Chemtrailmix - Bourbon (2017, 2021)
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Chemtrailmix - Bourbon (2017, 2021)Chemtrailmix - Bourbon (2017, 2021)
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From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #3
ABV:
15%
Score:
100
Ranked #42
Avg:
4.69 | pDev: 5.97%
Ratings:
112
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 13, 2022
Added:
May 14, 2017
Wants:
  37
Gots:
  19
SCORE
100
World-Class
Chemtrailmix - Bourbon (2017, 2021)Chemtrailmix - Bourbon (2017, 2021)
Notes: Dark Lord aged in bourbon barrels with cinnamon and pink peppercorns
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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by unclekeith from Alaska

2017
09-12-21
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May 13, 2022
 
4.31 by 22Blue from Kansas on May 12, 2022
 
5 by koerns311 from Indiana on May 11, 2022
 
4.81 by Whyteboar from Michigan on May 10, 2022
 
4.03 by GreatStoutman from Texas on May 07, 2022
 
4.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on May 07, 2022
 
4.69 by dnb128 from Pennsylvania on May 04, 2022
 
4.5 by Lucoli from New York on May 02, 2022
 
5 by akopczyk from Ohio on May 01, 2022
 
4.25 by Argento from Rhode Island on Apr 30, 2022
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4.88/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by GreesyFizeek from New York

2021 batch, this one's aged in bourbon barrels.

This one pours a very dark black color, with a small filmy head, and not much lacing.

This smells like churros, caramel, Cinnamon Toast crunch, dark fruit, brown sugar, vanilla, coconut, and milk chocolate.

This is absolutely one of the best uses of cinnamon that I've ever had in a beer. There's a nice oaky bite to this, and along with the cinnamon and the slight peppery bite, it all makes for being able to balance the heavy sweetness of Dark Lord well. There's lots of dark fruit and vanilla here, with a touch of coffee and lots of creamy milk chocolate. This has the impression of liquid Cinnamon Toast Crunch, or even more accurately - chocolate covered churros. I haven't had the rye barrel version of this to compare with the bourbon barrel - but i can't imagine a better version of this unique take on a pastry stout.

This is thick, creamy, and sweet, but not too sweet, due to the barrel and cinnamon. It's not all that boozy.

This is easily one the most unique and well done barrel aged stouts that I've ever had. I've only had a small handful of BADLs, but this is certainly near the top for me.

Apr 29, 2022
 
5 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Apr 28, 2022
 
4.75 by Virby44 from Wisconsin on Apr 28, 2022
 
4.67 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California on Apr 28, 2022
 
4.74 by kodt from Illinois on Apr 28, 2022
 
5 by rstump24 from Ohio on Apr 27, 2022
 
4.88 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Apr 26, 2022
 
4.5 by Dicers from Colorado on Apr 26, 2022
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4.65/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by WickedBeer from Alabama

2021 Bottle.

I’m finally ticking this beer, and I’m really digging it. It’s distinctly cinnamon-forward, but I’m surprised by the influence from the peppercorns. It’s an added layer of complexity, and really gives a balance that I never knew the cinnamon needed.

Apr 26, 2022
 
4.5 by lupercmda from North Carolina on Apr 25, 2022
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4.59/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - fantastic black and thick with great than head and rimming and lacing
Smell -great cinnamon chocolate barrel smells
Taste -cinnamon caramel woody barrel with a nice chocolate, slight spice
Feel -full body light carb

Apr 24, 2022
 
4.71 by RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts on Apr 22, 2022
 
4.5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania on Apr 18, 2022
 
4.4 by Travitten from Iowa on Apr 17, 2022
 
5 by Jkolls from Ohio on Apr 16, 2022
 
4.63 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Apr 16, 2022
 
4.52 by Hopelessly0 from California on Apr 15, 2022
 
4.75 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Apr 15, 2022
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4.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours black with a finger of khaki foam. Big oily legs form the glass after a swirl. Aroma is cinnamon - which is big, pointed, and sharp. Cinnamon is followed by pepper for a more pointed nose. Roasty and toasty malts follow alongside bold barrel and bourbon. Flavor profile is, again, heavy cinnamon - with a thick, full, and spicy consistency. It's followed by peppercorn notes, adding to the spicy zest. Chocolate and fudge notes help round it out a little, but do little to quell the initial spice. Roasty and toasty malts and bourbon sit underneath, forming an expansive base. Mouth feel is thick with a lightly velvety texture. Overall, really spicy with a pungent nose. It's boisterous, chatting from start to finish.

Served from a 750mL bottle. Light blue wax. 2021. Bottle allowed to warm ~45 minutes outside of fridge for proper serving temperature.

Side note: I've heard For Phil referred to as "the cinnamon challenge", but it pales in comparison to this beast.

Apr 13, 2022
 
4.5 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Jan 21, 2022
 
4.75 by YvesB from Belgium on Dec 13, 2019
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5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Sam671217 from South Carolina

I thought this might be over hyped, had it at a friend's place, favorite beer this far. Insanely adjuncted folks.

Feb 17, 2019
 
4.65 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin on Feb 16, 2019
 
4.56 by Eman17 from Illinois on Jan 12, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by OompaMentor from Georgia

DLD - bottle share; aged nicely!

Jan 02, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice large dark brown foamy head. Aroma of cinnamon is quite overpowering with some molasses and black chocolate notes also perceptible. Taste is a mix of strong cinnamon notes with some very faint peppercorn notes, huge amount of residual sugar with some molasses and black chocolate notes with some discernible bourbon notes. Body is full with syrupy notes and good carbonation with very little alcohol showing. Interesting but cinnamon is overpowering which limits drinkability.

Nov 02, 2018
 
4.67 by joemetric from Kansas on Oct 31, 2018
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5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by mpro12 from Illinois

Tried this at dark lord day. This was the best stout I have ever tried in my life! The pink peppercorns, cinnamon, and rye barrel aged accent each other in such a way.... In all seriousness I have dreams about this beer I was lucky enough to get a 2018 in my allotment and it takes all my will power not to crack and chug it every day. If more people try this I’m 100% certain you will like it way better than Handjee. This blows handjee out of the water and I think it’s the #2 overall rated beer? That’s why i have this rated as a perfect 5 if it blows Handjee out of the water it’s a perfect beer in my opinion.

Jul 11, 2018
 
5 by Egotist from Illinois on Jun 27, 2018
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4.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Rristow from Ohio

Tasted from bottle. Pours black with minimal beige head. Lots of spices on aroma. Vanilla, cinnamon, bourbon. Taste is moderate to heavily sweet but not as much as regular dark lord. Nice cinnamon flavor and thankfully not a cinnamon bomb. Flavors of vanilla, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses and a hint of peppercorn on the finish. Awesome beer.

Jun 24, 2018
Chemtrailmix - Bourbon (2017, 2021) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 112 ratings