Dark Lord Imperial Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.68/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
2010 edition. Opened for my father's birthday celebration and shared with my wonderful family. About 5 oz for me :)
Into an open mouthed glass, this looks brilliant!!! Black with dark tan head, no lace, but the head is creamy and sticks around. A perfect looking beer in every way except that there's a small ring of alcohol that kills the lace. It really does look intimidating as it pours, coming out of the bottle with motor oil thickness. The glass sits on the table almost pounding it's fist into an open hand, saying "just try it, I dare you".
Smell is dark fruit, dark molasses, chocolate, and a touch of coffee and hoppy bitterness. The smell is a great mix of different notes, but I have had a few RIS with slightly more pronounced roast. This has more sweet syrup and a touch of soy sauce, still great, just different that what I consider to be perfect.
Taste is exceptional. Chocolate cake, chocolate covered cherries, touch of vanilla, dark coffee liquor. A hint of bitterness that ultimately ends up sweet. Each sip is 25 calories of perfection, and just a touch of hotness in this new kicked-up ABV version. I think this does taste a bit better than the 2009 already. Such an amazing, powerful force of flavor, all flavors dialed up to 11. Yeah, that's right, Dark Lord goes to *eleven*.
Mouthfeel is utter perfection. Milkshake thickness, creamy, perfect viscosity and carbonation. Really, really brilliant and perhaps the most legendary characteristic of this beer.
Drinkability, well, who are we kidding. Even on a curve for a huge ABV beer, this is not incredibly drinkable. But it's world class in every way and is something I wish more beer drinkers had the chance to appreciate. Special occasions just seem that much more special when Dark Lord comes to the party. Cheers to my pops - happy Birthday, you're the best Dad ever!
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2010 22:33:44 | More by jampics2
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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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