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

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172 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
172
Reviews:
18
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
35
For Trade:
4
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Photo of Hayley_86
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Egotist
4.79/5  rDev +18.3%
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 +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Smaxy
4.79/5  rDev +18.3%
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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Photo of kidzord
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marius
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
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 -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TboneRN
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dub_deuce22
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Warren2621
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcmchew
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Original_Gravity
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
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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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JFresh21
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
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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Photo of Fux
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
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 Sabtos
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As opposed to regular Dark Lord, this is a touch lighter--more of a dark mahogany brown with burnt reddish brown edges and there is also absolutely no head whatsoever. It is purely wine-like in appearance.

What is normally a dark chocolate and cherry aroma turns into a sort of barleywine and molasses scent, with some roasty notes remaining.

The wine barrel seems to have left a considerable impression on Dark Lord, developing a big prune flavor that overwhelms the chocolate, coffee, and even the sweetness of the base beer. It's a bit confusing and I'm not quite sure if I like it or not.

Dwarven Power Bottom also seemed less viscous and thick than regular. I had this on draft at DLD 2016.

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Dwarven Power Bottom (Muscat Barrel Aged Dark Lord) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 172 ratings.
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