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RATINGS: 1740   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   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

swigswthwolves' rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
This is the beer to end all beers. This is the standard all others must meet. The pour is dark thick and fragrant. Notes of coffee and chocolate waft from the glass. The taste is dark deep and complex. Vanilla comes through the darkness. The beer is very cloying on the palate. If there was one beer left to drink in the world till the end of time this is the one. I tried to be critical of this beer but itís everything a beer could be.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (2254) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
@Camping Ratebeer 2015, Blauwe wax editie. schenkt zwart met kaki kraag en goede plakkerige rand achterlatend. Aroma van gebrande en geroosterde mout, vanille, chocolade, koffie, siroop. Smaken zijn werkelijk enorm dik/romig, vanille, chocolade, volmoutig, zoethout, alcohol, zacht/romig, dik, donkere fruiten. enorm dik en zoet maar wel complex en lekker ! puur genietbier voor over de gehele avond...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
malkyore (279) - - JUL 23, 2015
2011 bottle from some dude at me roommates work. This pretty much drinks like a port. Itís so sweet itís like... Woah. Pretty much imagine drinking a jug of molasses full of enough alcohol to fuel a drag racer... Itís pretty crazy...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Krej (163) - USA - JUL 23, 2015
Letís put molasses in a beer they said... Itís interesting is what I say. Iím not sure if Iíd put it in any of my beers unless Iím bored or drunk or both. That said it does taste unique and thatís pretty cool. I still like KBS or bourbon county stout better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tinco (585) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2015
2012 bottle from cellar. Black thick liquid. Aroma is very rich full of sweet dark fruits, coffee , complex amazing and chocolate. Donít k ow quite to describe it. Taste is sweet with nice raisin chocolate going on and complex flavours. amazing beer for beer day :). One of the better stouts Iíve tasted and def. Best in a loooong time :).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markducommun (387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle, thanks Linden! Opaque deep mahogany, almost no head. Bright raspberry, vanilla, light spiciness, molasses. Quite sweet, earthy, light bitterness. Exceedingly long finish, fairly upfront alcohol, but very well balanced. Heavy body, fairly oily. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (1389) - Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2015 2014 vintage. Ummm amazing. Lives up to hype. Thx chris. Super sweet. Honey/molasses. Some raisens. A lot of chocolate. Lasts on the palate. Sticky. Coffee. Coats glass. Tasted at chrisí ultimate bottle share.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
madelfonatree (103) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Dark Lord 2015 drank June 27, 2015 Look - Not surprisingly the thickest, blackest looking beer Iíve had. Thin head with aggressive pour. Tan head. No lacing. Smell - Alcohol. Chocolate. Coffee. Raisins. Bacon. Taste - Chocolate, tootsie roll, coffee hit hard followed by toffee and raisin. Alcohol is there but weíll balanced throughout. Raisin after taste. Feel - Viscous. Heavy. Sticky but smooth. Overall - My first Dark Lord. Iíll make it a birthday tradition. The 15% is not as scary as I thought it would be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrunkSanta410 (604) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2015
2015 bottle, at home. Only black pour, nice brown head that fades to a lace. Aroma is light chocolate, coffee, smooth a bit of faint fruitiness. Taste is smooth chocolate, espresso, lightly sweet with a bit of chocolatey bitterness. Very smooth, hides the alcohol. Smooth body, thick and syrupy, medium carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (537) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle - Pours dark black. Nose is sweet, chocolate, boozy, slight coffee. Taste is sweet, fudgy, lots of booze, dark fruits, slight anise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mstrcrwly (666) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2015
2012 bottle poured into a snifter..jet black with a thin light brown head..aroma of booze,coffee...heard this was not the best batch..donít know if thatís true or not but there was definitely some diacetyl infiltration..drain pour..will rate again when I open 2015 bottle very soon.

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