Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 1869   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Dark Lord is a demonic Russian-Style Imperial Stout brewed with coffee, Mexican vanilla, and Indian sugar. (2017 version) 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 Black speckled wax = 2016 Green speckled wax = 2017 Silver wax = 2018 Magenta wax = 2019

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4.1
hauxe (2887) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2021
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2021 Bottle courtesy of Virby44. Cheers! 2018 vintage. Dark, dark brown with a light brown head. Decadent aroma: prunes, raisins, burnt grains. The vanilla is there and the coffee too, but the actual additives are very restrained. Taste is mildly sweet. Finishes dry with a light warmth. Full bodied, mild carbonation, extremely smooth. A pastry stout that’s not an oversweet mess. Very good!

4.5
coachd (2327) - O'Fallon, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2021
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2021 2015 version, purple wax. Pours a very dark brown color and still has a good amount of head, also dark brown. Aroma has plum, fig, raisin, some coffee, oak and booze. Tastes like milk chocolate and vanilla up front, with the more bitter characteristics (coffee, booze, oak) showing up soon after to balance. Even at 6 years old, it has heat in the aftertaste. Each sip lasts a long time. This is excellent. I'd love to try one fresh.

4.5
ChrisOfstad (4866) - Hamar, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2021
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2021 0,75 litre Bottle, shared with Bergstaden. (As 2018 Vintage) Thick , Pitch Black with little brown head. Roasted malts, liqorice, coffee, Chocolate, sweetness, barrell. Super Nice!

4.4
sjohnny (844) - - DEC 26, 2020
Soy sauce. Smoked meat. Toast. Pours black with a dark tan head. Almost orange around the edges. Faded within a few minutes down to nothing. Glassy smooth. Medium bodied. Hard candy. Soy sauce. A hint of vanilla. Roast. Brown sugar. Warm boozy finish. Pretty freakin good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
tfontana (3612) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2020
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2020 Bottle pour (2018 vintage) shared by Chalumeaux--thanks, TJ!! Appearance is opaque black motor oil with light sparkle at the edges of the glass, nice viscosity, ring of light brown head and no lacing. Aroma is strong roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, toffee, vanilla, hint of chocolate, mild coffee, hint of dark fruit. Mouthfeel is full bodied with thick, chewy texture, soft carbonation and finish as taste. Overall, distinguishes itself from competition by mouthfeel. Aroma and taste are quite good--though not transcendant. Glad to have tried it--thanks, TJ, for the opportunity!

4.2
Hubson (978) - - MAR 15, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2020 2014 Aromat intensywny, kakao, wanilia, trochę miód, delikatnie sos sojowy. W smaku słodkie, też czekolada z wanilią, delikatnie kawa, w posmaku miodek, alkohol niewyczuwalny. 2018 Aromat intensywny, czekolada z kawą, trochę wędzonka, w tle wanilia. W smaku podobnie, kawa, czekolada, słodkie, ale kontruje to delikatna wędzonka, w posmaku wanilia, alkohol niewyczuwalny. Dwa bardzo dobre piwo, jednak nie są jakieś wybitne. Drugie przez wędzonkę jest bardziej złożone, pierwsze już trochę zdążyło poleżeć i jak na 'swój wiek' świetnie się trzyma.

4.6
mats1337 (302) - POLAND - NOV 12, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2019 Wersja 2016. Czarne, nieprzejrzyste, gęste jak olej. W aromacie całkiem ładnie, główne skrzypce gra beczka, słodycz, wanilia, a wszystko dopełnia sos sojowy. W smaku przekozacko. Ultragęste, jak lekko wodnisty kisiel, niesamowicie słodkie. Ogrom czekolady, wanilia, karmel i cukier trzcinowy. Nisko nasycone, gładkie, cudownie wypełnia podniebienie. #teamcukrzyca

3.7
Nische (3906) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2019 2009 bottle, white wax. Black with beige head. Sweet chocolate, soy sauce, quite a bit of raw rye bread. Some smokey umami and mushroom notes. Not too oxidized, but you can clearly feel age. Decent enough.

4.1
AaronIPAAPA (360) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 5, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2019 2017. Zielony lak z brokatem. Piwinia jest b smaczna, smak wanili jest wyczuwalny i smaczny. Poza tym można znalezc smak czekolady oraz smak kawy. Pwio to ma więcej niż jeden pojedynczy smak a to oznacza piwo o wysokich walorach do picia. Ciężko powiedzieć czy picie rocznika 2017 w 2019 roku jest rozsądne bo rocznik 2018 w 2019 roku smakuje lepiej niż rocznik 2017 w 2019 roku. Taka moja opinia pozdrawiam.

5
colui72 (3285) - Yuen Long, HONG KONG - AUG 2, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2019 2019 vintage Had 2014 few months ago and it was way more wine-ish. This keeps the untouchable perfection (whoever doesn't like it, please, quite beer). Pours black, slow, brown head, veil lacing. Strong nose of whiskey, roasted barley, molasses, vanilla, chocolate and brown sugar. Tastes sweet of brown sugar, boozy, caramel, big vanilla, whiskey, chocolate. Thick bodied, need a pizza cutter, viscous, sticky on the lips, this is going to kill me, but I survived 2014 at Copenhagen airport. Practice made me stronger. Perfect brew! 2014 vintage Easiest beer to review. Just throw a 5 everywhere! Definitely the best beer I had in the last 2 or 3 years. Pitch black, no head, no mercy! Strong aroma of molasses, ripe fruits and of something that can make you addicted. Sweet, full of molasses, chocolate and tonka beans. Very close to Port wine. Sticky, viscous, evil, make your airport 7 hour wait the best experience of your life. A perfect, fantastic brew!


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