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
97.8%
Liked This Beer
4.73 w/ 1,505 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:
306
Ratings:
1,505
Liked:
1,472
Avg:
4.73/5
pDev:
8.67%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4,425
Gots:
279
Trade:
13
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sampled at DLD '09.

One of the best beers I've ever had.

Pours completely jet black, thick as hell. A bit of a head stays for a little bit. Decent lacing in the snifter. Tons on vanilla in the nose but it's not too much and doesn't get in the way. How they did this, I don't know. Great roasted and burnt malts with a very smooth rich coffee aroma. Sweet but not overwhelming. Taste is outstanding. The vanilla plays so well with everything. Lots of coffee and caramel with nice barrel aging and a very complex alcohol tone. Alcohol is surprisingly well hidden, more of a friendly taste without any sting. Body is as full as it gets yet not cloying. Carbonation was just strong enough to make everything very smooth and velvety. It drinks every well for as big as it is but it's not something to be taken lightly, lol :D

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5/5  rDev +5.7%

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2016 vintage. Pitch black color with mocha head. Aroma is really complex with smooth bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, chocolate and dark cherries. Taste starts really sweet at first with molasses and chocolate malt but smooths out towards the finish, even delivering a slight bitter and roasty flavor. Really heavy body with soft carbonation. Much better than last year's version, now I get the hype.

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Marshmallow Handjee (Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Dark Lord) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 97.8% out of 100 with 1,505 ratings
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