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Dark Lord Imperial Stout | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Dark Lord Imperial StoutDark Lord Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

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

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Ratings: 4,305 |  Reviews: 1,294
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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1.44/5  rDev -66.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

very good stout. this only gets better with age. some of these are almost undrinkable when first bottled.

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.6/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +3%

Poured from a bomber into a stemmed tulip glass and shared with friends
2013 Vintage (Orange Wax)

Pours dark black, with a small tan head. The nose blows your hair back with deep roasted malts, very sweet notes of sugar, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, molasses. I was expecting it to be more bitter with ‘darker’ aromas, but this beer is sticky sweet. The taste is even more so, massive malt bill here and the flavor holds true with an overpowering yet complex sweetness. Lots of different flavors there of rich toasted malt, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, some soy sauce and tobacco, surprisingly complex for such a rich, sweet beer. The mouthfeel is awesome, so rich and creamy, silky smooth (maybe a touch cloying, but not overly).

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4.48/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Had the 2011 batch. Worth the work to acquire, did not disappoint. Fine Imperial Stout!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Not for everybody but there is nothing like it.
Incredibly sweet, incredibly thick, incredibly good.

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4.3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3/5  rDev -29.7%

Dark Lord Imperial Stout from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 4,305 ratings
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