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RATINGS: 1802   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


Jonathan3584's rating

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 can’t tell if there are any particulates or sediment in my glass at all simply because light can’t 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 there’s something earthy going on. There’s a little molasses there, too, but not overpoweringly so. The palate was amazing. It falls somewhere between heavy cream and crude oil. It’s 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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (4112) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Shared 2008 bomber with a black wax finish in July 2016. Dark thick motor oil appearance with a fine light brown head. Rich deep flavor with moderate-high sweetness. Dark roasted grains and a modicum of hops kick in eventually in the aftertaste to cut the bitterness, leaving an excellent dark roasted grain flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beer60622 (3) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2016 does not count
Like a Kylie Jenner Lip Kit this is all hype. Got a free bottle of 2016 wouldn’t buy or go through the carnival-application-ticketing-process. I had high hopes 👎🏻

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tstamba (699) - Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2016
DLD 2016. Gazing into the cup, I finally arrive at the end of my quest. Constant rain, cold, end less lines, porta johns, countless tasters of other lesser pretenders... Now at last the nectar of the gods... Or is it the other place? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (8494) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle shared at the CBC big bottle share. 7/7/2016. Huge thanks to Leighton for this one. Aroma is tangy plum, dark choc, berry, Warming alcohol, spicy woody, sweet brown sugars. Flavour is composed of. Super sweet nutty choc, praline, toffee. Choc. Praline. Marshmallow. Palate is super sweet and sticky, . Too sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hansvf (678) - - JUL 8, 2016
Mooi z art, prima schuim. Chocola, klein beetje rook. Mondgevoel is perfect, dik, super! Smaakt ook erg lekker, sterk, beetje alcoholisch, zoet. Vol van smaak.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6038) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
22oz bottle shared at the July London Tasting @CBC Islington. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. It pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet and bold with notes of vanilla, toffee, bold white chocolate. Taste is super sweet and lightly boozy with notes of vanilla, milk chocolate, light espresso and sugar. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation. Overall, massive and sweet

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WingmanWillis (130) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle share. Big thanks to admin of the year Leighton. Pours black with a dirty tan head that dissipates to cling to the glass. Aroma is boozy molasses, bit of dried fruit. Taste is sweet fruit cake, bit of caramel and booze. It’s good but top 50?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (3232) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with low beige head. Aroma is of molasses, malt, smoke. Taste is of molasses, umami, smoke, alcohol. Palate: Full bodied, soft carbonation. Overall: Good.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sevenlee (1735) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2016
Tasting of the 2015 bottle. Pours totally black with a light brown head. Aroma is malt, licorice, prune, coffee, chocolate, and moderate roasty. Taste is high sweet leading to a roasty finish. I was worried I’d built it up too much in my head but it totally lived up to expectations! Brilliant.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sdaniel90 (861) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 28, 2016
Bottle, 2015. Opaque dark brown with a minimal head. Aromas of molasses, roasted malts, dark chocolate, dried fruits, brown sugar, alcohol. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Thick and oily. Heavily sweet, medium bitter. Incredible complexity and flavor profiles. Incredibly heavy, Legendary beer.


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