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

Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Port Barrel Aged)
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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout aged in Port barrels.

Available at Dark Lord Day 2013

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DesertDevil (535) - Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2013 bottle. Deep, delightful aroma of cloying port, sticky soy sauce, moderate wet oak, brown sugar, and slightly faded boozy heat. Pours flat dark brown with ruby traces at the edge. Holy shit! The taste is incredibly sublime; perfectly mellow port blends with dark chocolate, oxidized cherry, mild vanilla, tepid booze, and a faint sugary vinous finish. Medium body with very smooth texture. OK, I finally understand the (well-justified) hype surrounding barrel-aged Dark Lords.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4613) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
bottle with friends. pours very dark brown with a light beige cap showing some retention and lacing. dark molasses, dense milk chocolate, astringent wood, very raisiny, red wine and port, cloying sweetness - chocolate and maple syrup. light carbonation, medium to full body, sweet and assertive woody-astringent finish. swillfully enjoyed!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1964) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle 22oz. Pours black with low beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, sweetness, roasted malt, apples. Taste is of chocolate, port wine, roasted malt, lots of sugar, wood, apples. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Sticky but silky. Overall: Loads of sugar. Pretty good. Nice barrel action.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1450) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a dark beige head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of brown sugar, chocolate, caramel. Taste is really swee but not cloying, offers chocolate sauce flavors and vanilla. Overall this felt like drinking a chocolate milkshake, albeit a 15% one. Alcohol is surprisingly well hidden, though. A liquid chocolate cake.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3344) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting. Oily black pour with ring of orange brown foam. Aroma of port, rich, boozy, powdery cocoa, light licorice notes, light spice, oaky. Taste is sweet, lots of fudge, molasses, chocolate, winey port notes. Palate is slick and rich, light carbonation. Masses better than Moscatel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3012) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle (22 oz). From Mykel, thanks! Deep black with a small persistent brown head and little lacing. Aroma is of port, chocolate, heavy sweetness, roasted malt, boozy notes, dark fruits, berries and light soy sauce. Taste is very sweet, but a bit balance by the port and light acidic notes. There’s also chocolate, roasted malt and a nice fruitiness. Full bodied. Soft/moderate carbonation. Fluffy mouthfeel. A bit oily and vinous too. Warming finish. The port presence help the balance. Rich and complex, but still too sweet. So much better than the Moscatel version that we had the day before, but still short of Bourbon and Bourbon Vanilla. We also had the Special Kay from Struise - also port barrel aged - the day before and, at a significantly higher abv the Struise one is still so much more drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014

Bottle 750ml.

[ As Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Port Barrel Aged) ].
Clear dark black color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, port, twany, wood, alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, port - tawny, chocolate, sweet malt. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat finish feel is moderate alcoholic. Very nice and quit easy to drink even as my first drink off the day in the sun :D [20140501]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11333) - DENMARK - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle. Black with tiny head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vinous, port, rede wine and liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, port, vinous, red wine, sweet, sticky, thick, hop and bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (581) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Very sweet but not really. Not the typical way I think of sweetness in a beer. Not sugary.Malt, a little alcohol, port, rich, dark fruit. Super sweet tasting however. Very heavy and sweet. dark fruit

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1314) - Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle # 457. Been sitting for a little over a year now. Happy birthday to me. Pours deep black. Small partly lasting brown head. Aroma large and decadent. Port, rich dark fruit, sweet but not exactly sugary, some soy sauce but not nearly as much as the year old ’13 Dark Lord we had the other night, a hint of smooth alcohol (port). Perhaps chocolate in the shadows, but this showcases the port and dark fruit. Full body. Luscious. Soft. Smooth. Slick and sticky. Hints of woodiness and spiciness. For everything I said about the aroma I could say about the flavor. The port barrel treatment perfectly compliments this beer. Again, to compare this to the year old ’13 dark lord we had the other night, the ’gaps’ and pot holes that opened up with the age were perfectly filled in by the port barrel. Alcohol is virtually non existent, even at 15%!. Great drinkability. I was afraid this would let me down but it totally exceeded my expectations. If this beer came from another brewery, people would be knocking each other over for it. Enjoyed to the last drop.

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