1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Dark Lord Imperial Stout - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Dark Lord Imperial StoutDark Lord Imperial Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,643 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,643
Reviews: 1,197
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 2,966
Gots: 1,562 | FT: 109
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cretemixer on 12-13-2002

A demonic Russian-Style Imperial Stout brewed with coffee, Mexican vanilla, and Indian sugar, this beer defies description. Available one day a year, in April at the brewery: Dark Lord Day.

Vintage guide:
Red wax = 2004
Orange wax = 2005
Gold wax = 2006
Silver wax = 2007
Black wax = 2008
White wax = 2009
Green wax = 2010 - 15% ABV
Yellow wax = 2011 - 15% ABV
Red wax = 2012 - 15% ABV
Orange wax = 2013 - New Label 15% ABV
Blue wax - 2014 - 15% ABV
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 3,643 | Reviews: 1,197
Photo of OStrungT
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a black so dark that I think it actually makes the room a little darker. It pours as thick as motor oil. The head is very dark brown. The head is very thick and creamy looking. It fades very slowly. I have been looking at it for about 5 minutes, and it still has almost the same amount of head as when I first filled the glass. It leaves laces so thick, I can not see through them. This beer smells strongly of alcohol. After the wave of alcohol, coffee aroma is present. It also smells strongly of roasted malts. Hints of chocolate are also present. As for hops, there is a slight aroma, but it is almost totally masked by stronger aromas. The first sip of this beer makes all the work, and expense I went to trying to get it all worth while. It tastes very strongly of coffee and chocolate. It is quite bitter, but very well balanced. It is very malty. The alcohol tates is a little harder to make out, but it warms my throat as it goes down. This beer is very thick and creamy. It is a very full bodied beer. It sits heavy on the palate, leaving a coffeelike aftertaste. Due to the rather high alcohol content, and the very aggressive flavor, this beer might not be the best session beer for some. I personally think I could drink it all night, or at least untill the alcohol got to me. I think this beer is amazing. I wish it was not so hard to come by. I would like to thank both goodbyeohio, and mentor for supplying me with this great beer. In a few months I will drink my other bottle and compare it. I just hope I can wait that long.

Photo of girllovesbier
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of deuce9259
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of 1BeerToRuleThemAll
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Nickqb7
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of cynical1027
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of MeneerBeerSnob
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of spambum
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of seanthornton152
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of cwehr13
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of bigsquirrel
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Beezee
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of mhenson42
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of MSEGUIN
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Photekut
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of bradford
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks a million to mynie for this trade
Tasted on 5/11 with three friends and neighbors
Well I finally found my perfect 5. This beer was incredible, and I thought it lived up to all the hype surrounding it. I have been reading that the 07 has too much sediment and you don't get a full beer, but my bottle was perfectly fine. This stuff is so viscous it is nuts. I wanted to really savor the bottle, but everyone wanted another sip right away so the glass only lasted about 15 minutes. Amazing. My roommate and I giggled like little girls the whole time we were drinking.

Awesome beer

Photo of Gonzoillini
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of jmhart
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of bjlasota
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of CadetGCBD
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of 1noa
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Rborre321
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of raymo55
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of robgage
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of FievelGoesWest
5/5  rDev +16.8%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Dark Lord Imperial Stout from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,643 ratings.