Dark Lord Imperial Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.08/5 rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
2011 vintage (yellow wax), poured into a snifter.
A: Ruby red into mahogany brown, nowhere near as black as I like my big stouts to be. More reminiscent of a strong porter, has an awkward Coca Cola quality to it. Tan brown head, all in all it looks quite average.
S: Even at room temperature, I didn't get heaps off the smell. Minor coffee, caramel and dark fruits, but mostly booze and sugar. Slight irony notes, sickly sweetness and verging on unpleasant.
T: Caramel and dark fruits, no bitterness and no alcohol. Alcohol rushes in on the aftertaste, leading to a very dry finish that leaves almost nothing on the palate.
M: Sticky, oily and dry.
O: The hype completely killed this beer for me. I went into it with the thought: "with all the fuss, it had better be amazing" and it was a disappointing, unbalanced and sickly sweet mess. Any notes other than sugar were few and far between, leading to one of the most disappointing beer tastings I've ever undertaken. The sad demise of a would-be champion.
Reading all the reviews that praise this beer into the heavens, I wonder if either they or I were drinking something completely different from the same bottle.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2012 13:25:42 | More by Dennoman
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