RATINGS: 1827   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2006 March 2006 Re-rate courtesy of Eboats <P> Roasted malt-pumpernickel-soy sauce and dark chocolate in the aroma. Deep black with a thumb thick mocha head. Dark bakers chocolate in the fore followed by raisins, dates, esspresso and loads of burnt malt flavor. Very rich and aggressive and still a winner. <P> Original rating <P> Sampled at DenverLogans GABF 05 party, but I couldnt get anyone to tell me whos it was so I could thank them. Thanks whoever! <P> Beef boullion, pepper and black chocolate in the aroma. Deep black with a fluffed up mocha head. Molassess and black licorice in the fore. Incredibly thick. Licorice dominates the flavors, but there is bakers chocolate, espresso, mild dark fruits like prune and dried cherries. Definitely lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Recieved 22oz waxed cap bottles from jcapriatti and jimmack. Pours a deep dark black color with a big creamy foamy dark brown head. Trying to swirl for some scent, the head seems to not even move. Nose is of roast, big chocolate and coffee. Some toffee, alcohol and a bit of metal are also apparent. Taste time...the head hits your mouth like extra thick chocolate milk. It quickly spreads throughout your mouth leaving lots of roasty, creamy, chocolatey coffee spots all throughout your entire palate. Some hopps poke out through the body and leave a slight bitterness on your throat.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2005
***A Special thanks to my homie, Richlikebeer, for letting me have the honor of opening this beauty. 2004 bottle. Aroma of espresso,vanilla and chocolate. Poured slowly a deep rich black river with a nice choclately cap. Flavor was great, coffee and molasses mixed perfectly with traces of cherry. Palate was thick and delicious. What an awesome brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2005
2005 Bottle. Deep black in colour with a think lasting brown coloured head. The aroma was of dark chocolate malts, deep roast, chocolate pudding, brown sugar but a dominating sweetness. The flavour was of dark chocolate, very rich and complex, some noticable alcohol, roasty but still very sweet. Chewy, thick mouthfeel, huge body, high carbonation. Finishes with a very long roasty bitterness. Extremely sweet, I am eager to try the 2004 version and re-rate accordingly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Im not going to give a lengthy description of this beer, because I think others have gone into great detail, but obviously, its a great beer. Is it in my top 5 all time-no, is it my favorite Impy Stout-no, thatd be Speedway from Alesmith, but theres no denying that its very well made and visually, one of the most beautiful beers Ive ever had. I wish I had a second bottle, because I think it could benefit from at least a year of aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2005
The label and wax are cool, although the wax could get old if this was done on a beer you opened more often. Thanks to Jsquire for this bottle. Beer poured with a very long lasting heavy merangue/milkshake/mocha frappachino head. Half beer, half head with diamonds in the foam seen through the glass. Very strong good roasted coffee bean aroma. Big flavour, a big coffee beer. Big alcohol kick at first sip. Soft marshmallow body. Leaves behind a dusty coating. Not your everyday beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Thank you beerhandy! Abolutely wonderful. Exactly what I would expect from an Imperial Stout. Robust and rich. Coffee, chocolate, and the right amount of sweet but not too much. Hops were just right too rounding the whole thing out for an over the top yet nicely balanced experience. Like radiomgb says, chewy and very satisfying. Yum, wish I had access to more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ahole (38) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2005
I rated this one before, but it must not have posted....It was very poetic - fitting for such a beer. There are so many descriptions of this beer that i probably could not say anything that has not been said. Dark chocolately, roasted, think, sweet, lingering, powerfull, smooth, and mind-numbing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2005
04 bottling, 22 oz. obtained in a trade with BierBauch - thanks! Pours thick, opaque and almost pure black - reminiscent of well-used motor oil - and the faintest skin of a tan head that lingered and left some lacing. The aromas are definitely not reminiscent of used motor oil, rather more like a roasty coffee, fudge with hints of soy sauce, dried prunes, figs and noticible alcohol. The flavor profile is huge, lots of dark, bitter chocolate, espresso, prune juice, molasses and an astringent roasty finish. Oh yeah, did I say noticible alcohol here as well? Though its surprisingly well cloaked by the other flavors and sweetness. Mouthfeel is thick, heavy and a bit oily, very smooth on the tongue. Not so much a beer as a decadent dessert in a bottle. Quite the treat, though with richness and high abv, I couldnt imagine drinking it on a frequent basis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - SEP 11, 2005
22oz bomber from Torrence Liquors in Calumet City IL. Folks have PMd me to ask if they still have it in stock. The answer is no, they got cleaned out on Sept 3rd.
Upon pouring, a massive dark tan head of tightly packed bubbles forms atop the sinister black body from which no light can escape. A good deal of foam stays to the end. Aroma of roasted dry grain, slight hint of metal and some alcohol. Very strong, bitter deep-roasted malt & bitter hops dominates the flavor. Not much sweetness at all, though a touch eventually shows up as it warms. Alcohol is well-hidden. Dry roast dominates lingering aftertaste. Slightly oily palate and tingly carbonation on the tongue. Yeh, this is good, but IMO not worth the hype and DEFINITELY not worth the $18/bottle asking price. Glad I got a second bottle anyway -- it made for good trade bait.

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