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RATINGS: 1647   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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
Bottle 2007 @ 16th Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2007, Optal. [Thanks to Bager for sharing]. Clear black color with a small creamy virtually none brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, heavy licorice, notes of prune, raisin, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar. Flavor is heavy sweet and light bitter in a very nice balance with a long duration. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. Very nice complex and tasty ;o))

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
Blind tasting at sk8vikings porter / stout tasting, beer no 13. Huge thanks to badgerben for trading and brewfiend for shipping, I owe you one Ben, this came out as the best brew of the night! 2005 vintage, orange wax. Pours dark brown to black with a lacing brown head. Slight alcohol burning in my eyes, roasted malty, slight smoked, minor toffee note flavour is caramel, roasted malt toffee sweet, quite nice. Dry to bitter finish with a distinct malt flavour beneath. 8-4-8-4-17

Blind tasting at sk8vikings porter / stout tasting, beer no 14. 2007 bottle. Pours deep brown with red hue and no head. Slight eye burning alcohol, dried malty aroma. Thick mouthfeel, low carbonation. Coffee, chocolate and roasted malt in a quite thick fluid blend. Very intense without being overdone in anyway. Quite nice. 7-4-9-4-16

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2004
The aroma is powerful of coffee, chocolate, wood, and alcohol. The color is pitch-black and it has a brown head though disappearing. The flavor is very sweet with complex notes of malt (especially roasted), coffee, and bitter chocolate. It ends on a rather good bitterness -both from the malt and the hops. A very good beer. Thanks to Jeppe (Bierkönig) for sharing this very special beer with me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 (Bottle 65 cl) Black, almost opaque with a dark brown head. Pronounced roasted malt and a distinct alcohol. Lovely full-bodied, extremely raisiny - all sorts of dried fruit and chocolate before a hot and alcoholic finish. Delicious indeed. 170705 and 070907

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
joergen (20486) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 Bottled. Black coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma of coffee, liquorice and chocolate. Sweet flavour of dried fruits, coffee, liquorice and chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2007
Bottled (2006 vintage, thanks marsiblursi, you’re the best!). Deep ambery colour (almost black) with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some chocolate, dark dry fruit, coffee and burnt wet wood. Flavour is dark fruits, alcohol, vanilla and some wooden hints also. Really caramellish as it warms up a bit. Pleasant brew.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2003
Bottled from growler, thanks hopsrus!!
Thick like oil, black as coal. No head, of course. Chocolate and fruit aroma. Raisiny huge maltiness, you nearly need a knife to cut it. Soft mouthfeel and a syrupy sweetness. Extremely complex. Rich, wonderfully flavourful and with the typical 3 Floyds softness, but on the sweet side for me.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle, vintage 2007. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty dark chocolate molasses and coffee aroma. Roasted malty oily molasses and dark chocolate flavor with hints of dark fruit and coffee. Has a roasted heavy malty molasses finish with hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2010 2010-06-19, vintage 2009, 8-4-7-4-15=38
It pours oily black, thick, with a minimal brownish head. Aroma of roasted malt, but also phenol, strong, very medicinal. Thick body, it has strong flavor, mix of caramel, roasted malt, tar, traces of liquorice and coffee; later, there is the alcohol that starts appearing; enough sugars. Strong bitterness. The final is based on rosted malts, sweet and bitter at the same time. Powerful, but not impressive.

2010-05-05, draught at Mikkeller Bar, opening night, 7-4-8-4-15=38
Dense black; virtually no head, just a thin collar. Aroma of chocolate, cookies, light cinnamon. Thick body (less than the bottle), oily mouthfeel, chocolate flavor, some alcohol. A bit too much, without being enough.

2007-09-21, Stockholm Beer Festival, afterfestival at Per’s, 8-4-10-5-18=45
Black color; creamy head, not persistent. The aroma is very phenolic, and of course sweet caramel, liquorice, some coffee, alcohol, leather. Totally thick mouthfeel, a bit oily, sweet, bitter, with a perfect combination of caramel and chocolate and hints of roasted malt; more liquorice at the end. Warming. Powerful Ambrosia.

2004-04-23, 8-4-9-4-17=42
Cloudy dark brown color, green hue; no head. All the classic flavor components of North America Imperial Stouts, but quite well mixed together; anyway, the thickest beer I ever had. Not complex, a lot of sweetness; pleasant also because less bitter and aggressive than others. Thanks Jeppe (Bierkönig) for sharing this bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 20th January 2008
2005 Orange Wax bottle. Sumptuous smooth imperial stout. Bags of soft fruit, cherry, raspberry, blueberry and blackcurrant. Milk chocolate, malt, molasses and a dry coffee finish. No bitterness. Fantastic! Lives up to the hype!

14th May 2011
2004 Red Wax. Opaque black beer. Tidy coffee coloured head. Minerall nose with mild coffee. Smooth airy soft palate, viscous and sumptuous. Sweet molasses and coffee with traces of wood and chocolate. The coffee gets stronger - rich and tangy and creamy. Dry finish. 2nd half of the bottle was pure sludge!

15th May 2011
2006 Gold Wax. Opaque black beer, tidy chocolate coloured head. Rich malty nose. Sumptuous soft palate. Rich coffee malt with a streak of dark chocolate. Tiny bit of molasses and soy. Trace of red berry fruits. A little warmth in the soft finish. Coffee aftertaste. Nice but not a patch on the 2005.

9th June 2011
2007 Silver Wax. Smooth and quite mild dark malt! Traces of coffee and chocolate. Brief and mild yeasty molasses. A little Port Wine. Nice cherry and blackcurrant fruits. Good year!


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