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Moscatel Barrel Aged Dark Lord - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Moscatel Barrel Aged Dark LordMoscatel Barrel Aged Dark Lord

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 81
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 35
Gots: 31 | FT: 6
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 04-27-2013)
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-14-2014 16:13:09 | More by spycow
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

06-17-2013 00:48:19 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 02:16:16 | More by MasterSki
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-15-2013 02:13:21 | More by beernads
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-01-2013 20:48:19 | More by Gonzoillini
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HopHead84

California

2.98/5  rDev -27.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 00:25:18 | More by HopHead84
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-21-2013 14:03:35 | More by drummermattie02
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-28-2014 15:42:33 | More by Zaphog
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.45/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 01:30:54 | More by Alieniloquium
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

05-14-2014 01:14:49 | More by iL0VEbeer
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sweemzander

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

07-19-2013 03:50:05 | More by sweemzander
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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-13-2013 05:38:24 | More by Lare453
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-17-2013 00:54:37 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

05-23-2013 00:10:14 | More by oldp0rt
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-14-2013 01:12:44 | More by ADTaber
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.8%

09-21-2013 01:09:59 | More by thewimperoo
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Black in the glass, some dark head that doesn't last that long.

S-Rather fruity, oak and wine notes. Together with the roasted malt and the chocolate. But the wine and fruit are the main part.

T-Very similar to the nose, started off with grapes, wine, oak and fruit. The finish was much more like a regular stout.

M-Medium to heavy in body, not much carbonation.

O- A HUGE thanks to the super generous person that shared in line. I don't know who you are, but you are a huge bro.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 16:42:29 | More by rlee1390
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 15:35:58 | More by SpeedwayJim
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klipper

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-27-2013 00:48:34 | More by klipper
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greenspointexas

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-04-2014 16:18:35 | More by greenspointexas
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Treebs

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 13:12:23 | More by Treebs
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Drucifer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

05-25-2014 15:25:42 | More by Drucifer
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-26-2014 05:08:32 | More by Hugonaut13
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

09-12-2013 02:57:43 | More by CityofBals
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-14-2013 00:20:47 | More by MaseFace
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Moscatel Barrel Aged Dark Lord from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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