Brandy Barrel Aged Dark Lord | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
144
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
169
Gots:
46
Trade:
1
 
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Reviews: 37 | Ratings: 144
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2011 version. Reviewed side by side with '10 regular Dark Lord and '11 Brandy vanilla and Pappy van Winkle variants.
A: Nothing much to say about the look. Similar to any Dark Lord.
S: The smell is in between the regular version and the bourbon one. The off-flavors typically found in Dark Lord (soy sauce, sweetness, smokiness) are there but more subdued. It also has the deep character of the barrel even though Brandy is not obvious.
S: The taste is more mellow than the base beer. The brandy is not obvious here either but it comes with some characters reminiscent of the bourbon barrel aged variant. Quite sweet.
M: Sticky and heavy on the palate. More than the base beer.
O: Not the best variant, still enjoyable.

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2011 bottle (#53/392) shared by theredflame. Thanks!

A: Straight black with a tiny chocolate head.

S: Huge chocolate and grape notes. Fig, raisin, cocoa, lactose, grape stem.

T: Boozy raisin and mild coffee, chocolate, plenty of dryish barrel notes. Vanilla, raisins, a bit of wood.

M: Thick-bodied, slight carbonation.

O: A lot more balanced than I thought it would be, with the alcohol kept in check well and the barrel a bit dry as well as sweet.

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Brandy Barrel Aged Dark Lord from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 144 ratings