Dark Lord Imperial Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by jdklks:
4.47/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3
i reviewed the 2009 already, and was very disappointed. i traded for a 2008 in hopes that it might be better than the 2009 batch (as seems to be the consensus). Thanks to Beertracker.
Dark, dark brown with barely transparent amber edges when illuminated. a small, dark brown (somewhere between milk and dark chocolate) head. looks thick, much more so than the 2009. sticky, gooey gunk lines the glass as the beer goes down. the smell is overwhelmingly sweet. plums, CHERRIES, currants, etc. there is also a roastiness complimented by a chocolate, and maybe even vanilla scent.
ahhh, much much much better than the 2009. Thank you Beer God in Beer Heaven for this (if it had not been better i might have cried). very, very sweet all the way through, a sweetness dominated by cherries. other dark fruits are also present, notably plum. the hint of chocolate makes it taste a little like chocolate covered cherries, or even chocolate and pomegranite. a nice sweet roastiness at the end that starkly contrasts with the unpleasant bitter roastiness of the 2009. a warm alcohol sting in the back of the throat and esophagus.
one of the thickest and chewiest beers ive ever had (again, much UNlike the 2009). fantastic mouthfeel. drinkability takes a hit because of ABV, thickness, and how sweet it is. very filling
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2009 02:59:42 | More by jdklks
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3/5 rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
'12 bottle received via trade. When I first heard of this beer it was in the top 3 of BA, so it's been a long time want of mine. I was warned it was sweet and sweet it is. I assume if I had had this before Black Tuesday I would appreciate the sweetness a bit more. But a beer of this size needs barrel aging to curb the overbearing depth of malt. My bottle was slightly oxidized so I docked it more based on that. I'll see if the demand of a BA DL dies down and try my luck then.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 05:53:10 | More by PlinyBeMiney
Dark Lord Imperial Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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