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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alkolord (380) - - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (3134) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (1647) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (2455) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ahuth (320) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3714) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Shared 2016 bomber with sparkled, charcoal wax covering the cap, courtesy of "Fn" Cramer, poured to snifters displaying a clear, ruby highlighted, darkest brown color, with a modest layer of brownish tan head froth that left a clingy coating of leggy & foamy spots on the glass. The nose was mocha notes, caramel & treacle sweetness, a touch of vanilla, dark fruit, some vinous nature, and ready alcohol. The taste was similar notes, medium+ bodied, sticky & syrupy textured, with low carbonation, a touch of tartness, obvious booze, and a presence that was too sweet, and a bit thinner than I remember to be totally enjoyable for me. Needed more hop bite as some past offerings. Participated in many DL tastings, verticals, and attended a number of mind numbing DL days in the past, so maybe this wasn’t the year to finally break down and review this iconic brew?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KennethArd (442) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 28, 2016
2015 edition. Aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa & coffee, spiced by the high alcohol. Black with low dark brown head. Lightly sweet & spicy taste. Full bodied, oily texture & soft carbonation. Very smooth & very long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1805) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2016
2014 bottle. Thick and sludgy black liquid topped with a thin brown covering of foam. Nose of fudge brownies, BBQ sauce, smoke and molasses. Maybe some faint hops too? Taste is definitely quite sweet but not as much as I’d feared. Rich and thick mouthfeel. There isn’t really enough going on for me. Expected some more from it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (1364) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
Merci à Philippe pour le partage de cette bouteille que tu m’as généreusement gardé à ma demande! Vintage 2015. Un liquide noir et sirupeux n’offrant pour toute décoration, qu’un filme huileux et stagnant. Une telle présentation ne me surprend guère. Un nez où les arômes sont subtils. Disons les choses sans détour: ça ne sent pas grand chose. Contre mes attentes, aucune note de fumée ou de malts grillés. Des fruits noirs confits pour seuls arômes. De la datte arrosée d’une touche de mélasse, sans plus. Avant de plonger, je fais tournoyer le liquide quelques temps dans mon verre avec l’espoir d’en faire ressortir un profil aromatique plus complexe mais en vain. Tout ce que je récolte est un verre beurré et sali par un liquide qui y est resté collé. Je goûte. Du sucre. Ai-je mal goûté? Je goûte encore. Encore du sucre. ’’Mais quel sucre?’’ me demandais-je, question de m’occuper tant l’esprit que les sens en attendant impatiemment la prochaine bouteille. ’’De la cassonade et du sucre de canne!’’me répondais-je intérieurement, déçu d’avoir si rapidement épuisé mon capital intérêt. C’est avec les lèvres bien collées que j’allai rincer mon verre, déçu mais reconnaissant envers mon généreux hôte qui partagea ma déception.

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