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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
97
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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 167
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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Photo of aasher
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

aasher, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of standardcherry
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 495/534. Split with a friend into snifters.

A: Thick, jet black pour. Thin beige colored head that receded immediately.
S: Cognac, dark fruits, dark chocolate. Nice roasty smell too.
T: Same as the smell, cognac, dark fruits, chocolate. There is a slight metallic aftertaste, I don't know it that comes from the cognac because I have never felt anything similar in bourbon barrel beers. The metallic taste is not off-putting though, it's just something I noticed in the aftertaste.
M: Medium/full body with light carbonation. Thinner than I expected, but this just made it go down easier.
O: Excellent beer, even though I am not a fan of cognac it blends very well with the Dark Lord and creates a surprisingly drinkable, smooth beer.

standardcherry, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of CraftEyeDoc
4.75/5  rDev +7%

CraftEyeDoc, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of MordorMongo
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

MordorMongo, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of zach60614
4.75/5  rDev +7%

zach60614, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of AleWatcher
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

AleWatcher, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of spycow
4.75/5  rDev +7%

spycow, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of Weebay
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Weebay, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of jrcmlc
4.75/5  rDev +7%

jrcmlc, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of mothman
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

mothman, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of oregonskibum
3.98/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a large snifter glass. Tasted early in the night, although review from memory.
A-inky black with just a faint tan ring of bubbles on tap, hardly enough to call it a head. Thick, coats the side if the glass
S-chocolate, dark fruits, raisin, prune. I'm not that familiar with cognac, but there is a strong liquor aroma I attribute to the cognac. Interesting.
T-pretty much follows smell, although a heavy sweetness starts to dominate. Vanilla, toffee and more dark fruit. A little on the boozy side.
M-thick, viscous, tiring. The sweetness and sryupy nature of this beer quickly produces palette fatigue
O-disappointing. I had the brandy vanilla BA DL last year and was blown away. The cognac BA DL was good, don't get me wrong. But it wasn't blow your mind good. And its so big, over the top sweet that the aroma / taste isn't good enough for me to want more than a small pour. Personally, track down a cigar city cognac imp milk stout. Almost as good with far less hype.

oregonskibum, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of Shmeal
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Shmeal, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of sbricker
5/5  rDev +12.6%

sbricker, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of mrandypandy
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

mrandypandy, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of Mojo333
3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

Mojo333, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of birchstick
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle 308 of 534

A - pours black with a chocolaty head on it

S - cognac spiciness mixed in with some chocolate make up the profile of the nose

T - sweet cognac mixed in with soy and fudgy chocolates open this beer up. A little bit of dark fruits move in next to add a nice change of complexity to the beer. The cognac spiciness comes back at the end and wraps up the taste profile.

M - smooth and full...nice

D - nice barrel variant in the Dark Lord series. Recommended if you can get your hands on it, but if not I wouldn't loose sleep over it.

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birchstick, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of CJS
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

CJS, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of AleApostle
5/5  rDev +12.6%

AleApostle, Oct 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

sketcher6773, Oct 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

imperialking, Oct 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

C2H5, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thakns to Chris for sharing this one. 2012 Vintage.

A - Dark black with a thin layer of mocha coloured head.

S - Cognac, dark fruit and chocolate covered cherries provide an interesting nose along with the typical big sweet roast profile of Dark Lord.

T - Cognac, chocolate fudge, dark cherries, char and roast. Fairly sweet overall with some molasses and chocolate notes coming through. The sweet and warming cognac profile returns in the finish. The barrel aging seemed to really tame the massive sweetness that the base beer typically exudes. Good integration of all of the various flavours.

M - Medium to full body. Light carbonation. A little thin for what I expected but still a nice mouth feel.

TheSevenDuffs, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL waxed and capped bottle. Major thanks to Matt for sharing! Bottle # 114/534.

(A)- Pours pitch as black night. Some tan and brown bubbles formed.

(S)- Mountains of booze soaked raisin, caramel, dark fruits, and a sweet oak component.

(T)- Again, heavy on the raisin with a subtle spicy nutmeg and vanilla oak combination.

(M)- I like the mellow carbonation in this in combination with the spicy oak wood and the mountains of raisin this has. Rich & dense as hell, but then again this IS Dark Lord.

(O)- Dark Lord is always a beast, but I quite like this variant on it. Barrel aging seems to smooth it out a little and adds a nice subtle spicy wood component that really drove it home.

sweemzander, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of seeswo
4/5  rDev -9.9%

seeswo, Sep 14, 2012
Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.