Dark Lord Imperial Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.35/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This is a review for the 2010 bottle (olive green wax).
A - Pours very dark and viscous with minimal head forming. Small charred brown bubbles.
S - A very unique aroma that puts you on notice. Singed molasses, red wine, dark fruits, roast.
T - Taste follows the nose at first with big molasses, dark fruits, a vinous character, and a moderate roasty backbone. A huge complex stout. Secondary waves of chocolate. Hints of coffee muddled together with the competing flavors that continue to roll across your tongue and pop. The multiple big, bold flavors complement instead of conflict. If this used to be overly sweet when it was fresh, it has settled down now. The one complaint here is that the rich taste can get to be overwhelming as you get towards the end of the glass.
M - Very full bodied. Coats the mouth nicely. Medium carbonation which is just right for this.
O - A unique treat to drink across a sea of relative sameness with big time stouts. Very memorable. It can become a bit overpowering as you get towards the end of your glass, so a 7-8oz pour should be enough. Definitely a bottle to share. I have had multiple years of Dark Lord recently. I found ’12 and ’11 to be a bit too sweet when fresh, but I still do enjoy the beer and its nuances whether it is young or old. But whatever the case, this vintage is just outstanding right now. It’s time to crack it open and enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2013 01:13:46 | More by TheBronze
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