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RATINGS: 1810   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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
This is a pile of chocolate piece of heaven. So big. Can't even put this on the grid. So big

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (3121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2013
UPDATED: APR 30, 2014 Re-rate from 2014 DL opened at the day of the release. As fresh as it gets right? Big chocolate and coffee this time and way less soy sauce in the aroma. Much better experience this time around but it is super sweet and hard to drink a bunch. 2010 bottle with a big thanks to stfun. Pours a deep brown to black with practically no head. Aroma is definitely sky sauce and chocolate. There is some alcohol in the aroma. The taste has lost its coffee. Unfortunately this is my first experience with DL. Sweet and malty with a slight alcohol heat. Consistency of motor oil. I can’t wait to try a fresh one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ataraxia (492) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2014 Viscous pitch color, thin brown lacing. Sticky aroma of molasses, sugary chocolates, toffee apple, cold coffee, a hint of vanilla, and an uneasy soy sauce undertone. Initial sweetness is very strong, and emphasized in the finish. Full-bodied and thick with the booziness masked by the sugar.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Trade from BrewMane. 2013 Orange Wax bottle, drinking fresh because cellars are for chumps ;-) Pours syrupy dark black with a sub-one-finger creamy dark mocha head. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, raisins, molasses, chocolate syrup, candy sugar, and a hint of alcohol smell. Flavor is sweet molasses up front, sweet powder sugar, a bit of dark fruit, a little bitter chocolate on the finish. Nearly no trace of the 15% abv. Sweet sweet stuff. Super velvety smooth mouthfeel and very thick. Only other stouts that have had this mouthfeel come from CCB (Hunapuh, Marshal Z). Plenty of carbonation to keep it from feeling syrupy. I was expecting more on the chocolate side, but this balances sweet molasses with dark fruits prominently. The best part to me of this decedent stout is the mouthfeel. So glad I finally got a taste of this. I can see how this would blend nicely with bourbon and vanilla. ISO now I guess...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (3012) - Gray, Maine, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Pours a deep burnt umber color with two fingers of bubbly khaki foam that fizzles out quickly. The nose has lots of liquid brownie, dark fruit and more chocolate ! The palate wicked sweet... so sweet... lots of vanilla, dark chocolate sauce a touch of umami, burnt brownies and a long sweet mouth coating finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
From a 650ml brown bottle. White wax indicates it was a 2009 bottle. Thick black pour, inky. Holds a faint ring of deep brown foam. Cocoa, roasted malt and some alcohol in the aroma. Taste has thick and deep dark chocolate and cocoa powder, roasty. Finishes with some smooth booziness, roasty and chocolately aftertastes. Thick bodied, midl carbonation. Impressive.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gmellison (427) - Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle thanks to dave. Cheers! Aroma is chocolate, kind of salty, some dark fruit. Taste is dark chocolate, solid beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (1266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Sweet chocolate straight up. Coffee and raisins with a wonderful depth of flavour keeping everything in balance. A touch of vanilla on the back end great in respects. A big thank you to cgarvieuk

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1489) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2014
22oz bottle (2013 vintage) pours jet black with small thin layer of foam. Nose is roasty dark fruits, boozy, plum, raisin, coffee grounds. Taste is oily earthy roast and big dark fruits, sweet, molasses, spices, booze, bitter cocoa notes, grapes. Finish is slick and bitter raisin, ash, and cream. Definitely unique, a beast of a beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2530) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a dark black color with little tan head. Roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, molasses, and some caramel on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a roasted malt note and a little sweetness.


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