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RATINGS: 1716   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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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


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mad_Ferret (715) - - MAY 9, 2014
Backlog. 2009 Vintage bottle @ Mikkeller Bar, CBC12.
App: Pitch black and syrupy with a short dissipating brown head.
Aroma: Soy, molasses, dark chocolate and some minth.
Taste: Very sweet, dark chocolate, muscovado sugar, coffee, soy.
Palate: Sticky smooth and thick mouthfeel. Almost no carbonation, but that might be cause the bottle had been standing for a while.
Overall: Thick like snot and very powerful and sweet. Still it has some balance. Need to try it more properly.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (298) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
Thx you friendly Americans at CBC 2015. Black with low Brown head. Alcochol. Sweet(Very Sweet) Roast, chocolate, cocoa, licorie Carbonation is low. Alcochol. Sweet, Full body. I did expect more

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
StoutHead (807) - DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
Black and roasty. Sweet and full body with a taste of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, licorice and a bit of vanilla. Iíve now had this one 3-4 times over the past year and thereís not doubt itís really good. Grossly overrated but a solid beer nevertheless. Iíve rated it slightly under the vanilla version but I may have rated that one a bit too high though.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (3355) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
01-MAY-2015, draft @yellow session @CBC15. Black with low Brown head. Roast, chocolate, cocoa. Carbonation is more lively than I expected. Some alcochol. Sweet, very full body. This is wonderfull.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuskirk (554) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Few awesome things have a perfect run. The 2012 version of Dark Lord is known as the least successful vintages in Three Floydsí awesome lineup. Perfect or not, though, this is still motherloviní Dark Lord. Having the chance to drink one is an amazing experience, no matter the year. It poured pitch black and virtually headless. Aroma was very fruity with cherry, apple, and syrup. Flavor has a lot of sweetness, and yes, sad to say that apple juice flavor dominates the whole thing. However, there were some touches of cream and toasted dark fruit. Mouthfeel was exceptionally smooth. While I definitely want to try a better vintage, having the "worst" Dark Lord is akin to listening to the "worst" Beatles album. Itís still enjoyable and better than a hell of lot else of whatís out there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (701) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2015
(Thanks Josh, "StFun") Bottle. A- Green apples, dark fruits, chocolate. A- Black color, black liquid, minimal brown head. T- Green apples, red apples, dark fruits, chocolate, sweet. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, sweet finish. O- Damn. My holy grail beer since I got into craft and I finally get a bottle, a 2012/red wax to be exact and it was hit with acetaldehyde, tons of green apple in here. So much for it being the best beer Iíve ever got to try. It certainly wasnít pitiful. A green apple tasting stout makes for an interesting drink. I researched a bit and found out that in fact the 2012 bottling had this issue. Oh well, still got to finally try DL! Maybe the next time itíll be a better bottle. Still getting a solid rating from me, although probably not what it could be. Did I mention I finally got to try a Dark Lord!?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Couch0508 (61) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pretty good. Had a 2010 bottle today. Most the 3 floyds stuff I have had so far hasn't been great but this was.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jacobrm (20) - - MAY 1, 2015
Still too sweet but better than previous years. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Humlehode (251) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Pours black with brown foam. Sweet. Coffee, chocolate, roasted character. Smooth and good balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (3701) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
On tap at CBC- København. Pitch black color, good brownish foam. High aroma intensity ; roasted, licorice, leather, malt. Full body & high complexity . Some sweetness- then some bitterness, ends up a little on the sweet side. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sask89 (469) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Braved the rain this year at Dark Lord Day to get my hands on an allotment of Dark Lord. Pours pitch black with a nice mocha head. Aroma is heavy in chocolate, dates, cherries, and prunes with some slight roasted malt, coffee, and black liquorice notes. Taste is really sweet for an imperial stout, a little dry and an almost imperceptible bitter bite in the finish. Full bodied, good carbonation, and thick and creamy on the palate. Quite unique for an imperial stout and overall pretty close to perfection.


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