Dark Lord Imperial Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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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
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
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
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
Dark Lord Imperial Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 3,263 ratings.