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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark Lord aged in Cognac Barrels.

First available at Dark Lord Day 2012

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (7496) - some beerplace, - JAN 26, 2013
huge thanx to bobochamps for sharing ! the only dark lord i concidered having a chance to live up to its name, as i like the cognac beer very much ( hel en verdoemenis 666 is my favourite beer, by example) . i was not dissapointed ! bottle 449/532 almost no foam, dark brown beer. smell is very cognac-based. taste is sweet ( dark lord ... ) buttery, very low carbo. the best dark lord ( variant) ive had so far, yet it stays dark lord.. why does it have to be sooo sweet, so 1-taste based?


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
faroeviking (10664) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 4, 2017
Botella at fall monster tasting. Plovmand brought it. Black colour. Very seeet very roadted malty dark fruity cognac choco aroma, heavy. Thick mouthfeel. Sweet flavour, roasted malt indeed, dark fruits, cognac, chocolate, warming.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (3564) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2016
Sampled from bottle at Kingsnight Avoidance Tasting. Congrats to kermis with 9000 ratings, big milestone, keep it up! Big thanks. Black with almost no head, creamy tan. Light sweet, dense, mild roasted coffee, coffee candy, dark chocolate, sweet soy, non-sour balsamic, vanilla, dades, figgs, sappy raisins, licorice, light hazelnut, pecan, sweet dark wood, nice cognac barrel note, subtle actually. Medium sweet, light chocolatey bitter. Full body, very slick oily and velvety. Light carbonation. Massive stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (12492) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2016
Rating #9000! Bottle shared at Kings night avoidance tasting. Black with a small and short lived ring beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, smooth cognac barrel notes, light oak, base dark lord soy coming out, molasses, fudge. Flavour is heavy sweet, though nowhere near as sweet as fresh dark lord or newer variants. Full bodied with a thick chewy palate, alcohol warmth in the finish and soft carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (4942) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2016
Bottle for kermis his 9000th rating, massive thanks for sharing. Black with small light brown head. Lots of roasted notes, spices, palm sugar, sweet soy sauce, vanilla, lots of sweet chocolate, licorice, some cognac booze. Medium sweet and under medium roasted bitterness. Full bodied with very light carbonation. Massive.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zer0 (1221) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2016
Bottle generously shared by kermis. Pours pitch black with almost no head. Aroma is lots of chocolate, spice, soy and licorice. Not as sweet as the regular dark lord. Still very full bodied. Awesome beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanso (9924) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
66cl bottle shared at Kings Night Avoidance Tasting courtesy of Kermis. Big thanks. No head or carbonation. Clear black pour. Cognac sweet coffee aftertaste. Its aged very welll

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2016
75cl bottle APPEARANCE : pitch black beer. Almost no head NOSE : cognac, alcohol, mocha, vanilla. TASTE : cognac, Coffee, vanilla.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (3272) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Shared at a tasting hosted by Steebo on February 13. I think this was a top 3 for me from the entire night. Bottle # 115/534. The pour is black with a small thin dark khaki ring that lines the glass. The aroma is really sweet. You can definitely get a lot of the cognac in there but the sweet brown sugar and heavy, heavy chocolate notes take over. It almost smells like a brownie. There is a good roast under all of it. The flavor is really heavy on the chocolate and brown sugar. I think it might be a molasses cookie in beer form. There is a light vanilla, and subtle cognac on the end. The mouth feel is really thick and chewy. Just coats the mouth and feels an inch thick, Incredible. The carbonation is soft and subtle and just help this thing not leave your mouth. The aftertaste is sweet chocolate and bitter roast. Damn

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 Bottle: 115/534. Almost black body, thin tan ring outlines the top. Aroma of huge burnt sugars. Brown sugar, residual sugar cane, sugar in the raw, & mild cognac, all burnt & super sweet. Fudge, chocolate cake, light vanilla, roast. Flavor has notes of largely sweet brown sugar, wet oak, light soy sauce, vanilla, booze, super sweet chocolate, sticky molasses, very faint oxidation, & a touch of licorice. Thick, heavy body, palate coating. Very nice, very heavy, very sweet. Great.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled at RBSG. From notes. Cognac, wood, vanilla, caramel chocolate and coffee. Lives up to the hype.


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