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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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1,530 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:
#6
Reviews:
311
Ratings:
1,530
pDev:
8.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4,449
Gots:
281
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,530 |  Reviews: 311
Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Split a 2013 vintage with three of my closest friends… Was very nervous about the fact that this bottle could be infected… But when we opened it there was no gusher… Only tons of vanilla aroma… Amazing oily dark Bourbon vanilla notes !!!! Loved it!!!!

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

Photo of Gambyt20
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just exceptional! As if Dark Lord already isn't one of the best RIS already, adding barrel and vanilla bean just puts this beer into it own league! simply wow! had both 2015 and 2016 and the vanilla was more prominent and better overall in the 2016

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Photo of koerns311
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

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

Photo of dcmchew
4.91/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mock_in
4.91/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kgncfl
4.95/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of JBreits83
4.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of carmike813
4.95/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of bcbs4040
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best barrel aged stout I've came across. Tons of oak and vanilla, mouthfeel is thick and rich. Not too sweet or artificial. Simply world class perfection.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.89/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of parintele
4.49/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dizzydsmith
4.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Marshmallow aroma is present, brilliant bourbon oaky vanilla pops at just the right moments. Bourbon barrel stouts don't get any better. Hype is real, price is not.

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

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smell is indeed marshmallow forward, and more boozy than expected. I'm realizing I have a tough time handling bourbon heat from these world-class BA stouts. I might prefer them aged a bit, as I had this year's batch fairly fresh.

I hear "marshmallow" and I think "light and easy" but that's not the case here -- this is an extremely intense brew: bourbon heat, huge thick viscous mouthfeel, roast and dark chocolate. Pretty much the best mouthfeel of any stout I've had the pleasure of drinking, and one of the best flavor profiles.

Spectacular beer, and I suppose, no beer is worth the hype this one receives but I wasn't disappointed. Still, couldn't finish my glass (bottle split 4 ways) because there were so many great beers at the share, I was reaching my limit.

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

Photo of Eternal218
4.85/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Marshmallow Handjee (Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Dark Lord) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.73 out of 5 with 1,530 ratings
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