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

 
overall
100
100
style
Serve in Snifter

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unknown

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
craftycarl21 (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Thanks to Gene! Nose holds tons of vanilla bean ice cream, vinous port qualities, and more booze than the other BA Dark Lords. Very vanilla forward still on the tongue, with milk chocolate and plum in there as well. Quite nice.

4.7
kazin (611) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2012
Draft at Mikkeller Bar 2011-05-26. Powerful nose, and taste that is dominated by the vanilla, licorice, alcohol and a hint of soy sauce.

3.8
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2012
on tap-pours midnight black and still. Aroma is sweet cocoa/molasses-dark malt, brandy, vanilla. Taste is sweet chocolate cherry-dark malt, brandy, vanilla, some alcohol/wood. Occasional, sipping.

4.3
madmitch76 (25230) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
7th April 2012
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Opaque black beer, short lived tan head. Light semi dry palate. Amazingly not too boozy! Smells like dark chocolate ice cream. Taste follows the nose. Lovely vanilla dark chocolate malt with a brandy twist. It’s just amazingly light and drinkable. Softish finish with just a little warmth coming through. A real treat for a sweet tooth.

4.1
Scopey (15427) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Easter tasting 2012. Number 346 thanks to legend that is madmitch76. It pours jet black, with a quickly dissipating tan head. The nose is chocolate ice-cream, lots of vanilla, coffee liqueur, roasted malt and chocolate gateaux. The taste is caramel, toffee, ice-cream, vanilla, chocolate, alcohol warmth, coffee liqueur, chocolate cake, touch of soy sauce, toasted sesame seed, cherry, brandy, wood and roasted malt, with a sweet, warming finish. Full body, fine, prickly carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. There’s no denying this is very sweet, but it’s very enjoyable in small measures. Definitely a desert beer.

4.2
cgarvieuk (25653) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
Bottle at chrisOs... bottle 346... huge black ... thinest tan lacing ... huge toffee chocolate roast ... light meaty... boozy nose ... sweet roast ... big vanilla ... dark roast ... soft mellow brandy in the linger

2.3
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2012
nearest black of all, red hints near edge, thinnest cream ring. Nose is brandy with heavy vanilla bean, ultra sweet, considerable cardboard as well. Flavor is ultra vanilla, crushes palate mid, sweetness and almond skin throughout, raisin and burnt sugar finish. Singular, oppressive, overly sweet.

2.6
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Nose is cake batter with 9000x too much vanilla and massive molasses. Disgustingly sweet, molasses and vanilla overload. Chewy sugar. Gross. This rare beer was certainly remembered.

3.7
GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
750mL yellow wax #200/422 thanks to Travlr. Clear, deep, dark cola pour with a quickly diminishing tan head. Really sharp vanilla nose with roasted figs. Taste is vanilla extract atop a cleaner, tangy body that is not as oily or messy as the normal Brandy which was sticky, earthy/soil heavy. Rich rich vanilla bean oil. Very one dimensional but nice. Spicy, tangy palate. A little red wine vinous with an easy to enjoy palate. The best of the BA Dark Lord variants...but it’s Dark Lord unfortunately.

4.2
BeerandBlues2 (13695) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle 200/432 shared by GT2. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is vanilla, oak and brandy, dark fruity esters, chocolate and roast malt, light coffee. Flavor is malt dominant, light brandy and oak, light hops, dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Full body, high warmth and light carbonation.


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