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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - OCT 16, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2005 Bottle-red wax makes it hard to open. Jet black color with a small dark tan head. Thick-coats the glass. Aroma is dark chocolate fudge, some coffee and alcohol. Flavor starts rich, bitter dark chocolate, strong coffee then a tart bite and a lingering licorice bitter finish. Palate is thick, rich, smooth and creamy. Having said all of that, it is over rated and way over priced IMHO!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Not sure on year, 2004 I believe? from Footbalm, have a 2005 from Odeed Iím sitting on. Thanks to both of you. Pours dark opaque black, very oily, huge beige head. Talk about growing legs, this beer coats the glass with the best of them. Lots of vinous notes in aroma, cherry though? Full of sweet chocalate malt, as it warms a burnt/woodsy aroma comes through. Flavor is all over the place, initial sweet malt gets even sweeter through the middle, lots of dark fruit, cherry, slight coffee in the finish. Nice sticky/oily mouthfeel. Very glad my bottle didnít have a huge coffee character to it, although the stromg vinous notes may subtract a little bit. Definately worthy of itís rank though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2005
2004 bottle. A special thanks to richlikebeer for sharing this one! He must have been trying to make up for that beer from Ghana. Hoppy, yeasty aroma with traces of espresso, and vanilla. No head. Syrupy, hoppy thick heavy body chocolatey taste. An amazing brew!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2005
The label and wax are cool, although the wax could get old if this was done on a beer you opened more often. Thanks to Jsquire for this bottle. Beer poured with a very long lasting heavy merangue/milkshake/mocha frappachino head. Half beer, half head with diamonds in the foam seen through the glass. Very strong good roasted coffee bean aroma. Big flavour, a big coffee beer. Big alcohol kick at first sip. Soft marshmallow body. Leaves behind a dusty coating. Not your everyday beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2005
***A Special thanks to my homie, Richlikebeer, for letting me have the honor of opening this beauty. 2004 bottle. Aroma of espresso,vanilla and chocolate. Poured slowly a deep rich black river with a nice choclately cap. Flavor was great, coffee and molasses mixed perfectly with traces of cherry. Palate was thick and delicious. What an awesome brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2006 March 2006 Re-rate courtesy of Eboats <P> Roasted malt-pumpernickel-soy sauce and dark chocolate in the aroma. Deep black with a thumb thick mocha head. Dark bakerís chocolate in the fore followed by raisins, dates, esspresso and loads of burnt malt flavor. Very rich and aggressive and still a winner. <P> Original rating <P> Sampled at DenverLoganís GABF 05 party, but I couldnít get anyone to tell me whoís it was so I could thank them. Thanks whoever! <P> Beef boullion, pepper and black chocolate in the aroma. Deep black with a fluffed up mocha head. Molassess and black licorice in the fore. Incredibly thick. Licorice dominates the flavors, but there is bakerís chocolate, espresso, mild dark fruits like prune and dried cherries. Definitely lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2005
í04 bottling, 22 oz. obtained in a trade with BierBauch - thanks! Pours thick, opaque and almost pure black - reminiscent of well-used motor oil - and the faintest skin of a tan head that lingered and left some lacing. The aromas are definitely not reminiscent of used motor oil, rather more like a roasty coffee, fudge with hints of soy sauce, dried prunes, figs and noticible alcohol. The flavor profile is huge, lots of dark, bitter chocolate, espresso, prune juice, molasses and an astringent roasty finish. Oh yeah, did I say noticible alcohol here as well? Though itís surprisingly well cloaked by the other flavors and sweetness. Mouthfeel is thick, heavy and a bit oily, very smooth on the tongue. Not so much a beer as a decadent dessert in a bottle. Quite the treat, though with richness and high abv, I couldnít imagine drinking it on a frequent basis.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Thank you beerhandy! Abolutely wonderful. Exactly what I would expect from an Imperial Stout. Robust and rich. Coffee, chocolate, and the right amount of sweet but not too much. Hops were just right too rounding the whole thing out for an over the top yet nicely balanced experience. Like radiomgb says, chewy and very satisfying. Yum, wish I had access to more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2005
2005 Bottle. Deep black in colour with a think lasting brown coloured head. The aroma was of dark chocolate malts, deep roast, chocolate pudding, brown sugar but a dominating sweetness. The flavour was of dark chocolate, very rich and complex, some noticable alcohol, roasty but still very sweet. Chewy, thick mouthfeel, huge body, high carbonation. Finishes with a very long roasty bitterness. Extremely sweet, I am eager to try the 2004 version and re-rate accordingly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Recieved 22oz waxed cap bottles from jcapriatti and jimmack. Pours a deep dark black color with a big creamy foamy dark brown head. Trying to swirl for some scent, the head seems to not even move. Nose is of roast, big chocolate and coffee. Some toffee, alcohol and a bit of metal are also apparent. Taste time...the head hits your mouth like extra thick chocolate milk. It quickly spreads throughout your mouth leaving lots of roasty, creamy, chocolatey coffee spots all throughout your entire palate. Some hopps poke out through the body and leave a slight bitterness on your throat.

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