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

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4.55/5
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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:
#83
Reviews:
205
Ratings:
888
pDev:
8.79%
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0
 
 
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Ratings: 888 |  Reviews: 205
Photo of xt0n1cx
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of winningwes91
4.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shoegueuze
4.52/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jas45678
4.39/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KevinMc
4.16/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WolverineFan1243
4.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cducap
4.62/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Armando_Perez
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rabbott2
4.99/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2016 variant (bottle number unknown) drank in a snifter on 12/16/2016

L-thick, black, motor oil, nice lacing, minimal head...one of the thickest beers I have had

S/T-wow this is amazing. the barrel alone without adjuncts is unbelieveable. The bourbon, VANILLA-y oak, and barrel come through exceptionally well

F-thick, oily, amazing

Overall-I am amazing at how different these BA DLs are compared to the base. The barreling is outstanding at Floyd's and maybe even underrated (if possible) based on how the gen pop seems to feel about the base DL (which I still enjoy). This is for sure underrated as it definitely held its own with BVDL and FVM. AMAZING!!!

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Photo of Buck89
4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. An opaque bark brown color with a thin dark tan head. Little retention and lacing. A big whiff of chocolate and vanilla on the first sniff. Some bourbon and roasted malt. The taste followed with sweet vanilla, chocolate, candied sugar, and whisky. A very thick, viscous drink. Well-balanced but heavy and sweet. Definitely a sipper with friends. Great brew.

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Photo of ChiBrewKing
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Butchnasty
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of thuglife
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SteveCarrozza
3.5/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chizzlethespeez
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2015 Vintage. Cracked this bad boy with some friends to celebrate the Cubs win in game 7 since its a Chicago "area" beer! Lots of chocolate and bourbon barrel here! Much Much better than the standard Dark Lord swill which is overly sweet! Loved this one!

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Photo of PassMeAZima
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eidel18
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Drel
3.38/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Syrupy stout with a feel that completely coats your mouth and never surrenders. It's insanely sweet and the barrel aging does little to counteract this. Was extremely excited to try this and severely let down. Not sure why it's rated so high to be honest. Almost tastes like a wine/liqueur than a beer.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.98/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

2015 bottle. Pours motor oil thick. The thickest, blackest beer I've ever seen. Very sweet. Cola, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Dry. Super sweet. This is borderline too much. As it warms, it's getting a bit better. Yikes.

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Photo of my_knew_craft
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 888 ratings