Hellaboozie (Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout)
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #6
ABV:
15%
Score:
100
Ranked #100
Avg:
4.56 | pDev: 8.77%
Ratings:
960
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 16, 2022
Added:
Apr 29, 2006
Wants:
  2,084
Gots:
  169
SCORE
100
World-Class
Notes: Dark Lord aged in bourbon barrels for one year. Recently has used a blend of barrels from Heaven Hill, but has also been Woodford Reserve and others in the past

Formerly known as Oak Aged Dark Lord and BBADL.
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5 by akopczyk from Ohio on Feb 16, 2022
 
4.69 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Feb 07, 2022
 
4.34 by Beerbom from California on Jan 14, 2022
 
4.28 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 12, 2022
 
4.73 by Hopelessly0 from California on Jan 09, 2022
 
4.27 by bret27 from California on Jan 09, 2022
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4.9/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
by jb_4226 from Texas

#101, yummy!

Jan 04, 2022
 
4.5 by Virby44 from Wisconsin on Dec 20, 2021
 
4.31 by kramacam from Kentucky on Dec 18, 2021
 
4.79 by stanale from Illinois on Sep 20, 2021
 
4.75 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
 
4.25 by Argento from Rhode Island on Mar 28, 2021
 
4.79 by antrocks from Massachusetts on Dec 25, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

Aged bottle. Jet black with hints of brown shading, brown cap. This one is more fitting of the dark lord moniker as it doesn't hold anything back. Huge bourbon booze starts the nose with chocolate fudge, roasted malt, coffee, solid rustic oak, molasses, dried dark fruit, and vanilla. Taste is much the same as the nose but not as nuanced, barrel stays strong, vanilla steps up, caramel enters in, dark fruit fades away. Feel is big, boozy and dark, just what they are going for, even with some age it still bites. I'm sure this will be controversial but I like the non-ba version better as an all around RIS, but when in the mood for a beast of a beer this will suffice, tough certainly on the sweeter end

Nov 28, 2020
 
4.92 by GreatStoutman from Texas on Oct 10, 2020
 
4.75 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Sep 30, 2020
 
4.53 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Sep 07, 2020
 
4.42 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Jul 19, 2020
 
4.79 by Markyg21 from Connecticut on Apr 18, 2020
 
4.5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania on Mar 10, 2020
 
4.54 by troupos40 from New Jersey on Feb 02, 2020
 
4.23 by Greeny87 from Pennsylvania on Jan 23, 2020
 
4.75 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2020
 
4.5 by Nedster10 from Michigan on Jan 16, 2020
 
4.91 by Bum4ever from California on Nov 15, 2019
 
4.5 by driftlessbeer from Wisconsin on Nov 11, 2019
 
4.43 by Eman17 from Illinois on Oct 13, 2019
 
5 by ruthd637 from Indiana on Aug 08, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Vidblain from Minnesota

I've been chasing this beer for a while now - bottle counts always seem lower than other adjuncted variants, and no one seems to want to let one go. So, finally caught it on tap this year!

The beer obviously changes a bit in the barrel (see all of the variants) - what once was a cloyingly unpleasant, overly sweet beer turns in to a much more balanced, not-insultingly sweet beer that almost has a sort of buttery taste and aroma to it. It's thick and rich, of course, with lightly disguised bourbon. This feels like a trick. I almost wondered whether I had the right beer.

It's great - it still lets me down a bit, after these years of chasing... still, great.

Jun 04, 2019
 
4.5 by Jangoon24 from Illinois on May 31, 2019
 
4.67 by cd34 from Illinois on May 22, 2019
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4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DEZ01301960 from Illinois

2nd DL variant. Regular DL is good but the variants that I have tried (BBA, CHEMTRAIL, FVM, RRARI CROCHET, LOADSTAR, PORTUGUESE BRANDY BA) were all amazing.

May 22, 2019
 
4.37 by GarrettBoots from Georgia on May 22, 2019
 
4.58 by wolfpac255 from Illinois on May 20, 2019
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4.9/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance - The beer poured dark color with a creamy mocha head topping off the pour.

Smell - The sweetness of Dark Lord met with bourbon. The nose was sweet, but not cloying.

Taste - What made this beer great was the sense of balance. The cloying, soy sauce-like, sweetness that many associate with regular Dark Lord is balanced with bourbon. What became of the combination is smooth sticky heat.

Mouthfeel - The beer was silky smooth with light carbonation and a slick sweetness. The body did not seem as thick as some of the other variants.

Overall - It is amazing what a plain bourbon barrel will do to Dark Lord.

May 19, 2019
 
4.5 by DaveCash from New York on May 19, 2019
 
4.74 by ovaltine from Indiana on May 18, 2019
 
4.56 by Gooseman80 from Illinois on May 18, 2019
 
4.29 by LloydDobler from Indiana on Mar 29, 2019
 
4.56 by Griffith from Connecticut on Mar 21, 2019
Hellaboozie (Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 960 ratings