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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
88
very good

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 18.48%
Wants: 94
Gots: 32 | 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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1/5  rDev -74.7%

71gto, May 02, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.7%

Anonymous1, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Jeffo
1.5/5  rDev -62%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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 203 of 817

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: Very scary. I'm sure they were going for this though. There's a hint of cognac and oak in there, but this is mostly chillies and leather, and not in a good way. I would definitely trade it in for what's behind door number 2 if I had a chance.

TASTE: Yikes! The chillies are just overpowering here. Not a nuanced approach at all, this is an all-out bomb. A hint of dark chocolate at the swallow as well, but this is just chillies and more chilles. Too hot and spicy for anyone but the most seasoned in this department. Undrinkable.

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. Piles of chili heat drowns out the booze and heat, but the spiciness is just absurd.

OVERALL: This is for the people who seek out the hottest, most dominating suicide sauce for chicken wings. I understand the desire for extreme, but in this case, this is extreme gone wrong. Dominating, one-dimensional, painful, and emotionally scarring. Words like sadness, revenge, hurt, insult, disappointment, waste, anger, violence, etc., come to mind. I had a few sips and passed the rest off to my man Doopie, who personifies all the nouns above. Undrinkable drain pour.

Jeffo, May 15, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -55.7%

sweemzander, Jul 19, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -55.7%

eggs, Aug 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

sgoro, Apr 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

AldoRaine, Aug 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Thorpe429, Feb 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

oldp0rt, May 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

funkel81, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of cosmicevan
3.2/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Consumed on 7/28 as part of the NYC BA DarkLord Voltron tasting!!! thanks to brendan for providing this gem.
bottle #76 (possibly 26) / 817

a - black with minimal off brown tan head. soft of what i was expecting for a barrel aged dark lord.

s - smells super spicy.

t - my mouth is on FIRE. cognac is present too, but the spiciness takes center stage. this one is too spicy for me...just too much.

m - super spicy...leaves me looking for water. a bit of booze as well, but overall spiciness.

o - interesting beer, but too spicy for me. i'm not one of those guys who drowns my food in the spiciest hot sauce available as and such, didn't really care too much for this. this one is definitely at the bottom of the 8 BA DLs for me.

cosmicevan, Aug 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

stxSS07, Jun 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

incubuscience, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

VAbdoyan, May 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

AleWatcher, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

MordorMongo, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

ncaudle, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Phyl21ca, Feb 17, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing, Tim.

Pours nearly black with no head or carbonation. Intense chili and spiciness to the aroma. Not much in the way of cognac aroma. Very green and mildly earthy. There is a bit of booze and vanilla. The flavor has a rather strong spiciness to it. Tons of chili pepper flavor, earthiness, mild roasted malt flavor, and sweet brandy. The usual sweetness of Dark Lord is tempered a bit.

womencantsail, Aug 04, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle, red wax, Thanks Chris!

Pours a dark viscous, opaque dark milk chocolate with a trace light tan head. Aroma is slightly hot, with booze and green peppers and slight cognac sweetness, but overall it is surprisingly mild. Thick and syrupy body, covers the palate with a silky, smooth coating. Flavor starts with a strong cognac and rich malt chocolate presence before holy hell peppers! So hot and very little else is making sense to me midway through the palate and long into the finish.

yourefragile, Feb 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

BeRanger, Sep 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

bsuedekum, Sep 02, 2012
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Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
88 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.