Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.98/5 rDev -10.4%
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.
12-21-2012 04:17:40 | More by oregonskibum
4/5 rDev -9.9%
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.
11-06-2012 03:09:57 | More by birchstick
4.43/5 rDev -0.2%
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.
10-12-2012 14:28:27 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4/5 rDev -9.9%
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.
09-27-2012 13:48:12 | More by sweemzander
Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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