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RATINGS: 1756   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4904) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2015
2011: Molasses, horehound, soy sauce, charred oak, walnut nose. Black, headless. Very sweet molasses and soy sauce, walnut also present but in a much lesser degree. Earthier upon warming. Full body, easy carbonation. Well....this was a beer I never thought Iíd get to try. Itís likely more expensive than Iím willing to pay and not a style I seek out specifically. Still itís considered one of the best beers in the world. Luck smiled upon me and I find myself with a bottle. How disappointed I am! Maybe it has been cellared too long but this was a cloying mess. Itís not as boozy as I feared, and it has tons of complexity, but itís far too sweet for my tastes, devoid of balance. Maybe itís better fresh, but thios didnít do it for me. My rating is generous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeratarian (184) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2015
2015 burgundy wax. Gift from a guy at work whoís wife got him 9 btls at brewery. Pours thick as any with fluffy, 1 inch, dark brown head. Aroma is roasted barley, soy sauce, alcohol esters. Flavor hits you with sweetness off the bat. A little rich and toasty flavors sneak through but sweetness dominates. As the sweetness fades, the caramel and molasses come through with a little chocolate and coffee aftertaste. Very big and very sweet. Hard to rate palatability high. A great novelty and must try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (2708) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2015
Draught sample at CBC 2015. Pitch black with a thin, tanned head. Roasted aroma with rich, dark malts: Chocolate, coffee, caramel, vanilla, bourbon barrel, licorice and molasses. Taste is sweet, very rich. Full body with a thick texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes long lasting sweet-roasted with rich, dark malts, vanilla and coffee. Subtle warmth from the booze. Excellent Stout, very American, very vulgar, very rich. Maybe even too much of a good thing?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RRistow12 (503) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Wow! Tasted the 2015 bottle. Huge aroma of chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, coffee. Taste is moderate to heavily sweet with mild to moderate bitterness. Oily and syrupy mouthfeel. Very complex. Lots of dark fruits. Prunes, plums and other stone dark fruits with lots of coffee and chocolate. A little vanilla and caramel. Incredible beer. Probably my all time favorite imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cam_Dynamite (110) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2015
Blue wax bottle from mikkeller shop. Pours a heavy black with tan head. Nose is loaded with fruit, coffee, bourbon. Very thick sweet syrupy mouthfeel. Taste is coffee, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and finishes very sweet. My only knock is itís just a bit too sweet for me. Cracker beer and if you get the chance itís a great beer to share with a mate or two (I chose not to share)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (4250) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015, Copenhagen. Originally rated 20150501. Colour is black with very small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, some bourbon, coffee, hints of chocolate and roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (567) - SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2015
@yellow cbc 2015 wood, vanilla, full body, mid bitterness. extemly sweet. overly sweet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jhgrantjr (461) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2015
May 8, 2015 - shared a bottle of 2011 Dark Lord. This ones been aging for four years. Pours a deep black, very thick, small brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, some vanilla, molasses. Taste is very sweet, not boozy at all. Creamy finish. More sweet than I expected...I can see why the barrel aged stuff is higher. But this is still a phenomenal beer. Glad to finally try one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (727) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
Tap cbc15. Pours a beautiful all black thick with one finger everlasting crazy head. Aroma is sweet, roasty malts, dark fruits, fruity, vanilla and milk chocolate. Taste is heavy sweet, barley, malt, brown sugar, vanilla loads of chocolate and some toffee. Subtle sweet bacon in there! Sweet berries, dates. No presence of ABV, full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (1809) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
Tap @CBC15. Black with brown head. Roasted malt and syrupy booze aroma. Flavour is syrupy sweet with licorice and coffee. Thick and sticky, just the way I like it.

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