Dark Lord Imperial Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by Soonami:
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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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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