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

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout aged in Port barrels.

Available at Dark Lord Day 2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5388) - 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 (44143) - 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 (15519) - 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 (823) - 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 (1978) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (5608) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Bomber bottle shared at mikkeller viktoria the day before CBC. Midnight black with tan head. Aroma massive and super sweet, molasses, dried fruit, barrel, wood, port and roasted malt. Taste has raisins, sugar, molasses, port, wood, chocolate and alcohol. Very sweet and smooth with well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle... Hazy dark-brown pour with a small, fragile, off-white head. Decent retention. The aroma and flavor are reminiscent of a sweet tawny or crusted port with a mild chocolate component and faint acidity. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and trace carbonation. Deeply sweet aftertaste. Well, an under-attenuated, sweet base beer aged in a barrel that once held a sweet fortified wine = really fucking sweet result. Downright cloying – and my favorite style of beer is Scotch ale. Overall, not a flawed beer. Especially if they were aiming for SWEET in 2013’s version of Dark Lord. There’s no way I could drink a whole bottle of this by myself - something I’ve gladly done every year since 2004.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Thanks for sending me this one, Joe. Nose is sweet port wine, chocolate, soy sauce, plums. Flavor is sweet boozey port wine, soy sauce, sweet chocolate, candy. Sweet as hell. Best served is in small amounts amongst many friends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and port aroma with weak hints of dark fruit. Roasted malty weak sweetish chocolate woody port flavor. Has a roasted malty dry woody chocolate and port finish with some weak hints of dark fruit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madmitch76 (22400) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
1st May 2014
Mikkeller Vik. Three Floyds tap takeover. Bottle share with Ronnie (Rlgk), Jan (Fonefan), Rene (Benzai) and the Swedish drinking team (Anders37, Lars, Lenhard and Bjorn). Holy....10.30am Dark Lord Batman! Opaque black - brown beer, small pale tan head. Amazing Port Wine fruity nose. Palate is smooth with fine carbonation. Smooth and fairly light dark malts, mild chocolate and malt cream. Lovely Port Wine liqueur and red berry fruits. Touches of wood and spice. Comes together so very well in to a smooth finish. No heat and stupidly drinkable. Sweet but not as many Dark Lords. Always thought this would be a belter and was not disappointed. Superb.

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