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

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Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Port Barrel Aged)
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout aged in Port barrels.

Available at Dark Lord Day 2013


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fonefan (35066) - 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]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (16702) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madmitch76 (15091) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
Bottle at Mielcke&Hurtigkarl. Pitch black - no head. Grapes. High malts. Light bitterness. Earthy notes. Ryebread. Dark grapes. Lots of wood. Burnd sugar. Oak. Vanilla. Bitterness. Rubber. Molasses.....

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11131) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10574) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle shared with Ken and a few other beergeeks, pre-CBC 2014. Pitch black beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Lovely port aroma, vanilla, caramel, raisins, prunes, licorice, coffee beans, cocoa powder, milky notes. Port flavor, woody, raisins, dades, prunes, licorice, chocolate, nuts, vinous, warming alcohol, ash notes, some caramel and vanilla. Fullbodied and with alcohol well hidden. Wonderful beer, really glad I got to try it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9163) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Super dark brown pour, thanks to the Palm Beach crew! Flavors of sweet and sugary port with some super sugary raisins, maybe the coffee is noticeable? No its not. Cloying...makes a kick ass milkshake! seriously.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (7403) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Liquid diabetes, some extra liquid diabetes flavoring added to it. Boooooooooooooooooooze.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2013 750 ml bottle shared by TheAlum’s friend Dave at DLD 2013- thanks a ton, Dave! Pours a deep, dark, opaque motor oil midnight brown with a tan ring for a head. Looks like Dark Lord. Brown sugar, fudge, caramel, vanilla, coffee, cocoa, chocolate chip cookie dough, and subtle port wine throughout- brought a unique element. Full-bodied, with a thick, viscous mouthfeel and low carbonation. This one worked. Not my favorite DL variant but not my least favorite, either. Re-Rate, 7/27/13: The bottle number on mine is pretty smudged- 674, maybe? Anyway, I opened one at Loineshawn’s wedding and my rating won’t change. This is very rich, layered Port, chocolate, molasses, and roast notes. Loads of dark fruits. Solid, interesting treatment.


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