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RATINGS: 1712   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
Burgundy wax = 2015

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrnkMcDermott (2872) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2008 Bottle, at the Dark Lord Release Party, 3 Floyds. So Iím first to get to a computer after sampling the 2005 vintage. Thanks to Cornfield, Rayboy01 and others who went in with me to buy and split a bottle so I didnít have to crack into my one purchase. So. Over the top, or overhyped? Well, it pours with a big nose of coffee and toffee and molasses, thatís for sure. Stuff is like a thin maple syrup. I got a few minutes of entertainment just tilting the glass back and forth to see the beer filter back down through its head. Taste is not as "extreme" as, say, the DFH WWS. Just big on malts. Kind of drips over the tongue, and leaves a coating on the glass like shellac. Once Iíve made some room in the glass, I can get a brandy snifter effect. So how should I react to this? Itís a really excellent beer, and I should actually give it ups for NOT trying to blow me away. Is it "5" worthy? Guess Iíll have to go with the rating Iíve got for now, then decide again when my new bottle has aged a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (700) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2015
(Thanks Josh, "StFun") Bottle. A- Green apples, dark fruits, chocolate. A- Black color, black liquid, minimal brown head. T- Green apples, red apples, dark fruits, chocolate, sweet. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, sweet finish. O- Damn. My holy grail beer since I got into craft and I finally get a bottle, a 2012/red wax to be exact and it was hit with acetaldehyde, tons of green apple in here. So much for it being the best beer Iíve ever got to try. It certainly wasnít pitiful. A green apple tasting stout makes for an interesting drink. I researched a bit and found out that in fact the 2012 bottling had this issue. Oh well, still got to finally try DL! Maybe the next time itíll be a better bottle. Still getting a solid rating from me, although probably not what it could be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Couch0508 (59) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pretty good. Had a 2010 bottle today. Most the 3 floyds stuff I have had so far hasn't been great but this was.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jacobrm (20) - - MAY 1, 2015
Still too sweet but better than previous years. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Humlehode (251) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Pours black with brown foam. Sweet. Coffee, chocolate, roasted character. Smooth and good balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (3698) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
On tap at CBC- København. Pitch black color, good brownish foam. High aroma intensity ; roasted, licorice, leather, malt. Full body & high complexity . Some sweetness- then some bitterness, ends up a little on the sweet side. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sask89 (458) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Braved the rain this year at Dark Lord Day to get my hands on an allotment of Dark Lord. Pours pitch black with a nice mocha head. Aroma is heavy in chocolate, dates, cherries, and prunes with some slight roasted malt, coffee, and black liquorice notes. Taste is really sweet for an imperial stout, a little dry and an almost imperceptible bitter bite in the finish. Full bodied, good carbonation, and thick and creamy on the palate. Quite unique for an imperial stout and overall pretty close to perfection.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleksander9 (668) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2015
-bottle, mikkeller bar. Thanks Daniel!!!- Black with brown head. Sweet aroma of brown sugar, molasses, caramel, chocolate and vanilla. Super slick and complex palate. Sweet finish. Overall: Very enjoyable. Great sweetness. Hides the ABV well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (4533) - rÝdovre, DENMARK - APR 28, 2015
Tap at Mikkeller bar.Pitch black colour with small beige head.Aroma is vinious and sweet with mild vanilla note even wood dark roasted coffee and bourbon flavor as well smooth and oily with good full body.Still ther is better stouts then this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
firstsip (576) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2015
2015 on tap. Black. Nice tan head. Great sweet chocolate, coffee nose. Full creamy body. Tastes of dark chocolate with a mild coffee profile and the slightest note of dry hopping to balance it out. Very solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Petkus331 (325) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2015
2015 on tap. Aroma of brownie batter. Appears like coffee with caramel foam and lace. Tastes very sweet of milk chocolate and biiter coffee grounds. Mellow fizziness. Overall, needs to be aged 1-2 years, but very good.

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