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RATINGS: 1833   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2005
2005 Bomber. Thanks to Oak for an awesome tasting. This guy was involved in a three-way competition at a tasting I went to yesterday. Dark Lord butted heads with Stone RIS and Alesmith Speedway and came out victorious. The pour is opaque obsidian black. I cant tell if there are any particulates or sediment in my glass at all simply because light cant penetrate far enough in to reflect off of them. The head is almost as dark as the beer -- a deep sepia with some reverse-flow bubbling. The carbonation pushed the center of the head up so much that the bubbles on the outside appeared to be flowing down. Once the head dissipated (fairly quickly due to alcohol), I could get a better concept of the aroma. It was initially dark, dried fruits -- cherries and raisins -- followed by an espresso smell melded with chocolate and roasted malts. Hop profile is hard to get to, but theres something earthy going on. Theres a little molasses there, too, but not overpoweringly so. The palate was amazing. It falls somewhere between heavy cream and crude oil. Its viscous and thick, but not to the point that it sticks around too long after you swallow it. The flavor is immense as well -- tons of roasted malt with a some coffee in the finish. Exceptionally well balanced, maintaining its sweetness through the finish without becoming cloying. Dried fruits are still there, but take on the roasty quality of the malt, unlike in the aroma. Molasses and vanilla are much less notable than in the aroma, giving way to a chocolaty sweetness instead. The finish is amazingly clean for as huge a beer as it is. Simply mind-blowing.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kevinator (2150) - 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. Im sure there are others out there but this was astounding.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
imsuperserial (2) - SLOVENIA - MAR 14, 2017 does not count
Fuck you. I have no other words. Literally nothing to say. Its like a beer in a beer in a beer. 10/10. And i had a lot of imperial stouts. But seriousely, fuck you.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlennHendry (372) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiery_1 (693) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2017
Backlog Beer Ratiing 2017.01.29
650ml bottle @ Alexs. 2016 Vintage
Pours an opaque black with a small tan head. Nose presents dark fruits, leather, and molasses. Flavour is quite sweet, again with dark fruits, leather, and molasses. Full bodied with a semi viscous oily feel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathryne (16) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2017
I enjoy pretty much everything coming out of 3 Floyds and the Dark Lord is no exception. Strong sweet flavours mask the 15% kicker

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (1332) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2017
650ml bottle (thx, Louis-Philippe B.!) at Alexs. Vintage 2016. Pours an almost black with a dark beige head. Aroma is oily, leather, dark fruits. Taste is veeery sweet, dark fruits, very oily. Crazy stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mesjasz (1332) - Lodz, POLAND - JAN 9, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2017 Butelka z 2016 w Chmielarni. W aromacie pumpernikiel, owoce, czekolada. Smak mocno słodki, kakao, wino, melasa, lukrecja, marmalada. Piwo jest potężne, wykleja i jest super głębokie. Jak na imp stouta zaskakuje potężną owocowością, niczym marmalada z czekoladą. Wybitne.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rami_pl (2795) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 7, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Panel #15
Rami Rami is drinking a Dark Lord (2016) by 3 Floyds Brewing Company at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska W aromacie pumpernikiel, sos sojowy, reszta oczekiwana. W uscie czad, fajowo pralinowe, owocowosuszone, przyprawowe, rodzynkowo-figowe, slodkie, inne niz w aromacie bo jak przyprawowy ris, super geste, wow
Na pudle panelu

skrypt się na nim wywalil :) wiec recznie uzgadniam ocenke zgodnie ze skryptem ;)

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kapsel (197) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 7, 2017
Rocznik 2016 - To co dzieje się w tym piwie to po prostu poezja - w aromacie czekolada, pumpernikiel, spieczona skrka od ciemnego chleba, dżem figowy, daktyle. W smaku mega słodkie, zalepiające usta, akcenty chleba, fig, czekolady. POEZJA!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vandc01 (392) - North Branch, USA - DEC 31, 2016
22oz bottle from 2014 vintage bottle from my buddy Brian. Nice aroma with good flavor but overly sweet flavor. Maybe because is been ages for a couple of years. Not complain because its dark lord


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