Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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District of Columbia
4.16/5 rDev +5.3%
Shared with Paul and Matt the other night just because.
The beer is black with a tiny beige head that rapidly fades to nil. A very oily and viscous appearance, as is typical of Dark Lord.
The aroma brings only a light helping of the spicy peppers. Most of the scent is the big and bold Dark Lord. Roast, chocolate, alcohol.
The flavor is a surprise uppercut from the chiles. Whoa. Spicy heat sears the palate. Much different in nature than Cigar City Hunahpu's. FFF brings an aggressive, bold, one of a kind brew best savored in small quantities, while Hunahpu's offers more elegance, balance, and drinkability.
Along with the chile heat are the familiar flavors of Dark Lord. Cognac adds character, depth, complexity. I am a big fan of cognac imperial stouts, and would really like to try the cognac variant minus the chiles. The feel is rich, thick, palate coating. Alcohol warmth lingers in the finish.
Overall, a very interesting brew and a lot of fun to share with a couple of good buddies who appreciate this sort of thing.
05-25-2013 19:52:41 | More by Huhzubendah
1.5/5 rDev -62%
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
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.
05-15-2013 12:54:25 | More by Jeffo
Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
88 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.