overall
100
100
style
RATINGS: 1827   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Demonic Imperial Russian stout brewed with Dark Matter Coffee coffee,vanilla, and molasses.

DarkLord is only available once a year at DarkLord Day at the Three Floyds Brewpub.

Vintage guide:

Red wax = 2004
Orange wax = 2005
Gold wax = 2006
Silver wax = 2007
Black wax = 2008
White wax = 2009
Green wax = 2010 - 15% ABV
Yellow wax = 2011 - 15% ABV
Red wax = 2012 - 15% ABV
Orange wax = 2013 - New Label 15% ABV
Blue wax = 2014 - 15% ABV
Burgundy wax = 2015

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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2006
From a bottled cellared for a few years. Poors a beautiful dark brown with mounatins of thick tan foam. Aroma of dark chocolate, anise and something kind of sweet, maybe raisins. Mouthfeel on the first sip (still decent head) like a good milkshake. Tastes of baking chocolate, coffee, and a nice batch of hoppy bitterness. Absolutely delicious. Wish I had this first when I came back from China. It would have made up for the four years of Chinese lager.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2006
Bottle, with ClarkVV and Sully. Very glad i got the opportunity to try this one. This was very good i thought, but given its already high rating, slightly fell short of my expectations. But, as i say, this is very nice stuff. Black, with brown edges, looks menacing. Aroma is intenese mocha, licorice, chocolate, and lots of roasted malt. Mouthfeel is full bodied, very intense, quite think, with lots of tarry bitterness and sweet chocolate, and as with other 3Fs beers, hoppy aswell, particularly towards the end. But the thing burnt/tarry roastyness is the star of the show, nice round mouthfeel aswell.. Tasty stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4921) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2006
2006 Bottle. Had this one last month in celebration of our (thedm and I) 2nd wedding anniversary. small tan fizzy head that mostly diminished with poor lacing, no visible carbonation, opaque, and a dark brown hue. Nose was sweet, cherries, port, alcohol, burnt, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, some licorice, and very nice indeed. Flavor was vinuous, burnt, coffee, chocolate, thick like motor oil, vanilla, and some hops. Mouthfeel was very, very smooth. Medium-full body.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2006 Saved this one for rating #100. I am very excited to be able to try this beer. Bottle - 2006. Pours a very thick dark black color. As black as used motor oil. Absolutely no light is going through this. On top is a very nice tan head. Definitely pours like a masterpiece beer. Aroma is full of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, molasses, licorice, and spices. A wonderful aroma. Flavor is very complex, I can taste many different flavors off the first sip. Chocolate, vanilla, molasses, hops, coffee, and raisins are primarilly hitting my tastebuds. This beer is incredibly smooth especially with the igh alcohol content. The alcohol is masked incredibly well. This beer is simply remarkable!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (9537) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 18, 2006
From trade with 1FastSTi. This black ale poured with a modest brown head, eliciting a very malty aroma. This ale is almost thick enough to eat with a spoon. The flavor is intense and complex, with notes of treacle, currants, chocolate, licorice, coffee and god knows what else. I really enjoyed this one - Thanks Blake.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Bottle via trade with footbalm. Jet black with reddish hue. No head. The smell is incredible. Chocolate, coffee,vanilla, molasesss,and brown sugar. Thick,sticky,and smooth. The taste was the same as the aroma. This is the best stout Ive ever had. Thanks Eric!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2006
This was smooth and velvety with some of the greatest complexities between Currants, licorice, and other spices.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Jerre (3260) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2006
A gift. Dark colour. too thick but the flavor is very nice. i have actually converted my car to run off this shit. Im not a great fan off it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (2085) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2009 2005 bottle. One year old. The pour is quite thick. The head is very thin but very dark tan and there are legs on the glass. The aroma is has the delicious vanilla character that is very attractive. Sticky on the lips but not overly sweet. Flavor is dark chocolate, bitter and creamy. This beer is very well done. Delicious and creamy. However, I just dont see why people would fly across the country to buy this at Dark Lord day. More power to those that do it, but its just not for me. Ill buy local.

2005 bottle aged 5 years. Dark tan head. Rich dark chocolate flavors are still there. Also some light coffee. The finish a little thinner than I remember and a touch alcoholic. But its aging gracefully.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 23, 2006
Sampled at RBSG 2006 grand tasting. in bottle. a wicked beer. dark brown. Makes you fall forward when you inhale it. a true disrupter of gravity.


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