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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: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle generously shared by Chris at my 33rd birthday party. Served in a FoBAB taster pint glass.

A - Looks nearly identical to the port version. Perhaps a tiny bit less foam lingering on this one.

S - Incredibly sweet. It's like drinking moscatel mixed with Dark Lord; go figure! I like dessert wines, so this works for me, for the most part. Not much oak or booze, just intense fruit, caramel, chocolate fudge, and so forth.

T - There's a mild soy and tobacco note in the finish for which I don't totally care. Not much oak, and minimal booze. Otherwise the flavor is nearly identical to the aroma; a mix of sweet dessert wine and Dark Lord.

M - Nearly identical to the Port version. Huge, sticky, oily, chewy, and viscous. Low carbonation, reasonably well-hidden alcohol.

D - Again, it's nearly the same experience as the Port, but with a bit less vinous tartness and a touch more sweetness. Again, best enjoyed in 2-4oz servings, and really needs a bit more oak and spirit bite to offset the sweetness of the base beer.

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