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RATINGS: 1813   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

csteele2144's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
2012 bottle pours jet black with a small brown head. The aroma is heavy sweet black roasted malt, liquorice, light coffee, tar and chocolate. The flavour is roasted malt, sweet caramel, liquorice, and chocolate. Super complex but a bit on the sweet side. Thick and full bodied. More hype than beer, but I still enjoyed it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philus (54) - Bazel, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2016
@Hopishop BUMB Nice beer, not the ’legendary’ imperial stout I expected. Misses some complexity in my opinion.Too much soy sauce. Sorry. Nevertheless good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
simont1 (582) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2016
Aroma of coffee, syrup, toffee, chocolate, raisin. Taste is very very sweet, syrup, raisins, port wine, vanilla, chocolate, molasses. 5 oz is more than enough, but the first sip is pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1685) - Corinth, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Black pour with a ring of khaki. Coats the glass. Aroma is maple syrup, chocolate, and some roast. Taste is soy sauce, maple syrup, chocolate syrup, and some roast. Thick chewy body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dysenteri (155) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2016
Bottleshare at Steampunk Bar. 2014. Black color beige head. Coffe, melasses, raisins, Dark fruit. LOTs of Dark fruit, Dark cherry chocolate, raisins in taste. Very sweet, thick mouthfeel. Good imperial stout but wasn’t as good as I expected, too sweet and not enough complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (1206) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
From bottle at Camping Ratebeer ’15, blue wax edition. Pours pitch black with a medium tan head. Aroma is overly sweet with licorce, molasses, some roast and sugar. Taste is very sweet with sugar, molasses, a bit of roast. Full body, soft carbo. Too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LRonCupboard (43) - ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2016
2015 bottle with Hugh. Paired with excellent Pizza at La Coppola, Redfern who charged nothing for corkage! Pours pitch black. Hugh reckons there is a bit of a red hue about it, but I reckon it could be caused by the wood fired pizza oven beside us. Brown head disappears pretty quickly. Looks exciting. Monster aroma with coffee, very dark chocolate, dried fruit. Almost a fortified red wine smell, which in combination with raisin reminded me of Amarone (i.e. the partially dried grapes dealy). Mega full bodied, probably not far off being a solid. Raisin like characteristics keep trucking alongside typical imperial stout traits. Also very sweet, but this is in no way off putting, and nicely balanced by bitterness and malts coming through on a long long finish alongside very high cocoa chocolate. Overall, absolutely tremendous and one of the few things I have had recently that lives up to the hype. As an aside we both reckon this was superior to the 2012 we had a couple of weeks ago, which had a bit to much in the way of a fortified/sherry like aroma. Was still excellent though. 2011 still to try

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Iznogud (2622) - CROATIA - SEP 1, 2016
On tap at CBC 2016, Red Session. Pours black with small tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, dried fruit aroma. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, licorice. Warming, even a bit boozy, but not over the line. Huge, thick body, can’t remember anything being so full bodied. Very sweet with some bitterness. Oily, very complex, also smooth. After lots of beers at CBC certainly not easy to drink, but outstanding stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (6631) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2016
July 2016 – Rating #6000. Bottle share at Craft Beer Co Islington as ’Three Floyds Dark Lord’. Orange wax 2013 version. Many thanks indeed to Leighton for the Ratebeer bucketlister. Black, opaque with a foamy brown head. Aroma is molasses, some chocolate, demerara, coffee. Body is smooth, soft carbonation, oily. Taste is chocolate, coffee, plum, molasses, spicy with a touch of booze showing up but minimal considering the hefty ABV. A good beer without a doubt. Meaty sweet up front but improves the more you drink it – or gets you drunk enough to overlook the sweetness. Either way, I like it. Probably consumed at the perfect age, I’d say. Old enough to gain some complexity and lose some sweetness, but young enough not to have any noticeable oxidation. Good. (3.9)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 12, 2016
2014 bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are lots of sweetness, coffee, chocolate, and bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PMgep (263) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle and tap, several times. Dark colour, sweet aroma, nice sweet vanilla flavour.

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