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Port Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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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

98 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 86
Gots: 37 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was pretty good I thought.

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of madtowndmb1
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

More port than Dark Lord...the port really shines here, nice and fruity while laying a smooth blanket atop the base beer. The Dark Lord shows fudgey underneath, and some hints of teriyaki poke up in both the nose and in the flavor. Residual sugars are large as well.

Nice port qualities really meld well and shine bright, while evening out..and in some cases...hiding the "finer" qualities of the base beer. Those looking for a smoothed out port forward stout that certainly doesn't scream Dark Lord will most likely be pleased.

Bottle split two ways and I actually wanted more....fun beer.

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of MichPaul
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of GRFounder
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Dactrius
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of SteveTheBrit
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of bryang002
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of incubuscience
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of IAmHollywood13
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of MasterSki
4.11/5  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.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of PHBoiler
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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Port Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.