Dark Lord Imperial Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by jwinship83:
4.68/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
2008 bottle from sammydavisjrjrjr in person.
A- the first thing I notice about this one is how thick it looks coming out of the bottle. Its unlike anything ive ever seen before. Black as black can be with a coffee colored head so small its not even worth talking about. As for lacing, it leaves a slimy trail along any part of the glass it touches. If motor oil had carbonation I bet this is what it would look like.
S- very complex. Lots of booze. Lots of charred malt. The smell reminded me of the last inch of coffee when its left on the burner too long. Tobacco/raisin is strongly in the nose as well
T- again, very complex. The alcohol is very subdued compared to how it smells and how high the level is. It tastes very charred. Everything is burnt. Coffee, chocolate, cherries, raisins/tobacco....it tastes like burning
M- insanely thick. Thicker than I thought possible. It makes all other beers seem watery in comparison. Feels like a milkshake in my mouth. Lots of warming from the high ABV. This is what an RIS should feel like. perfect.
D- this is the hardest part to rate for this beer. On one hand, I was able to finish my bottle faster than most beers I drink. I loved drinking it. It's probably the most intense beer ive ever had. On the other hand, I was pretty buzzed after it and another bottle would have pushed me way over the edge. A fantastic birthday present to myself, and something I wish I could drink on a regular basis. Fantastic.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2009 15:08:16 | More by jwinship83
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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
95 out of 100 based on 2,751 ratings.