Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Cognac Barrel Aged Dark LordCognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord
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4.43/5
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Cognac Barrel Aged Dark LordCognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord
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)

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Added by MasterSki on 04-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
124
pDev:
8.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a large snifter glass. Tasted early in the night, although review from memory.
A-inky black with just a faint tan ring of bubbles on tap, hardly enough to call it a head. Thick, coats the side if the glass
S-chocolate, dark fruits, raisin, prune. I'm not that familiar with cognac, but there is a strong liquor aroma I attribute to the cognac. Interesting.
T-pretty much follows smell, although a heavy sweetness starts to dominate. Vanilla, toffee and more dark fruit. A little on the boozy side.
M-thick, viscous, tiring. The sweetness and sryupy nature of this beer quickly produces palette fatigue
O-disappointing. I had the brandy vanilla BA DL last year and was blown away. The cognac BA DL was good, don't get me wrong. But it wasn't blow your mind good. And its so big, over the top sweet that the aroma / taste isn't good enough for me to want more than a small pour. Personally, track down a cigar city cognac imp milk stout. Almost as good with far less hype.

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4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle 308 of 534

A - pours black with a chocolaty head on it

S - cognac spiciness mixed in with some chocolate make up the profile of the nose

T - sweet cognac mixed in with soy and fudgy chocolates open this beer up. A little bit of dark fruits move in next to add a nice change of complexity to the beer. The cognac spiciness comes back at the end and wraps up the taste profile.

M - smooth and full...nice

D - nice barrel variant in the Dark Lord series. Recommended if you can get your hands on it, but if not I wouldn't loose sleep over it.

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4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thakns to Chris for sharing this one. 2012 Vintage.

A - Dark black with a thin layer of mocha coloured head.

S - Cognac, dark fruit and chocolate covered cherries provide an interesting nose along with the typical big sweet roast profile of Dark Lord.

T - Cognac, chocolate fudge, dark cherries, char and roast. Fairly sweet overall with some molasses and chocolate notes coming through. The sweet and warming cognac profile returns in the finish. The barrel aging seemed to really tame the massive sweetness that the base beer typically exudes. Good integration of all of the various flavours.

M - Medium to full body. Light carbonation. A little thin for what I expected but still a nice mouth feel.

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4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL waxed and capped bottle. Major thanks to Matt for sharing! Bottle # 114/534.

(A)- Pours pitch as black night. Some tan and brown bubbles formed.

(S)- Mountains of booze soaked raisin, caramel, dark fruits, and a sweet oak component.

(T)- Again, heavy on the raisin with a subtle spicy nutmeg and vanilla oak combination.

(M)- I like the mellow carbonation in this in combination with the spicy oak wood and the mountains of raisin this has. Rich & dense as hell, but then again this IS Dark Lord.

(O)- Dark Lord is always a beast, but I quite like this variant on it. Barrel aging seems to smooth it out a little and adds a nice subtle spicy wood component that really drove it home.

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4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at RBSG 2012 Grand Tasting. Black with brownish head. Aroma and flavor are a little subdued compared to the other versions. Lots of chocolate and roast and caramel but a bit of a fruity tinge as well. Body is a little bit too thin, flavors are a little mild. Definitely a couple steps below the other Dark Lord variants that night.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed on 7/28 as part of the NYC BA DarkLord Voltron tasting!!! thanks to mjmadsen21 for the trade and helping me get a seat at this stellar tasting event!
bottle #389 / 534

a - black with minimal off brown tan head. soft of what i was expecting for a barrel aged dark lord.

s - pretty boozy and a bit metallic. cognac is definitely present on the nose.

t - metallish aluminum on dark lord. cognac and booze, but there is definite metal in there. the cognac comes on more as it warms and compliments the beer really nice. i'm not a huge cognac fan, but this beer is pretty tasty.

m - smooth and easy drinker. the metallic taste is present but not too much and goes away over time as i adjust to the feel...could be related to the cognac flavor mixing with the dark lord?

o - very good, but i had a hard time getting past the metallic undertones in the beer. as not a huge cognac fan i didn't feel that the presence of cognac was a big improvement on the beer. the group was definitely divided on this one as some really felt that this was a highlight for the tasting and for me it was probably more in the middle to the lower middle for the veritcal.

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Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 124 ratings