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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

3,392 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,392
Reviews: 1,161
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 2,799
Gots: 1,499 | 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:
A Demonic Imperial Russian stout brewed with INTELLIGENTSIA coffee,vanilla, and molasses.

Dark Lord is only available once a year at Dark Lord Day at the Three Floyds Brewpub.

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 +5.1%

HopBrain, Sep 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Soto, Sep 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

mattsmith413, Sep 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

ShemRahBoo, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of dowen17
3.63/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours pitch black with no head. Gurgles into the bottom of my snifter.

On the nose is cherries an dark fruits. Dark roast malts, bitter chocolate and hints of char and alcohol. I see why people are saying soy sauce. I definitely pick that up on the nose as well.

Taste is cherries, sweet molasses, sweet and dark malts. Dark fruits, sugar, char, a hint of vanilla. Very very sweet. Sweet to the point that its almost not drinkable. Wow. And again, definite soy sauce on the after taste. Very interesting. The more I drink and smell the more soy sauce begins to come out.

Mouthfeel is huge and chewy. One of the thickest stouts I've ever tried. Massive, massive, massive.

This beer isn't worth the hype at all. It's decent at best. Very very sweet but the soy sauce flavor and smell really ruined it for me. I think going to DLD really ups the ratings for a lot of people with the experience involved but oh well. Try it if you can.

dowen17, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

woodchip, Sep 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Christopher0331, Sep 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -35.7%

jtladner, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

kristougher, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

arcook11, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Sarge3130, Sep 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

RColbert3, Sep 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

L3MI, Sep 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -35.7%

pisano, Sep 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

robwater, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
3.66/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A very dark thick pour with a finger of tan head. Smells very balsamic vinegar like, lots if oak, chocolate, molasses, licorice, roasted grains.
A very sugary sweetness, soy sauce, molasses, oak. Waaaay sweet flavor with a weird salty vinegar like flavor.
Full body, low carbonation, sweet dry finish.
Overall I am not impressed. I've had way better stouts from FFF, and way better local off the shelf stuff.

facundoCNB, Aug 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

Shmeal, Aug 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

mcc1654, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

blklabel, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

NewGlarusFan, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Kevinhcraig, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

aapp, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

VinsanityDiesel, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of mhksuccess
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

my review is for a bottle of 2011 vintage
pour very dark little to no head
smell is pretty heavy coffee
taste is not as much more of a smooth sweet but not overly sweet
i can see why a lot of people say soy sauce because i get a hint of that on the back end but not over powering
coffee taste is faint compare to the smell more of a sweet taste to it
it is a strong smooth nice stout but would say doesnt live up to the hype

mhksuccess, Aug 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

VACraftBeerLover, Aug 25, 2013
Dark Lord Imperial Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 3,392 ratings.