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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

99 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 99
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 38
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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3.15/5  rDev -23%
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.

Treebs, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Lare453, Jul 13, 2013
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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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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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Aroma of caramel , vanilla , toffee, chocolate, vinous notes, light roast, grapes from the moscatel barrel coming out and balancing the beer
Flavour fallows the nose , is heavy sweet and moderate bitter.
Low carbonation , Nice brew

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Moscatel Barrel Aged Dark Lord from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.