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Dark Lord Imperial Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Dark Lord Imperial StoutDark Lord Imperial Stout

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3,412 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,412
Reviews: 1,162
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 2,807
Gots: 1,502 | FT: 99
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Demonic Imperial Russian stout brewed with INTELLIGENTSIA coffee,vanilla, and molasses.

Dark Lord is only available once a year at Dark Lord Day at the Three Floyds Brewpub.

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 added by: cretemixer on 12-13-2002)
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4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 bottle poured into a snifter. finally got to try this and didnt know exactly what to expect going in because of all the varying comments i see about this beer. after i drank it i could see why it is so polarizing. i dont even really know how to rate it because honestly this beer confused me. i can say its not really my style of a stout but it is still something i would look to get my hands on again.

the beer looks great when being poured, dark and thick with a thin head that dissipates pretty quick. the main smell i get from this beer is grapes, very sweet grapes. it really reminded me of mixed fruit or grape jelly. the taste for me was pretty much the same. if thats what they are going for when they made this beer then they nailed it. what this beer certainly does very well is cover the alcohol, i could hardly get any alcohol in the smell or taste.

overall id say this beer was quite good even though its not really my style. definitely one of kind as far as beers ive had but not really sure it meets the hype. there are much easier to find stouts that i prefer over this one but i will say that i hope to get a bottle or two of my own down the road just to have on hand when the mood hits or its time to share some. if im rating this beer based on my own preference it would be rated a little lower but im trying to give credit where its due.

fishmich, Jul 31, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

600ml bottle served in a snifter glass.

I've bought this one at one of my last visits to California, in 2010. This is the 2010 Edition which can be recognized by the green wax on the bottle neck.

A: Pours a black color forming a small and bubbled tan head. Low retention and only few lacings left in the glass

S: Strong roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits and wood. Excellent! Licorice and vanilla to compose. A bit boozy in the end

T: Sweet and roasted upfront. Notes of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, oak, licorice, vanilla and dark fruits. Cherry notes. Complex. Maybe a bit too sweet and too booze in the end

M: Heavy, creamy and molasses body. Low carbonation. Smooth with a bittersweet and roasted and woody aftertaste

O: Great drinkability. A masterpiece. Worth the three years that I've wait to drink it

eduardolinhalis, Jul 24, 2013
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Dark Lord Imperial Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
96 out of 100 based on 3,412 ratings.