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

Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout aged in Port barrels.

Available at Dark Lord Day 2013

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (5131) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2014
26.02.2014, 0,65l bottle (2013) sampled @ MAD Beer Brewing release @ Mielcke & Hurtigkarl:
No head, just some bubbles. Aroma is slightly sweet, dark malts, dark fruits, grass, oak, dark sugar, caramel, vanilla, hints of oak. Taste is sweet, dark malts, dark fruits, butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, grass, dark sugar, toffee. Medium bitterness, slightly dry syrupy mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Duntoyou (107) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2014
Great beer. Dried fruits. Nuts. Alchohol. Big beer. Big palate. Really appreciated to taste this..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kazin (517) - Malm, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2013
Disclaimer: I am a huge fan of the other Dark Lord variants. Amazing mouthfeel, taste is full of molasses, dried fruits, vanilla, and caramel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (2860) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2016 Sample at Faux-bab. Jet black pour slight tan head. Dark lord levels of sweetness, maybe more. Strong dark red wine comes through but really balances it out. More dark fruit, but this really helped the base 12 that was in there. Super thick. Good stuff. 11/9/13 4.3

Bottle 586, my golden winner ticket at 2013 DLD. Super sweet. Insanely sweet. Probably too much. Its a port wine glucose shot. The port actually adds to the overly sweet 2012 base beer. 2/28/16 3.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours a sludgy jet black with a large tan head. Aroma of molasses, strong sweetness, lots of wine and port notes. Plums, raisins, oak, sweet dessert wine. Touches of cherry and sherry notes. Mild chocolate and dusty barrel notes. Pretty interesting. Flavor is sweet and boozy, with a semblance of bitter wine barrel notes, some tannins. I get some salt and liquid smoke notes as well. Full bodied, lingering finish that is salty and earthy. I wouldnt want to drink a whole bottle of this. But, the glass I had was pretty interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (12002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Liquid diabetes, some extra liquid diabetes flavoring added to it. Boooooooooooooooooooze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle shared with a bunch of folks. Had Dark Lord bourbon barrel the same day and it just wasn't up to par. Still better than most beer out there. Got hints of the port flavor on the backend. Never drink too many good beers all in one day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4429) - Sofia, BULGARIA - OCT 12, 2013
Rating #3400, long time coming, popping in out of obscurity like Fat Albert just to say HEY HEY HEY I frigging ticked this. nerd on BA brought this to a BBQ, the baller rare beer acquirer that guy is. I was there all like, "Derp Im bringing Black Tuesday for the 50th straight time because I dont hunt rare ticks anymore" and this guy brought serious A-game. Kudos to that. This is barrel aged Dark Lord, so it would easily sell 5000 bottles at $100 a pop even if it tasted like an Indian Wells beer left exposed in Death Valley for a month. The pour is black, the beer is thick, and the carbonation level is minimal. The aroma is really nice, with big-time chocolate and vanilla, mild port, and earthy barrel notes. The flavor falls a bit short of expectations. Its good, its intense, but the magic just isnt quite there. Its a fairly simple, sweet big -bald RIS with hints of port. Not particularly well-balanced or interesting, just intense and very sweet. Syrupy mouthfeel with few bubbles to be had. A nice beer and a phenomenal tick, but I would have liked it if it were a little awesomer than it actually is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle from trade. Aroma and flavor of not very sweet port barrel-aged. Flavor is there, but somewhat one dimensional. If this wasn't paired with Muerte, Murda'd, and BADL, I think I'd feel this was more elite. It's pretty awesome as is, if you're a fan of port. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
750 ml bottle served in a FFF mini snifter. Shared at the Voltron tasting. A: Pours just like regular Dark Lord. Viscous and black with a dark brown head that recedes to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace down the glass. S: Super oaky with a lot of Port coming through on the nose. Nice roast and dark chocolate with a mild caramel sweetness from the barrel. T: Theres a lot less Port coming through on the taste than the nose, but it is there. Some tannins with oak, dark bitter chocolate, some umami and barrel sweetness. Dark fruit, caramel and vanilla mix nicely with the base. M: Medium to heavy bodied with a medium low carbonation. Sweet and roasty finish. O: Middle tiered for a BA DL variant, but I liked this one more than most that night. Im a fan of Port in small doses and I think the port barrel added just enough to the base to make it interesting. Serving type: bottle 08-31-2013

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