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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


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2705) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2474) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2344) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Thick fudge and no head Cherry and raisin on the nose. Sweet brownie as well Nice sweetness. Lots of fruit. Chocolate espresso and cocoa beans. Cherry and vanilla. Coconuts and finally a hint of oak.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
50belair (2144) - 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 (1875) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PriorL (1569) - 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!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikem409 (1475) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1207) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1188) - 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 (1142) - 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.


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