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Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Port Barrel Aged)
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout aged in Port barrels.

Available at Dark Lord Day 2013


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
750 ml bottle served in a FFF mini snifter. Shared at the Voltron tasting. A: Pours just like regular Dark Lord. Viscous and black with a dark brown head that recedes to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace down the glass. S: Super oaky with a lot of Port coming through on the nose. Nice roast and dark chocolate with a mild caramel sweetness from the barrel. T: Thereís a lot less Port coming through on the taste than the nose, but it is there. Some tannins with oak, dark bitter chocolate, some umami and barrel sweetness. Dark fruit, caramel and vanilla mix nicely with the base. M: Medium to heavy bodied with a medium low carbonation. Sweet and roasty finish. O: Middle tiered for a BA DL variant, but I liked this one more than most that night. Iím a fan of Port in small doses and I think the port barrel added just enough to the base to make it interesting. Serving type: bottle 08-31-2013

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2013
So this was the Phaleslu courtesy toss @ the Dr. Owl Ky-Loines "high boost" wedding reception? I think so...


Pours basically black with a small head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is rich & oaky with lots of chocolate, and an odd but welcome touch of earthiness. Sweet smelling but not terribly boozy.

The flavor is sweet and rich, itís got a lot more of the port characteristics in the flavor than in the aroma with some bright grape and oakiness. Again as always with the nice dark chocolate character & some punchy bitterness (but thatís mild, does that make sense?). A good preserved fruit character is pretty cool and itís certainly boozy... in a brandy kind of way.... Itís all over the place, but not really messy.

Of course itís viscous, huge, mouth coating... you know the drill... this one seems to skip some of the hotness pretty nicely too.

cool beans.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (873) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle 617. The aroma is even sweeter than the regular an the muscatel. The taste is still a little sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikem409 (1462) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with thin head. Aroma is sweet brown sugar not much else. Taste is very sweet fruit and burnt sugar

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2272) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Dark brown-black body, medium khaki head, trace lacing. Port, chocolate, caramel, molasses and some dark fruits. Full bodied, medium carbonation, moderately sweet finish. Good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
railcat1 (676) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2013
This is a excellent version of Darklord,sweet yet mellow in the finish with nice hints of vanilla and chocolate.It is drinking real good right now and should be enjoyed b everyone who has a chance to try.CHEERS!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (5029) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle, shared with local raters. Very dark brown color. Near-black. Good thin brown head. Loose bits of lace. Roasty, dark chocolate aroma. Some dark fruit. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Kind of chewy, but a dry finish. Liquid leaves some syrupy film on the glass, pretty cool. Some earthy hops noticeable. Good bigger bitter taste, much less cloying sweet than the base Dark Lord. Light to moderate sweet still, but itís nice. Some vinous notes in the finish, light hint of vanilla. Impressively sippable for 15%, only a little warmth. Very tasty, big complex imperial stout. A bit sweet still, but itís not a problem for me (like it was in the regular Dark Lord)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4540) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
750 ml bottles shared by DrSilverworm and b3shine. Pours dark cola brown/black with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet, dark fruit, chocolate, port, wood, caramel and light coffee. The flavor has a big sweet character, port, molasses, chocolate, wood, caramel, smooth and doesnít really show the 15%, but big flavor nonetheless. I have liked the barrel aging has been better in the past.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2622) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle shared by drailverworm and b3shine. Thanks! Pours a thick, syrupy dark brown with no head. Aroma has molasses, raisin, fig, and graham cracker. The beer is really sweet and reminds me a little of root beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilligoose (3132) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
Big time boost offered by this brew which was tossed my way via phaleslu courtesy. So chill. Kinda liked the port barrel in this one. Pleasant plum and fig presence. Some old wet wood. Big and rich sweet chocolate vanilla and molasses. Big chocolately stout with a fine red wine port barrel presence provides welcomed balance. Still over the top. But a complex brew fun to drink in small doses.


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