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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Big thanks to Paco for this one. I've been wanting to try it for so long, but it's never made it's way down here. This was the 2009 edition. Anyway, had it to celebrate the doc's words that my wife and I will be having a girl in November. Yeah, I know, it's called Dark Lord, but it's a special beer to me.

Appearance was great to start off. Had a very thick head, as it cascaded after I poured it. Somewhat like a Guiness. After that, it died out to a very thin lacing, plus it was jet black in color, no light getting through it. Smell was super malty, plus had almost a merlot type quality to it. No real detection of alcohol. Taste was big and thick! The more it warmed up, the more the alcohol taste subsided, it was almost undetectable, which is very impressive considering it's a whooping 13%. Obviously, since this was so rich and thick, it was somewhat hard to drink by myself. I actually had to drink half one day and the other half another day. I shutter to think about how many calories are in this.

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From notes, 2011 edition

A: Pours like old motor oil, no head, pitch black.

S: Smells incredibly sweet. Chocolate milk with some dark fuits notes comparable to sherry (thanks for the observation made by someone else there that night). A wine like sourness.

T: You get the whole thing, this is a bold bold beer. Incredibly smooth, sweet (almost cloying) and sour. You get full on milk chocolate followed by dark sweet and sour fresh cherries. There is a wine like quality in the after taste of this beer. It is good, but it's quite messy. The only thing that isn't messy about this beer is how the alcohol holds it together.

M: THICK THICK THICK! Super smooth but the thickness is the main thing here.

D: This is drinkable, but just not a lot. Finishing a bottle alone might be quite and achievement. This one was shared between 4 guys and we all had enough of it.

A solid beer, but very much overhyped.

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Dark Lord Imperial Stout from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 4,331 ratings
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