Dark Lord Imperial Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by Bendurgin:
4.22/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I got this one from my Brother who worked secretly with my at the time six month old daughter for a fathers day gift. This is review number 100. May as well make it this. 2010 Vintage. Easiest wax I have ever removed by the way.
Poured into a tulip and McWhirk's house who is slightly annoyed that I'm typing up the review. Anyhow, this beer looks thick. It pours like motor oil, thick, black and slow into my tulip to form a thin mocha colored head, that thins our to sticky soapy lacing. The smell is dark malts, dark fruits; namely dark cherries and a bitter espresso and sweet bakers chocolate. The smell and the taste are much in the same. It starts with roasty malts and sweet cocoa flavor. Finishing nicely with a slight flavor is dark fruits and a slightly bitter coffee flavor and a touch of oak. This is very nicely complex. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy. It kicks nicely at the end with subtle carbonation that livens up the flavors. I would never guess this is fifteen percent by the smell and taste. The alcohol is hidden nicely, for all the factors of the mighty Dark Lord, this is very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2010 03:37:08 | More by Bendurgin
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3/5 rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
'12 bottle received via trade. When I first heard of this beer it was in the top 3 of BA, so it's been a long time want of mine. I was warned it was sweet and sweet it is. I assume if I had had this before Black Tuesday I would appreciate the sweetness a bit more. But a beer of this size needs barrel aging to curb the overbearing depth of malt. My bottle was slightly oxidized so I docked it more based on that. I'll see if the demand of a BA DL dies down and try my luck then.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 05:53:10 | More by PlinyBeMiney
Dark Lord Imperial Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 2,745 ratings.