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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

86 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 84
Gots: 38 | FT: 4
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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Treebs

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle served in a FFF mini snifter. Shared at the Voltron tasting.

A: Pours just like regular Dark Lord. Viscous and black with a dark brown head that recedes to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace down the glass.

S: Super oaky with a lot of Port coming through on the nose. Nice roast and dark chocolate with a mild caramel sweetness from the barrel.

T: There's a lot less Port coming through on the taste than the nose, but it is there. Some tannins with oak, dark bitter chocolate, some umami and barrel sweetness. Dark fruit, caramel and vanilla mix nicely with the base.

M: Medium to heavy bodied with a medium low carbonation. Sweet and roasty finish.

O: Middle tiered for a BA DL variant, but I liked this one more than most that night. I'm a fan of Port in small doses and I think the port barrel added just enough to the base to make it interesting.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 13:31:26 | More by Treebs
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MasterSki

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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.

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