Dark Lord Imperial Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by DousedInStout:
4.1/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
09 Vintage poured into snifter.
A - Deep, dark black with ruby highlights. However, tan head dissipates quickly and leaves little to no lacing.
S - Not as in your face as expected. Some dark cherry and candied fig esters, but not as much chocolate/coffee as expected.
T- The taste is sweet and fruity at first. A lot of molasses and brown sugar, followed by cherries and dates. I also faintly get apple, perhaps a faint aldehydic note. Some roast and hop bitterness kick in at the end, and the heat from the alcohol lingers.
M - The mouthfeel is second to none. Phenomenal body and mouthfeel, and perfect carbonation.
D - Pretty heavy, but deliciously drinkable
Overall, it didn't quite live up to the hype in my opinion, but still an exceptional beer. I would've liked a little more coffee and chocolate flavor from the roasted malt, and a little more hop balance to the sweetness. I also would recommend giving this one much more time in the cellar.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2009 22:00:43 | More by DousedInStout
More User Reviews:
4.24/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Got a few bottles this year..2014
First bottle was opened day of and it was Good Very sweet and full of flavor.
I opened another at 1 month and 3 months and as it ages the sweetness drops
and the flavors open up..
Color: is a where it should be for a Imperial Stout.
Aroma: no surprise gets better with age.. coffee. vanilla.
taste: First bottle sweet sweet coffee vanilla some alc heat..
@3 months deep coffee with nice vanilla hints and just enough sweetness
Mouth feel : again thickoil like a Imperial stout should be.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 19:42:32 | More by DJCHIBEATZ
Dark Lord Imperial Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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