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RATINGS: 1818   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrnkMcDermott (3015) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2008 Bottle, at the Dark Lord Release Party, 3 Floyds. So Im first to get to a computer after sampling the 2005 vintage. Thanks to Cornfield, Rayboy01 and others who went in with me to buy and split a bottle so I didnt have to crack into my one purchase. So. Over the top, or overhyped? Well, it pours with a big nose of coffee and toffee and molasses, thats for sure. Stuff is like a thin maple syrup. I got a few minutes of entertainment just tilting the glass back and forth to see the beer filter back down through its head. Taste is not as "extreme" as, say, the DFH WWS. Just big on malts. Kind of drips over the tongue, and leaves a coating on the glass like shellac. Once Ive made some room in the glass, I can get a brandy snifter effect. So how should I react to this? Its a really excellent beer, and I should actually give it ups for NOT trying to blow me away. Is it "5" worthy? Guess Ill have to go with the rating Ive got for now, then decide again when my new bottle has aged a while.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (1364) - 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 (2320) - 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 (936) - 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 (3678) - 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 (56) - 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 (1714) - 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 (181) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (1220) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
From bottle at Camping Ratebeer 15, blue wax edition. Pours pitch black with a medium tan head. Aroma is overly sweet with licorce, molasses, some roast and sugar. Taste is very sweet with sugar, molasses, a bit of roast. Full body, soft carbo. Too sweet for my liking.


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