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RATINGS: 1813   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 17/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2004
BLACK Coloring with No Head. Whisky and Burnt Flavors Come Out.. Nice and Thick...Winter Fruit, Some Coffee... Itís not the Stout to Set Your Clock By, But a DAMN Fine one at that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2667) - GERMANY - NOV 7, 2004
Heavy alcohol aroma with a huge peaty and even whisky malt nose. Pitch black color like moter oil. Nice tan head. Dark fruits like raisins and figs within a molasses-like malt body. Tobacco and coffee bitterness in the finihs. Extremely long profile - the sweetness stayed well after the swallow, then turned to a tingling dryness. Very thick and very very heavy. Pretty insane beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 6, 2004
Dark as night with no head. Cherry, espresso, bourbon, chocolate, adn piney hops on the nose. Heavey mouthfeel with sweet lingering finish. Blueberry, espresso, chocolate, coffee, hops, raspberry and more flavors explode on the palate. Very viscous with high alcohol. And I do say the sludge is tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sloth (2815) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2004
A 2 glass pour, welll 1 and a 3rd glass pour before the onslaught of the infamous thick brown sludge started to work its way out, Stop! I,ve seen heavily sedimented brews but this aint normal, damn! A Dark black brew with a small red glow when light struck. An inviting dark brown head swirls up. Nose of sweet malts, smoke, soy, whisky and unbelievebly some hop spiceyness. Full thick mouthfeel, coating, viscous, oily, luxuriously creamy. Heavy roast flavors abound. Medium sweet malts, chocolate, figs, fruity, coffee notes, black malt, light alcohol notes with faint vinous notes as well. A truely large brew in all manners! Finish is fairly sweet but with a surprising hop bite. Thanks to Bierbauch for this bottle i received in a trade awhile back. Thanks Ron!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2004
SLUDGY RUNS!! Black body, browned only by hte sediment. At lest we got one glass pure. Loike used motor oil, loke baby poop (but less smelly). Notes of tobacco, caramel, coffee, expresso, chocolate;both dark and milk, currant berries, brandy and of course a well noted alcohol presence. A LOT GOING ON HERE!. Sandy river mud mouthfeel. Rich and ripe berries, burnt finish. this is almost too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 1, 2004
From bottle, thanks to jcalabre for sharing. The pour reminded me of the oil that came out of the pan years ago when changing fluids on my Austin Healey. The aroma is huge, with sweet bitter chocolate, espresso, raisin and much more. Flavor complexity follows suit; soy sauce, espresso, chocolate, fruit, sweet syrup with alcohol and a satisfying bitter finish. A very bold assault on the taste buds, no contest - I surrendered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4888) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2008 Original Rating October 31, 2004; 2004 Vintage: Black hole coloring with no head. Aroma is loaded down with slightly burnt malt, oak and whisky. Do I really have to mention that itís thicker than mud? Coffee, burnt malt, and every kind of dark fruit imaginable show up in the taset. Itís quite good, but not the end-all-be-all. I kept getting a metallic tang in the taste. Re-rating May 22, 2008; 2008 Vintage: Iím very glad I finally get to revisit this one. Huge thanks to Skyview. Black as death with a medium head. Aroma of grapes, raisins and some vanilla. Much sweeter taste than I remember it. Lots of thick and chewy malt. Pine hops are there, but downplayed. Grape and vanilla with some roasted barley finish. Very solid, tasty and good. I had always been a little worried that I had "slammed" this beer the first time out, but I stand by my original assessment: It is not the end-all-be-all. The score remains the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boto (2103) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 31, 2004
22oz Bomber: This beer pours thick: It has the consistency of motor oil. The color is almost the same, but it is a very dark brown. If you hold it to the light, it actually has a hint of a Guinness-like cascade. The head is strong and brown. The aroma is interesting: imagine if you will chocolate hops, because that is what it smells like. The taste is heavy and sweet: mainly chocolate, with hints of plums and coffee, other varied fruits. I can also taste some hops, but no bitterness makes it through. Excellent! Thanks to TAR for this trade!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2008 Bottle traded from Slikwily,drank in your honor Kevin.Thick black sludgey brew. Nose is a huge.So many different aromas coming from this it is hard to believe.Port.molasses,dark chocolate,coffee,plums and various dark fruits.Not one of them overshadows the other.I poured this and sat there with it in my hand sniffing,set it down thenpicking it up again to sniff some more.The Flavors come out exactly as you would have wanted:so you came absorb every aspect of this amazing brew.I docked one point for the amount of sludge in the bottle. After hjaving more batches I have changed my mind about this beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (3271) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Bottle, Good nose, Malt city, Chocolate, coffee, molasses,prunes, Raisin, a little soy sauce, hint of sherry. Brownish black color, no light goes through.No head, but I did pour slow. Bittersweet, flavors, Dark roast coffee, chocolate, molassses. Thick body, creamy syrupy mouthfeel, dry bitter finish. Very tasty. This one is for the Red Sox.

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