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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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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,263 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,263
Reviews: 1,150
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 2,733
Gots: 1,447 | FT: 94
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:
2004 - Red Wax
2005 - Orange Wax
2006 - Gold Wax
2007 - Silver Wax
2008 - Black Wax
2009 - White Wax
2010 - Olive Green Wax
2011 - Yellow Wax
2012 - Red Wax
2013 - Orange Wax
2014 - Blue Wax

(Beer added by: cretemixer on 12-13-2002)
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bullywee

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

02-16-2012 11:29:58 | More by bullywee
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birdsellam

Indiana

5/5  rDev +16.8%

02-16-2012 00:35:59 | More by birdsellam
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SoCalStout

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-15-2012 21:32:56 | More by SoCalStout
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DovaliHops

California

2.43/5  rDev -43.2%

2009 Vintage...I have been waiting for a long time to try this beer. Pours a VERY THICK, motor-oil black with minimal-to-no head. Scent is VERY VERY sweet...with some off-putting soy sauce aromas. I also pick up some lovely chocolate and brandy aromas, along with molasses and dark malt. Slight vanilla. Taste is...WOW...disappointing to say the least. Overly sweet...a ton of sugar, burnt sugar and malt. Lots of toffee with candied dark fruits and more sweetness. Slight soy sauce flavor. Mouthfeel is very thick, like motor oil, and hardly any carbonation. Drinkability is fair...but can only have a small serving of this. Overall, this was not nearly as good as I was hoping for. It's not too often that I go against the hype, but this was just not a good beer IMO. The sweetness is overpowering and just makes for a bad experience. Will definitely not be trading for any more of this.

02-15-2012 06:52:00 | More by DovaliHops
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SuperNova777

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-14-2012 22:54:19 | More by SuperNova777
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drummermattie02

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -41.6%

02-13-2012 23:42:11 | More by drummermattie02
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Spamsammich

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-12-2012 16:29:53 | More by Spamsammich
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Jayli

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -7%

Acquired from GBVDave in our first trade over a year ago when I so did not have the fire power to land this so big THANK YOU goes out to him!
1200 review here...
2010 Green wax on this bad boy
Consumed after a horrid, horrid day (2/4)....Had to somehow find the right way to drown my super bowl loss...

A: This beer pours a deep dark brown.. No head at all to this one. Minimal wisps of lacing left on the glass... But they are gone right quick.

S: Nose is dark fruit - raisin and plum, vanilla, and licorice.

T: Taste is sweet at the forefront... Caramel and toffee mingled with raisin, plum and a bit of grape. Vanilla comes in with a toffee sweetness. Bitter chocolate comes in the finish with a hint of coffee in the aftertaste. The raisin flavor also comes through a bit.

M: Heavier side of medium body, lower carbonation, crisp at the forefront, and light slickness in the finish.

O: Goes down easy, pretty tasty, not as filling as I expected, pretty good representation of style. I expected more from this beer in all honesty. I love stouts and this just .... Wasp above average but not the end all be all that I thought.

02-12-2012 05:48:01 | More by Jayli
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beerdweeb

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-12-2012 00:41:37 | More by beerdweeb
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Pillowburn

Michigan

2/5  rDev -53.3%

02-11-2012 19:47:33 | More by Pillowburn
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SconnieJohnny

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-11-2012 18:50:36 | More by SconnieJohnny
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cestlavie

New York

5/5  rDev +16.8%

02-11-2012 00:28:22 | More by cestlavie
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Riggsenater

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-11-2012 00:16:32 | More by Riggsenater
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kevinscott

Texas

3/5  rDev -29.9%

02-10-2012 16:09:01 | More by kevinscott
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Oneinchaway

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-10-2012 00:24:18 | More by Oneinchaway
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%

Bottle from 2009 with white wax. I've been sitting on this one for a while.

Poured from the body a "none more black" black with just the slightest hint of a tan head.

Huge chocolate aroma along with vanilla and molasses. After three years of aging I still pick up a touch of booze.

The taste is quite malty with chocolate, vanilla, raisin, and what I can only describe as soy sauce. Finished with a lingering note of roasted malts. The 15% alcohol has mellowed quite a bit.

Full bodied and very creamy with a very light carbonation.

A very interesting and enjoyable RIS to say the least.

02-09-2012 00:10:40 | More by Monkeyknife
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Fitzmke

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-08-2012 22:55:41 | More by Fitzmke
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jasinviso

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-08-2012 06:42:37 | More by jasinviso
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Amnesia87

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-08-2012 05:39:57 | More by Amnesia87
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stimblin

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-07-2012 19:54:33 | More by stimblin
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mpdrago

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-06-2012 04:48:43 | More by mpdrago
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drowland

Georgia

4.58/5  rDev +7%

22oz bottle shared by my older brother. Of course deep black and a big old brown head. The aroma is raisins, molasses, a bit of soy, and a hint of roast. The flavor is sweet raisins, maple syrup, and a subtle but wonderful dose of chocolate and smooth coffee. The coffee lingers nicely and the beer is extremely smooth despite a hint of alcohol.

02-05-2012 21:48:13 | More by drowland
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sisuspeed

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

02-05-2012 18:56:29 | More by sisuspeed
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prender1482

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-04-2012 23:34:17 | More by prender1482
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falconxman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-04-2012 23:08:29 | More by falconxman
Dark Lord Imperial Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 3,263 ratings.