RATINGS: 1835   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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fonefan (53728) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
Bottle 2007 @ 16th Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2007, Optal. [Thanks to Bager for sharing]. Clear black color with a small creamy virtually none brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, heavy licorice, notes of prune, raisin, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar. Flavor is heavy sweet and light bitter in a very nice balance with a long duration. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. Very nice complex and tasty ;o))

yespr (49898) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
Blind tasting at sk8vikings porter / stout tasting, beer no 13. Huge thanks to badgerben for trading and brewfiend for shipping, I owe you one Ben, this came out as the best brew of the night! 2005 vintage, orange wax. Pours dark brown to black with a lacing brown head. Slight alcohol burning in my eyes, roasted malty, slight smoked, minor toffee note flavour is caramel, roasted malt toffee sweet, quite nice. Dry to bitter finish with a distinct malt flavour beneath. 8-4-8-4-17

Blind tasting at sk8vikings porter / stout tasting, beer no 14. 2007 bottle. Pours deep brown with red hue and no head. Slight eye burning alcohol, dried malty aroma. Thick mouthfeel, low carbonation. Coffee, chocolate and roasted malt in a quite thick fluid blend. Very intense without being overdone in anyway. Quite nice. 7-4-9-4-16

Ungstrup (39535) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2004
The aroma is powerful of coffee, chocolate, wood, and alcohol. The color is pitch-black and it has a brown head though disappearing. The flavor is very sweet with complex notes of malt (especially roasted), coffee, and bitter chocolate. It ends on a rather good bitterness -both from the malt and the hops. A very good beer. Thanks to Jeppe (Bierkönig) for sharing this very special beer with me.

joergen (30211) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 Bottled. Black coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma of coffee, liquorice and chocolate. Sweet flavour of dried fruits, coffee, liquorice and chocolate.

anders37 (28526) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle, vintage 2007. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty dark chocolate molasses and coffee aroma. Roasted malty oily molasses and dark chocolate flavor with hints of dark fruit and coffee. Has a roasted heavy malty molasses finish with hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.

madmitch76 (27428) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 20th January 2008
2005 Orange Wax bottle. Sumptuous smooth imperial stout. Bags of soft fruit, cherry, raspberry, blueberry and blackcurrant. Milk chocolate, malt, molasses and a dry coffee finish. No bitterness. Fantastic! Lives up to the hype!

14th May 2011
2004 Red Wax. Opaque black beer. Tidy coffee coloured head. Minerall nose with mild coffee. Smooth airy soft palate, viscous and sumptuous. Sweet molasses and coffee with traces of wood and chocolate. The coffee gets stronger - rich and tangy and creamy. Dry finish. 2nd half of the bottle was pure sludge!

15th May 2011
2006 Gold Wax. Opaque black beer, tidy chocolate coloured head. Rich malty nose. Sumptuous soft palate. Rich coffee malt with a streak of dark chocolate. Tiny bit of molasses and soy. Trace of red berry fruits. A little warmth in the soft finish. Coffee aftertaste. Nice but not a patch on the 2005.

9th June 2011
2007 Silver Wax. Smooth and quite mild dark malt! Traces of coffee and chocolate. Brief and mild yeasty molasses. A little Port Wine. Nice cherry and blackcurrant fruits. Good year!

Travlr (27327) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2008
OK, does it count if I’ve only tasted this as part of a recipe? Birreria Paradiso in Georgetown made a chocolate sauce for an ice cream Sunday out of this beer, and paired it with a Moloko Stout during a Three Floyd’s tasting given by two f the brewers. Great combo, and delicious sauce. Thumbs up for beer-food pairings, and the use of beer in recipes.

