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

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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:
#75
Reviews:
200
Ratings:
878
pDev:
8.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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164
Trade:
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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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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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Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 878 ratings
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