Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Cognac Barrel Aged)

 
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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Dark Lord aged in Cognac Barrels.

First available at Dark Lord Day 2012

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3.9
CanIHave4Beers (4188) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2014
This beer here, this beer I had @ the Grand Tasting... Compliments of some kind soul, although I think it was DrSilverworm who poured me this bus, not sure if it was his bottle or not... glad to give that bro the cred though.
Pours basically black with a small head and decent enough lacing on the glass.

The aroma is very sweet with some good roastiness and some rich boozy brandy like character. It’s pretty straightforward, sweet imperial stout and brandy... of course pleasantly so, but straight forward nevertheless.

The flavor offers chocolate, brandy, and espresso... it’s not unlike those Asbach filled chocolates that I love oh so much. It’s got another layer to it though for sure, it’s almost like a dessert wine at times... perhaps even the raisiny on honey on brandy characteristics of a Pedro Ximenez.

The palate is Dark Lord, maybe a touch hotter than usual, but totally mouth coating and huge.

A really fun one to try.

4.2
Huhzubendah (3709) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
The beer is pitch black with a thin beige cap. The aroma brings rich, roasted malt, chocolate, oak, booze, and cognac notes. Sweet cognac flavor goes beautifully with the huge imperial stout. I’ve yet to meet a cognac barrel-aged beer I didn’t enjoy. This is no exception. Absolutely terrific stuff.

4.5
RussianDragon (578) - - AUG 8, 2014
22 oz bottle shared by Huhzubendah, thanks Matt! Pours a deep black color with mahogany hues when backlit. Head is uneven bubbles that fade to the edge with a drizzly wisp of small bubbles on the meniscus. Aroma is classic Dark Lord aroma with cognac notes that round everything out. Flavor is round, smooth and delicious with cognac smoothness. Silky mouthfeel, full carbonation, and tobacco finish. Delicious.

3.8
jandd1983 (4390) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a black color with a red head. The aroma was of molasses, sugar, coffee, chocolate, oak and notes of brandy. The taste was of coffee, brandy, chocolate, roast and prunes. Just awesome.

3.8
kbudd19 (1019) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Shared by some kind soul at RBSG, thick oily glug glug black pour, with a small layer of mocha head. Aroma, holy sugar bomb, sweet dark fruits, oak, vanilla, ash, lot of barrel, and more sugar. Taste is incredibly sweet up front, followed by some oak, vanilla, and dark fruit, with a rich chocolate finish, thick sticky mouthfeel. Glad I finally got to tick one of these things but a small sample is all I could handle for something so sweet, still enjoyed it though.

4
RobertDale (6570) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle share at SRBG Grand Tasting. Thanks! Pours almost black with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, cognac, and vanilla. Taste is cognac, sweet chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruit. Rich and creamy for sure. Perfect for sharing.

4.1
jtclockwork (16696) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. Etched Glass. RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours black oil. Nose/taste of cognac, chocolate, sweet chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Full bodied.

2.6
crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
WAs reluctantly forced into trying htis. Recieved diabetes shortly after. The beer is sweet.

3.5
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. Bottle. Very dark brown color. Thin off-white khaki head. Dots of lace. Bigger body, pretty sticky. Lighter carbonation. Sweet taste, bigger sweet. Kind of sugary. Alcohol works alright but I could use a bit of bitter to balance this out. Chocolate, caramel, light spice. Doesn’t do much for me, honestly. First time I had Dark Lord I thought something was wrong with ME, but now I realize this sweet stuff is just not my style. Decent, cool one to try though.

3.8
Ferris (15906) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Rich bittersweet chocolate and sweet boozy heat. Jet black with a rich brown head. Sweet brown sugar, dark mollasses, oak and some chilli. Nice.


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