Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord De MuerteCognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

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.

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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 26
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1/5  rDev -74%

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1/5  rDev -74%

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1.42/5  rDev -63%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bottle 774/817. Poured your typical dark lord, Medium to thick. Nose is a poor collage of oak, plums, and hot sauce. Taste is a horrid, hot, unbalanced mess. Just awful. I have heard others say they enjoyed it and did not experience what I did. Perhaps slight variations from bottle to bottle?

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1.56/5  rDev -59.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to a few people we were able to put together the entire vertical and almost all the BA variants. Lots of fun gents!

From a 750 into a snifter
2012 vintage
Bottle 203 of 817

APPEARANCE: Just like all the rest of them. Pours relatively clear for an imperial stout. Produces a small, one finger medium-looking head that quickly fades to a wisp and ring. Black body in the glass with some carbonation evident. Only a ring remains until the end and leaves no real lacing down the glass. A little too light a pour and an average head at best.

SMELL: Very scary. I'm sure they were going for this though. There's a hint of cognac and oak in there, but this is mostly chillies and leather, and not in a good way. I would definitely trade it in for what's behind door number 2 if I had a chance.

TASTE: Yikes! The chillies are just overpowering here. Not a nuanced approach at all, this is an all-out bomb. A hint of dark chocolate at the swallow as well, but this is just chillies and more chilles. Too hot and spicy for anyone but the most seasoned in this department. Undrinkable.

PALATE: Slightly lighter than the base beer, but still big enough. Just like the other DL variants as well. Medium body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough, goes down fine and finishes rather sticky on the palate. Piles of chili heat drowns out the booze and heat, but the spiciness is just absurd.

OVERALL: This is for the people who seek out the hottest, most dominating suicide sauce for chicken wings. I understand the desire for extreme, but in this case, this is extreme gone wrong. Dominating, one-dimensional, painful, and emotionally scarring. Words like sadness, revenge, hurt, insult, disappointment, waste, anger, violence, etc., come to mind. I had a few sips and passed the rest off to my man Doopie, who personifies all the adjectives above. Undrinkable drain pour.

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1.75/5  rDev -54.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -54.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

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2.48/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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2.54/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

They really missed the opportunity to call this Bloody Mary. With all the other similarities aside, the red wax would have been perfect.

Dull blackish-brown with no head.

The aroma explodes with all kinds of green pepper and guajillo. It's a total chipotle chili total takeover!

This really tastes like a bowl of chili, to the point I get notes of roasted tomato. Aside from the viscosity, which simply steers me closer to chili territory, the Dark Lord is almost completely absent from this performance, as it goes down with a burning sting. I also get zero barrel character, and it's a damn shame to have wasted something so rarely used in aging big, quality Stouts.

Spicy, slick and smooth but also tingly and thin, and just kinda bad.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Consumed on 7/28 as part of the NYC BA DarkLord Voltron tasting!!! thanks to brendan for providing this gem.
bottle #76 (possibly 26) / 817

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

s - smells super spicy.

t - my mouth is on FIRE. cognac is present too, but the spiciness takes center stage. this one is too spicy for me...just too much.

m - super spicy...leaves me looking for water. a bit of booze as well, but overall spiciness.

o - interesting beer, but too spicy for me. i'm not one of those guys who drowns my food in the spiciest hot sauce available as and such, didn't really care too much for this. this one is definitely at the bottom of the 8 BA DLs for me.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 118 ratings