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Dark Lord Imperial Stout - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 1,217
Hads: 3,937
Avg: 4.28
pDev: 26.17%
Wants: 3,081
Gots: 1,845 | FT: 148
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cretemixer on 12-13-2002

A demonic Russian-Style Imperial Stout brewed with coffee, Mexican vanilla, and Indian sugar, this beer defies description. Available one day a year, in April at the brewery: Dark Lord Day.

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
Maroon wax = 2015 15% ABV
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Reviews: 1,217 | Hads: 3,937
Photo of Rinkor16
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottle opened on 4/6/2013 with a buddy. Poured into a snifter.

A: Pitch black with no head.

S: Lots of roasted malt, vanilla, coffee and dark chocolate.

T: I've been holding onto this for a while. The flavor was a lot more than I expected. I've never had a Russian Imperial Stout that is so sweet. Huge sweetness with lots of roasted malt, dark chocolate and a little cherry in the background.

M: Thick bodied and very viscous.

O: I'm very pleased with this beer. I've read a lot about the discrepancies between batches and I'm very glad that it was a good bottle. Definitely worth the trade.

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Photo of goatxpower
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- dark dark brown with hints of ruby when held up to the light. tan head that fades quickly.

S- fruits, roast, coffee, little maple syrup

T- SWEET. Almost in the realm of Sweet Horizon up front, with a very similar taste on the nose. Ruby port flavors, white russians, bread pudding, and the coffee is certainly there in a very subtle and well blended way. This is very complex and the flavor really evolves over time. Swish it around in your mouth, fer chri'sakes. I certainly get cherries, as well. Just awesome.

M- It coats your tongue and then sticks around. Keep a can of Busch as a pallet cleanser between sips. Has a nice carbonation; not mildly carbonated like some of the beers in the style, but certainly not overcarbed either. Thinner then I expected.

O- I can see why this beer is such a big deal. Not my favorite RIS, but definately an impressive specimen. This is a beer that I could enjoy once a year. Oddly enough, it only comes out once a year. What a coincidence. Try it, its worth it.

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Photo of BacklitAvenger
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2007 Vintage in feb. 2009, ratings updated to 09 vintage as reviewed below.

Good lord. This is a beer, friends, a beer that will change your conceptions of just what beer can be. My friend's uncle opened up a bottle to share with me. It was the silver dipped wax, I believe he said he thought it was the '07. Pops the top and pours half into a chalice for me, half into a chalice for him.

Appearance - I love beers with intensity in their color, whether they be light or dark. Example being Sierra Nevada Pale Ale vs Rolling Rock. The SNPA has a more intense color, and is likewise better in taste as well. This beer is so intensely colored that it is the absence of color itself. Black like coal, like outer effing space it is.

Smell - Let me down just a teensy bit. I could detect the typical stouty smells but the big hits of fruit I was about to taste weren't there to be scented.

Taste - Lordy folks we have lots of flavors here, more than any beer reasonably ought to possess. First you get a rich, sweet malt, and then bam bam bam rapid fire blackberries raspberries plums, hints of hops, and then as the fruit subsides as you swallow all of a sudden there's roasted coffee on the palate! And I will have you know I am not given to the whole "oh I taste vanilla and bananas and pizza and dog shit in this wine" type of talk lightly. This beer truly does however possess these tastes in full.

Mouthfeel - Tar. This is some sludgey stuff people. I'm talking the next morning I noticed it stained the chalice BROWN for chrissake. It's that sticky and gooey. And good. If it had the taste it has without a mouthfeel that can stand up alongside it, it would be off balance, and imperfect. This beer will stand up and walk away, as it should.

Drinkability - I had only a chalice full, but I would have loved to drink more. Even at 13% abv I was craving for more. The alcohol is buried under the bombastic taste, you can barely even tell there's any ethanol there. I'd have drank the whole bottle if possible and kept going till my head hit the table. Why? Cause it's that good folks, truly deliciously amazingly awesome beer. Only reason it doesn't get a 5.0 is because while I would TRY to drink this all night, it would sooner rather than later put me down like a lame racehorse.

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Photo of rhodeska
4.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark Lord. I have now had the 08, 09, 10 (thanks to hayesez for the first two and ridglens for the latter!!!) and each one has its interesting nuances. I'm going to review the 08 because that is the one I focused on most recently.

