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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,158 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,158
Reviews: 1,145
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 2,688
Gots: 1,413 | FT: 89
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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primrose54

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Nebraska

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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dmhurdle

Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.8%

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caguiar

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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sdpaul

California

1/5  rDev -76.6%

05-08-2013 19:24:22 | More by sdpaul
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GoBlue12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Duce68

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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majaqua

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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teeeebs

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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MASPuros

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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willisar

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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jklecko2

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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jimmygord

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Ahappyhiker2

New Jersey

4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage, black wax. I've had Dark Lord fresh before, but never aged.

A- Black, thick, the yeast at the end of the pour is so thick it's crazy. There is small head on the beer that dissipates quickly.

S- Very, very sweet. I definitely picked up some molasses, and lots of chocolate. There is a slight hint of coffee, along with plums and raisins. Dark fruit comes out a lot just because of the bitterness and sweetness. The aroma is pretty boozy as well.

T- First sip is incredible. Unbelievably smooth, all of the booziness in the aroma is gone. Definitely has a dark chocolate/dark coffee kind of bitterness to it, in fact chocolate was the most distinct flavor for me. The aftertaste lingers for a while with lots of burnt chocolate notes. It gets sweeter as it warms up but surprisingly it's not as sweet as the 2012 vintage was last year.

M- Really thick, but what else would you expect? Honestly I think Dark Lord has the perfect mouthfeel for a stout. Chewy, but still has enough carbonation after 5 years of being in the bottle.

O- This was a real treat. I've heard before that 2008 is the best vintage, and just judging by having it fresh last year, I'd have to agree. It isn't overly sweet, it's crazy smooth, and all of the flavors I'd want in a stout are present. I wouldn't go after years 2009-2012 just from what I've heard, but this vintage is absolutely worth seeking out. Finally I found a non-barrel aged RIS that I enjoyed more than Marshal Zhukov's.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 16:52:37 | More by Ahappyhiker2
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BillHilly

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +16.8%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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MastaShonuf

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Roadtripkh

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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groovy24

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Dark Lord Imperial Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 3,158 ratings.