Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Brandy Vanilla Bean)

Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
This is our massive Russian-style Imperial Stout aged for one year in a brandy barrel with Madagascar vanilla beans. Thick, smooth, complex, and warming, this rare beer with certainly be remembered.

Available at Dark Lord Day 2011

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24511) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2011
Thanks oh6gdx and fonefan! Dark black, no head. Intense vanilla and bourbon aroma. Sweet, dense and soft. Tobacco and prunes with some oily soy sauce SA Triple Bock style. Very chocolaty with plenty of vanilla and fudge. Sensory overload.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (3025) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar. Pitch black body with a small light brown head. Aroma is vanilla, sweet brandy, alcohol, roasted malt, coffee and caramel. Flavor is very sweet, vanilla, sweet brandy, coffee, chocolate and lots of sugar. Just a little to sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nrresundby, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar Three Floyds Event. Pours a pitch black and viscous liquid, with a small tan head. Aroma is filled with vanilla, dark cherries, roasted malt, dark fruit, molasses, wood, alcohol, liqourice and is hughely complex. The flavor is very sweet and reminds me a little of the Bourbon County Vanilla Brand Stout, just more complex. I get some roasted malt, lots of dark fruits, vinous notes, liqourice, wood, alcohol, vanilla, molasses, dark cherries, brown sugar and some chocolate. The body is full, thick and oily. Overall a great and really complex Imperial Stout, maybe not for you if you dont like the sweeter Imperial Stouts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lusikka (7793) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2011
Thanks fonefan and oh6gdx!
Pours a pitch black colour without a head. Aroma of very strong vanilla with some sweet brandy notes. Flavour of roasted malts, massive amount of vanilla, coffee and sweet brandy. Full bodied with a exceptionally smooth mouthfeel and a lovely smooth vanilla finish. Just plain awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anker (723) - Hillerd, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2011
Tap at Three Floyds day at Mikkeller bar. It pours pitch black with a light brown head. The aroma is very sweet and loaded with vanilla with notes of sweet malt, caramel, toffee and a hint of roasted malt. As it warms up notes of alcohol, wood and a little bourbon comes through as well. Flavour is extremely sweet with notes of vanilla, caramel, roasted malt, liquorice, wood a little chocolate and alcohol. It ends with a long vanilla-bourbon after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (6936) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2011
Dark black, short head. Huge aroma of overly sweet vanille. Coffee, molasses, roasted malt. Thick oily. Too much vanilla for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (11648) - Sborg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
Draught @ Mikeller Bar. Pitch black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma of Vanilla, orast, sweetness, molasses, brown sugar. Flavour of wood, liqourice,, vanilla, roast, caramel and spice. full bodied. Roasty, sweet and woody vanilla end. Very smooth and balanced beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (27039) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma fo liquorice, vanilla and dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of vanilla, dark chocolate, liquorice and alcohol. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
Draught at Mielche & Hurtigkarl. Pitck black - brown head. High vanilla aroma. Labre laver. Soft ice. Licorice. Fruity. High malty. Burned. High sweetness. Chocolate. Taost. Isbd. Boozy. Ok smooth body - compaired to the complexity. Lovely. Better than the normal DL.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
Nose is cherry, lots of chocolate, some sweet licorice, feel is medium and very fat, carb is quite low, taste is coffee, heavy port, sweet vanilla, coconut, red apple, oak, bittersweet finish of balanced hops.

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