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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

3,133 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,133
Reviews: 1,145
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 2,684
Gots: 1,403 | FT: 91
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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Ratings: 3,133 | Reviews: 1,145 | Display Reviews Only:
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1BeerToRuleThemAll

New York

5/5  rDev +16.8%

06-21-2014 04:02:05 | More by 1BeerToRuleThemAll
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Marco_Gtz

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-21-2014 01:10:47 | More by Marco_Gtz
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kerry4porters

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +11%

06-21-2014 00:46:38 | More by kerry4porters
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JulioH

Florida

4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very boozy beer, very strong alcohol taste from the beginning.

Pours a nice dark beer. Very little bubbles form. Aroma is very strong, like alcohol, chocolate, cognac. Taste is very rough. Taste like alcohol, like a very boozy beer that didn't have a chance to smooth out. Some other flavors float around, but the headiness is disturbing. Not the best, yet an iconic beer due to rarity.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 00:29:42 | More by JulioH
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Artmcd88

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-20-2014 23:56:20 | More by Artmcd88
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Hopmagnet

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +11%

06-19-2014 23:53:50 | More by Hopmagnet
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warpig372

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-19-2014 19:21:37 | More by warpig372
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mdeluna

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-19-2014 05:08:26 | More by mdeluna
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ThurmondTX

Texas

3/5  rDev -29.9%

06-19-2014 03:26:27 | More by ThurmondTX
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JamLand

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

06-19-2014 03:09:19 | More by JamLand
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miketd

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -41.6%

06-18-2014 22:27:36 | More by miketd
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Chingringo

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11%

06-18-2014 04:27:26 | More by Chingringo
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thereal_adam

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-18-2014 02:02:44 | More by thereal_adam
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Jimbobebop

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-17-2014 23:19:56 | More by Jimbobebop
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Doajaq77

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-17-2014 18:47:25 | More by Doajaq77
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Tanger112

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-17-2014 15:35:27 | More by Tanger112
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briang01

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-17-2014 03:21:14 | More by briang01
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anteater

Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-16-2014 17:31:26 | More by anteater
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Griffith

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +11%

06-16-2014 12:26:18 | More by Griffith
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into an enlarged snifter. This is 2014 version - blue wax.

Appearance: Pours deep, deep brown/black and leaves a tan head of a couple fingers that quickly fizzles away to a layer around the glass with a bit of tan head floating atop the beer.

Smell: Big roasted malts, dark chocolate, licorice, hazelnut, coffee, oatmeal, a shade of alcohol.

Taste: Interesting. A lot sweeter than the smell signaled at. Toasted malts, a hint of char, licorice, cherries, oatmeal cookies, milk chocolate, soy sauce. Better than I expected. Fairly easy drinking for what it is.

Mouth-feel: Low to medium carbonation with a thick, full, slightly syrupy body. Nice.

Overall: This is a really nice, big, different stout. I can't put a finger on the main flavor, but it's something like soy sauce/chocolate/roastyness. Pretty well balanced and with nice big flavors, this is a nice stout.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 01:02:01 | More by Resuin
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

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

Bomber poured into a pint glass
2014 Vintage
Review #700

A- Pitch black and very viscous. Lives up to the name. A large brown head that lingers, surprisingly.

S- More dark fruit notes than what is to be expected. But a balanced roastyness and a bold sugary sweetness.

T- On the sweet side not surprisingly. But the beer has a bold dark fruit flavor. Big molasses flavors and burnt caramel, A sweet and syrupy brew. The roastyness that usually provides dryness in these stouts is more subtle then expected. A very roasty and smokey aftertaste but this beer cant escape the sweet.

M- One of the thickest beers I have ever had. It is like syrup and silky smooth. Makes the lips sticky. Alcohol is well hidden for being so big.

O- A big, thick, delicious desert of a beer. Lives up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 00:58:55 | More by TwelveOunces
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Ohiovania

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-15-2014 16:27:32 | More by Ohiovania
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adam42381

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-15-2014 14:43:04 | More by adam42381
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Thebrianeffect

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-15-2014 14:17:36 | More by Thebrianeffect
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meanmutt

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-15-2014 11:17:00 | More by meanmutt
Dark Lord Imperial Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 3,133 ratings.