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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

3,315 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,315
Reviews: 1,156
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 2,765
Gots: 1,479 | FT: 99
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

MattXT, Jul 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Draught2012, Jul 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

EBARTANE, Jul 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -35.7%

LincolnHawk, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2010 version!

A - pours near black minimal chocolate head and lacing. Not enough head to judge retention

S - tons of dark fruit and roasty medicine/soy type aromas

T - big sweetness and roasty flavors. Dark fruit/cherry medicine/alcohol burn flavors with some cherry. BIG flavor!

M - Full bodied with minimal carbonation, incredibly smooth

O - Tasty big beer. Cherry/alcohol burn are slightly offputting

MacQ32, Jul 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Ant4711, Jul 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

Zbeetleman, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

HoldenDurden, Jul 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

EdwardFortyHands, Jul 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

BradleyR, Jul 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

OUJayhawk1799, Jul 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Hoppytree, Jul 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Tiger33, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Benjiehorn, Jul 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

RyanTheLion13, Jul 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

ausonius, Jul 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

HereforBeer, Jul 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

YOpassDAmike, Jul 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

JesseHoward, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of beefmental
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage

Aroma – dark cherries, fudge, caramel, a bit of alcohol, sugary sweetness, a touch of vanilla

Appearance – thin dissipating head, jet black, opaque, lacing that sticks to the glass

Mouth Feel – thick but not as thick as I remember from previous bottle, silky, coating, medium / low carbonation, slight alcohol warmth

Taste – similar to what I picked up in the aroma but with more depth than the aroma, sweet, fruity, complex, cark cherries, concord grapes, chocolate chips, a touch of coffee. The sweet, fruity complexities trump the roast found in other beers of this style

Overall – A huge thank you to jrmann1386 and his generosity! This was a very enjoyable bottle. I took over 45 minutes to savor this one. This beer is a fun interpretation of a big, bold stout – each taste enjoyable and complex.

beefmental, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

chrisp450, Jul 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

bismarksays, Jul 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Achoo_Bacca, Jul 02, 2013
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4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2013 bottle

Appearance: Dark black opaque with a small tan head that quickly fades as expected.

Smell: Dark fruit, sweet malt, roasted grain, chocolate, caramel, apples, slight vanilla and some coffee. There's also a vinous like

Taste: Big, sweet and delicious! A ton of barley, caramelized malt, and surprising sweetness. It's also got this nice vanilla/caramel thing going on that even makes it taste like apples. It finishes dry, with a sweet and pleasant aftertaste of lingering caramel malt, coffee and chocolate. It is perfectly balanced, and this doesn't drink hot at all. If I did a blind test, there's no way I'd guess this was 15%, maybe 10. I can only imagine how good the barrel aged variants/aged vintages taste.

Mouthfeel: Not too big, not too small. Velvety smooth without too much body but definitely not thin; perfect for this beer.

Overall: Just a great beer I could drink all day (or at least try to). It's similar to DFH WWS, except it drinks way smoother fresh and has a bigger body. This didn't disappoint me at all and is IMO worthy of the praise it gets. DLD '14, here I come!

PsilohsaiBiN, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

eggs, Jul 02, 2013
Dark Lord Imperial Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 3,315 ratings.