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RATINGS: 1806   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WingmanWillis (133) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle share. Big thanks to admin of the year Leighton. Pours black with a dirty tan head that dissipates to cling to the glass. Aroma is boozy molasses, bit of dried fruit. Taste is sweet fruit cake, bit of caramel and booze. It’s good but top 50?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (3264) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with low beige head. Aroma is of molasses, malt, smoke. Taste is of molasses, umami, smoke, alcohol. Palate: Full bodied, soft carbonation. Overall: Good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2016
Tasting of the 2015 bottle. Pours totally black with a light brown head. Aroma is malt, licorice, prune, coffee, chocolate, and moderate roasty. Taste is high sweet leading to a roasty finish. I was worried I’d built it up too much in my head but it totally lived up to expectations! Brilliant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sdaniel90 (898) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 28, 2016
Bottle, 2015. Opaque dark brown with a minimal head. Aromas of molasses, roasted malts, dark chocolate, dried fruits, brown sugar, alcohol. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Thick and oily. Heavily sweet, medium bitter. Incredible complexity and flavor profiles. Incredibly heavy, Legendary beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Percy0103 (617) - MEXICO - JUN 28, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. Burgundy wax. A dark beer with no head. Aroma is of chocolate, alcohol, molasses and nuts. Robust bodied, creamy and with a sweet chocolate aftertaste. Surprinsinly not bitter. Very milky with flat carbonation and dried fruits at the end. A perfect sweet Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2479) - - JUN 22, 2016
Sampled at Mechazilla’s epic insanity tasting session. 2014 vintage. Obviously had very high expectations as a 3F fan. Rich syrupy body, lots of chocolate, vanilla, sweet coffee, unwelcome notes of soy sauce with a fishy edge, lingering sweet finish. Very happy for the tick but quite unimpressed, more thick of a sweet malt liquor than a beer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Whatup14 (1587) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
Bouteille 650ml au Québec Ratebeer Gathering. Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka, huileuse. Arôme de sauce soya, malt torréfié, café, un peu fumé. Goût de malt torréfié, café, sauce soya, sucré. Carbonatation faible, corps dense.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
copestx (80) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2016
2014 Bottle with Herr Angstmann. Pours motor oil black with a quickly receding beige head leaving it to look like a cola. Aroma is up front molasses, brown sugar, and coffee. Taste follows accordingly with loads of molasses and coffee, with candied cherries, dark chocolate and toffee also making an appearance. Mouthfeel is wonderful. Super sweet but in a good way (for me). Had back-to-back with a Midnight Sun Bezerker. I prefer the Dark Lord but it was too sweet for Angstmann, with the tobacco-ish taste/texture of Bezerker providing a great counterpoint on two exceptional imperial stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hugetaste42 (18) - - MAY 27, 2016
Just tons of molasses, coffee, malt, brown sugar and a bit of dark chocolate plus vanilla blended together in a bottle. Very sweet. Great mouthfeel. A fresh bottle is boozy and messy. It definitely improves after a couple years of aging. Anyway, awesome stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (1426) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2016
On tap at CBC 2016 - day 2. Pitch black with a thin tan head. Thick and rich flavor, with notes of caramel, cocoa, chocolate and vanilla. Very well balanced, though leaning a bit towards the sweet side. Definitely a world class stout.

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