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RATINGS: 1768   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22327) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2004
Black with compact dark brown head. Aroma of alcohol and dark fruits. Sweet flavour of coffee, chocolate and alcohol. The finish is hoppy, dry and bitter. Full bodied. The last 10cL. in the bottle is extremely thick. Thanks Jeppe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CyclistSarah (15) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
Tastey, thick creamy body goes down well with a good aftertaste to be enjoyed for a while.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2005 Finally! Thanks to some BA follks. Pours like syrup and I was hit with the sweetness first off. It’s big, and I’m not going bore everyone with alot of words. By the way, the sludge or something really upset my stomach.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2004 Extreme thanks to my awesome beer trading buddy BBB63 for sending me this brew last season.

Rating # 600
DL was cellared with anticipation of a somewhat eventful moment. Upright and in the dark depth of my beer closet this beer sat for 10 months. What the hell was going on in that bottle during this time?
Major kudos too Nick Floyd for brewing up such a novel and extreme creation!
As I poured the first glass I could see the density of this beers body. Motor oil thick,10W 40 thick! Black as the far side of the moon, motionless as death… thick as Jennifer Lopez’s sexy ass! The nose and tongue are ripe with dark pitted fruits. Plums, dates, figs, prunes, then raisins, then brown sugar… smoky notes of molasses, sweetness…. whooooo sweetness, cloying? Sweetened.. Super Sweetened espresso.. Espresso Supreme! Where is all this vanilla coming from? Charred ash.. who was cremated to forge this brew? The second glass was far more tart than the first, somewhat gritty.
Was I just drinking some jet black liquid led? This beer weighs in at infinity per liquid ounce. That’s 22 x infinity? It was simply too thick… too viscous… too syrupy… too extreme… too over the top for any type of consistent drinking. One 22oz bottle, in which I only concurred 17 ounces of liquid, took me 3 hours… a 3 hour pint +1 of vice and sin… The beer is the blood of Satan.. Nick Floyd murdered Satan and bottled this, his essence… How he did this? I could never tell you… but he managed!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Thanks JPDIPSO. This is a good Imperial Stout. Tons of Malt, and bitter sweet chocolate flavor. Finishes thick, chewy, and rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2008 brown frothy head, impenetrable brown color. nutty, rich aroma, the flavor is a bit too sweet, with coffe, licorice, malt (a very complex brew). but this brew grows on you the more you drink (and we drank several at the dark lord party). the afterbite is very pleasingly bitter, and it sticks with you for a while. overall, an enjoyment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Rating Number 666. Beer pours completely black and a nice dark tan, with a hint of red, foam rises from it Aroma is a heavy coffee molasses and chocolate blend. Reminds me of the chocolate crunchs in a candy bar. Taste is a whole lot of coffee, sort of a chalky bitter flavor, alcohol shows up here as well. Flavor is..well... not that great. I’m having a hard time getting past the heavy bite of alcohol and bitterness. I’ll let it wark up and hope it mellows out, but damn, whats with this. After an hour out of the fridge, its still overwhelmed by the bitterness. There is a great taste of chocolate, vanilla, and other sweet sitting at the back but its hard to get to. If this was thrown in a cask for a while, it would be wonderful. As young as it is, its far too abrasive for it to be one of the great beers, but hell, what do I know. I’ll stick with a Stone or an Expedition any day over this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2005
VINTAGE 2005. Noire ténébreuse à la faible présence de mousse. Arômes pleinement rôtis présentant aussi une touche de mousse de tourbe. Épaisse à en faire craquer la machoire…Littéralement! Profils de flaveurs initiales très rôties dont la linéarité réussis à décevoir mes énormes et irraisonnables attentes. Puis apparaît brutalement la violente horde de houblon d’une amertume et d’une persistance extrême. L’alcool est bien caché considérant le taux indiqué. Encore une fois, l’amertume excessive et démesurée refuse de nous quitter. Cette version serait apparemment marginalement différente de la dernière. Une expérience marquante et extrêmement intense en sensation mais d’un déséquilibre marqué à mon goût.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Bottle: Thanks to Indiana_Red on this one that a rookie like myself is enjoying such a highly rated beer for my 25th rating! It pays that I married his cousin! In this brew there are big time aromas of coffee/espresso and charcoal. It is thick and oily with a lively carbonation. Three words come to my mind: sugary, sticky and creamy. If you like imperial stouts - this is one of the best!

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