Serve in Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1754   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Block (1824) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2015
This is the 2014 vintage. Black pour with almost no head. What head exists is a brown. The aroma is potent with alcohol, charred meat, smoke, coffee. The flavor is remarkably smooth. Iím really surprised how sweet this beer is. Itís much more drinkable than I was expecting. It packs a punch. It has a soy sauce and teriyaki vibe. Almost no aftertaste which is also surprising. It dies really quickly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (538) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Originally reviewed 11/25/2011. 22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. 2010 vintage. Standard stout appearance. Jet black. The small head is actually surprising, considering the ABV. The sugars are damn near visible as it streaks down the glass. Intense aromas. Coffee, chocolate, booze. The booze actually smells great, despite that itís practically burning my nose. Fruity aromas as well. Not as roasty as I would expect. Tingly alcohol throughout the taste. Incredibly sweet. Coffee flavors and chocolate malts through the middle. Slightly bitter in the finish and an alcohol burn that lasts for a few moments. Itís a pretty complex flavor, but itís immensely sweet. Pretty well carbonated for a 15% stout. Pretty boozy, too, though. And the sweetness just makes it so hard to drink. Small quantities is the most I can muster with this thing. My views on this beer have changed dramatically since originally trying it. It is what it is. Too sweet for me, but itís something I would have enjoyed in my novice drinking years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
schmuckweizen (10) - Miami Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2015
2008/Black Wax. From notes in 2010: Strong aromas of roast, bitter chocolate, coffee and toffee. Black, almost jet color and tan head that dissipated to lacing rather quickly. Flavor is right in stride with that aroma! Holy Hell!!! What an amazing impy stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnicolaescu (1439) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
2014 Vintage. Dulceață enormă de ciocolată dar și nite aciditate de stafide acre.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (2546) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
@Camping Ratebeer 2015, Blauwe wax editie. schenkt zwart met kaki kraag en goede plakkerige rand achterlatend. Aroma van gebrande en geroosterde mout, vanille, chocolade, koffie, siroop. Smaken zijn werkelijk enorm dik/romig, vanille, chocolade, volmoutig, zoethout, alcohol, zacht/romig, dik, donkere fruiten. enorm dik en zoet maar wel complex en lekker ! puur genietbier voor over de gehele avond...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
malkyore (310) - - JUL 23, 2015
2011 bottle from some dude at me roommates work. This pretty much drinks like a port. Itís so sweet itís like... Woah. Pretty much imagine drinking a jug of molasses full of enough alcohol to fuel a drag racer... Itís pretty crazy...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Krej (185) - USA - JUL 23, 2015
Letís put molasses in a beer they said... Itís interesting is what I say. Iím not sure if Iíd put it in any of my beers unless Iím bored or drunk or both. That said it does taste unique and thatís pretty cool. I still like KBS or bourbon county stout better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tinco (595) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2015
2012 bottle from cellar. Black thick liquid. Aroma is very rich full of sweet dark fruits, coffee , complex amazing and chocolate. Donít k ow quite to describe it. Taste is sweet with nice raisin chocolate going on and complex flavours. amazing beer for beer day :). One of the better stouts Iíve tasted and def. Best in a loooong time :).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markducommun (535) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle, thanks Linden! Opaque deep mahogany, almost no head. Bright raspberry, vanilla, light spiciness, molasses. Quite sweet, earthy, light bitterness. Exceedingly long finish, fairly upfront alcohol, but very well balanced. Heavy body, fairly oily. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (1557) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2015 2014 vintage. Ummm amazing. Lives up to hype. Thx chris. Super sweet. Honey/molasses. Some raisens. A lot of chocolate. Lasts on the palate. Sticky. Coffee. Coats glass. Tasted at chrisí ultimate bottle share.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 176

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50