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RATINGS: 1804   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llkc (1432) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2016
duft: sød dadler rosin mørk sukker. smag: sød lidt rosin tung og fyldig. chokolade kakao vanilje sødme meget sød og varm eftersmag

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (15472) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2016
CBC2016. Schwarze Farbe, mittelgroße bräunliche Schaumkrone. Süß röstmalzig, Lakritze, Sirup. Geschmack sehr süß, Vanille, bourbon, Lakritze.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (1225) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2016
Tap @ CBC -16. jet black with a dense dark tanned head. rich roasty aroma with burnt sugars and molasses. leather and liqorice. taste is very sweet, chocolate, roasted malts and just abit of well hidden alcohol. Full body with a thick mouthfee. soft co2.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (6250) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Tap@ CBC 2016 day 2. Pours black with a thick brown head. Dark chocolate, cocoa powder, plummy notes. Flavor has sweetness, roastedness, licorice, spicy notes, syrup. Overly sweet. Balanced.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alkolord (367) - - MAY 12, 2016
2016, from tap, Tiefschwarz, fast Sirup, leichter brauner Schaum, schokoladige röstaromen in der Nase, mild im antrunk, relativ spritzig, cremig, sehr schokoladiger Geschmack, süß, massig, lecker, Alkohol gut verpackt, nur leichte bittere im Abgang

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (3027) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2016
On tap At Mikkeller Bar. Pours black with short tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, creamy coffee, vanilla, and sugary roasted malts. Flavors of sweetened dark chocolate, sugary coffee, and sweet molasses. Sweet and sticky. A bit messy but still very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (1584) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle at a tasting in Portland-Oregon, many thanks to douglas88 for hosting and offering. 2010 vintage. Dark brown/black pour with ruby highlights, no head at all. Nose: top leather blast, post brewing malt mash, malt leftovers, a bit smoky. Mouth: boiled milk with cocoa powder, in perceivable ABV, little chili chocolate silky finish. Top beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (2216) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2016
2014 blue wax bottle shared at Mechazilla event. Deep, oily evil black pour with a small tan head that lingers. Sour plum and prune, blackstrap molasses, soy sauce with lots of treacle notes and a bit of marshmallow. Sticky and syrupy on the palate with more of a sorghum or molasses feel. Sweet and with lots of umami notes. The cacao is there but it feels more wine-like...almost like single origin cacao with that berry nuance. Finish has more soy sauce and winey berry notes under the chocolate. Not bad, but not really my kind of impy. Really happy for the chance to try this monster though.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeuroPliny (242) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2016
2009 White Wax shared with JB. Pours opaque black. Dark brown quickly fading head. Nose is dark candied fruit, caramel, molasses, figs, and hints of spice. Flavour is complex dark malts, toffee, vanilla, cloves, dark chocolate, and dark dried fruit. It's amazing that even after 7 years the sweetness is still balanced by lively hops. Mouthfeel is medium. Smooth on the palate. One of the best beers I've ever had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ahuth (280) - - MAY 3, 2016
Bottled 2016. Pours dark black. Has a huge taste. Crazy caramel and chocolate taste. Small coffee taste. This beer is super sweet fresh. Holy moly it’s sweet. Awesome stout. Needs a little age on it to mature the complexity in which I know this beer has.


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