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Dark Lord Imperial Stout | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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4.27/5
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4,318 Ratings
Dark Lord Imperial StoutDark Lord Imperial Stout
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
Ranking:
#660
Reviews:
1,297
Ratings:
4,318
pDev:
14.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3,213
Gots:
2,103
Trade:
199
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4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2010 vintage
-pitch black
-smells of dark fruits and molasses
-taste follows the nose with hints of black licorice and slight oxidation but compliments the flavor

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4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

**
11/04/2016

2014 bottle to tulip glass. Tasting with DC, Dark Lord vs. Parabola vs. Abyss.

LOOK: Dark, dark, pour , small brown head fades but lacing resurfaces with beautiful brown swirls.
AROMA: blackberry, fig, blueberry, bourbon.
TASTE: lots of dark fruit, bourbon is subtle, very tasty. 15% alcohol is well masked, especially considering it is probably more like 16-17% after 2.5 years.
FEEL: has lost some carbonation, but it is thick and chewy,

**

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3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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2015 bottle

A: Black, 1/8th head on gentle pour. Looks to be almost a still beer.

S: Nose is molasses with some sweetness.

T: At first, I thought I tasted smoke, and said to myself 'This is a smoked beer?'. Then taste developed into a burnt brown sugar, with molasses and not much else. I could only drink a 3rd of my glass. 15% abv was undetectable.

O: Most over-hyped beer I have had to date, and I was really looking forward to it. I can only think that at one time, this was a beer ahead of its' time, it got a great reputation, which like a minor accident on a freeway, it's' rippling effect on later traffic is experienced long after the accident had been cleared. Don't believe the hype.

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sweet, but not too sweet. CBC 2016

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Dark Lord Imperial Stout from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 4,318 ratings
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