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RATINGS: 1803   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


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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWorta (1406) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 25, 2016
Pitc black with a beige head and lush oily viscousity. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee/espresso, alcohol drenched vanilla pods and some herbal impressions develop, surprisingly lean on the aroma side. Very fine perlage just enough to lift the palate with a smooth, creamy slick texture and a full body. Sweet, mouthcoating, with a light alcohol bitter stench developing being kept though in check by the sweetness. Lasting finish with a slight herbal spice burn. Potent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (4113) - 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 (8516) - 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 (6039) - 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.


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