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Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord De MuerteBourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte
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 aged in bourbon barrels with ancho and guajillo peppers.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,599
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
187
pDev:
16.21%
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
30
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rristow
4.62/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from bottle. 2017 version. Pours Black with beige head. Aroma of cocoa, lot of pepper, some sweet molasses. Surprisingly not overpowering pepper which was nice. You get the vanilla, cocoa, bourbon, caramel and toffee as well. Very nice variant.

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Photo of petermethot
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2017 green wax vintage

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Photo of Sabtos
2.77/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Shiny black with a fuzzy, swirling mocha film and thick collar.

I'm getting loads of green pepper with a chipotle pepper roast and stinging heat that really kicks up on the way down. I also taste a savory SpaghettiOs flavor that's just as weird as that sounds.

I've heard all kinds of praise for Muerte, so I came into this with moderate expectations of something like Mexican Cake or Oro Negro. But the pepper takes full control and it's neither a mole-inspired Stout, nor is it even a minimal semblance of its base.

This review was originally based off of a short pour of the black waxed 2016 vintage, but I've since opened my 2017 green wax bottle mid November 2018 and unfortunately find very little of note to change about it. A beer that brings all the subtly of chipotle in adobo sauce is a tough nut to swallow. Luckily I had about 10 other lucky souls to split this with!

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Photo of vfgccp
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhfinn
3.05/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of acurtis
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grackos
4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Some heat at the back end. Delicious.

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.59/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015 - Barrel only takes a slight edge off the sweetness of Dark Lord. Tons for normal DL flavors with raisins, prunes, coffee, sugar, and a bit of pepper. Most of the pepper comes through in a slight burn hanging in the back of the mouth/throat. Not terribly remarkable.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eman17
4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rspauldi
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2017 vintage

Black color tan head. Spicy peppers, fudge and chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla. Dessert like. Thick. The peppers build as you drink it. Syrupy with molasses. A very fine beer.

2016 vintage

Very similar to 2017. Les peppers in the nose, but they followed through in the taste nicely. More of a smoked pepper flavor. Very spicy and very well done. Lots of bourbon, oak, and fudge.

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Photo of Nicolaiw
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black thick mocha-ish head. Aroma has chili, fudge, bitter chocolate, dried dark fruits.
Taste is same but with a huge dry chili finish

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Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.65/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ristaccia
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chippo33
2.75/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.59/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 187 ratings