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RATINGS: 1788   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
broozer81 (106) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2011
It turned Vader to the darkside. The instant you pour it into your glass and take your first smell is the moment when you’ll finally appreciate its lure, pure happiness in a glass, an intellectual beverage to say the least. You’re nose is bombarded with waves of pungent aromas, sweet dark chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, coffee, and most eloquent of all is its rich dark fruits, cherries, dates, raisins, a port wine like undertone that would make the Trappist Monks of Belgium rise their glass in approval. Taking your first sip is now inevitable as the lure of Dark Lord’s demonic character comes to life, although caution is advised as you’re approaching the point of no return. You raise your glass to your lips only to be led deep into a dark abyss as it shows you all phases of the moon at once. The viscous mouth-feel leads to a masterful gustation of vibrant flavors, as ancient Belgium meets new age America. Intelligently well put together, Dark Lord’s well balanced nature gives it a sophisticated character that stands alone among other craft beers. You’re enticed by an astonishing array of dark fruits, sweet chocolate, caramel, coffee, and molasses all so perfectly blended that they seem to be orchestrating a symphony in your mouth. Sip after sip the draw brings you deeper and deeper into its sinister domain. Dark indeed you’ve become, as you franticly savor every taste that passes through your lips, each sip inversely superior to the previous.From the disturbing creature on its label to the different colored wax that seals each year’s bottle; Dark Lord has risen from the deadly hollows of the underworld to become a mythological figure in the world of craft beer. So does it defy description? Without a doubt. Is it demonic and evil? Well, cellar a bottle long enough and you may very well find out.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hugetaste42 (18) - - MAY 27, 2016
Just tons of molasses, coffee, malt, brown sugar and a bit of dark chocolate plus vanilla blended together in a bottle. Very sweet. Great mouthfeel. A fresh bottle is boozy and messy. It definitely improves after a couple years of aging. Anyway, awesome stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (1102) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2016
On tap at CBC 2016 - day 2. Pitch black with a thin tan head. Thick and rich flavor, with notes of caramel, cocoa, chocolate and vanilla. Very well balanced, though leaning a bit towards the sweet side. Definitely a world class stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Guruhso (332) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
Tap at Mikkeller Bar. Malty; Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, dried fruits, melasse. The flavours starts heavy sweet but finish light bitter. Light alcoholic with roasted notes. The body is full and the texture is oily. Soft carbonation. Heavy and complex. Great

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (5032) - FINLAND - MAY 18, 2016
@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, RED

black. Malty coffee beansdark chocolate. Intense flavour. Semi sweet, soft sweet soy. Malty porridge. Soft smooth. Really nice. Intense, sort of drinkable still.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llkc (1276) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2016
duft: sød dadler rosin mørk sukker. smag: sød lidt rosin tung og fyldig. chokolade kakao vanilje sødme meget sød og varm eftersmag

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (14740) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2016
CBC2016. Schwarze Farbe, mittelgroße bräunliche Schaumkrone. Süß röstmalzig, Lakritze, Sirup. Geschmack sehr süß, Vanille, bourbon, Lakritze.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (1192) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2016
Tap @ CBC -16. jet black with a dense dark tanned head. rich roasty aroma with burnt sugars and molasses. leather and liqorice. taste is very sweet, chocolate, roasted malts and just abit of well hidden alcohol. Full body with a thick mouthfee. soft co2.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (5872) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Tap@ CBC 2016 day 2. Pours black with a thick brown head. Dark chocolate, cocoa powder, plummy notes. Flavor has sweetness, roastedness, licorice, spicy notes, syrup. Overly sweet. Balanced.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alkolord (346) - - MAY 12, 2016
2016, from tap, Tiefschwarz, fast Sirup, leichter brauner Schaum, schokoladige röstaromen in der Nase, mild im antrunk, relativ spritzig, cremig, sehr schokoladiger Geschmack, süß, massig, lecker, Alkohol gut verpackt, nur leichte bittere im Abgang

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2926) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2016
On tap At Mikkeller Bar. Pours black with short tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, creamy coffee, vanilla, and sugary roasted malts. Flavors of sweetened dark chocolate, sugary coffee, and sweet molasses. Sweet and sticky. A bit messy but still very nice.


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