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

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Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord De MuerteCognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte

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BA SCORE
87
very good

109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 20.1%
Wants: 93
Gots: 31 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an enlarged snifter. This is bottle #198/817, from DLD 2012.

Appearance: Pours a medium viscosity, very dark brown/black and gives a fizzle of tan head that lasts mere seconds, at most. Clearly has carbonation though.

Smell: Big spiced/spicy oak, plums, roasted dark chocolate, licorice, roasted malts, well balanced chili peppers. Really nice balance between sweet and bitter. Lots of influence from the cognac barrels. All the aromas work nicely together, especially the cognac barrel and peppers, which give a bit of a kick at the end. Wonderful.

Taste: Nice, mild milk chocolate, licorice, vanilla, plums, oak, cognac, some flavor from the chilis, just a dash of heat at the finish from the peppers. The barrel adds some nice complexities, as do the peppers - but the base beer is definitely still there. Finishes amazingly smooth.

Mouth-feel: Low to medium carbonation with a creamy, slightly sticky body that goes really nice with the flavors. Finishes a little sweet (not overly) and smooth.

Overall: The cognac barrels and peppers did great things to this beer. They didn't mask it, just enhance it. The heat from the peppers is quite mild, but present. I expected this to be overly spicy but it's perfect. The barrel also smooths out the beer and dulls down the big licorice-chocolate from the base. Not overly sweet, but still pretty sweet. A great beer experience - I'd definitely drink again.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Won--erm, bought--at DLD in 2012. Opened and shared in May of 2014.

This was the year that people began complaining that Dark Lord was too sweet. And so you'd figure that would make the barrel aged variants even less desirable, but let's not expect beer geeks to be consistent. Especially when it comes to hand-numbered bottles that have to be purchased at the brewery.

Pours oily and viscous, like every other DL. Smells... surprisingly vinous, with very large chili nodes.

Tastes like cognac made out of stout with a back end of sharp, hot peppers. Very nice, although the sharpness of the back end makes the flavor seem a little thin.

Personally, this is one of the better bottled BA Dark Lords I've had. The Pappy didn't do it for me, and the bottled versions of the vanilla DL's don't hold a candle to their kegged counterparts.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a small dark brown foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry roasted malt with quite a bit of residual sugar with some chili’s notes coming through. Taste is quite heavy with loads of dry roasted malt with some strong spicy chili’s notes that offset most of the residual sugars and barrel treatment. Body is full with medium carbonation and alcohol is totally hidden by the chili notes. Interesting experiment but I would like the head to be dropped a bit too increase drinkability.

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3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber from the end of year Ottawa Tasting

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a small size frothy brown head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, coffee, peppers

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, rich chocolate, and vanilla. There is also some coffee and a whack of spicy/peppery notes.

Overall - I am not a fan of chilli beers to begin with. This was on of the better ones I've had though. Perhaps because the other flavours in the beer are big and bold enough to compete with the peppers.

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Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
87 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.