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

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout aged in Port barrels.

Available at Dark Lord Day 2013


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by my good childhood friend Dave. Pours a rich bkackish hue, dark, rich and ominous hues, some brownish glowing edges, opaque blackish middle with some touches of ruby over midnight essence. Aromas throw distinct port/red wine influence, oak, and vanilla. Red wine, mellow spirit and heat is lighter than expected. Wine barrel, vanilla, and toffee. Some coffee, roast, vanilla, cocoa. Flavor bursts as you enter this one, big roasty and toasty malt base meets caramel, vanilla, some vinous character and good barrel presence. Port, red grapes, and vanilla. Wet oak, some gentle heat, chocolate, cookies, caramelization. Certainly a bit sticky in the middle. Backend is toasty, vanilla, and oak, a bit sweet. Some vanilla, toffee, vanilla, and red wine. Port is sweeter, more vinous and prominent in the middle. Finish is toasty, sweet, and sticky. Roasty malts, coffee and chocolate. Some dryness and oak character returns as we round it out. Chocolate chip cookies. Pretty nice beer. Port barrel seems to have done some very cool things to this beer. A whole mish-mosh of exploding flavors. Obviously some people could be turned off by this quickly, but I really thought this worked. Especially when compared to some other big brooding beers out there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5849) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmgreenuk (5846) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle at the Three Floyd’s tap takeover @ Milkeller Viktoriagade. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin whispy tan head. The aroma is rich malt, molasses, chocolate fudge, liqourice. The flavour is strong sweet with a sweet oaky port alcoholic chocolate palate and a rich oily mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2013
75cl, Vintage 2013 (Orange wax), Bottle 631/726 (no mention of ABV), as ’Dark Lord Port Barrel Aged ’, new exclusive American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex sweet Stout, sweet/roasted and slightly vinous/fruity, yet not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, small head, top class!, yet very expensive!, WOW!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5627) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Sampled at esbls. I brought this. Black with a tan ring. So rich looking. Had this after the moscatel version. A little soy in this that brings this beer down a little. Port wine is noted and adds some interesting character. This is very sweet. Very good, too.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (5116) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
660ml bottle @ Three Floyds Bar, Copenhagen

Bottle #262/732 - Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma has massive amounts of port notes, roastiness, sticky syrup, wood and oaky. Taste is extremely heavy and quite sweet with loads of port, vinous notes, wood, oak and massive amounts of molasses. Finish is sticky sweet, smooth, heavy, vinous and woody with loads of port notes and molasses. Quite massive and heavy beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4737) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
22 ounce bottle poured dark black light carbonation. Dark Lord aromas with some wet wood and light fruit. Flavors are sweet chocolate, wood and light fruit, sugary aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4610) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2013
rating no 7 , on a BA dark lord? as a belgian boy who just turned 21 last month ? aauwtch, that has GOT to hgurt, america! :p payback time for all the beers like spuyten , we’ll never be able to see ? :p made very possible by the one and only bobochamp/ ignace from hopduvel ghent ! thnx dude ! pours dark brown, close to black. no foam, smell is somewhat boozy, sweet. taste is pretty weird. is this the right time to commit i’ve never drank port? lol very sweet, sugary, but not as pure overkill-sugary as the regular dark lord. bit boozy, slightly apple-ish notes. 1 of the better DL variants

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (4323) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (4281) - 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.


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