This beer was phenomenal. I had it once before, but was not ready at the time to review it, let alone any beer. The pour was magnificent, deep brown, very thin head (as it seems all DL have), and a great amount of sludge at the bottom of the bottle (ended up on the top of the beer).

The smell of the 08 is very distinct from the others I have had. Very profuse, smells of chocolate, tobacco, some alcohol (whiskey?), very malty. Great smell, much better than the recent years.

The taste of the beer was just as good, if not better, than the smell. Was very smooth after two years of age, didn't have a hard alcohol kick until the end of the glass. The film left on your mouth and the glass from this thick beer was great, and left the taste lingering in your mouth long after the beer was gone.

Excellent beer, I wish the 09 (which I didn't really enjoy at all this time around) and the 10 (which may turn out good in a couple years) had that dark and thick feel to them as well.

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Photo of BS68280
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Finally getting around to turning my notes from this one to a review. 08 vintage drank a couple months ago. Poured into a DFH signature glass. I think we are going to try a 08,09,10 vertical soon, so i might have to update this.

A: Black as I have seen, with a little bit of dark brown head.

S: Chocolate, dark burnt malts give it a slight smell of coffee. Dark fruits are also very present. Smells great i can't wait to take a sip.

T: Not disappointing in any way shape or form. For me this has lived up to the hype. Lots of cocoa/chocolate, with more hints of espresso. A nice bourbony vanilla taste is also present, this beer is absolutely amazing. Only the faintest hints of the alcohol are there at the very end.

M: To me this is where this leaves everything else i have had in the dust. This is the thickest, creamiest, silkiest beer I've ever had.

D: I could probably do a bottle by myself but absolutely not any more. I think it is so thick my mouth would have a coating of dark lord for a week.

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Photo of drewmprs
2.35/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Vintage 2008

I've had this beer a couple times fresh and have never been impressed. Way too thick and oily. There's also an overpowering dark chocolate flavor that takes over the faint cherry tones. This beer definitely needs a couple years to age. I haven't had the chance to taste one more than 2 years old so I might revise this rating in the near future.

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Photo of mikeale
4.82/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks GrandCruDrew!
2008 vintage
Served in my Ebenezers pub sniffer

A: Dark chocolate, bordering on black, with dark amber highlights around the edges. Cocoa head.

S: Booze soaked fruits, rich robust cocoa/coffee

T: Chocolate up front, then the ABV hits, mocha is present, nutty in the finish that lingers for a while

M: Thick!! Coats your mouth, full bodied, rich, creamy, alcoholic finish, sticky sweet.

D: Highly balanced 13% stout! I could enjoy this ever month or so. Not a beer I could drink more than once in a setting. Worth the hype and my wife agrees.

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Photo of coryking
3.3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle of the 2009, enjoyed January 2010...

Poured jet black and thick! Little head, but can see some with a vigorous swirling of my glass. Nice alcohol legs on the glass. Very complex nose of molasses, brown sugar, alcohol, chocolates, cocoa, and coffee. Also a huge presence of raw malts and hops to balance everything. Unfortunately, I kind of disappointed with the taste. The only positive is that it hides the alcohol completely. The rest is a cloying sweetness of a beer. Straight table sugar sweetness. Obviously, a lot of other things going on, but the cloying sweetness is overwhelming. Mouthfeel is super thick and heavy and syrupy. Drinkability is nonexistent. Too much sugar and extra fermentables, not enough balance. Maybe with age, things will change. I heard that the 10 bottles are much, much better! I hope so...

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Photo of eatabagofbooger
4.88/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Birthday beer!!!

2008 vintage. Thanks to brothernova for getting this to me as part of a trade! Poured from a 22oz bottle to a snifter.

A: I've had some rich, thick beers before, but this one actually looks like heavy duty oil! Very thick and viscous. Minimal dark coffee colored head. Leaves more of a lacing than I expected for it not having much of a head.

S: Soy sauce, vanilla, cinnamon, plums. Some other sweet spice I can't quite place. Sounds like it would be awful, but it's actually quite alluring.

T: More going on here than I can keep track of. Everything from the nose plus a very heavy dark chocolate flavor. Cherries too, almost like a ruby port flavor. Dark chocolate covered cherries. Mmmmm. Vanilla is there, but not so much soy sauce. Alcohol is present, but not as much as one might expect. Molasses and caramel become more noticable as my glass empties. This is just delicious. With the lack of roasty, smoky flavors, this isn't quite what I expect from an impy stout (maybe more like an old ale?) but is absolutely delicious.

