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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1957) - 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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kazin (472) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2013
Disclaimer: I am a huge fan of the other Dark Lord variants. Amazing mouthfeel, taste is full of molasses, dried fruits, vanilla, and caramel

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fonefan (43888) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PriorL (3069) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
This is a excellent version of Darklord,sweet yet mellow in the finish with nice hints of vanilla and chocolate.It is drinking real good right now and should be enjoyed b everyone who has a chance to try.CHEERS!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamChandler (4517) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2013 bottle. Deep, delightful aroma of cloying port, sticky soy sauce, moderate wet oak, brown sugar, and slightly faded boozy heat. Pours flat dark brown with ruby traces at the edge. Holy shit! The taste is incredibly sublime; perfectly mellow port blends with dark chocolate, oxidized cherry, mild vanilla, tepid booze, and a faint sugary vinous finish. Medium body with very smooth texture. OK, I finally understand the (well-justified) hype surrounding barrel-aged Dark Lords.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (2577) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2016 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. 11/9/13 4.3

Bottle 586, my golden winner ticket at 2013 DLD. Super sweet. Insanely sweet. Probably too much. It’s a port wine glucose shot. The port actually adds to the overly sweet 2012 base beer. 2/28/16 3.5

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