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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


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
50belair (1853) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2013 Bottle. Let me begin by saying that this year’s base beer is an uber sweet mess. It’s sad to see Dark Lord continue it’s downward spiral from the great heights it achieved in the ’04 to ’08 years. So this car wreck just adds another layer of sweetness from the port. Also noted is the fact that the head is now almost a mocha color....

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (1533) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2014
26.02.2014, 0,65l bottle (2013) sampled @ MAD Beer Brewing release @ Mielcke & Hurtigkarl:
No head, just some bubbles. Aroma is slightly sweet, dark malts, dark fruits, grass, oak, dark sugar, caramel, vanilla, hints of oak. Taste is sweet, dark malts, dark fruits, butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, grass, dark sugar, toffee. Medium bitterness, slightly dry syrupy mouthfeel. Nice.

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

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2013
Vintage 2013. 75cl bottle. Big thx BoBoChamp! APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, no foam. NOSE: port, red wine, fruits, wood, light chocolate note, molasses. TASTE: Very dens and smooth drinking! The sweetness from the regular Dark Lord is almost gone! Though, this bottle has been standing open for several days, maybe it had an effect on it, but a good one! This beer blows away the regular version for me completely, very smooth, alcoholic finish, very vinous taste. Wood and fruit. Amazing beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timfoolery (1123) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle from trade. Aroma and flavor of not very sweet port barrel-aged. Flavor is there, but somewhat one dimensional. If this wasn't paired with Muerte, Murda'd, and BADL, I think I'd feel this was more elite. It's pretty awesome as is, if you're a fan of port. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1047) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Sample at Faux-bab. Jet black pour slight tan head. Dark lord levels of sweetness, maybe more. Strong dark red wine comes through but really balances it out. More dark fruit, but this really helped the base 12 that was in there. Super thick. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (933) - BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2013
Very complex beer. Flat, no carbonation. Dark brown, nose of port, very sweet. Fruity with notes of dark fruit and raisins.

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

3.8
   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: There’s 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. I’m 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DTM (783) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle shared with a bunch of folks. Had Dark Lord bourbon barrel the same day and it just wasn't up to par. Still better than most beer out there. Got hints of the port flavor on the backend. Never drink too many good beers all in one day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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