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Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Pappy Van Winkle Aged)

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Dark Lord aged specially in Pappy Van Winkel 23 Year bourbon barrels.

First available at Dark Lord Day 2011


3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2012 Love this beer and each variant of 2011. the vanilla bean really comes through

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2012
In bottle. Pours a very dark brown colour with an aroma of vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, bourbon, oak and alcohol. Similar flavours and quite sweet with upfront vanilla and oak characters. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2012
bottle ... dark black ... no head ... too much much bourbon vanilla ... dark malt ... mellow roast nose ... dark malt ... light umami ... deep meaty roast ... mellow chocolate ... mellow whisky ... whisky tones are interesting and fairly well balanced ... little too much vanilla again though ... little warming spice

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenH (2399) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2012
From bottle. Thanks Ken and Craig. Pours pure black. Strong bourbon aroma, vanilla, light spiciness, licorice and ovaltine. Delicious taste, a nice blend of vanilla, licorice and ovaltine. Massively sweet, but I like that. Very thick but quite clean. Thoroughly enjoyed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2012
Thanks Brad! Super dark black pour with a thin beige ring. Chocolate ganache and cocoa nib with hints of vanilla bourbon and massive raisin dark fruit. Delicious! Medium to full body with low carbonation and a sweet oily finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8526) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
PVW 750mL yellow wax #482/484 thanks to ygtbsm94. Looks like this entry doesn’t specify draft only bourbon barrel Dark Lord. Pours clear cola, deeper, with a mediocre, beige head. No retention or lace. Rich, buttery bourbon nose. Taste is sweeter than the De Muerte. Not as spicy but with more noticeable alcohol. Still quite sweet. Palate is tangy and chalkier. Long finish with stickness and "tanginess". Not really creamy or rich. Not significantly different from the De Muerte. Quite sweet and boozy. 8/3/7/3/14=3.5 Want me to re-rate this from DLD draft only? Bite me.
Earlier Rating: 3/31/2012 Total Score: 3.5
750mL yellow wax #482/484 thanks to ygtbsm94. Pours clear cola, deeper, with a mediocre, beige head. No retention or lace. Rich, buttery bourbon nose. Taste is sweeter than the De Muerte. Not as spicy but with more noticeable alcohol. Still quite sweet. Palate is tangy and chalkier. Long finish with stickness and "tanginess". Not really creamy or rich. Not significantly different from the De Muerte. Quite sweet and boozy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16948) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2012
Bottle @ Papsø. Bottle 377/484. Pours a black color with a small fast disappearing tan head. has a roasted malty bourbon and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty bourbon vanilla and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with bourbon and vanilla in the aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2943) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
22-MAR-2012, bottle @Papsø. Almost black, no head. Bourbon nose - mostly. Taste is roast, dried fruit - prunes, alcohol, bourbon. Some carbonation, very smooth. Long bourbon finish. Really amazing brew. Glad to have tried it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (3346) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2012
clearer sepia, dark cream colored, large bubbled white head. Considerable bourbon heat, a bit brash in nose from pappy, considerable cardboard. Medicinal bourbon at front of tongue, also shows chocolate at front, lightly bitter hop balanced, brash bourbon in finish, but milk chocolate, less dry cake, coating soft body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (35353) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 1, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Bottle # 377/484 ]. Clear dark black brown colour with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chccolate, alcohol, bourbon, moderate wood, vanilla, dried fruit. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, dark fruit, dark dark malt, chocolate. bourbon, vanilla. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20120322]


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