M: Very thick and surprisingly smooth. I can only think of one beer I've had that has as smooth of a mouthfeel. Velvety. The richness is out of this world. It's like a mouthful of melted milk chocolate. Carbonation is very light, but definitely present, despite the lack of head.

D: I was certainly looking forward to this one, but also have a persistent skepticism of hyped beers. This one lives up to the hype. Just an awesome beer. Hides the alcohol surprisingly well, too.

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Photo of pnkRed
3.82/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks BeerThursdays for the trade

2009 Vintage into a Bruery Tulip

Pours pitch black with very little head that leaves caramel brown lacing. Smell is a tad boozy with slight roast, and a mix of sweet chocolate and dark sweet fruits. Not very boozy or roasty, but very sweet. Barrels of dark fruit with minor hints of chocolate and and roasted barley. Pretty thin on the mouth for this big of a beer and the carbonation is slight, but it's there. Definitely much better than I expected, but still not the best I've had from this style. I wouldn't specifically seek this year out again, but I wouldn't mind having another.

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Photo of philberinghele
1.88/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1

My last review was deemed more of a rant than a review

(I don't know. I realize this might be sacrilege but this beer was gross. I had it on tap at the brewpub on the wednesday after darklord day and I have to say that I did not enjoy it. This was like fermented prune juice or something...I love stouts, porters and dark beer but this was without a doubt the most disappointing beer I have ever drank. Don't go out of your way for this.)

So I'll try to play be the rules this time:

Appearance: Solid Black and thick as hell (great looking stout)

Smell: Mixture of spoiled prune juice and nail polish remover

Taste: Something is wrong with this. Funky, spoiled and possibly poisonous are my best adjectives for this.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied stout

Drinkability: I finished it only out of obligation.

Let me add to my original review that I LOVE almost every FFF beer that I've tried and think their brewpub is one of the greatest in the midwest. Unfortunately, this beer is not my cup of tea.

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Photo of calise1122
2.28/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

2009 Bottle

And so it began...

Three men, on a journey... one, really stinky... two cameras, both broken,... what happens next:

White wax top, drips down the side of the neck in a way that would make Taylor Rain look like an alter girl.... and yes, its 2009 and we have alter girls.

And yet, with a innocent white wax cover hovering over the top of the beer... the two other fellas in the room are talking about alter boys, sex, porn stars dancing, and possibly prostitution... and finally, the cap is popped and a nearly invisible cloud of mist follows Chris's hand back to his lap... oh dark lord, this bottle is talking to us.

A: tobacco spit, jet fuel, darkness....

Oh shit, I just spilt dark lord on the floor and I am getting some stares... but gregc just legitimately crapped his pants and we are getting nervous.

..A continued: quick carbonation fades to nearly nothing, but yet has frappe/milkshake sort of viscosity to it.

S: Glue, making one of our friends gag, smells like soy sauce, very salty... sort of fishy, with a ton of cocoa, vanilla, car paint, nail polish... not sure we all like it. It is very pungent, but not in necessarily a good way... in a C+ kind of way. Hmmm...

T: Hot, burnt my mouth, like drinking acid. Charcoaly, but in a bad way.. like when your steak is cooked over kerosene lit fire... seems artificial smokey mess.

M: Thin, watery, droopy, kind of like "pancake titties". 3 grown men pretty disappointed. This beer is putting one of us to sleep... to sleep. Are you kidding me. Urgh

D: Rather not

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Photo of MichaelinFishers
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A two-year vertical (year-old 2010 green wax, fresh 2011 yellow wax) last night. Review is about both except where specified.

Poured dark and thick with a little bit of head. Not much difference in the aromas. They smell sweet and rich. No detectable alcohol or hop aromas.

Sips like it pours. The fresh one gave a nice coffee kick at the end that was missing from the aged one, yet the 2010 was a lot smoother and mellow. The flavors had melded a lot. Both are still very sweet. I have come to prefer my big stouts a little drier, but this is still tasty. Right now, it's a tradeoff between being able to taste the coffee and the mellow smoothness of the year-old. I think I need to save the others for next year's vertical.

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Photo of lostbearbrew
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ken! This was a long awaited treat; it surely didn't disappoint, and was likely the most complex Double or Imperial Stout I've sampled. Ok, so here's my review:

22oz. bomber with drippy orange wax seal...served at about room temp, with a lil chill added, maybe 65 degrees F. Served in snifters, to three people, so maybe 7.6 oz each.

