Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.14/5 rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
S - Chocolate, caramel, and a load of sweet cognac presence that gives it both sweetness and a slight alcohol presence
T - Chocolate, syrupy sweetness, and caramel give it a ton of sweetness; yet it doesn't get up to being too sweet as there is a slight alcohol presence that balances it out.
M- Thick syrupy body with a slight chalky chocolate presence to it as well as some light surgery sweetness 4.
O - This is a pretty sweet DL Variant as the alcohol has seemed to fade and left this as a sweet Cognac stout.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2014 03:57:10 | More by jeonseh
3.66/5 rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Reviewing the Cognac Dark Lord from Three Floyds Brewing Company out of Munster, Indiana.
April 2012 vintage bottle served in a Dark Lord snifter and enjoyed on 03/12/14. Bottle number 478 out of 534. Thank you Husker Mike for graciously losing this bottle to me in a post-season baseball wager (go Rays!).
Appearance: Pours an ink black color with a thin layer of tan head that quickly settles to a ring around the glass. Good lacing, excellent retention. Oily legs. 4.75/5
Smell: A ton of maple syrup! Then tiramisu, vanilla, raisin, oak and chocolate. Cognac too, but the nose does not scream cognac like Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord screamed bourbon. The cognac character is a lot more forward than complementary here. As it warms up, the maple falls off. 4.25/5
Taste: Has a cognac flavor and maple flavor upfront that kind of tastes like a muted Utopias, finishing nice and long. Notes of chocolate, raisin and oak too. Light licorice as well. Sadly, as this beer warms up, the maple/molasses character fades out and it develops a vegetal/pepper finish. Wah-wah. 3.25/5
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus bodied, minimal carbonation. Slick, slightly sticky mouthfeel with a dry finish. Has a very mild sweetness. Frankly, this might be the least sweet variation of Dark Lord that I have had to date. 4/5
Overall: Although my initial impression of this beer was pretty positive, its quality nose dived as it warmed up and aerated. While this beer is not nearly as bad as Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte, the 2011 batch of Dark Lord De Muerte, Moscatel Barrel Aged Dark Lord or Port Barrel Aged Dark Lord, it is far from being an elite beer let alone a top five Barrel Aged Dark Lord variant. My 5 oz pour was sufficient for a lifetime.
Cost: $50 for a 750 ml bottle.
Serving type: bottle
10-15-2013 00:48:00 | More by jegross2
Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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