pour is same as the rest. The aroma is of sweet bourbon, very nice. The taste is still strong bourbon and really nice. Some nice bourbon flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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