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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,475 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,475
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

kplooki, Nov 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

SWChi, Nov 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Opened a 2012. The cherry is strong with this one. Tasted like a plum and cherry that have been soaked in alcohol. Very good and smooth.

skinny_mcginley, Nov 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.12/5  rDev -3.5%

Jason83, Nov 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

ttylicki, Nov 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

jaymo18, Nov 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

LeeEvolved, Nov 01, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a '13 in a trade with awdturboiv and split it with a good friend. Poured into a stemmed tulip glass.

Pours a viscous deep brown (almost black hue) with mahogany highlights when held up to the light - thin brown head that dissipates quickly, with decent lacing. Aroma is slightly boozy, Red Man chewing tobacco and cigar box, vanilla and burnt sugar, some roasty qualities that may be from the coffee or the malt, with that classic cellar'd smell indicative of aged Imperial Stout/Strong Ales. Being impatient to let it warm up a bit, the flavor was a bit over the top with sweetness and booze, but as it warms the flavors really open up - port wine up front, burnt sugar and molasses, vanilla - the booze is almost unnoticeable other than a warming sensation and rosy red cheeks, finishes with a real nice coffee flavor on the back end. The mouthfeel is amazing and I hate t use the word "sexy" when describing anything, but the mouthfeel is just sexy smooth, full bodied, sticky with a mellow carbonation that makes this beer really drink like a fine aged Tawny Port - crazy barrel qualities without being barrel aged.

Amazing beer, but let it warm to 50 - 55 degrees to really taste and experience its potential. Would love to sample a barrel aged version of this beer.

DeanMoriarty, Nov 01, 2014
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Dark Lord Imperial Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 3,475 ratings.