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

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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
b3shine (6502) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2013
750 ml bottle to taster at Dark Lord Day; BIG thanks to whoever shared this! Looks good; a fairly viscous dark cola with beige lacing. Smells good too; sweet, dark, and malty; you get a little of the port barrel treatment in there. Tastes like it smells; you get a robust port influence with excellent balance between the barrel and the base. Good on the palate. Great stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (6193) - 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.

4.1
   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 íDark Lord Port Barrel Aged í, 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!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4535) - 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 , weíll 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 iíve 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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6067) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2013
20/VI/13 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel - 2013 vintage - bottle # 631/726 (2013-570)Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Clear purple brown beer, no head. Aroma: spicy, alcohol, wood, port notes are clearly present, lots of sweetness and caramel. MF: little carbon, full body, bit syrupy texture. Taste: sweet start, sugary, port, some forest fruit candy, chocolate, caramel, alcohol is noticeable. Aftertaste: sugary, caramel, mead / honey, sourish touch, alcohol burning in the throat, bit woody, tannins, little bitter, dark chocolate, pretty darn complex beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielCoor (63) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Pours a midnight black with minimal light brown head. Has a rich malty flavor with a slight fruitiness from the port barrel. Flavored of tobacco and coco and bitter coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3556) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2013
So this was the Phaleslu courtesy toss @ the Dr. Owl Ky-Loines "high boost" wedding reception? I think so...


Pours basically black with a small head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is rich & oaky with lots of chocolate, and an odd but welcome touch of earthiness. Sweet smelling but not terribly boozy.

The flavor is sweet and rich, itís got a lot more of the port characteristics in the flavor than in the aroma with some bright grape and oakiness. Again as always with the nice dark chocolate character & some punchy bitterness (but thatís mild, does that make sense?). A good preserved fruit character is pretty cool and itís certainly boozy... in a brandy kind of way.... Itís all over the place, but not really messy.

Of course itís viscous, huge, mouth coating... you know the drill... this one seems to skip some of the hotness pretty nicely too.

cool beans.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timfoolery (1124) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (4641) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014
65 cl bottle vintage 2013 @ Mikkeller Bar. Bottle 262/726.
Paid with tonnís sedel by lusikka
Aroma has sweet porto tones, ripe fruits, some oak and imperial stout elements in the background - some roastiness can be detected. Flavour has lots of porto, mellow oak tones and some alcohol. Sweet cocoa and dark chocolates typical to DL are in the background also on the flavour side. A porto with no sharp alcohol and stronger body with smoothness added, but still not overwhelmingly sweet. In other words: a porto with its typical problems fixed! Starts to get more IS tones at the end of the glass: rye pudding occurs.


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