Dark Lord Imperial Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.13/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
2012 vintage (red wax)
A: Black with a slight dark khaki head. Good head retention and hardly any lacing. Crazy head retention for the abv.
S: Dark fruit bomb! Raisins, dates, black cherries, molasses, port wine. A hint of olives or some sort of other odd saltiness coming through as well. Some alcohol as it warms in the background.
T: Super sweet and tons of dark fruit up front. Molasses covered dark, sweet cherry. Cherry grenadine like. Roasted malts abundant. Some really nice coffee comes up in the aftertaste, way late in the aftertaste. Very complex, layers of flavors.
M: Thick and creamy. Very nice carbonation level for the style.
O: ABV is hidden pretty well for being 15%. Not the best drinkability for how sweet it is, but the complexity helps. Wish it wasn't so sweet and wish some of that dry roasted coffee flavors came through more up front. Glad I got to try it and it was just as I thought it would be.
Way different than Darkness and other Russian Imperial stouts. If I had to pick between this and Darkness, I would choose Darkness almost every time.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2014 23:09:30 | More by herman77
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