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

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

Available at Dark Lord Day 2013

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3.8
Inbreak (5813) - 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.

3.8
JulienHuxley (5792) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting. Oily black pour with ring of orange brown foam. Aroma of port, rich, boozy, powdery cocoa, light licorice notes, light spice, oaky. Taste is sweet, lots of fudge, molasses, chocolate, winey port notes. Palate is slick and rich, light carbonation. Masses better than Moscatel.

4.1
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2013
75cl, Vintage 2013 (Orange wax), Bottle 631/726 (no mention of ABV), as íDark Lord Port Barrel Aged í, new exclusive American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex sweet Stout, sweet/roasted and slightly vinous/fruity, yet not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, small head, top class!, yet very expensive!, WOW!

3.7
burg326 (5479) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
22 ounce bottle poured dark black light carbonation. Dark Lord aromas with some wet wood and light fruit. Flavors are sweet chocolate, wood and light fruit, sugary aftertaste.

4.4
AdamChandler (4977) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Thick fudge and no head Cherry and raisin on the nose. Sweet brownie as well Nice sweetness. Lots of fruit. Chocolate espresso and cocoa beans. Cherry and vanilla. Coconuts and finally a hint of oak.

3.6
nickd717 (4648) - San Francisco, California, USA - 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 Iím bringing Black Tuesday for the 50th straight time because I donít 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. Itís good, itís intense, but the magic just isnít quite there. Itís 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.

3.9
callmemickey (4542) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Dark brown-black body, medium khaki head, trace lacing. Port, chocolate, caramel, molasses and some dark fruits. Full bodied, medium carbonation, moderately sweet finish. Good.

4.1
CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2013
So this was the Phaleslu courtesy toss @ the Dr. Owl Ky-Loines "high boost" wedding reception? I think so...


Pours basically black with a small head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is rich & oaky with lots of chocolate, and an odd but welcome touch of earthiness. Sweet smelling but not terribly boozy.

The flavor is sweet and rich, itís got a lot more of the port characteristics in the flavor than in the aroma with some bright grape and oakiness. Again as always with the nice dark chocolate character & some punchy bitterness (but thatís mild, does that make sense?). A good preserved fruit character is pretty cool and itís certainly boozy... in a brandy kind of way.... Itís all over the place, but not really messy.

Of course itís viscous, huge, mouth coating... you know the drill... this one seems to skip some of the hotness pretty nicely too.

cool beans.

4
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 wouldnít want to drink a whole bottle of this. But, the glass I had was pretty interesting.

3.9
mathieuc (3953) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a dark beige head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of brown sugar, chocolate, caramel. Taste is really swee but not cloying, offers chocolate sauce flavors and vanilla. Overall this felt like drinking a chocolate milkshake, albeit a 15% one. Alcohol is surprisingly well hidden, though. A liquid chocolate cake.


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