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:
1,477
Reviews:
303
Avg:
4.67
pDev:
8.99%
 
 
Wants:
4,393
Gots:
275
For Trade:
13
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Ratings: 1,477 |  Reviews: 303
Photo of koerns311
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

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

Photo of dcmchew
4.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mock_in
4.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kgncfl
4.95/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of JBreits83
4.88/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of rugbypsu
4.73/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of carmike813
4.95/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of mayxday
4.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of rarapacz
4.84/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bcbs4040
5/5  rDev +7.1%
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 +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of parintele
4.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.69/5  rDev +0.4%
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 +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Eternal218
4.85/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KaeF
4.54/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great smell of cake, barrel, vanilla and bourbon. Taste is very sweet, barrel, hint of pepper, loads of vanilla and marshmallow. Smooth and sweet. Glad to have finally tasted this.

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Photo of Dismembered_MC
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rhong187
4.47/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Marshmallow Handjee (Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Dark Lord) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.67 out of 5 based on 1,477 ratings.
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