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RATINGS: 1830   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark Lord is a demonic Russian-Style Imperial Stout brewed with coffee, Mexican vanilla, and Indian sugar. (2017 version)

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
Black speckled wax = 2016
Green wax = 2017

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4.7
19Michi38 (238) - Cracow, POLAND - OCT 31, 2017
DL2017... Czarne, nieprzejrzyste. Piana brązowa, drobna. W zapachu ogromna ilość mlecznej czekolady i kakao, do tego kawa, wiśnia, lekko wyczuwalny alkohol, lekki sos sojowy, ale nie przeszkadzający. W smaku wiśnia w czekoladzie, kakao, troszkę ciemnych owoców, kawa bardziej pod koniec. Jest kremowo i bardzo oleiście, gęsto. Goryczka niska, wysycenie niskie, posmak mlecznej czekolady i wiśni.

4.4
creppyiceman (1246) - Cracow, POLAND - OCT 30, 2017
( bottle 2017 vintage) Aroma: cherries dipped in chocolate, soy sauce, raisins. Appearance: pitch black, small dense head. Taste: sweet, flavour of uber sweet chocolate, chocolate-flavoured milk, cherries, soy sauce and roasted malt. Palate: full body, creamy texture, low carbonation. Overall: Lovely milk chocolate-driven stout, perfect creamy body and balance, BA version must be up there with the bests :D

4.2
neongolden (2057) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2017
(Tap sample @ CBC 2016 Red Session, Copenhagen) Pours inky black with a tiny head. Aroma is really big overall and has an intense core of burnt sugar, quite heavy on black olive/soy sauce/mushroom/umami quality, dark fruit, ripe figs, roasty malts with a little chocolate. Flavour is again hyper-concentrated and fairly sweet, but not to the extent I expected after trying BA versions. It explodes with notes of black olive, soy sauce, figs, stewed plums, moderate roast to the dark malty core, toasted, definitely some feeling of sugar but not without balance, even a little tang from the olives/fruit. Roast and a bit of alcohol gives a healthy amount of drying to the back end, but the umami quality persists throughout the sip and into the aftertaste. Thick viscous body with very soft carbonation. Not really what I was expecting, as it's huge but not terribly sweet in small portions (would not split a bottle in two!), and the massive umami makes it really different.

4.7
piwnanuta (271) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 17, 2017
Jedno z piwnych marzeń spełnione. Czekolada, wanilia, lekki sos sojowy, team słodyczka. Gęste i oleiste. POEZJA!!!

4
SG111 (2165) - New York, USA - SEP 22, 2017
Thanks, Jane! Bomber. 2017 release. Green wax. Pours black, no head. Aroma is soy sauce first and foremost. Then dark roasty malt (very roasty), cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate. Sweetness behind the intensely roasty nose and soy sauce predominance. Flavor is chocolate, cinnamon, roasted malt, sugar, some soy sauce. Wow, that's incredibly sweet as it warms. And very roasty. Some bitterness in that finish. Not bad. I see why some love it and I see why some people say it's a diabetes soy sauce bomb. I enjoy it.

4.6
Anova167 (394) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - SEP 19, 2017
2011 bottle. Aroma explodes out of the pour of chocolate, coffee, soy sauce. Time has softened the harder edges of flavor with huge but smooth sweet flavor of roasted coffee, mocha, and vanilla. Mouthfeel is full bodied and the finish is amazingly long. Lived up to the hype.

4.4
Tide (4627) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2017
Bottle from Mikkeller bottle shop (2014 version). Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, toffee, dried fruits, soy and a bit of leather. Bitter finish with roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, soy, coffee, toffee, dried fruits and caramel. Exquisite imperial stout.

3.6
Ritzn (2176) - GERMANY - AUG 31, 2017
Green wax. Black with medium brown head. Aroma is black chocolate, slight smoky, fishy, caramel, doppelbock flavours, wood, some milky syrup. Taste is intense soy sauce, very sweet, syrupy, fishy, condensed milk. Too sweet. Ok.

3.7
FinnIckler (995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle. Pours pitch black. Nose is molasses, iron, coffee, vanilla, chocolate. Palate is metalic chocolate, soy sauce, coffee. Not as good as I would have though.

3.8
jonas (8530) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle 2017 edition. Darkest...its black, dark brown lace ring. Toasted bread, tomatoes, molasis, wood smoke, some doppelbock notes. Sugary soy sauce entry, hop oils dissolved in the booze, good profile overall. Still drinkable and not too cloying, but still a bit unbalanced to the sweet side. Banoffee cake. Roast, iodine, copper, chocolate aftertaste.


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