overall
100
100
style
RATINGS: 1835   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

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gotmos (11) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Thanks to Beastiefan for this one. A delightful black with a halo of head. Aroma is weak alcohol and coffee. Flavor is well balanced with delicous toffee and molasses. Low bitterness and a decieving lack of alcohol. Aftertaste is sweet and tart. Very enjoyable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2015 22 oz bottle into a 2 oz Snifter glass (thanks to glkaiser!!!!!). Pours a ridiculous dark as the sky at night black with a darker tanned thin head. The aroma brings out a thick and dark coffee, molasses, dark chocolate, and alcoholic bursting nose. The taste of this one is so overly intense, its beautiful. A huge, thick, and syrupy molasses coated chocolate coffee bean tossed around with hops and dark malts is what came to mind. All the while the 13% ABV bites at the tongue throughout the taste. This is the definition of full bodied! After the finish, the taste lingers for quite some time as your mouth has just been coasted with madness. I cant wait until I can try this again! Thanks again JEFF!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Thanks to kmpitz2 for this 05 version... Appears a pitch black with a dark tan, 3 finger head that slowly fades out. Spots of lace are left all around the glass. Smell is of chocolate, toffee, citrusy hops, anise, coffee, oatmeal, maple syrupy/molasses and whiskey-ish...very complex and addictive. Taste is of the mentioned aromas. Great mix of the aromas with a rich, tobacco like flavor mixed in to the mix of the wonderful aromas. Mouthfeel is of rich syrup, full bodied, maple and malt sugars that stick to the palate with a remarkable hoppiness that is trying to come through this malt billed monster. I enjoyed this so much. Its very rich and syrupy with sugar abound! Excellent work. Notch another one up for the Americans.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - AUG 6, 2006
I wrongly had a BA Speedway and then a Dreadnaught before ending the night with one of these. Its an incredible brew, but it stood way behinde the Speedway. Sent by Drewbeerme, Pours oil black with no head. Tastes of expresso, vanilla, raisins and brown sugar. Hard alcohol is hardly noticable, a tad too sweet and harsh, not so smooth as the Speedway. Finishes roasty and slight bittersweet. A very well made stout, and probably beter than the regular speedway.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2006 Bottle from Footbalm. Black as night sludge that is super thick and smells pretty damn good. Very tiny head. Looks wonderful, tastes amazing. So much chocolate and coffee going on. Not something I care to have all the time, but still very very good and deserving of all the hype. I hope to get one of these again in the future, although I will be sure not taste it after something like the BA Speedway (like i did tonight), because the Dark Lord doesnt hold a candle to it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2006 From bottle courtesy of Naven at the monthly Death Metal Beer Tasting Social Mixer at my house. If youre in San Diego, this is a highly recommended way to meet fellow alcoholics and drink rare ales while listening to only the finest of grindcore and regurgitated tunes. Anyway, this stuff glugs out of the bottle like molasses. Pretty good sign right there that youre looking at a world of problems tomorrow. Its black, leaves brown lacing and could drop a grizzly bear in its tracks. Tastes great. Really really heavy chocolate flavors. You dont realize this is 13% until you pee in the tub later on that night.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2006 Columbus gathering beer#12. Brought by Sliffy. This wasnt exactly the 100th beer but I am rating it as it was. Aroma was of luscious chocolate, coffee, and molasses. This was very thick and rich almost like a choclate syrup. So glad i was able to try this for a 100th beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Thick dark chocolate, caramel colored head. Very full bodied, with a bitter, roasted flavor. Love it. Had this at Immys tasting.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2006
bottle. thanks glkaiser. Ive been holding off on this for a special occassion. My buddy got a new and better job so the time has come. dark black/maple pour with tan thin bubbled head. nice oak barrel, molasses, coffee and alcohol aroma. very rich. great molasses. roasted aftertaste. alcohol bite is very present. vanilla and mild coffee. oak barrel on the palate. Great job.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 17, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 2007 bottle, sample #22 in a blind imperial stout tasting. Pours an oily, murky brown color; minimal head formation; decent viscosity. Relaxed aroma, showing a bit of chocolate and leather. Lots of green apple, vegetal notes, and chewy nougat; some chocolate at the core, but mostly green apple; not good. Medium, green apple and chocolate. 6.4.7.3.12=3.2

2005 bottle, RBSG 06. Full-on coffee and chocolate in the nose. Vanilla appears in a full, viscous mouthfeel - layered with coffee, chocolate, and oak tones. Long finish. Look very forward to having this again sometime. 10/5/9/5/18=4.8

Rerate: 2006 vintage - noticed some protruding vegetal / green apple characteristics the second time around; kind of disappointing. 9/5/8/4/16=4.2


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 142 143 144  145  146 147 148 » 184
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5