Dark Lord Imperial Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by smakawhat:
4.05/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass vintage 2012. Big thanks to Wade5614 for the trade, and Exiled for the advice.
Into the snifter, it pours out chestnut brown, hitting the glass body and barely making a head at all of a simple tan light brown, fading under some faint snapping carbonation. Leaves a little filmy top and can't hang on, giving just a faint collar, with some nice leg action also and scattered leopard lacing barely.
Nose is quite interesting, suprinsingly not hot, mild roast character and dark red fruits. Cherry and raspberry, some dark chocolate and even some sensations of sea salt, maybe even caramel. Quite intriguing and nice, makes me love this salt and chocolate combo which is a favorite of mine.
Palate hits with a tight fizz at first that doesn't seem noticeable after numerous sips later. Extremely thick and syrupy and liqueur like palate. Memories of raspberry syrup hit, maybe some licorice, and then it's full on Luxardo Maraschino liqueur. Roast character takes a bit of back seat with quaffs. Syrup sweetness is quite big but in the context of how the liquor feels it comes off as a digestif and seems to work. Roast lingers slightly and rushes dark fruit toward the end with also a sense of alcohol bitterness (bitters, digsetif, etc...).
Overall it's really sweet for my tastes but tolerable, and also fun. Quite an interesting ride, glad to have given it a whirl. It's a sipper which doesn't always appeal to me for beer, but it's without question worth drinking.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2012 03:21:35 | More by smakawhat
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4.26/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
bottle shared amongst friends to watch the world cup final.
little head and very dark. dissipates to a thin layer.
smell is boozy at first.
fruit and chocolate are there and some light vanilla.
mouthfeel is thick and sweet oily.
taste is amazing. light cherry notes and chocolate.
very refreshing finish.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 19:12:34 | More by coriswrasse
Dark Lord Imperial Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 3,102 ratings.