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RATINGS: 1805   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

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrnkMcDermott (2994) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (1892) - - AUG 12, 2016
2014 bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are lots of sweetness, coffee, chocolate, and bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PMgep (247) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle and tap, several times. Dark colour, sweet aroma, nice sweet vanilla flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWorta (1422) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (4200) - 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.

   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 wouldnít buy or go through the carnival-application-ticketing-process. I had high hopes 👎🏻

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tstamba (713) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (8870) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hansvf (679) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6190) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WingmanWillis (133) - 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. Itís good but top 50?

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