Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout - Bourbon Vanilla Bean

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RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout aged in a variety of Bourbon barrels with vanilla beans.

This listing is specifically for Bourbon Vanilla Bean Dark Lord. NOT Brandy.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (2555) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2017
Sampled at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017. 2016 vintage. Pitch black pour with a small tan head. Notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, light roast, sugar. A bit too sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
klm1 (1464) - Bled/SF, - MAY 19, 2017
Bottle 0.75l release 2017 green wax, known as Marshmallow Handjee with 15%. Pours like motor oil black with tiny brown head that dissipate away immediately. Aroma: roasted grain, dark malt with notes of chocolate, coffee, intense, huge marshmallow, vanilla, when it warms up steps forward bourbon, wood notes. Flavour perfectly following aroma in all elements and details: roasted grain, dark malts, vanilla, marshmallow, bourbon, oak, vanilla...finish is dry, sticky. Body is perfectly thick, texture syrupy, carbonation is low. No words needed. Gimme one more bottle for aging!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Samuel214 (1026) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2017
Fat p MBCC 2017. Vintage 2016. Spenderade mina extra, frsta 20 minuter frn silverpasset till att ka p denna. Kolsvart med tjusigt lock av brunt, grddigt skum. Maffig doft med otroliga mngder toffee, lder, lnnsirap, vanilj, bourbon, choklad, likrpralin, mrk torkad frukt, whiskydrnkta br och marsipan. Superstor, oljig och tjock kropp. Riktigt rejl i munnen. Klibbig s man sitter och smackar eftert. Superstt och riktigt stor i smaken. Alkoholen vrmer p, men kan inte sga att de 15% mrks av sdr markant. Vl integrerad i det saliga sammelsurium av godhet som ger rum. Mrk sirap, chokladpralin, vanilj, bourbon, ek och bastutr, lite lder och chark lngre bak. Vansinnigt gott. Vgar inte ge min frsta 5:a nnu, men kanske fr tnka om senare...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (7712) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2017
Thnx to verbalessence !!! Pours black, not much head. Smell is super intense, as to be expected. Roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar. Almost a milky character to it as well. Taste is very sweet. Sharp booze. Some vanilla. Intense bourbon. Some oak. Vanilla builds up. Has a sharp (almost metallic) sidenote. This is better than expected. I dont like dark lord, guess I never will, bit this is the second version I like.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Biroholik (1299) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAY 14, 2017
Tap @ Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017 Piwo nalane całkowicie bez piany. Nawet po zakręceniu szkłem nie pojawia się ani kropelka puchu.Czarne jak węgiel, kompletnie nieprzejrzyste. Zerowe wysycenie. Aromat totalnie zdominowany przez wanilię, lody waniliowe, ciasteczka kokosowe, kawa z mlekiem polana gęstym syropem waniliowym, odrobina nut palonych, mleczna czekolada. Smak podąża za aromatem. Gigantyczna wanilia, nuty drewna dębowego, kokosowe ciasteczka, czekolada mleczna, pianki marshmallow, kokos, cukier brązowy. Mega słodkie, gęsta, wyklejające. Tęgie ciało. Doskonale ukryte procenty. Top10 najlepszych RIS-w ever!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (1748) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2017
Pours opaque black with a medium brown head. Aroma is vanilla, caramel and cocoa. Taste is vanilla sweet, vanila bitter, bourbon, oak, raisins, cocoa sweet, oak.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Palme (4647) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 28, 2017
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. TotalCaos getting this! Everyone is just flocking the Three Floyds stand. Anyhow, the first thin noticed is that is has no head. Swirling the glass does not help much either, and its really dark and black in the glass. Lovely aroma of, yeah you guessed it, VANILLA. Sweet and tons of it. Dark sweet chocolate also, and its heavy roasted. The sweetness and the vanilla us what sticks in this. Smooth! Oh, my.. As smooth as smooth gets, and the vanilla is just out of this world. Almost like my Crme Brle only liquefied and added tons of strong sweet chocolate. What a lovely flavor. Its a bit far out there on the sweet side, but its something about that vanilla thats just like heaven. Ends light dry with a lingering chocolaty aftertaste thats again filled with vanilla and a little bit of mouthdrying wood. World class! 04.05.2013

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RobertDale (6320) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 9, 2017
2014 shared bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and malt. Taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, and dark fruit. World class experience.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scotty001 (563) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Poured deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of fudge, chocolate, roast malt, berries and booze. Full body, very smooth, flavour as the aroma, lovely stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdmiralVernon (1185) - SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2016
Pitch black with a thin light brown head. Nose is crazy... Loads of bourbon and vanilla! Very complex with chocolate, coffee, oak and vanilla and bourbon and vanilla and bourbon... Taste is very sweet and very complex! Vanilla, bourbon, milk chocolate, hint of coffee. I have a problem with regular Dark Lord, but this is amazing! Sure is sweet, but I dont mind it. Very good!


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