Marshmallow Handjee (Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Dark Lord) | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Marshmallow Handjee (Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Dark Lord)Marshmallow Handjee (Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Dark Lord)
BA SCORE
4.73/5
1,514 Ratings
Marshmallow Handjee (Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Dark Lord)Marshmallow Handjee (Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Dark Lord)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout aged in a variety of Bourbon barrels with vanilla beans.

Added by mcallister on 04-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6
Reviews:
308
Ratings:
1,514
pDev:
8.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4,429
Gots:
280
Trade:
13
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,514 |  Reviews: 308
Photo of rodmanfor3
4.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Vintage 2014: The beer has developed quite nicely and has evolved into almost a flavor profile that resembles a spirit. Absolutely stellar.

Vintage 2017: True to its name, the flavor is sweet like marshmallows. Thick mouthfeel. Overall, a very well rounded beer.

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Photo of drmcleod10
4.76/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.74/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2016 at a Vanilla Share served in tulip 4oz sampler

Look: Pitch black and no head, very motor oil look
smell: Big boozy bourbon fallowed by sweet vanilla and a finish of marshmallow
taste: marshmallow covered in vanilla dipped in bourbon... honestly its a huge marshmallow taste with big backing of vanilla and bourbon.
feel: holy shit this is a big beer, super thick, silky, motor oily... this beer lingers like no other.

Overall; one of the single best beers ive ever had, no were near over rated

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Photo of Jmalo
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ragnar3
4.84/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerRay
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Stupac22
4.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Inconceivable taste that can be quite incredulous to imagine. Amazing!

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Photo of bb-magic
4.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SourTweek
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jaszucs
4.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sean32
4.95/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of robgage
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of thetravelguy01
4.9/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dankacheese
4.85/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nic1985Ace
4.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2017
Pours pitch black in the glass. Nose is bourbon, dark fruits, some vanilla on the nose, but not huge. Taste follows the nose, candied sugary dark fruits, vanilla is there but again, not huge. It develops more as it warms. Bourbon and oak are present but they are not at the forefront of the beer. They are blended down into the beer. Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, lingers. Overall, the vanilla on this is not as big as I was hoping. It doesn't stand out and make you feel its presence like you would expect. I'm slightly disappointed, but I guess expectations and hype can't always win out. But there's no question this is a world class beer.

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Photo of countrypeddler8
4.51/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.52/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017

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Photo of fondyball20
4.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2016 bottle consumed on 8/26/17. Thick, creamy vanilla marshmallow.

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Photo of Jkolls
4.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ivan52
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had a couple different years of this, nothing else can compare in style to this.

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Photo of Ekor88
4.96/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Jlu73183
4.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of GMorgan
4.56/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vivaresh
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kreg02
4.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 - not much vanilla

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Marshmallow Handjee (Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Dark Lord) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.73 out of 5 with 1,514 ratings
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