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RATINGS: 1696   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


dlclark's rating

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2004
I was really hoping to hate this beer, especially at $15/22 oz. bottle. Shared this brew with my wife and two friends. Consensus from each of us was that this was the best beer any of us have ever had. This was not like drinking beer, it deserves its own category. It's not a beer, food, dessert or cigar. It's like taking the best things in life and putting it in one bottle. Almost undescribeable. Aroma is creamy with chocolate and coffee notes. Head is thin and dissipates quickly. Appearance, who cares, how does it taste? Flavor--I don't really know how to describe it. There was chocolate, coffee, pudding, toffee, raisins, caramel, hops and it changed nicely as it warmed. The alcohol is hidden very well. Was this worth $15 for a bottle? Hell yes! I bought two bottles and would have gladly taken a case if I had sampled it before hand. My beer lifetime goal is to somehow get a keg of this someday and take a vacation to enjoy it.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LearninBeer (409) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2015
2009; The aroma is malt, coffee, figs, vanilla and roasty. Pours Black with basically no head. The taste is bitter. The body is full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter. OK Wow this is really good! The years havenít hurt it any, in fact probably helped. Lots of flavor no alcohol. Glad I have more of this aging!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (606) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
From a shared 2014 bomber in a taster glass. Flavor is sweet, slightly chocolatey, malty, slightly fruity, moderate alcohol burn. Quite good and well balanced. Donít understand the hype, but good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
olsvammel (3803) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle at a big tasting (NŲrprovning 2015). We tried the 2008, 2009 and 2010 versions. The 2010 was the best so I used the score from that beer. The 2008 and 2009 was much sweeter then the 2010. 2008 was the most roasted. Dark malty and nutty smell with some roasted sugar. Sweet taste with roasted sugar, dark malts, roasted sugar. Awsome beer!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (285) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle received from elyts_dlo, cheers! Pours a deep motor-oil black with a slight brown head. Aroma is vanilla and cocoa. Taste is vanilla, milk chocolate and slight cloying caramel. Full bodied with a silky texture.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (954) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle í13, tasted side by side with Huna and Darkness. Pitch black with a tan head. Nose is sweet, vanilla and milk chocolate. Taste is sugary, syrup, oily, vanilla, milk chocolate and some caramel. A bit too sweet and cloying but still solid!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheArgoPirate (86) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
2013 version on draft at Dark Lord Day 2014. Dark, mostly opaque brown with bet limited khaki head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, dark fruit, and coffee. Very sticky though somewhat thin for an RIS. Taste is vanilla, light coffee and oyster sauce. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1311) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
A- bam. Pours a syrupy deep cola brown with thin ring of medium khaki head and no lacing. S- just mince meat, rhubarb and soy sauce. Some middling chocolate and figs. A little charcoal, and soil. M- full body with a strong oily character. T- so cloying. Chocolate covered cherries, port, Terry's milk chocolate orange, vinegar tang and lemon. Raisins, grasses and a meatiness in the middle. Ending is dry and efficient with some lingering plastic chocolate candies, toffee, molasses, caramel and hops.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (133) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 3, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 Blue wax 2014 poured into a taster glass. No head despite a very aggressive pour. Seems to be black, oil, and light bodied. The nose shows mostly soy sauce and very faint hints of sweet malts. The palate on this is where it begins. Itís probably the most oily and slick bodied stout Iíve ever tried. Very full bodied and smooth. The 15% alcohol is definitely apparently as it gives it a lot of heat akin to chili. There is a raisin/port wine-like sweetness and ends on a strong coffee/espresso note of bitterness. A lot of people complain about the sweetness but if you chill it well, itíll numb your tongue enough not to notice. Personally, I donít find it cloying at all. This has to be tried at least once!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2015
2013. Finally got to try this. Nose is of dark fruit, like chocolate, a bit of anise and sherry notes. Taste is much the same but itís a bit too sweet. Perhaps better when fresh. Meh.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxodom (34) - - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle 2012 vintage. Had alongside a german chocolate cake, which I would highly recommend. Deep chocolate flavor, thick viscous pour, great nose. Worth all the hype.


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