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:
#84
Reviews:
205
Ratings:
908
pDev:
8.99%
 
 
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2,077
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Ratings: 908 |  Reviews: 205
Photo of Cdog2cool4u
4.92/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big, dark, and delicious - this stands on the shoulders of the regular DL (which I have always found to be a bit of a letdown). BVDL was of course superior, but I'm a sucker for vanilla, so no surprise there. This is a great beer for sure, but I wouldn't trade a chunk of my cellar away for another taste.

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rderedin
3.6/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Oliekan
4.27/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ptrck_nl
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hawkfish
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of scaryjarbro
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ragnar3
4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 Vintage, poured into a taster. Highly superior to regular Dark Lord, as the sweetness is mellowed out by the barrel characteristics. Still on the sweet side, and a bit hot, but an enjoyable offering.

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Photo of stevoj
4/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Catch up rating from last night’s RIS bottle share. As expected this is good stuff, 2009 vintage, but not the best of the night. Extremely solid and robust stout, bourbon barrel notes abound. Plenty of heat as well.

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

Photo of AdrenalinJunkee
4.78/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eternal218
4.37/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hoppity1
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of akkrocka
4.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of PHBoiler
4.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Lush and rich. As big as a stout can possibly be. Loads of sweetness and minimal bitterness or roast to balance. The bourbon barrel provides the balance. A hint of dryness and loads of vanilla and bourbon. The sweetness helps elevate the barrel notes.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dicers
4.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whitenads
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
4.78/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of monty79_1997
4.83/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very good. Definitely better than the regular Dark Lord.

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Photo of Stefko
4.46/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wellsnb
4.62/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2015 version consumed on 7/2/16. This is still quite sweet but not cloyingly so. Bourbon heat has died down a little. rich, full mouthfeel and this looks like old motor oil. A vast improvement on the regular dark lord.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 908 ratings