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Port Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Port Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial StoutPort Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 85
Gots: 35 | FT: 3
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 04-21-2013)
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SteveTheBrit, Aug 13, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Dark Lord Day 2013. Opened for my 33rd birthday. Served in a Utopias glass.

A - Pours with a very thin tan foam that settles to a thin collar, a few wisps, and letter else. Body is black, as you'd expect. Some serious legs too.

S - Vinous port, chocolate fudge, dark fruits, light smoke, tobacco, and coffee grounds, a bit of oxidation. Very fruity-heavy, with very little oak; the port integrates extremely well with Dark Lord's extant flavor profile.

T - The taste has a bit more oaken barrel going on, with less overt sweetness initially. However the back end of the palate has overwhelming caramel, fudge, dark fruits, and chocolate sweetness. There's a touch of alcohol, a touch of soy and umami, and perhaps a mild, vinous tartness to it.

M - Big, sticky, viscous, chewy, with very low carbonation, and some mild alcohol warming late. Full-bodied, and somewhere between imperial stout and port in character.

D - I prefer the heavier oak in the bourbon and brandy variants of this beer; there isn't enough to offset the intense sweetness and mixing in port (or moscatel, which I'll get to shortly) doesn't really improve things. It's big, rich, decadent, and best enjoyed in 2-4oz servings; I actually preferred the 2012 Dark Lord we had next to this.

MasterSki, Jun 09, 2014
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Opening the bottle immediately you know it is Dark Lord. The scent wafts out of the bottle. It is pitch black with minimal dark brown head. The smell is chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, and oatmeal. You get some fruitiness and hints of oak. The Port gives a little added sweetness and definitely some tannins. This beer had some serious depth. It was a fun experience to share with friends, and while it isn't bourbon vanilla it was quite a tasty variant.

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Port Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.