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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,476 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,476
Reviews: 1,167
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 2,827
Gots: 1,517 | FT: 98
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 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 added by: cretemixer on 12-13-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

kristougher, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

arcook11, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Sarge3130, Sep 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

RColbert3, Sep 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

L3MI, Sep 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -35.6%

pisano, Sep 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

robwater, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
3.66/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A very dark thick pour with a finger of tan head. Smells very balsamic vinegar like, lots if oak, chocolate, molasses, licorice, roasted grains.
A very sugary sweetness, soy sauce, molasses, oak. Waaaay sweet flavor with a weird salty vinegar like flavor.
Full body, low carbonation, sweet dry finish.
Overall I am not impressed. I've had way better stouts from FFF, and way better local off the shelf stuff.

facundoCNB, Aug 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

Shmeal, Aug 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

mcc1654, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

blklabel, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

NewGlarusFan, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Kevinhcraig, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

aapp, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

VinsanityDiesel, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of mhksuccess
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

my review is for a bottle of 2011 vintage
pour very dark little to no head
smell is pretty heavy coffee
taste is not as much more of a smooth sweet but not overly sweet
i can see why a lot of people say soy sauce because i get a hint of that on the back end but not over powering
coffee taste is faint compare to the smell more of a sweet taste to it
it is a strong smooth nice stout but would say doesnt live up to the hype

mhksuccess, Aug 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

VACraftBeerLover, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

detroitpat, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Ethan-UF, Aug 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

hopslam11, Aug 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Kevin79, Aug 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

SGToliver, Aug 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Invictus, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

trginter, Aug 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

bocky24, Aug 21, 2013
Dark Lord Imperial Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 3,476 ratings.