Slave Princess
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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American Porter
3.89 | pDev: 11.31%
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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Photo of alleykatking
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at DLD 09'. Just found my notebook from them....

A- Pours a black color with some light red hues on the sides of the glass. One finger tan head dies down to a cap rather quickly. Light ringing lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- First off this one has tons of citrus hops to it. Didn't know what to expect but this was not it. Light roasted coffee notes with some chocolate in there. The hops though were very in your face for the style I thought.

T- Roasted malts that lean more toward coffee comes through first with a light blending of chocolate. There is a light nutty flavor in there as well. Then the citrus hops come though and drop kick you in the mouth. The hops stay until the ending which comes back into a light coffee flavor.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the beer light for the style. Roasted malts left on the palate with light citrus hops. Tons of coffee notes in the aftertaste with some hops as well. Alcohol shows up as light drying on the palate. Flavors were balanced between hoppy and malty.

D- This beer was fantastic. I didn't know what to expect but this was a pleasant surprise. I loved this beer and wished they would brew this every year with the second runnings of DL.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the Three Floyds Brewpub on 4/25/09 during DLD. Served in an imperial pint glass.

Pours pretty much black, with some ruby highlights coming out along the bottom and sides, with a 1/2 finger of creamy looking mocha tan head. Retains with a thin but rich look, coating the sides of the glass with frothy lace. The aroma is EXCEEDINGLY fresh and floral and citric smelling, with a darkish layer of roasted chocolate and coffee adding some extra character to this.

Dry roastiness is much more evident in the taste, with once again chocolate and coffee being detectable but there is also some sweeter tones present to help balance the profile out. Some of the hoppiness from the aroma is present but it isn't nearly as aggressive as it was in the nose but still gives the overall profile a solid bite. Finishes with lingering notes of bitterness and roast. The mouthfeel is lighter-medium bodied with a carbonation that has a solid prickle to it, which gives the body a crisp feel.

Interesting brew here. While you could actually detect a lot of the flavors from the Dark Lord itself, it all felt just a bit too muted, with the flavors just lacking a certain "pop" to them. Still, this was certainly flavorful enough to make for a enjoyable quaff and the crispness of the body provided for some good drinkibility. I'm glad that I sat down for a pint of this.

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Photo of roadhouse
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap 4/29 into a pint glass

Poured a deep black with some red highlights. A one inch light tan head on top that falls to a cap and leaves some moderate lacing on the glass.

Aroma had some chocolate, a bit of nuttiness, light coffee, and a hefty amount of citrusy hops.

Taste was just about identical. Chocolate up front with a bit of nutty character coming in next followed by citrusy hops which last into the finish and a slightly astringent roasty character like coffee.

Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, smooth, quite easy drinking.

It's the second runnings of Dark Lord, but don't expect anything like it. You will be disappointed if you do. I went into it just hoping for a drinkable porter and that's exactly what it is. It seems like a lighter version of Alpha Klaus more than anything.

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Photo of Sean9689
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ FFF in March '09.

Poured dark brown with a light brown head. Hints of hops/caramel/malts...all very light. Tastes of chocolate, malt, and hops but nothing that drove me to really like this a bunch. Medium mouthfeel. Overall, decent beer but didn't blow me away.

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4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Another plastic cup at Darklord day. No head to speak of just a trace of fuzzy off-white skim. Nose has nice roasty notes that are almost coffee like, with only a slight hoppy hint. Maybe chocolate as well. Roasty malt enters the mouth but not harshly. Slightly thin on the tongue but nicely drinkable. Mineral tones are there on the finish. Mellow chocolate feel comes up as it warms. A very enjoyable porter in its own right. Would go nice with a meaty meal. It is very sessionable.

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Photo of balconybrew
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes...

Pours dark with reddish hues with a thin head. Strong aromas of coffee and dark roasted malts. Very complex aroma. I tasted hints of chocolate that faded to a bitterness (hops). Far lighter in body than DL. One was enough for me.

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Photo of Viggo
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes, had this on tap at DLD!

Pours a hazy orange/brown, small tan head, goes pretty fast, leaves a lot of lace, good retention, solid layer. Smell is slight roast, some coffee and chocolate, caramel, very light and pretty weak. Taste is similar, a light chocolate, soem citrus, light roast, bit of vanilla, pretty weak in the finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. They probably made a lot of money off of this, free beer for them! I was expecting a lot more.

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Photo of Beertracker
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Slave Princess was on tap at FFF Brewpub during my recent visit to the 2007 Dark Lord Day. The Slave Princess is a tier beer made from the second runnings from the Dark Lord. IMO - It is best decribed as a Brown Porter with a serious American attitude. It was presented to me in a straight sided pint glass, but served at a chilly, cold temperature. A two fingered tannish brown head sat neatly atop the deep russet brown-blackish body. The first impression from the aroma was somewhat misleading, as it lead me to believe that this beer was much bigger than it actually was. As the beer warmed, the chocolate mocha expression launched a plethora of maltiness such as toasted walnuts, blackened raisins, and cocao nibs. Surprisingly missing was much in the way of hop aroma, just some minty, blackberry character intermingled with the aformentioned. The flavor starts off with some nice intermingled caramel sweetness along with some enjoyable coffee-mocha notes that gives way to a balanced bitterness and black barley roastiness. This medium bodied "one offer" from FFF is very creamy & smooth and offers some serious quaffability. Gather the Dark Lord Hoard & free the Slave Princess!

