Portuguese Brandy Barrel Aged Dark Lord - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Portuguese Brandy Barrel Aged Dark Lord
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 20
Gots: 18 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: CraftEyeDoc on 04-30-2014)
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3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

A - Inky black. Small mocha head.

S - Very sugary. Brandy. Fudge. Kinda fruity. Molasses.

T - Brandy is very nice. Fruity. Fudgy. Molasses and brown sugar. Very sweet.

M - Very heavy and sweet. Medium low carbonation.

O - So it's tough to drink, but very flavorful. Just difficult to get past the sweetness.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Let me start off by saying trading for this is not an intelligent idea and I regret it thoroughly.

A - Ridiculously thick and dark. Small tan head. Looks like dark lord and it's variants should.

S - The barrel almost accentuates the terribleness that is Dark Lord. Smells like diabetes in a glass. This makes Black Tuesday smell like an Irish Dry Stout. HUGE raisins and dark fruit.

T - The sweetness is still insane, but the dark fruit flavors in this are pretty solid. The brandy is helping here, and the barrel muted the soy sauce/kalamata olive flavor of the base beer.

M - Thick thick thick thick, oh and thick. This beer is insane. BVDL was the same way. Just sludge-like. We split the bottle 6 ways and I couldn't quite finish my poor because it felt like I ate a full meal. Hides the booze really well. Would not guess this is 15%.

O - This is a solid take on a bad base beer. The brandy unfortunately accentuated some of the already incredibly strong sweetness and dark fruit notes. It did also help it out by lowering the soy sauce notes to an almost unnoticeable level. I would NEVER trade for another BADL, even BVDL (13 BVDL was far better than 14 too), but I wouldn't turn it down. It's a fun and interesting beer, but there's just too much going on. It's just extreme.

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Portuguese Brandy Barrel Aged Dark Lord from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.