Dark Lord Imperial Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.55/5 rDev +6.3%
Many thanks to BA mikesgroove for hooking me up with this one. Dude is one alright guy...
Deep, rich, and dark black in appearance, a huge head of creamy dark brown goodness stood firmly atop, but still laced well.
Aromas were sweet of dried dark fruit some burnt raisins (as my wife pointed out), spice, lots of great coffee and cocoa notes.
Smooth, luxurious and sumptuous on the palate. No more can be said.
Highly intense flavor with a symphony of dark stone fruit, caramel, high-quality chocolate, coffee, and of course the hops. Amazingly, this is not at all cloying.
I was floored with just how drinkable this brew was. I expected it to be far too big to really get into. I was wrong. Balanced (as much so as it could be) yet very pronounced, this is classic. Not my style of Bier, not my preferred ABV, but a stellar brew nonetheless.
10-30-2008 12:51:57 | More by goindownsouth
4.05/5 rDev -5.4%
A: Viscous oily black, with small tan head.
S: Soy sauce, chocolate, molasses, salted caramel, super deep roasted coffee, and thickness. Yes, this smells thick.
T: Again, soy sauce is the first thing that comes to mind. Burnt, salty soy. Molasses, chocolate, maybe a little vanilla, and coffee. Lots of sugar in here.
M: Thick, sticky, beef jerky-like body, with medium carbonation. Carbonation is just right.
D: Can't drink a ton of this. Heavy, thick, sweet, and high ABV = not the most drinkable of beers.
01-03-2009 02:13:56 | More by waltonc
4.9/5 rDev +14.5%
Thanks to Quatertill2 for the trade on this.
A- Black. If you hold it to the light, there's a little tiny bit of brown around the edges. Leaves a brown stain around the glass. Head was dark dark brown, poured a couple fingers after a hard pour. It dissipates and begins to look like used oil.
S- Rich and heavy. Dark roasted malt, chocolate, fig, burnt sugar, oak, molasses, wood, alcohol.... smells absolutely wonderful. Mind blowing.
T- Sweet malt, balanced by dark roasted grains, some dark cherry, burnt malt, burnt sugar, chocolate, dark fruit, roasted espresso, alcohol, faint hops, lingering bitterness and sweetness, though both crazy strong, they're balanced.
M- The best mouthfeel. Ever. Period. Chewy, smooth, lingering, medium low carbonation... geez. it's perfect.
D- I love it. Insanely enough, if this beer was readily available, I'd drink it all the time. It's such a treat that you can't... but I think it would sell very well if it was available all the time, still. Five is not a good enough score. makes all the others, so far, look weak.
06-07-2007 03:40:45 | More by khiasmus
4.03/5 rDev -5.8%
Appearance is very good. A deep deep black that sheds no light. Pours like oil. Smell is good as well. Some nice figs, coffee, curant and alchohol come through. Taste is very similar but there is the typical underlying "bacon greasy" taste. Mouthfeel is out of this world good. Heavy heavy beer with some carbonation. Oily and slightly sticky. Drinkability is average- I've had more drinkable RIS's but this one is very good for what it is.
06-27-2009 21:08:14 | More by supercolter
4.6/5 rDev +7.5%
2008 DL thanks to two great beernuts. Gtreid and my new regular Todd.
A: snifter. obsidian in color, with a huge coffee colored head. good retention level, with some big sticky lacing.
S: huge aromas of coffee, molasses, some black currents, raisins, some bittersweet chocolate, as well as some mahogany wood.
T: tons of molasses, rich roasted malts, leading to tons of coffee, raisins, soy, honey, pipe tobacco, some black currents. Holy shit this beer it so complex.
M: thick and beefy. low to mild carbonation level. massive palate on this.
D: wow! one bottle of this and I am out. So good, but I think it is definitely overhyped. major thanks to Grant and Todd for both bring a bottle out of the blue on the same day. what an experience.
08-07-2008 19:42:47 | More by paulthebeerguru
Dark Lord Imperial Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 3,235 ratings.