tjthresh (1873) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2007
12 ounce bottle bottled on JAN10 2007. Dark brown with a light brown head. The aroma is pretty milky, with some chocolate. There seems to be a pretty big punch of hops as well. The flavor is of moderatly bitter chocolate, wich really amps up the hop bitterness. Pretty rich palate. Nice brew. shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Date: 4/28/2007barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Event: DarkLord Day 2007
Location: Three Floyds Brewing Co. Parking Lot
Serving: Sampled from a 12 oz bottle (Mar 08 2007).
Aroma: Not very much in the aroma expect some faint roasted qualities.
Appearance: Very dark brown color with a foamy dark beige head that leaves some lacing.
Flavor: Roasty with hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Dry in the finish. Nicely balanced.
Palate: Medium body.
Overall: A unique twist on the Imperial Stout style. A little Irish is never really a bad thing, right?!
thanks to illini08 for picking this up. roasted malt aroma with some chocolate notes. as expected the pour is quite dark with a khaki head. flavors range from roasted malts with some chocolate, coffee, caramel and enough hops to add additional interest. alcohol is pretty well disguised. decent for the style. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2007
UPDATED: APR 8, 2010 sample from bottle at DLD - Pours dark brown with a fluffy enduring head. It has a good roast malt aroma and flavor, a medium to full body, light carbonation, and a mildly bitter finish. Pretty good stout.
rerate - bottle - Very dark brown, small tan head. Roast malt and coffee aroma. Flavor has dark roast malt, coffee, and some licorice notes. Well balanced and tasty. cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Poured a dry dark amber with brown head. No lacing. Rich chocolate aroma. Coffee and molasses flavor. Pretty light character for an imperial stout, it’s more inbetween. Overall a good selection
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma of light roasted malt, coffee, and light chocolate. Medium bodied, bitter and roasty with a roasty/dry finish. Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2007
12oz. bottle. Fairly intriguing aroma of dark chocolate, molasses, earthiness, toffee, raisin, plum and blackberry, some very light coffeeish roastiness here, as well. Opaque brown-black color with a fine, slight head. Bottle-conditioned. Flavor features a blend of rich chocolate and dark fruitiness with lighter espresso notes and even some vinous touches in the background. Some slight bitterness, smoke and floral hop flavor creep in at the finish. Toasty, creamy and semi-dry on the palate with a full body. Actually pretty enjoyable, sort of an easy going version of the style but there are some nice things going on here. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Poured Brown with a short offwhite head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, and a bit of smoke with some chocolate. Flavor was roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Somewhat watery on the palate and medium body for a stout. Dry finish. Interestingly dry for an imperial stout. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle: Dark brown with a white head. Aroma, chocolate, coffee, and some dry roasty notes. Flavor, roasty, chocolate, caramel, some bitterness, finishes dry. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 9, 2007
When held to the light in a pilsner glass, this is a stunning Blood garnet color. Taller tan head dissipates to a lasting thin lid. Lots of sweet rich malt, with light molasses and cocoa. Hints of dry herbal hops and touch of alcohol present. Thick and slightly coating in fell. The alcohol thins it out in the throat, along with a mild burn. Espresso and toasted malt abound. White pepper burn in the finish and linger. A touch rough in spots, but a nice end of the day stout.