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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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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 39
Gots: 33 | FT: 5
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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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

spycow, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

MasterSki, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

beernads, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Gonzoillini, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Zaphog, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of HopHead84
2.98/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5


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.

HopHead84, Jun 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

iL0VEbeer, May 14, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

Alieniloquium, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

drummermattie02, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

TheSevenDuffs, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Lare453, Jul 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

sweemzander, Jul 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

CheapBeerBuzz, Jun 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

akang, Yesterday at 01:02 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

ADTaber, Sep 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

oldp0rt, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

rlee1390, Apr 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

thewimperoo, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

jaasen64, Sep 07, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

SpeedwayJim, May 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

jplopez21, Apr 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

greenspointexas, May 04, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +13.7%

Resuin, Aug 22, 2014
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Moscatel Barrel Aged Dark Lord from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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