Dismiss Notice
Hello, is it beer you're looking for?

Learn more about beer. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for as low as 68% off the single issue price.

Subscribe now →

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

Not Rated.
Port Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial StoutPort Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

10 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 10
Hads: 111
Avg: 4.2
pDev: 8.81%
Wants: 79
Gots: 35 | FT: 3
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.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 10 | Hads: 111
Reviews by claaark13:
Photo of claaark13
4/5  rDev -4.8%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Treebs
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

 871 characters

Photo of jeonseh
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


A - Dark brown / black beer with no head. Looks like every DL and BA DL I've had

S - Deep dark fruit sweetness from the port barrel, dark raspberry, light vanilla sweetness and marshmallows

T - Vanilla, light marshmallow and milk chocolate come through initally. The port comes through to give it a slight dark, fruit sweetness but there is not as much Port as I was hoping for. This is definitely on the sweeter side as it seems the port lended sweetness to the base DL without adding as much of the rich, fruit flavors.

M - Thick and creamy beer with a nice smoothness to it. Easy to drink for being 15%

O - This is a solid BA DL that falls in the middle of the ones that I've had. It's not as good as the best of them and not as bad as the worst. The port is there but not as much as I would have liked. I was hoping for more of the port fruit flavors that I find in their other port beers (see Ronaldo). Instead, the port adds a nice sweet touch.

 962 characters

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Mike for this one. 750ml waxed bottle into a 3 Floyds teku. Had at a tasting 5/18/13. Reviewed from notes.

Pours pitch black and thick. Spotty lace with good stick. Thick, oily legs with good stick. Certainly fits the Dark Lord name.

Nose is chocolate, fudge, booze, molasses and young purple fruit sweetness. Very aromatic. Booze is pretty mellow and floats nicely in the background.

Opens sweet chocolate, booze, and sweet soy sauce. Fudge in the middle with hints of molasses. Mellow booze that's very well hidden and integrated. Finishes roast with a touch of sweet and just a sprinkle of roasted malt tartness. Aftertaste of chocolate, fudge, and roast. Really good.

Full bodied with low carbonation. Thick and oily in the mouth and mellow and smooth going down. Finishes sweet with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Just what I need to carry out the flavors in this beer.

Probably the second best of the 2013 Dark Lord variants. Port DL is complex without being too sweet with a body that carries and integrates the flavors perfectly. Definitely worth trying and certainly one of the more "under-the-radar" variants right now.

 1,148 characters

Photo of leschkie
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of markcp
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2013 bottle, #402/726.

Appearance - Black with a khaki head (!). None of the others had a head. Thick collar.

Smell - Chocolate. Soy sauce. Hint of red wine. Not a lot beyond regular Dark Lord.

Taste - More red wine here. Chocolate blends well with the red wine. Soy sauce still comes out. Slight acidity. Sweet as hell.

Mouthfeel - Thick and sweet. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Better than Moscatel and better than regular, but still too sweet.

 494 characters

Photo of beergorrilla
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of incubuscience
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of kbuzz
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Danimal25
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of atoulouk
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of eorwar
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Etan
3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle #600/726, 750ml, vintage 2013, into a snifter.

A: Pours a blackish-brown with prominent red hues. A minimal light tan head forms and recedes.

S: Marshmallow, coconut, cream, smooth raisiny port, light oxidation, mild chocolate. Very barrel forward.

T: Port dominates the taste as well. Sweet grape, vinous oak, tannic caramel and vanilla, molasses, more fruity glucose. Very sweet. Hint of roasted malt and chocolate on the end.

M: Thick-bodied with a light hit of carbonation. Sticky.

O: Although I enjoyed the beer, the port barrel has so dominated it that I can barely make out the Dark Lord underneath it. I prefer something like 2011's brandy variant to this, which was much more balanced between the barrel and stout, and wasn't nearly as sweet.

 763 characters

Photo of Zaphog
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of beerpirates
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

75 cl bottle poured into a tasting glass

Dark brown colour with a very small head leaving little lace behind
Aromas are oak, vanilla , Red wine , caramel and toffee.
Flavor is big roasty and sweet , caramel, vanilla, some vinous character and good barrel presence. Port, red grapes, chocolate .
Good amount of carbonation ( better then the moscatel version )
Finish is toasty, sweet, and sticky. Roasty malts, coffee and chocolate. Some dryness and oak character
Very nice beer.

 483 characters

Photo of ystazi
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Drucifer
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of cosmonick
4/5  rDev -4.8%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Port Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.