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Dark Lord Imperial Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Dark Lord Imperial StoutDark Lord Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,168 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,168
Reviews: 1,146
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 2,691
Gots: 1,423 | FT: 89
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
2004 - Red Wax
2005 - Orange Wax
2006 - Gold Wax
2007 - Silver Wax
2008 - Black Wax
2009 - White Wax
2010 - Olive Green Wax
2011 - Yellow Wax
2012 - Red Wax
2013 - Orange Wax
2014 - Blue Wax

(Beer added by: cretemixer on 12-13-2002)
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for Kaydogg for sharing a yellow wax dipped bomber of 2011 Three Floyds Dark Lord. At 15% ABV, this is a big boy stout. I'm not sure what the grain bill on this beer, but I can't imagine a beer this big is all-malt.

The beer is a like used motor oil. I know the comparison to big stouts is often made to 10W-40, but in this case it is deserving. There is very little carbonation and just a wisp of sticky ecru foam. The beer smells mildly malty, with strong roast coffee notes and bruised apples. The beer tasted very sweet and syrupy with italian espresso and dark chocolate bitterness. The added coffee and molasses are definitely featured but the vanilla is hard to find. No hop flavor contribution and very little alcohol presence despite the ABV. The high amount of unfermentable sugars makes for a thick, oily, chewy beer.

A tasty beer, that could mellow with some time, it had a bit too much coffee for my personal preference, in a year or two this will only get better. For some the sweetness might be too much, but I think with the coffee, caramel, bitterness and malt, this turned out to be quite palatable, in the smaller portion that I had. I can imagine that half of a bomber would be too much. Very delicious, hopefully, these will be get easier to trade for and more people will get a chnace to try the beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 04:26:49 | More by Soonami
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Dark Lord Imperial Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 3,168 ratings.