Marshmallow Handjee
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #1
Ranked #3
4.73 | pDev: 8.25%
Jan 13, 2023
Apr 27, 2008
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Notes: Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout aged in a variety of Bourbon barrels with vanilla beans.
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Ratings by ajcuster89:
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Reviewed by ajcuster89 from Vermont

5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
It doesn't get much better than this. Big bourbon nose, but pillowly marshmallow softness on the tongue. Tastes like chocolate dipped marshmallows that were soaked in the finest bourbon. Don't know how they turned the much maligned Dark Lord into something of this quality, but this is worth the hype and then some. Downed 2/3 of the bottle myself! What a treat!
Feb 07, 2017
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Rated by SayBoom from Ukraine

4.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2022 v.
Jan 13, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Dec 25, 2022
Rated: 5 by Ziosa from Missouri

Nov 15, 2022
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Rated by ajramirez1 from Washington

5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Had the yellow wax at a wedding dinner party. Vanilla/marsh overload, barrel was there, but mostly sweet. Pretty good
Nov 05, 2022
Rated: 4.84 by scottwurst from Illinois

Nov 01, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Oct 09, 2022
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Rated by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2021 bottle - Share w John M in Denver.
Oct 07, 2022
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Rated by robotic_being from Florida

4.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2020 Release
Drank during hurricane Ian in Orlando, Florida on September, 28th, 2022.
Sep 29, 2022
Rated: 5 by tamu2932 from Georgia

Sep 25, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by Chilmer from Iowa

Sep 11, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by notchucknorris from California

Aug 18, 2022
Rated: 4.78 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Jul 01, 2022
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Midnight black with a dark mocha head. No real retention or lacing.

Chocolate, vanilla and plum stand out most in the nose. I really enjoy the fruitiness behind what is some very strong brownie batter and vanilla.

The taste is pretty similar. Loads of vanilla without it seeming artificial. High quality brownie. Fruit complexity underneath. And lots of heat.

Oily slick feel with soft fizz.

Probably overhyped, but still very nicely done. The flavors are all intense without being over intense.
Jun 25, 2022
Rated: 5 by dan_amdg from Illinois

May 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Emichaelbray from Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Just because it can't be perfect, I guess, but it's damn close.

L:I was looking for Marshmallow Handjee. Looked for awhile. Looks cool in the bottle and better in my wine glass.
S: Mmmmm - did I see it can't be perfect? The nose on this gem is as close as it gets. Before the characteristic Dark Lord depth, there is the vanilla-creamy-sweet-smores thing going. And that's just the easy part. The complex, fine barrel notes compete with the earthy black malts and I love every moment of the struggle. If oil came from barley, this would fuel jets.
T: No surprises because the smell telegraphs the taste like an amateur against Ali. More of the vanilla sweet cocoa gram up front followed by the bourbon twisted chocolate caramel espresso of a great stout. It's all here.
F: It's like chewing bubble gum that never gets boring nor loses its flavor. Heavy like the punch that aforementioned amateur caught on the jaw though. Sloooww sipper.
Overall this is how it's done. An adjunct stout is never my first choice but, when done right, you get something like this. I don't like it better than the straight up WWS or some of the other simple, three ingredient brews, but it is damn good.
May 07, 2022
Rated: 4.4 by Affinity from Missouri

Apr 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours black with a finger of khaki foam. Heavy oily legs form on the glass after a swirl. Aroma is marshmallow and brown sugary initially. This overt sugariness breaks away to reveal roasty and toasty malts with a hearty bitter edge. Underneath is bourbon and late barrel character, which further counteract the initial sugary notes. Flavor profile pushes the same start - marshmallow and brown sugar, in addition to toffee. As these start-up notes fade, hearty barrel, bourbon, and roasty and toasty malts are revealed. The latter hearty notes becomes the storyline the second half, countering the initial sugary notes well. Mouth feel is thick, with a velvety, smooth, and full texture. Overall, while the sugary start leads to a dangerous territory, the following malt and barrel notes balance the whole experience out well.

Served from a 750mL bottle. Light blue wax. Allowed to warm ~45 minutes at room temperature after removal from the fridge. Reviewed from notes.
Apr 13, 2022
Rated: 4.9 by lochraneg from New Hampshire

Mar 26, 2022
Rated: 5 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Mar 26, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by jt_thomas18 from Tennessee

Mar 19, 2022
Rated: 4.71 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Feb 21, 2022
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Reviewed by BasWassenaar from Netherlands

4.9/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Been hunting a long time for this one and finally landed a 2019 bottle.
Remarkable how little this tastes like a regular Darklord. It's fairly sweet which i generally don't like, but the barrel presence compensates enough to make it really enjoyable. It delivers on all fronts with ton's of vanilla, chocolate notes and some heat from the barrel. It's also nice and thiccc.
Feb 17, 2022
Rated: 4.62 by jhavs from New York

Feb 10, 2022
Rated: 4.65 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Feb 05, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.81/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
2020 in 2022. Also had the 2021 and very similar to 2020.
Look - fantastic thick black with a great thick tan head and big lacing.
Smell - roasty malt caramel barrel vanilla
Taste - fantastic vanilla marshmallow caramel woody barrel
Feel - full body creamy light carb
Overall - just incredible
Jan 22, 2022
Rated: 4.62 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 18, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by Beerbom from California

Jan 14, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by Juggerr from New York

Jan 10, 2022
Rated: 4.48 by Hopelessly0 from California

Jan 09, 2022
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Rated by bret27 from California

4.54/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottle courtesy of JohnnyHops.
Jan 09, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jan 06, 2022
Rated: 4.92 by Mojo9 from Illinois

Dec 30, 2021
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Brewing pastry stouts before pastry stouts were cool, the imperial stout that Dark Lord used to be has trended sweeter, more sultry, heavier and stronger as time has passes. Now doubling down with a vanilla-riddled, bourbon barrel aged version of that notorious elixir has allowed time to finally catch up with it.

With a thick, oily and onyx looking pour, Marshmallow Hanjee shares barely a trickle of froth before falling still. As its decadent scent of vanilla drifts gently above its sweet and savory roast, the scent of espresso, cocoa and nuttiness permeates an oxidized aroma of sherry, port and soy. Devilishly sweet, the beer's early cloying nature saturates the early palate with molasses, sorghum, vanilla cream and all-things burnt marshmallows.

As the flavors roll along the middle palate, a full and lavish saturation of the tastebuds reveal bold complementary flavors of espresso, bittersweet chocolate, white chocolate, sweet wines and savory sherry, port and madeira. Hinting toward soy sauce, a late and whisky soaked taste of bourbon keeps the complex flavors of coconut, caramel, toasted oak and bourbon spice coming sip after sip.

Heavy, rich and undeniably cloying, the sipping ale is oily and warm on the palate, reserved as an after dinner digestif. A long, rich and fat maltiness clings to the mouth for an impossibly long and spicy aftertaste.
Dec 27, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

Dec 27, 2021
Rated: 5 by robertm2152 from Illinois

Dec 07, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Nov 16, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by paulish from New York

Nov 13, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by smcel371 from New York

Nov 13, 2021
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