Dark Lord Imperial Stout | 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: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
A demonic Russian-Style Imperial Stout brewed with coffee, Mexican vanilla, and Indian sugar, this beer defies description. Available one day a year, in April at the brewery: Dark Lord Day.

Vintage guide:
Red wax = 2004
Orange wax = 2005
Gold wax = 2006
Silver wax = 2007
Black wax = 2008
White wax = 2009
Green wax = 2010 - 15% ABV
Yellow wax = 2011 - 15% ABV
Red wax = 2012 - 15% ABV
Orange wax = 2013 - New Label 15% ABV
Blue wax = 2014 - 15% ABV
Maroon wax = 2015 15% ABV
Black with glitter flecks wax = 2016
Green with silver glitter = 2017 - New Label

Added by cretemixer on 12-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,250
Reviews:
1,282
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
14.49%
 
 
Wants:
3,218
Gots:
2,080
For Trade:
191
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Photo of michaeljstraub
1.75/5  rDev -59.1%

Photo of tarheels4life23
1.85/5  rDev -56.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Not sure where the hype comes from this beer is one of the worst things I have ever tasted

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Photo of philberinghele
1.88/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1

My last review was deemed more of a rant than a review

(I don't know. I realize this might be sacrilege but this beer was gross. I had it on tap at the brewpub on the wednesday after darklord day and I have to say that I did not enjoy it. This was like fermented prune juice or something...I love stouts, porters and dark beer but this was without a doubt the most disappointing beer I have ever drank. Don't go out of your way for this.)

So I'll try to play be the rules this time:

Appearance: Solid Black and thick as hell (great looking stout)

Smell: Mixture of spoiled prune juice and nail polish remover

Taste: Something is wrong with this. Funky, spoiled and possibly poisonous are my best adjectives for this.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied stout

Drinkability: I finished it only out of obligation.

Let me add to my original review that I LOVE almost every FFF beer that I've tried and think their brewpub is one of the greatest in the midwest. Unfortunately, this beer is not my cup of tea.

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Photo of ruppert2p
1.98/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

2011 Dark Lord Imperial Stout picked up by my son at Dark Lord Day and shared with friends during a night of beer and boardgames.

It poured jet black with red highlight when the wine glass was held up to the light. A gentle pour yielded a subtle head of tight tan bubbles. The nose was full of molasses, toasty malts, raisins and alcohol. First sips yielded a strange vegetal taste . It is very sweet with hints of dirt, and vanilla—maybe soft fruits. As it warmed, alcohol became more dominant with warming sherry notes and a hint of coffee. Full and round mouth feel. I was prepared to like this more than I did. I am sure it would become more rounded with age.

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2/5  rDev -53.3%

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2/5  rDev -53.3%

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2/5  rDev -53.3%

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2/5  rDev -53.3%

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2/5  rDev -53.3%

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2/5  rDev -53.3%

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2/5  rDev -53.3%

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2/5  rDev -53.3%

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2/5  rDev -53.3%

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2/5  rDev -53.3%

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2/5  rDev -53.3%

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2/5  rDev -53.3%

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2/5  rDev -53.3%

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2/5  rDev -53.3%

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2/5  rDev -53.3%

Photo of Roland7792
2.02/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This shits disgusting! Most overhyped beer ever. No one can actually enjoy drinking this garbage.

Taste like simple syrup sugar with a touch of soy sauce and coffee.

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Photo of JamesH
2.04/5  rDev -52.3%

Dark Lord Imperial Stout from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 4,250 ratings.
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