Dark Lord Imperial Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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2.78/5 rDev -35%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
2011 version, almost exactly a year old.
A: Pours black with a small milk chocolate colored head. Leaves almost no lacing.
S: Smells strongly of molasses, coffee and... soy sauce? That's interesting. Hard to get anything past that once you hit the soy sauce.
T: Loaded with molasses and coffee up front. Start to get a little chocolate and then the soy sauce kicks in with a vengeance. Very sweet on the back end with tons of molasses and that lingering soy sauce flavor. Overpowering sweet. Doesn't really even have any stout-like quality. It's like an iced english barleywine that someone poured soy sauce into.
M: Thick, heavy, cloying.
O: This beer is depressing. I have been wanting to try this for a long time and it's just a mess of pure soy sauce. It actually makes me cringe when I sip it once the soy sauce kicks in. The other flavors aren't too bad, you can tell this had the makings of a great beer. I'm not sure if the soy sauce is an off flavor or if it's part of the molasses or what. Can't be a bad bottle since other people mention it now that I read the reviews. I've had worse, but not much worse. Undrinkable due to the soy sauce and the overpowering cloying sweetness. This is coming from a guy who just gave Creme Brulee a rave review a few weeks ago.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2012 03:08:38 | More by Dope
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Dark Lord Imperial Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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