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Moscatel Barrel Aged Dark Lord - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Moscatel Barrel Aged Dark LordMoscatel Barrel Aged Dark Lord

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

120 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 42
Gots: 37 | FT: 7
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 04-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

06/21/2013

Bottle shared by Jason, thanks! Black and syrupy with a fast fading small head and an alcohol collar left behind after a swirl. The aroma is cloyingly sweet teriyaki and soy sauce with an intense sugar character and a big molasses presence. There might be Muscat notes in there, but they've been bludgeoned to death by the base beer and the insane amount of sugary sweetness. The flavor is cloying brown sugar fudge with well hidden alcohol. Some sweet Moscatel notes are in the background. My palate is coated in a sugary sweet stickiness. Teriyaki is pervasive and there's a bit of plum. The finish has a medicinal note. The beer is full in body with upper medium carbonation. Heavy-handed and cloying. If you're looking for a big diabetes-inducing dessert beer you're better off with less expensive and easier to obtain beers from The Bruery like Chocolate Rain or Black Tuesday.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml orange waxed bottle served in a FFF mini snifter.

A: Pours a viscous black color with a thin dark brown head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring, some splotches of lace are left down the glass.

S: Lots of fruity wine notes with a heavy sweetness. Dark fruits, oak and some green grape as well. Roasted malts with the heavy DL chocolate sweetness.

T: Way too sweet. Lots of oak and dark chocolate with a fruity, grapey wine presence. The barrel imparts an over the top fruity sweetness to an already sweet beer.

M: Medium to heavy bodied with a medium low carbonation. Sweet finish with a sticky mouthfeel.

O: Way too sweet. The barrel doesn't help in cutting some of the sweetness and just adds sweet, fruity notes to the base.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle number is smudged.

Appearance - Thick and viscous. No head. Lifeless.

Smell - Fruity. Sweet. Caramel. Some chocolate. Not a distinct wine aroma.

Taste - Much more wine. Tingly acids. Sweet. Chocolate. A little soy sauce.

Mouthfeel - Thick. Extremely sweet. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Interesting but too sweet.

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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 smoke, liquorice, roasted malt, logan fruit, chocolate, fudge, mild soy sauce, and booze. Very sweet.

Opens chocolate, sweet purple fruit, molasses, honey, fudge, and light roasted malt. Like Diabeeeetus in a bottle. Sweet as hell. More sweet soy sauce at the end. Finishes honey and molasses. So over-the-top sweet that its hard to drink more than 2-3 ounces.

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.

The look and feel of this beer are there but this is easily the sweetest of all the BA Dark Lord variants I've ever had. Like they aged this one and then decided to pour a barrel of honey and molasses in it after all was said and done. I'm glad I got to try this but its not worth revisiting.

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Moscatel Barrel Aged Dark Lord from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.