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

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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
Ratings:
1,495
Reviews:
305
Avg:
4.67
pDev:
8.99%
 
 
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4,416
Gots:
280
For Trade:
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Photo of Ivan52
5/5  rDev +7.1%
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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4.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.98/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.56/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vivaresh
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kreg02
4.33/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 - not much vanilla

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Photo of jbaker67
4.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mrtomatohead49
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TboneRN
4.89/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zoomslowik
4.6/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2013 batch. I was a little concerned given the infection talk, but clearly no issues with this one.

L- Jet black, not a lot of head.

S- Solid vanilla with some bourbon. Sweet marshmallow as well.

T- Marshmallow with vanilla and milk chocolate. Just a bit of bourbon. No booze. My only complaint is it's a hair too sweet for my taste.

F- Thick, rich and sticky. Awesome.

O- I was kind of hoping this wouldn't be that good so I didn't have to chase down a fresher one. Still damn tasty with a fair amount of vanilla. I can't imagine how much it has when it's not 4 years old.

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4.54/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

too sweet.

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Photo of Jangoon24
4.94/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Poured into a snifter - thick and jet black, with a small dark brown head.
S: Straight bourbon on the nose, it smelled very boozy. I was initially worried that the barrel would cover up the rest of the flavors in this, I was wrong...
T: Unbelievable. A small hint of the base Dark Lord sweetness that quickly transitions into dark chocolate, bourbon, and roasted marshmallows. The ABV is very well hidden by all of the great flavors in this beer, and every sip kept me wanting more.
F: Very thick mouth feel, that leaves a syrup-y, almost candy-like stickiness on your lips and the glass.
O: Easily one of the best beers I've ever had - the hype is real! It was absolutely perfect.

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4.79/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.69/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of boogerisu
4.99/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of burns3y
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hayley_86
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.94/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.89/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of trmiller24
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Keffa
4.99/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MarkJC1018
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Marshmallow Handjee (Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Dark Lord) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.67 out of 5 based on 1,495 ratings.
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