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RATINGS: 1652   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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A Demonic Imperial Russian stout brewed with INTELLIGENTSIA 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


cooplander's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
black color, aroma of molasses, chocolate, dark fruits, same flavors, some soy, coffee, vanilla, smoke, booze, chewy, thick, very good but a little to sweet


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReeceG (52) - Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2014
2013 orange wax bottle. was very eager to try this beer, had an immediate smell of molasses and dark fruit. when tasteing i picked up caramel, plums, raisens and cherries. quite frankly this was a truely unique stout ( almost like a blend between a stout and a quad) but when compared to others on the market it doesnt quite measure up to me. i have a 2014 and am going to let it sit 4 years to see if it balances out a bit. but although it didnt reach the hype it was still a fantastic beer and worth trying

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (1806) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle at the Beechner Blind Beer Bash. 2014 bottle. Nose is a ton of fruit. Like crazy amounts of fruit, some tart cherry. Light chocolate and roast. Taste is like a thick cherry liquer. I’m not sure if this is all a factor of being fresh or if something in the recipe has changed. I’ve had 3 older bottles, three or four years or older and found the beer to be way less fruity and more well balanced. This one is fruity dominant and lacks almost all coffee components. weird.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gskelton (13) - Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Pours dark, smells amazing. Incredibly smooth for the alcohol content. Great after taste.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pfeezor (6) - - JUL 14, 2014 does not count
Sweet, coffee, cola. Pours a thick dark syrup-y carbonated goodness. Drank at Ravinia with good friends and other craft beer assholes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (809) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Dark and thick pour, slight sour on the first taste with a bit of a sour soy sauce .very sweet sugary stuff.maybe a big over the top but better than I had been led to believe.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lectvay (112) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Tried a 2011 and a 2012. Quite similar, not much seemed to have changed in that year. Both delicious. Dark, thick, very roasty aroma. Taste is strong, boozy, a little spicy. Coffee is there but not overt, at least at this age.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RussianDragon (327) - - JUL 7, 2014
22 oz bottles of the following vintages: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. These are notes from the mind-blowing Dark Lord Vertical tasting hosted by Huhzubendah on January 23, 2010. This vertical was only a small part of a much larger tasting that went late into the night. A huge thanks to Matt for setting this up this overwhelming event! Pours a pitch black with a dark brown foamy, sticky, lasting head. Aroma is full: roasted malts dominate, with coffee, chocolate, and a general sweetness. Flavor is unbelievable: smooth with more chocolate complexity and bitterness. The ’09 batch has more coffee flavors up front. The ’04 was thick and chewy and amazingly smooth. Alcohol flavors virtually non-existent in the ’04,’05,’06 batches. ’07 and ’08 had a slightly thinner feel and taste than the other batches. Finish is long and complex, with a continually developing taste. The sweetness was done very well, and more subdued in the earlier vintages. Mouthfeel is mouth-coating and seeps into your palate - chewy and delicious. ’09 was the most carbonated, as it was the most recent, and was bolder than earlier vintages. Always an event to have this world class beer. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord vertical tasting)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1028) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room thanks to Adam. 2014 release. Black with tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, dark fruit, caramel. Tastes of dark fruit, raisins, roast, chocolate, caramel. Full body with a dry finish. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown (2771) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Shrubber 85, cheers! Shared at #EBBC14 (25ml pours)
2010 vintage (green wax)
Thick rich dark brown black with minimal grey-brown lacing. No carbonation, viscous, unctuous, chocolate, coffee, touch of vanilla, tonnes of treacle, molasses, mouth coating, warming. Gloopy, roasty

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (545) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Finally! Rating number 500. 2014 blue wax bottle. Thanks Ben (SourNrare)! The pour is a viscous oily black with a finger of dark khaki, maybe brown, head. There is not any lace present. The aroma is really good and complex. The molasses is really up front with a strong roast and malt presence. There is just a hint of coffee, as well as an extremely light booziness, but overall, it is just great! The flavor is pretty sweet, but very good. There is a nice caramel or toffee sweetness and a great roastiness. I am not picking up on much else, but it is very good and there is just a hint of chocolate on the end. The mouthfeel is perfect. Thick and oily, almost like a syrup, minimal carbonation but it coats extraordinarily well. The mouth feel is light and sweet, almost like a caramel-ish note and lingering. Beautiful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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