My God is this stuff BLACK and THICK! Reverse cascading head that brings a tan head of an inch or so. The thickness of the brew extends to the lacing - sort of morphs slowly along the glass.

At first whiff, there are three aromas that come screaming to mind - coffee, chocolate and dried fruits. Upon a few more sniffs, there comes clear a distinct plum and cherry aroma. Then the brew warms more and berries, currants, roasted malts and other burnt odors come forth.

First sip was almost too much for the palette to handle. Very complex and HUGE beer. Simply overwhelming. From the coffee blast to the sweetness of chocolate, to a bitter chocolate to some hops, that all atop a huge malt backbone, with what tastes like it could be nearly a half dozen malt flavors fighting for the top levels. The roasted ones make the top tier and sort of perform a landing platform for the rest. Maybe some molasses or brown sugary/caramel notes way late in the sip, right before the alchohol blast, which grows larger as the beer warms completely to room temp. Leaves a strong bittersweet chocolate flavor on the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel is gigantic, almost too much happening to completely enjoy the beer. I find it almost overdone, but certainly intriguing and enticing in many ways. Drinks like a freakin milkshake, and with much more flavor.

A sipper, and honestly, glad I split out the bottle with 2 others, but, wish I had another for on down the line at the same time.

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

2009 vintage with white waxed top.

A: Dark, Sticky, with a thin tan head that receded quickly to the edges of my snifter. The beer sticks to the glass when tilted leaving a think brownish film.

S: Malts, all of them(exaggeration). Smells of chocolate, coffee, fruit,...oh and booze.

T: is DarkLord a flavor yet? no? alright: it was rich, and full, chocolate, bitterness, dark fruits, as I moved it around my mouth different tastes came out. All smooth(as far as RIS go).

M: Great, Thick, Leaves that flavor in your mouth that begs you to drink more. Mildy carbonated so as not to strip your mouth of all it's flavor, but enough to go down smooth.

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Photo of breweryaprntc13
4.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark creamy brown, thin head which leaves little lace after fading quickly above a tar black body.

Rich roasted malts, coffee, molasses, dark fruits.

Roasted malts, rich and creamy molasses, toffee and caramel, some alcohol notes, coffee detectable towards the finish, sweet dark cherry and plumb flavors.

Creamy, low carbonation, smooth and full bodied.

Absolutely incredible, a brilliant full bodied RIS that leaves nothing else to be desired. A stunning and inspiring beer I could drink over and over again.

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Photo of bulldog91
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 version, sitting 18 months.
It pours a dark, thick with virtually no head. Appears like a thin syrup
Wow that smell - it's sweet, but with dark hints to it.
Not much cherry in this bottle, but the plums and molasses are apparent. A hint of carmel, some coffee, chocolate - just a nice blend.
As for mouthfeel, it's not as heavy as expected. Very light, actually. A smooth feel with a slight ting but overall pleasant.
In a word - wow. Not a RIS guy, but this is just a complex, good - very good - beer.

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Photo of rongcsc
3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tried the 2011 that I got in a trade. Very dark and thick in appearance. Taste was a bit too sweet at first but it improved significantly as it sat. Mouthfeel was good but not great, somewhat thin. Alcohol was well-concealed for a 15% beer. Overall, I am glad I was able to try this beer; however, it's not one of my favorites and I probably wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of gwong
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2007 edition poured into a tulip glass. Thanks to mudpuppet for a chance to try.

A: Pours a pure black with a reddish hue around the edges when held to the light. No head and no lacing on the glass.

S: Roasted malts and coffee in the nose with hints of fruit.

T: Malts and coffee are prevalent. There's some fruit flavor and a nice port-like finish.

M: Thick, motor oil consistency that leaves a thick coat on the tongue.

D: The ABV and overwhelmingly strong flavors make it difficult to drink more than the serving I had.

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Photo of Dr_Crantastic
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted on 3 different occasions. 2014 release. This beer had a vey nice coffee punch for the better half of the year following release. Upon release - roasted coffee, chocolate and slightly sweet. Notes of soy sauce now with a more present smokiness.

