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The Earl Of Biggleswade - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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The Earl Of Biggleswade
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81
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25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 28.98%
Wants: 40
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dark Lord aged in a brandy barrel with cardamom, orange peel, and cacao nibs.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-25-2014)
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Photo of dar482
4.35/5  rDev +23.6%

Unsure about the hate on this brew.

The beer upfront offers almost carrot cake or spicy Christmas dessert notes as that huge punch of cardamon smacks the palate and is balanced by a bit of orange spice. A bit of roast, coffee, and chocolate surround the brew as Dark Lord's signature sweetness creeps up on the finish.

The spices surely covers up some of the sweetness, which may be overwhelming sometimes, of the beer. A fun spin on the classic, despite being a "Love it or hate it" beer.

dar482, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to Brian for this one. 750ml waxed and capped bottle into 3F Stemware. Reviewed at a tasting 5/3/14.

Appearance is Dark Lord... pitch black, dense with little to no head and huge legs.

Nose is tobacco, marajiuana, liquorice, grass, pepper, tea, cocoa, and fudge. Aromatic and super awkward.

Opens chocolate, tobacco and fudge. Tea, cinnamon, oak and a brandy sweetness in the middle. Huge marajiuana flavor throughout. More weird tea, spice and pepper towards the end with a big dose of booze, chocolate and fudge. Sticky sweet liquorice aftertaste. Very strange but kinda intriguing.

Full bodied with low carbonation. Oily and slick in the mouth and smooth and warm going down. Messy finish with a sticky aftertaste.

Just a very weird beer. If you're fortunate enough to come across this, brace yourself, its certainly one of a kind.

SpeedwayJim, May 15, 2014
Photo of freehafe
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

freehafe, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of sfr26
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

sfr26, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of CTJman
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

CTJman, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.86/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Small white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Fascinating. Brandy. Smells like an English tea. Cardamon and chocolate.

Taste - Brandy and fudgy chocolate. I don't get the tea anymore, but the cardamon is strong. No sign of the orange peel, but the standard Dark Lord sweetness is strong.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy body. Very sweet. Medium carbonation.

Overall - It's a very interesting beer, but doesn't need Dark Lord sweetness. That being said, I think it's one of the better BA Dark Lords.

Alieniloquium, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of DrunkAl
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

DrunkAl, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of jokermanboy
1/5  rDev -71.6%

jokermanboy, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Leazk
1.25/5  rDev -64.5%

Leazk, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Shmeal
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Shmeal, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Gonzoillini, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of kscaldef
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

kscaldef, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of goveia75
2/5  rDev -43.2%

goveia75, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Halfbrother83
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Halfbrother83, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of incubuscience
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

incubuscience, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of jokemon
4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

jokemon, May 26, 2014
Photo of homebrew311
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to tony for sharing this one. Pours like the rest of the darklords... Black... Viscous, no head. Nose features sweet brown sugar and caramel paired with coriander and orange followed by brandy and slight smokey notes. Taste is rather sweet with a orangey tone towards the end. Balance isn't terrible, but definitely doesn't match up to the other badl's I've tried. Very sweet overall along with light carb. There are some chocolate covered orange flavors going on but the brandy seems to interfere rather than elevate this. The most unique of the variants and worth a try.

homebrew311, May 25, 2014
Photo of NYCBUCKEYE
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

NYCBUCKEYE, May 05, 2014
Photo of drummermattie02
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

drummermattie02, May 05, 2014
Photo of greenspointexas
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

greenspointexas, May 04, 2014
Photo of Quackus
4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

Quackus, May 04, 2014
Photo of jonandhisflask
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

jonandhisflask, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of roger617
4.8/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I was fortunate enough to get a pour of this at Dark Lord Day 2014. Huge thanks to the crazy generous fellow for popping this one open. Poured into a sampler glass.

A: Completely black, poured with a thin line of khaki head that reduced to nothing.
S: A huge blast of chocolate and spices up front. Lingering sweetness along with brandy, slight fruit - very far in the background, but there.
T: Very similar to aroma. The chocolate in this beer is completely overwhelming. The spice compliments, and everything else rounds it out to be chocolate heavy, yet so well balanced it's unbelievable. I love chocolate, so there's also that to consider. (First 5 in taste I've ever given)
M: Carbed to style, feels rich and velvety. Love it.
O: I am bummed the bottle count on this is so low, I know I'll likely never have another chance to enjoy. This is one of the best beers I have ever enjoyed. The balance of flavors, with the combo of the nose is out of this world. First sip I could only think "Oh my God"... Which is apparently what everyone thought who sampled this gem.

roger617, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

IMSPEAKNOENGLISH, Apr 27, 2014
The Earl Of Biggleswade from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
81 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.