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.

Added by khumbard on 05-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
167
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
Wants:
130
Gots:
34
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of jaydoc
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dub_deuce22
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tmryan21
4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevem68
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drinking a 2013 vintage muerte. Pours really dark with a big boozy aroma. Flavor is boozy, a little sweet and a really nice smooth version of dark lord. Has a lot of heat in the finish from the chilies. This has retained a lot of heat for being three years old. This would be great if it wasn't so hot but still a really delicious beer.

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Photo of 4thFloyd
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Travitten
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jvillefan
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rogorama
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
2.38/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of dcisco44
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
4.69/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at DLD 16. Thick and dark just like all DL. Smell is typical Dark Lord umami with a nice note from the peppers. It smells like guajillo; not sure why so many people get green peppers out of it. Taste is really sweet as always but the chiles do a great job of cutting through the sweetness. Definitely love the peppers in this beer and it's the perfect amount of heat. Outstanding. I'm a weirdo for thinking BBDL is better than BVDL but I might prefer this over BVDL as well. Anyone want to give me a pour of BVDL so I can make up my mind?

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Photo of Beerdudenumberone
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of coz
4.99/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of enelson
3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beardedbender
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eawolff99
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fux
4.49/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the 2011 vintage. Opened side by side with all other variants from the same year.
A: Dark, no head.
S: Strong pepper dominates the scene but with also strong raspberries scents and chocolate. Very surprising, powerful nose. Bourbon is there but somehow subdued, hidden behind the strong pepper.
T: Taste is balanced between chocolate, green pepper and subdued fruits flavors (cherry and raspberry mainly). The hotness is actually really low (it may be gone), which makes this highly drinkable.
M: Heavy mouthfeel, quite sticky, still drinkable.
O:Very surprised and pleased by this beer. This is far better than anticipated and highly drinkable for what it is. The fact that it's not hot anymore probably helps a lot. The balance and the fruitness in this beer are what I appreciated the most.

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Photo of DrunkAl
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Numerous bottles of all vintages. This is a spicy beer. People complain that it's spicy. That's like complaining a double IPA is hoppy. It is the perfect mix of sweet and spicy. And by that I mean it is both insanely spicy and insanely sweet (as you would expect from dark lord) unlike some of the other variants the sweetness compliments the adjuncts perfectly. I love this stuff.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrippingI
4.84/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2015 bottle; had a bottle share in Indianapolis. Out of the entire share, there were two beers that I loved the most: Toppling Goliath's Assassin and this.

With a thick, rich milk chocolate river cascading over each taste bud, it carries with it a light layer of heat from the peppers and a rowboat of vanilla & bourbon floating on top. This is my first time having a Dark Lord variant and it is no wonder why they are so sought after.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.96 out of 5 based on 167 ratings.
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