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

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout aged in Port barrels.

Available at Dark Lord Day 2013

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (5229) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014
65 cl bottle vintage 2013 @ Mikkeller Bar. Bottle 262/726.
Paid with tonn’s 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (7727) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (894) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (4358) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2693) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle 22oz. Pours black with low beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, sweetness, roasted malt, apples. Taste is of chocolate, port wine, roasted malt, lots of sugar, wood, apples. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Sticky but silky. Overall: Loads of sugar. Pretty good. Nice barrel action.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle shared by drailverworm and b3shine. Thanks! Pours a thick, syrupy dark brown with no head. Aroma has molasses, raisin, fig, and graham cracker. The beer is really sweet and reminds me a little of root beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (8876) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle, shared with local raters. Very dark brown color. Near-black. Good thin brown head. Loose bits of lace. Roasty, dark chocolate aroma. Some dark fruit. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Kind of chewy, but a dry finish. Liquid leaves some syrupy film on the glass, pretty cool. Some earthy hops noticeable. Good bigger bitter taste, much less cloying sweet than the base Dark Lord. Light to moderate sweet still, but it’s nice. Some vinous notes in the finish, light hint of vanilla. Impressively sippable for 15%, only a little warmth. Very tasty, big complex imperial stout. A bit sweet still, but it’s not a problem for me (like it was in the regular Dark Lord)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DTM (798) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3832) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours a sludgy jet black with a large tan head. Aroma of molasses, strong sweetness, lots of wine and port notes. Plums, raisins, oak, sweet dessert wine. Touches of cherry and sherry notes. Mild chocolate and dusty barrel notes. Pretty interesting. Flavor is sweet and boozy, with a semblance of bitter wine barrel notes, some tannins. I get some salt and liquid smoke notes as well. Full bodied, lingering finish that is salty and earthy. I wouldn’t want to drink a whole bottle of this. But, the glass I had was pretty interesting.

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