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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:
#2,521
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
174
pDev:
10.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
35
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by Fux:
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3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

2016 Muscat barrel aged dark lord side by side with 2016 regular, port & madeira and madeira and tart michigan cherries.
A: dark lord look
S: no soy sauce whatsoever which is good. Some dark fruits, prune, fig maybe. Cocoa and tobacco also, and sugar, tons of it.
T: overly sweet, less than the 2013 undrinkable Moscatel version but still too much for me. There is some winey, slightly tart character that helps balance a little bit the sweetness and makes this more drinkable than the regular version.
M: smooth, alittle bit less than the 2016 regular (which was fantastic in this extent). Sticky.
O: I had a hard time finishing this. It's not very bad but it's not good either and far far too sweet for my taste.

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

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 MicroBeerMan1980
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of DaSolomon
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of roostor07
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Shawner
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cwehr13
3/5  rDev -27.5%

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 SpeedwayJim
3.6/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Mike for this one. 750ml waxed bottle into a 3 Floyds teku. Had at a tasting 5/18/13. Reviewed from notes.

Pours pitch black and thick. Spotty lace with good stick. Thick, oily legs with good stick. Certainly fits the Dark Lord name.

Nose is smoke, liquorice, roasted malt, logan fruit, chocolate, fudge, mild soy sauce, and booze. Very sweet.

Opens chocolate, sweet purple fruit, molasses, honey, fudge, and light roasted malt. Like Diabeeeetus in a bottle. Sweet as hell. More sweet soy sauce at the end. Finishes honey and molasses. So over-the-top sweet that its hard to drink more than 2-3 ounces.

Full bodied with low carbonation. Thick and oily in the mouth and mellow and smooth going down. Finishes sweet with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Just what I need to carry out the flavors in this beer.

The look and feel of this beer are there but this is easily the sweetest of all the BA Dark Lord variants I've ever had. Like they aged this one and then decided to pour a barrel of honey and molasses in it after all was said and done. I'm glad I got to try this but its not worth revisiting.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
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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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 Hessian257
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.46/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle number is smudged.

Appearance - Thick and viscous. No head. Lifeless.

Smell - Fruity. Sweet. Caramel. Some chocolate. Not a distinct wine aroma.

Taste - Much more wine. Tingly acids. Sweet. Chocolate. A little soy sauce.

Mouthfeel - Thick. Extremely sweet. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Interesting but too sweet.

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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 incubuscience
2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

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

Photo of Synergy87
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of dcisco44
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of rlee1390
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Black in the glass, some dark head that doesn't last that long.

S-Rather fruity, oak and wine notes. Together with the roasted malt and the chocolate. But the wine and fruit are the main part.

T-Very similar to the nose, started off with grapes, wine, oak and fruit. The finish was much more like a regular stout.

M-Medium to heavy in body, not much carbonation.

O- A HUGE thanks to the super generous person that shared in line. I don't know who you are, but you are a huge bro.

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Photo of atoulouk
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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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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