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RATINGS: 1819   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1925) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Poured from a 2014, 22 oz bottle. Aroma is rich and chocolate forward with a balanced, moderately strong roast note. Some light anise notes with a bit of dark fruit. Light leather and ash notes with a bit of what could be described as a meaty aroma. Pours black with a medium sized, thick, dark mocha head that recedes to a thin film that recedes to the edges with a bit in the center. Faint lacing and moderately long legs. Flavor is fairly sweet with a lot of chocolate notes with a bit of caramel and toffee. Medium roast notes with some light ash and leather. Light dark fruit notes with some raisin and prunes. Hints of that meaty character. Mouthfeel is fairly full bodied, silky and creamy with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a better beer than I remember, but that could have been a worse vintage. Its a too sweet for my tastes and the meaty note is off, but definitely faint compared to my memory of it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (1366) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle shared with Luc, Pat and Chantal. Aroma: Strong molasses, candied fruits, licorice, soya sauce. App: dark burgundy, minimal brown ale, no lacing. Taste and palate: full body, medium high sweetness, light acidity finish. Overall: doesnt deserve this hype. Another overhyped beer from Three Floyds. Its good but really far vein amazing or even great. This is so sweet. Too many strong flavors. Ok.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Johnstledger8 (915) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 11, 2016
2016 on draught. Pours black with a quickly fading coffee colored bubbly head. Aroma is of molasses, dark chocolate, dark fruits, liquorice, caramel, biscuit, fudge. Taste is of dark fruits, liquorice, fudge, vanilla, molasses, really rich, dark chocolate. Sticky oily mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bulldogops (2321) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2016
Rating #2291 - 2015.12.29 - DarkLord Bottleshare -. Black as a horcrux escaping that ugly locket, with a tan head that caps nicely. Aroma is heavy roast malt, espresso, molasses. Taste is heavy on roast malt and coffee flavours, lots of burnt sugar, toffee, blackstrap molasses. For 15% the alcohol burn is less pronounced - very well rounded. Worth trying to kill Harry Potter for.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Korcz (1008) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 1, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. 2014 vintage. Lepkie, niesamowicie słodkie, intensywne i bogate arcydzieło.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3683) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2016
October 28, 2016. Bottle, vintage 2014.
Black with a minimal brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty and roasted with molasses, prunes, raisins, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, soy, ash and licorice. Taste is sweet, malty, smooth bitter and warming. Finish is malty and sweet with caramel, dark berries, prunes, raisins,roasted bitterness with chocolate, coffee and ash, some inky and light salty soy notes. Full bodied, soft carbonation, oily texture.
Good but not spectacular.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philus (57) - Bazel, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2016
@Hopishop BUMB Nice beer, not the legendary imperial stout I expected. Misses some complexity in my opinion.Too much soy sauce. Sorry. Nevertheless good

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
simont1 (589) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2016
Aroma of coffee, syrup, toffee, chocolate, raisin. Taste is very very sweet, syrup, raisins, port wine, vanilla, chocolate, molasses. 5 oz is more than enough, but the first sip is pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1715) - Corinth, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Black pour with a ring of khaki. Coats the glass. Aroma is maple syrup, chocolate, and some roast. Taste is soy sauce, maple syrup, chocolate syrup, and some roast. Thick chewy body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dysenteri (182) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2016
Bottleshare at Steampunk Bar. 2014. Black color beige head. Coffe, melasses, raisins, Dark fruit. LOTs of Dark fruit, Dark cherry chocolate, raisins in taste. Very sweet, thick mouthfeel. Good imperial stout but wasnt as good as I expected, too sweet and not enough complex.


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