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RATINGS: 1724   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2005
2005 Bomber. Thanks to Oak for an awesome tasting. This guy was involved in a three-way competition at a tasting I went to yesterday. Dark Lord butted heads with Stone RIS and Alesmith Speedway and came out victorious. The pour is opaque obsidian black. I canít tell if there are any particulates or sediment in my glass at all simply because light canít penetrate far enough in to reflect off of them. The head is almost as dark as the beer -- a deep sepia with some reverse-flow bubbling. The carbonation pushed the center of the head up so much that the bubbles on the outside appeared to be flowing down. Once the head dissipated (fairly quickly due to alcohol), I could get a better concept of the aroma. It was initially dark, dried fruits -- cherries and raisins -- followed by an espresso smell melded with chocolate and roasted malts. Hop profile is hard to get to, but thereís something earthy going on. Thereís a little molasses there, too, but not overpoweringly so. The palate was amazing. It falls somewhere between heavy cream and crude oil. Itís viscous and thick, but not to the point that it sticks around too long after you swallow it. The flavor is immense as well -- tons of roasted malt with a some coffee in the finish. Exceptionally well balanced, maintaining its sweetness through the finish without becoming cloying. Dried fruits are still there, but take on the roasty quality of the malt, unlike in the aroma. Molasses and vanilla are much less notable than in the aroma, giving way to a chocolaty sweetness instead. The finish is amazingly clean for as huge a beer as it is. Simply mind-blowing.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (2405) - 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?

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RRistow12 (394) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cam_Dynamite (86) - 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)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (3735) - Oulu, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (371) - SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2015
@yellow cbc 2015 wood, vanilla, full body, mid bitterness. extemly sweet. overly sweet.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jhgrantjr (449) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (460) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (1468) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (462) - 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 (841) - 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.


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