CHEERS! Beertracker

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this at the pub a couple weeks before dl day, and thought that if this was the second runnings then the dl would be a real treat. as usual for 3f's beers this drinks bigger (for the abv) than it is. looks like your typical porter or stout. requisite coffee and chocolate aromas. a light dark malt sweetness well supported by the bitter hop background and roast malt flavors. nice and creamy carbonation and almost medium mouthfeel. at this abv i could have had quite a few but was determined to try all dozen or so house beers as i wasn't sure when i'd be back.

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.4/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On draft at FFF brewpub. Very dark brown, with a slight head. Smell is roasted coffee. Lots of it. Not much else going on there. Lots of coffee dominating the smell and taste in this one. This is a good porter. One pint was enough for me. Glad I had the chance to try it, but not something I would drink a lot of.

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Photo of mynie
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Small beer? Nah...

Pours like Dark Lord, just a little bit fizzier. Dark as night, nice brown head. Nothing much can be said about blackness, since it's so damn black.

Smells surprisingly sweet. Gone are the smoky and death alcohol characters of Dark Lord, replaced with a more syrupy, candied chocolate brown ale sweetness and a nice dry roasted malt backbone. Nice.

Got a bigger hop profile up front than the nose led me to believe. Dry hops, a little citrusy. After that, the dark roasted chocolate comes in. Very smooth, more like a stout than a porter. Finishes on dry, roasted stout malt with some lingering complexity of spices and hops.

Very nice.

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Photo of neonbrown82
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a damn good beer, a small beer made from the second runnings of the Dark Lord grist. Reminds me very much of the Alpha Klaus X-mas Porter, though quite a bit lighter in body, understandably. Quite the refreshing change-up from the huge beers I'd tried earlier in the day (including '06 and '07 Dark Lord, '06 BA Dark Lord, and Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout), but still not as quenching as the Gumballhead I was craving when I first sat down. Once again, I couldn't resist the one-time opportunity to try this beer. After all, I will be drinking Gumballhead by the case in less than a month.

The beer pours to a nice dark brown, nearly black color. Not quite opaque. Nice tall head with good retention. Looks great.

Has a huge dry hopped aroma sitting atop a great chocolatey malt profile. Just a bit of a coffee flavor with a small hint of roast grain. The hops really set this beer off, which is unusual for a porter, but this is Three Floyds, and thus not normal by default. I like it, regardless of how unporterlike it may seem. The flavor is just as one would expect from the nose. Chocolatey with some dry black patent malt flavor. The hops are there as well, though more prominent in the nose. A very light and pleasant dark beer.

The body is quite thin. Little carbonation. Dry in the finish. The aftertaste fades quickly. Low in alcohol, so quite refreshing and easy to drink. I wish it were available more than once a year, and furthermore I wish I had been able to try it on a day when I hadn't already had so many imperial barrel-aged stouts, and thusly craving something such as a Gumballhead. In either case, it was very enjoyable.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tried on tap at 3F brewpub. The menu described it as a porter constructed from the second runnings of this year's Dark Lord. Awesome, I had to try it.

The appearance was nice, dark brown with a thick milk chocolate-colored head. The aroma was coffee and chocolate, really good. The flavor was really good too, reminiscent of Founders Breakfast Stout but less coffee and also less thick. In fact the watery mouthfeel made this an ironic beer. The flavor was better than its presence.

What a great concept, a porter made from the Dark Lord's rejected wort. Such promise, but overall it was only watery (while tasty) porter.

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Photo of mcallister
3.13/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Deep and nearly black with a small filmy tan off white bordering on tan head that retents well and leaves a thing lace behind.

Chocolatey coffee driven aromas. Vanilla sits in the back with a hint of hop and caramel. Not overpowering but pleasing nonetheless.

Full of black tea flavors and other tea aspects. Hints of herbal tones a bit green around the edges. Roasted chocolate quality than lends toward cocoa. Thin and somewhat watery. A nice roasted bitterness on the finish. Just too much tea in this and too thin for my liking.

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Photo of philberinghele
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Hey Porter! Beer please!
Dark winter intrudes on spring
Pour me another

This is an altogether different porter than what I'm familiar with but I loved it nevertheless. I usually appreciate my beer dark and thick but this was dark and amazingly light bodied. It is made from the runoff of the dark lord stout. The taste and appearance are what you would expect but this beer goes down surprisingly smooth and easy. I don't get it but I love it.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From the remnants of 2006's Dark Lord comes a very sessionable porter.

Very dark brown to syrup black hue. Cool lacing after each sip shimmys and slides up and down the glass. Pretty subtle aromas, almost to the point of blandness. Could pick up some chocolate brownie roasted malts. Thge taste wasfull of mlats, but preety simple, almost bland. Not bad though. Had a good roast character with light hints of coffee. Very smooth palate and a good session beer. Had flavor, but I feel Three Floyds could have done a little better with this one.

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