cgarvieuk (27058) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2017 Bottle athome...white wax drunk Doctor Who anniversary 2013...Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft berry nose... Soft roast.. Juicy fruits... Deep berry... Chocolate... Lightest mushroom... Deep rich.. Little oaky... Quite fruity... Definite mushroom tones though 4.0 Bottle at Toms Ultimate Glasgow Tasting late 2007 ... ( 2007 version) ... Deep deep black ... Sweet rich smooth malts ... little meaty in nose ... smooth treacly ... lots of malt extract like i used to get as a kid. Great mouthfeel, silky smooth with a rich warming texture. This is a beer that lives up to the hype... Its such a shame im unlikly to see it again. 4.4 Oh my oh my ... This ( 2007)Bottle was dumped in front of us at EBF Copenhagen 2008 ... Huge thanks to who ever put it on the table as i was too excited to actually notice who it was ...Deep black ... Huge choclate nose ... Sweet juicy roast malt ... some toffee ... rich rich rich ... loads of roast malts ... wondefull mouth feel. 4.5 ...At DLD 2009 ... deep black .. roast malts ... little toffee .. quite rich and meaty ... a little rough ... just didnt seem ready. 3.5 ... 2009 Bottle at RBESG 09 ... and the remains of the bottle the next day as i hate DarkLord Waste... much smoother than the cask at DLD its just settled down a bit more... rich smooth and lots of toffee ... 2008 bottle at home 120909 ... happy birthday to me ... big molasis and roast malt nose ... sweet malts ... juicy ... little oak ... little pine ... roast toffee malts ... again loads of molasis ... little meat ... tiny tobacco 4.3... musa ... 2010 \ottle ... deep black ... rich sweet roast amlt nose ... sweet tofffee roast ... little licorice ... juicy sweet malts ... little fruitynesss ... big molasis ... 4.02010 version at Musa 3F beer tasting ... deep black ... thin tan head ... big roast ... light coffee nose .... low carbonation ... sweet roast ... light licorice ... juicy toffee 4.2 ... Bottle at home 09... drank 280111 ... deep black ... sweet meat malt nose .. beautiful roast malts ... sweet dark fruits ... rich and silky ... wonderfull ... rich .. hint of coffee .. hint of hop .... 4.6Bottle 2006 at home drunk Feb 2011 ... sweet soya ... dark toffee chocolate ... but mostly sweet soya nose ... dark malts ... dry roast ... big treacle ... very meaty and Soya ... its a little fishy ... huge mushroom ... lots and lots f the same mushroom as that aged sake ... little salty ... think this has gone past its best ... no where near as good 3.7White wax .2009.. deep black .. thin tan lacing ... dark malts ... light soya ... light mushroom nose ... sweet toffee ... that syrupy malt extract ... very sweet ... again little mushroom ....3.8Silver Was ... 2007 (drunk oct 2012) ... Deep black ..dark malts ... definite soft soya tones ... deep roast malt ... sweet oily roast ... again that umami tones that seems to develop with age ... dark chocolate ... rich chocolate in linger ... but the umami spolis for me. 3.7Bottle at home 2011 vintage ... Drunk same day Oct 2012 ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... dark meaty chocolate roast malt ... lighest umami nose ... dark roast ... sweet malts ... chewy malts ... very sweet ... juicy roast 4.2Help me2009 vintage at Joe?s... August 2016... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing.. Soft meaty chocolate soya roast nose.. Soft meaty soya chocolate roast.. Dark chocolate roast 4.1 Last bottle from 2009... Drunk feb 17... Dark black... Thin tan lacing.. Soft meaty chocolate roast malts.. Very sweet.. Dark chocolate roast malts.. Light oily... Light cola.. Little umami. Lot less than other.. Big sweet chocolate 4.1

oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2007
Bottled (2006 vintage, thanks marsiblursi, you’re the best!). Deep ambery colour (almost black) with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some chocolate, dark dry fruit, coffee and burnt wet wood. Flavour is dark fruits, alcohol, vanilla and some wooden hints also. Really caramellish as it warms up a bit. Pleasant brew.

omhper (26354) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2003
Bottled from growler, thanks hopsrus!!
Thick like oil, black as coal. No head, of course. Chocolate and fruit aroma. Raisiny huge maltiness, you nearly need a knife to cut it. Soft mouthfeel and a syrupy sweetness. Extremely complex. Rich, wonderfully flavourful and with the typical 3 Floyds softness, but on the sweet side for me.

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