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Photo of Myk
4.9/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

OIL, if you are looking for something thick, your can't get thicker than this. it is so thick it is chewy. over the holidays, my brother, our friend sue, and i took a short trip down to indiana from chicago to go to three floyds. good time. kinda weird atmosphere though, imagine snow outside and cold, everyone inside the brewery, not the brew pub or restaraunt, but the brewery in coat and hats and gloves, drinking great beer. self guided tour. fun indeed, but back to the beer. ok this beast was malt malt malt. hints of chocolate and carmel, but not much else. poured with amazing thick brown head that did not depleate at all. no alcohol flavor and the tiniest hint of hop bitter. the mouthfeel as i said before was like drinking oil. the only downside to this beer would be the drinkablity. i had two and was so worked out that i was ready for a nap. if you get a chance to have this amazing stout, DO NOT pass it up.

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Photo of RDAdams
4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I have had Dark Lord on-tap and bottled. On-tap is exceptional <period> In a bottle the drinkability came up short by comparison.

The appearance is every thing you would expect from a stout - smooth, thick, and dark. The smell is heavenly. I sat there for a few minutes just enhaling the aroma. I put my finger it to taste it. It was so good that I kept using my finger until my brother pointed out how far down I drank without putting it to my mouth.

The mouthfeel was equally awesome and smooth.

The drinkability was only a problem with the bottles we purchased. They needed to be racked due to sediment.

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Photo of greenbeaner
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Oh my God...Here it is...The Darklord has finally arrived!! From DL day 07' Here it goes...Pours the absolute darkest of any beer I've seen...It is beyond black. And I can already see the it's thickness. Huge dark head, three fingers, with amazing retention...Lovely puffy lace that sticks permanantly to the side of the glass. After a few sips it becomes evident that there is a thin layer of film coating the side of the glass. Beautiful...

Smells of sweet malt, burnt chocolate and there is a strong scent of a fruit I cannot completely put my finger on. Very powerful, possibly plum with a hint of cherry background.

Tastes incredible...Roasted sweet malt up front, plum, cherries, wine flavors, slight cherry...Almost no hop flavor other than in support of all the others in the mix. Great balance and complexity..Finishes with a burnt caramel coffee flavor.

One hefty ass feel in the mouth...Motor oil, cream, espresso...Thick, warm, sticky...but, it's not thick to the point of foaming creaminess in the mouth, and it's not overly syrupy. Very nice consistancy.

I gave this wonderful beer it's lowest rating in drinkability for a number of reasons. Only being available once a year, and yes...it's high price, on one side...High alcohol content, and the fact that it's extremely complex and very rich as the other. It is an excellent beer, but it's definitely a sipper...You've just gotta be prepared for it!!!!

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Photo of Greencoat
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage in Dark Lord snifter.

Pours out thick and black. Dark brown, quickly receding head. Light does not penetrate.

It's aroma erupts from the bottle instantly. Much less boozy than I remember in the past. Very sweet, caramel and molasses nose. No hop presence whatsoever. A little vanilla.

I haven't had this for a while, and I will say some time in the bottle has certainly rounded out some edges. Very warm and sweet, reminiscent of a port wine. The harshness of the roasted grains is entirely offset by a delicious malt sweetness. Lots of toffee and dried fruit, chocolate and caramel. This is a very good beer.

It's thick and slick - leaves a lining on your mouth. Just enough carbonation to know it's there, but not enough to wash away any flavors.

I always look forward to tasting Dark Lord. In celebration of Intl Stout Day (and having the house to myself) I've decided to solo a bottle tonight. Hype or no hype, this is a great beer. Is it the best beer in the world? No. Does it hang out in the came circles? Absolutely.

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Photo of Brewbro000
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

2010 - Olive Green Wax

Poured into an oversized wine glass

A: pours a viscous black with a large mocha head that recedes quickly leaving spots of lacing.
S: chocolate, caramel and sweet roasted malts dominate with little hop presence. Figs or date aroma also comes through as well with dark molasses on the back
T: very sweet, maybe too sweet for me with little carbonation to hold up the viscosity of this one. Sweet caramel/molasses lingers on the tongue. Alcohol is not as hidden as I expected which is disappointing. Warms as it goes down.
M/D: viscous and velvet are the best words for this one. Very smooth. I would have to split this bottle to truly enjoy it. A 22oz alone is just too much for me. Probably a combination of the apparent alcohol and sweetness. Glad I got to try this one but I'm not dissappointed that it's the only one I have.

Cheers to OregonKnowsBest for the hook up on this one!

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Dark Lord Imperial Stout from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,217 ratings.