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RATINGS: 1810   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
A Demonic Imperial Russian stout brewed with Dark Matter Coffee coffee,vanilla, and molasses.

DarkLord is only available once a year at DarkLord Day at the Three Floyds Brewpub.

Vintage guide:

Red wax = 2004
Orange wax = 2005
Gold wax = 2006
Silver wax = 2007
Black wax = 2008
White wax = 2009
Green wax = 2010 - 15% ABV
Yellow wax = 2011 - 15% ABV
Red wax = 2012 - 15% ABV
Orange wax = 2013 - New Label 15% ABV
Blue wax = 2014 - 15% ABV
Burgundy wax = 2015

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
qwak (25) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2006
STRONG chocolate presence in the aroma, followed by malt, coffee, and others i canít place. This beer is black, and by black, I mean that it will consume your infernal soul. Almost no head, however, rudyís glass was ALL head (has a pleasent rich caramel /mocha color). Bitter chocolate yields to coffee, malt, and a bit more bitter, caresses the tongue like fine silk. --if you let it sit in your mouth, you salivate, and can drink it for longer. yeah. wooo.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2006
This beer greets you with a hearty aroma consisting of coffee, malt, molasses, hops, dates, and a sweet spice smell that sneaks in from the background. It fills the glass with a thick black liquid that settles under a thick cashew brown head. The taste is a reward. Its strength grabs you and reminds you that this is not for the weak beer drinker. The beer is heavy yet extremely smooth. The rich taste of heavy malt greets the palate then a hearty coffee taste takes over. This beer fades with a healthy bitter nut taste rolling down the throat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15272) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2007 Bottle. Beautiful, powerful chocolate aroma. Thick black appearance. This is SO thick, thicker than hot chocolate. Flavour is a lot like chocolate mousse, only more bitter. Quite bitter aftertaste. Very nice, but it does get a bit much. 8 3 7 3 14

2006 bottle. Nice coffee aroma. Black colour, thick-flowing. Very powerful flavour, strong salty liquorice and English liquorice. Sweet coffee, creamy aftertaste. Thick mouthfeel. 8 4 8 3 17

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2006 I canít say enough about this ridiculous beer. I drank this beer for the first time on new years eve 05/06, while eating a chocolate fondue. Strong alcohol, coffee, and hoppy aroma. This beer takes a big, fat, thick dump on your tongue, and it doesnít give up. Itís the thickest beer Iíve ever experieced, but itís still 13% alcohol, amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2006 Bottle thanks to ClarkVV. Happy New Year!
Pours very thick, indicating a thick palate. The head is not that impressing, giving away quite quickly. Aroma of the usual dark fruits, inkluding dates and raisins. As implided in the pour this is a very full bodied beer. Full taste of all the dark fruits, in their concentrated formula. Maybe some vanilla, nuts, cocoa nut are present. This is a sipping beer. Quite complex and needs several hours of contemplating. Coffee and dark chocolate is present as a major. There are also some nuts, vanilla and toasted bred present. A bottle one should share to get the best out of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cdog69 (28) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Molases with hints of chocolate aromas with strong sweet alcoholic overtones. Pitch black in color with ruby red lace and a thick creamy brown head. Nice malt flavor with a nice cherry flavor. Burnt chocolate overtones left in finish. Thick mouthfeel with a nice alcohol finish. Aroma led me to believe that the alcohol flavor would be stronger. Not overly carbonated and has some dryness. Really like the sweet dry carbonation along with the nice burnt alcoholic finish. One of the best Imperials that I have had a chance to taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2009 2005 vintage rated 12/28/2005 Pours black with a moussey brown head. The heads has some kick ass red tones. Tons of lace. The aroma is full of molasses, vanilla, dried dark fruits, winey alcohol, and cherry cough syrup. Sweet malts, abur sufficenlty bitter. Grape juice, burnt steak, and dried cherries. Meaty thick, coating, and warming. What a huge beer. Iím not a real fan of the Russian style of imperial stout. I tend to enjoy the American versions, but this is damn good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2005
hey_kevin was in the Christmas spirit a few days ago at his Iowa City gathering and opened a bottle of this. 2004 vintage poured very dark with deep ruby red edges. almost no head due to a gentle pour. This stuff is viscous! it sticks to the side of the glass as I swirl it around. The aroma is great. I probably spent a good five minutes smelling this before I ever took a sip. Sun dried fruits, bourbon, burnt wood, chocolate all come through. All of that and more was in the flavor. This was very mellow and sweet, with very little hops coming through in the finish. Well balanced though. Great mouthfeel, extremely full but very smooth. Thanks Kevin!!!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - DEC 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 Honestly...not what itís all cracked up to be. Of course itís a great beer, but Iíd much rather be drinking a bellís expedition, stone imperial, or victory storm king. *** I had a chance to try another one of these. And Iíll boost it .2 because it smells incredible.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2006 Amazing stout - one of the best around. It pours thick and dark with a mixture of aromas. The initial taste is strong and quickly decomposes into a wonderful mixture of too many subtle flavors to mix. Great for special occasions when you really want to impress someone.

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