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Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Cognac Barrel Aged Dark LordCognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 170
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-26-2012)
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ncaudle, Aug 19, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to a few people we were able to put together the entire vertical and almost all the BA variants. Lots of fun gents!

From a 750 into a snifter
2012 vintage
Bottle 409 of 534

APPEARANCE: Just like all the rest of them. Pours relatively clear for an imperial stout. Produces a small, one finger medium-looking head that quickly fades to a wisp and ring. Black body in the glass with some carbonation evident. Only a ring remains until the end and leaves no real lacing down the glass. A little too light a pour and an average head at best.

SMELL: NIce barrel notes on this one. Cognac, oak notes with some nice milk chocolate and a hint of alcohol. Light caramel and molasses perhaps, but the cognac barrel is nice and well executed.

TASTE: More nice cognac up front with oak, milk chocolate and some alcohol at the swallow. A big and lingering finish is boozy with nice barrel flavors, some wood notes, milk and bitter, dark chocolate and some caramel sweetness. Pretty nice, and the cognac barrel is really well integrated into the base beer. Well balanced and enjoyable for sure.

PALATE: Slightly lighter than the base beer, but still big enough. Just like the other DL variants as well. Medium body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough, goes down fine and finishes rather sticky on the palate. A bit of a burn and some heat lingers.

OVERALL: Really good stuff here. Behind the two bourbon versions, this was easily the one I enjoyed above the others. The cognac barrel is there in just the right amount and the more palatable parts of Dark Lord are allowed to come through. Enjoyable and well worth checking out. Cheers!

Jeffo, May 15, 2013
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Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
96 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.