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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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - 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!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4448) - 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!

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   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3198) - 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 (3683) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5572) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 65 cl bottle vintage 2013 @ Mikkeller Bar. Bottle 262/726.
Paid with tonnís sedel by lusikka</br> 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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (4806) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma shows the port upfront with raisins, prunes, caramel and chocolate. Flavour is heavy sweet with the normal dark lord characters. Thick an sticky sweet mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (858) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2014
Bra start dagen före CBC 14. På Mikkeller bar Viktoriagade. 1000 DK inte direkt gratis. Solen steker. Torkad frukt och godis i doft. Aningen vinös. Söt och krämig. Bra balans men ett glas räcker gott och väl. Viss syrlighet som ligger och lurar under sötman. Kolsvart. Låg alkohol. Ingen strävhet eller kärvhet.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3271) - 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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