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Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial StoutBourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by mcallister on 04-29-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#80
Reviews:
200
Ratings:
870
pDev:
8.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,055
Gots:
163
Trade:
6
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4.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.69/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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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

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750mL 2016 bottle poured into a Dark Lord Teku. Thanks Ray for sharing this one.

Pours a thick dark brown/nearly black body with a tan head that reduces to a ring.

Aromas are complex and inviting, with lots of bourbon and dark fruits, oak and caramel, cocoa, chocolate, some vanilla in there, alcohol heat.

Great combination of flavors on the tongue, I can taste the base beer slightly but it's really complimented with rich bourbon cake flavors, fudgy caramel brownie, dark fruits and coffee on the follow through. Pretty rich mouthfeel, medium-low carbonation, very easy drinking for 15%.

BA Dark Lord is a great example of what a BA Imperial Stout can take like without adjuncts. Super complex, flavorful, balanced.

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4.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2016 bottle poured into a teku.
Look is super viscous and opaque. Minimal to no head.
Smell is all bourbon and fudge. Smells so decadent.
Taste is bourbon fudge. Not overly boozy and had a finish with some dark fruits. As it warmed, vanilla and caramel flavors poppped from the bourbon.
Feel was again very thick. Coated the glass and my mouth. Lingered on the palate.
Overall, an outstanding beer. Worthy of the hype and one of the best BA stouts I’ve tried.

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4.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.87/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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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

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4.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

BADL '16

2016 bottle. Chalice glass. Had at a 4 person-4 bottle share: Barrel Aged Dark Lord '16, French Vanilla Militia '17, Marshmallow Handjee '17 and Barrel Aged Abraxas '17 (in that order).

Pours pitch black and extremely viscous with no foam head. It was so viscous, I thought it was going to stain the glass! Extremely pleasant bourbon sweetness aroma. Not boozy! It was like BCBS on steroids. Taste had a good amount of barrel presence, nutty, oaky, chocolate and sweetness. Really thick and sticky. Basically after the first sip, my lips started sticking.

This finished as a consensus 2nd out of the 4 (only behind Marshmallow Handjee '17). It exceeded everyone's expectations. For a straight up, no adjunct, barrel aged imperial stout, this is way up there with the best of them and maybe even at the very top.

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4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.88/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.79/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2017 Green Wax

L: Look is of regular dark lord, dark, with a slight khaki minimal head that quickly dissipated.

S: Again, same as regular dl. Where is the barrel? Dark fruit, sugary and sweet.

T: It was like drinking regular dark lord. There was a very faint barrel presence, but it tasted like normal dl. Overly sweet, sugary and dark fruit.

F: Medimum body, wich was about the best attribute the beer had going for itself.

O: The 17 vintage does not live up to past representations of the beer. Lacks barrel and would seek out others before this one. Wish I would have traded this one away.

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4.85/5  rDev +6.4%
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 870 ratings
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