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

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4.73/5
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1,528 Ratings
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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:
#5
Reviews:
310
Ratings:
1,528
pDev:
8.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4,436
Gots:
281
Trade:
13
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 1,528 |  Reviews: 310
Photo of Reed
4.87/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

2016 bottle poured into a Dark Lord Teku. Split three ways. Thank you Ryan for sharing this beast!

Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head that reduces to leave a ring of retention and a little lacing. Sticks to the glass upon swirling.

Aromas are potent and come through more intense as this beer warms. Vanilla beans and milk chocolate are prominent, bourbon, a tad bit boozy but in a great way. On the tongue is straight vanilla, chocolate covered marshmallows, rocky road fudge. Mouthfeel is rich and thick, especially as it warms.

I've been waiting 5 years to try this beer, and it totally lives up to the hype.

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Photo of RAlmeida77
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2016 bottle poured into a teku.
Very opaque black and thick looking upon pouring. Coats and clings to the glass.
Aroma is tons of vanilla bean and some booze. Bourbon is present for sure.
Taste was straight bourbon vanilla bean but the beer was very balanced and not overly boozy. As this warmed, the bottom of the glass got even better as the vanilla popped more.
Feel was thick. Very viscous, as expected. Coated the tongue and mouth and lingered.
Overall, this lived up to the hype and then some. Just an outstanding and delicious beer!

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Photo of DraughtJunkie82
4.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shogun250
4.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RichH55
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of imyourhero21
4.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of satisfied1013
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Omg

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4.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | 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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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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4.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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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

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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 1,528 ratings
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