1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Cognac Barrel Aged Dark LordCognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord

Educational use only; do not reuse.

114 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 114
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 173
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 23
Photo of vissai
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of VAbdoyan
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of markmcconv
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Azrael
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Rempo
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of mojiboo02
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of jbuddle
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of aasher
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of standardcherry
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of CraftEyeDoc
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of MordorMongo
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of zach60614
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of AleWatcher
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of spycow
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Weebay
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jrcmlc
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of mothman
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of oregonskibum
3.98/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Photo of Shmeal
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of sbricker
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of mrandypandy
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Mojo333
3.5/5  rDev -21%

Photo of birchstick
4/5  rDev -9.7%
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.


Photo of CJS
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.