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Dwarven Power Bottom (Muscat Barrel Aged Dark Lord) | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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174 Ratings
Dwarven Power Bottom (Muscat Barrel Aged Dark Lord)Dwarven Power Bottom (Muscat 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: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark Lord Aged in Muscat Barrels

Added by MasterSki on 04-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,520
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
174
pDev:
10.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
35
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Hayley_86
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Egotist
4.79/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Pour inky black (typical dark lord variant).
S: Sweet and mild barrel but the sweet notes from the wine take over the base beer. Dark fruits present and slight tart wine notes.
T: It was very sweet when we had it on tap at DLD in '16. The bottle we recently opened was calmed down on the sweetness and more complex. Barrel notes are coming through with a slight tartness that balanced some of the sweetness. Loads of dark fruit and slight chocolate coming through now. I can see this beer getting better in time.
F: Typically thick and motor oil-like for dark lord.

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Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2013 Moscatel Dark Lord
Bottle #1004 of ????(rubbed off)

A- More deep brown than black. Some brownish red edges, no head.
S- Classic Dark Lord- dark fruits, sweet. Barrel adds some white grape notes
T- More refined that regular dark lord. Very sweet, but the barrel adds a nice sweet wine finish
F- Thick like syrup
O- Enjoying more than the 2012 regular that was most likely the base of this beer. I like sweet wines so this was nice. Still very complex like dark lord, but the barrel really did help. Not mind blowing, but fun to try.

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Photo of cd34
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Smaxy
4.79/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Take the sweetness of base Dark Lord and dial it up a notch. Almost too sweet; a true desert beer.

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4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marius
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at CBC 2016 - day 2 - as Dwarven Power Bottom. Whiskey, caramel, sherry, cocoa, chocolate and a light amount of coffee. Smooth mouthfeel.

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Photo of mjpolzin
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TboneRN
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dub_deuce22
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Warren2621
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcmchew
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Original_Gravity
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Stealth pour at the 2016 FWIBF. A little disappointed that Handjee wasn't being poured, but this was a very welcome surprise. The sweetness of the muscat and the DL match together perfectly! The muscat definitely dominates, and that's definitely alright with me. This could almost pass as a port, and an amazing one!

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, red session. Aroma has intense booze, bacon, umami and smoked malt. Taste starts sweet with fried/smoked bacon, quite intense but it gets more balanced towards the finish. Sticky, syrupy body.

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4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at DLD side by side with regular Dark Lord.

This is much smoother than regular Dark Lord. The soy sauce stickiness is eradicated by the barrel aging.The taste is chocolate with a slightly sweet finish that brings the flavors together. I didn't feel any heat from the 15% ABV.

I really enjoyed it and wish I would have ordered 2 pours.

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Dwarven Power Bottom (Muscat Barrel Aged Dark Lord) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 174 ratings
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