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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

3,097 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,097
Reviews: 1,143
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 2,670
Gots: 1,392 | FT: 92
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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barczar

Kentucky

4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage.

Pours an oily opaque brown black with a dark cocoa head that is somewhat light and fades to a hint of foam.

Aroma is led by sweet cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and chocolate malt. Somewhat strong booze accompanies the scent. Plums, dark cherries, and figs are nice accents.

Chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon dominate the initial sip, with roast malt, smoky molasses, and coffee harmonizing in the background. Dark fruits unfold. More complex flavors of tobacco and fairly strong soy are pronounced as it warms.

Body is thick, syrupy, with minimal carbonation and slight alcohol warmth.

Incredible beer! On the sweet side, so I'd struggle to drink more than a pint, but a delicious treat! If soy had been less evident and the beer slightly less sweet, it would've scored even higher.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 03:07:19 | More by barczar
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jono0101

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-06-2013 18:07:34 | More by jono0101
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newk340

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-04-2012 21:01:27 | More by newk340
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gregmoscetti

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-05-2012 06:30:59 | More by gregmoscetti
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NWer

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-06-2013 03:20:00 | More by NWer
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-02-2014 03:08:24 | More by DaftPatrick
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-31-2011 02:37:09 | More by DWolf
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shapudding

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

My god... finally a chance to try The Lord!

Thanks to Jeff for bringing this to the General Lafayette tasting! love ya!

Got to be the official pryer on this one, while everyone screamed at me in anxiousness as I ripped at the wax to get this out...

Insane difference in the first and last pours...wow! First pours are thin milkshakey thickness, but the last pours came out as more crazy V8 juice consistancy... Scents of portwine, bits of coffee and chocolate.... Tastes vineous... merlot... alcohol....
Rye seeds, black dark coffee...
So thick and chewey....

All I can say is god I adore this stuff!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2004 23:24:15 | More by shapudding
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mctizzz

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-29-2013 23:30:23 | More by mctizzz
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-05-2013 06:46:39 | More by jaminjohnson
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-10-2014 05:55:52 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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dogfishandi

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

big thanks to lurchingbeast for sending this my way!

2011 vintage. 22oz capped and waxed bottle, a little above fridge temp poured into a snifter.

pours out completely opaque black. a small mocha colored head that quickly settles to a thin ring. lots of thick legs and a bit of lace from a swirl of the glass.

very interesting, unique aroma. very different than your average impy stout. lots of complexity. sweet molasses, dark fruits, a very unique earthiness, almost vineous or grape like, caramel. alcohol is there, but never overpowers. also some vanilla, cherries, and a touch of maple sweetness.

the taste is much like the aroma, yet even more complex. very sweet. lots of that earthiness from the aroma, after a bit in the glass it almost takes on a slight meaty smoke flavor. big, sweet, thick molasses, dark chocolate covered dark fruits, sweet caramel, vanilla, burnt sugars all meld together so nicely to create such a wonderful unique tasting stout. alcohol is there, but again is never overpowering.

huge body, thick and sticky. viscous. syrupy, but totally in a good way. low carbonation.

one of the most complex beers ive ever had, which made it tricky to review. there is lots i dont even have words for. one of a kind, this tasted not even remotely close to any stout ive had before.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 03:02:31 | More by dogfishandi
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-26-2014 06:56:05 | More by Mantooth
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Beer_Drinker

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-24-2013 16:31:48 | More by Beer_Drinker
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HoppySeb

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-05-2014 05:57:58 | More by HoppySeb
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-24-2013 13:20:39 | More by williamjbauer
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daveytheformer

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-07-2012 19:10:32 | More by daveytheformer
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JulianB

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-22-2013 15:55:02 | More by JulianB
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weonfire

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-29-2013 01:40:29 | More by weonfire
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Hopato

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-09-2012 18:19:52 | More by Hopato
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Chip_K

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-05-2014 17:57:38 | More by Chip_K
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Christopher0331

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-08-2013 04:03:44 | More by Christopher0331
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MADPolo

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-10-2013 18:49:47 | More by MADPolo
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apbaj

Guam

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-26-2014 09:40:41 | More by apbaj
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FalconA

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-29-2012 05:15:52 | More by FalconA
Dark Lord Imperial Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 3,097 ratings.