RATINGS: 1818   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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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Dimitri8 (95) - Pabianice, POLAND - MAY 28, 2017
2016. Mocarny aromat czekolady, likieru czekoladowego, trochę sosu sojowego piękny. Bardzo gęste, słodkie wyklejające. Czekolada mar pierwszym planie. Świetne! Flavors are chocolate, soy sauce and molasses with. Full body, soft carbonation, thick texture, chocolate liquer.

klm1 (1786) - Bled/SF, - MAY 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2017 Bottle release 2017 with green wax: pours like motor oil black opaque with tan/foamy dark brown dissipating head. Aroma: intense, complex aroma of roasted grain, almost barley wine-like malt charackter with notes of caramel, toasted toffee, supported with notes of coffee, chocolate, cacao nibs, molasses, daRk fruit esters, sherry-like alcohol, coffee, sweet vanilla beans... Flavour perfectly follows aroma with intensity: once again barley wine-ish malt backbone with dominant roasted grain, supported with notes of caramel, toasted toffee, bread, coffee, chocolate, cacao nibs, molasses, daRk fruit esters, like plums, prunes, sherry-like alcohol, coffee, sweet vanilla beans...moderately sweet finish. Body is thick, texture smooth, carbonation is moderate. 15% is perfectly hidden. Well...imo: very barley wine-ish charackter, reminds me on Goose Island BCBarley wine. I would be interesting to dring it head to head.

ametras (1709) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2017
[2016] 22oz bottle. Black with a thin ring of tan foam. Flavors are roasted cereals, chocolate, soy sauce and molasses with fruity notes. Full body, soft carbonation, thick texture.

Garrold (5518) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2017
Blue wax bottle, shared at Magic Rock. Murky, very dark brown. Barely a head. Nose has treacle and black syrup. Some soy. Spent coffee grinds. Touch of chestnut honey. Taste is sweet and treacly. Soft, savoury bitterness. Smooth and slick mouthfeel. Hides the ABV reasonably well. Sweet and savoury in equal measure, on the finish.

ajnepple (6982) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2017
22 oz bottle shared, 2009 white wax, thanks Ratman! Black appearance with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate malt, vanilla, caramel, toffee, light roasted grain and a hint of vanilla. Similar flavor, adding medium to heavy malt sweetness and a touch of bitterness. Full body, a little thin for 15%. Very slight hint of oxidation (cardboard). Drinking pretty damn well overall, now I’ll have to try a fresh(er) one!

Faathoven (104) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - APR 20, 2017
Pours almost pitch black with a tan head dissipating quite quickly. Aroma is pure dark chocolate, soy sauce, licorice, caramelized brown sugar, fudgy. Flavour is very sweet, full of licorice, molasses, maple syrup, chestnut honey, brown sugar, melted dark chocolate and hints of soy sauce. Overall is a licorice bomb! Full body, velvety mouthfeel, very smooth, soft carbonation perfect for the style. I wish it was a little bit more balanced though. Anyway it is very enjoyable. For the sweet imperial stouts lovers like me. (2016 vintage)

Christos (5885) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2017
(Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout) Bottle 650ml at home, served into a snifter. Orange wax -vintage 2013, ABV 15% thick pour that gives a pitch black coloured beer with a small and thin dark brown head on top, low retention. The aroma has soy sauce, molasses, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits, prunes, alcohol. Taste is sweet with dark fruits, prunes, fudge, bourbon, vanilla, sugars, molasses, alcohol. Thick body, fizzy carbonation, sticky palate. Great.

kevinator (2622) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2017
My first perfect rating. This was the 2015 version and it holds up to the hype. Wonderful and unique. Roasted malt with a well balanced bitterness. Slight sweetness and chocolate with coffee. Beautiful color and smooth and oily. Carbonation was just right. I’m sure there are others out there but this was astounding.

imsuperserial (4) - SLOVENIA - MAR 14, 2017 does not count
Fuck you. I have no other words. Literally nothing to say. It’s like a beer in a beer in a beer. 10/10. And i had a lot of imperial stouts. But seriousely, fuck you.

GlennHendry (492) - OSHAWA, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2017
This was a bottle share with Matt, Jess and their friends. Jet black pour with an aroma of plums, figs and other demonic dark fruit. Taste is more dark, aged fruit with dark (natch) chocolate and a rich sweetness. I enjoyed the 2011 and 2015 vintages and I thought there was much more going on in the 2011 Dark Lord. Both were impressive beers.

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