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

BA SCORE
89.1%
Liked This Beer
4.14 w/ 174 ratings
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:
#2,462
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
174
Liked:
155
Avg:
4.14/5
pDev:
10.63%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
36
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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

Photo of Knapp85
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a deep black color with a thin tan head. The smell of the beer is sweet some barrel notes but has some soy in there too. The taste of the beer has a bit of soy in there along with some sherry and oak and molasses. The feel of the beer is full bodied, very oily. Overall it's a massive brew, was pretty good.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mothman
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had the power bottom at dld and gave it a 4.25.

This rating is for the 2013 moscatel barrel aged version.

Light beige head. Dark brown/black in color.

Lots of sweetness and dark fruits. Wine like flavors and red grapes. Licorice and molasses. Some chocolate and red cherries.

Medium to full bodied. A bit of roast.

A bit different than the power bottom, but I still enjoyed this one.

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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 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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4.06/5  rDev -1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.35/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.1/5  rDev -1%

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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of 22Blue
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BeerOps
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterSki
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle generously shared by Chris at my 33rd birthday party. Served in a FoBAB taster pint glass.

A - Looks nearly identical to the port version. Perhaps a tiny bit less foam lingering on this one.

S - Incredibly sweet. It's like drinking moscatel mixed with Dark Lord; go figure! I like dessert wines, so this works for me, for the most part. Not much oak or booze, just intense fruit, caramel, chocolate fudge, and so forth.

T - There's a mild soy and tobacco note in the finish for which I don't totally care. Not much oak, and minimal booze. Otherwise the flavor is nearly identical to the aroma; a mix of sweet dessert wine and Dark Lord.

M - Nearly identical to the Port version. Huge, sticky, oily, chewy, and viscous. Low carbonation, reasonably well-hidden alcohol.

D - Again, it's nearly the same experience as the Port, but with a bit less vinous tartness and a touch more sweetness. Again, best enjoyed in 2-4oz servings, and really needs a bit more oak and spirit bite to offset the sweetness of the base beer.

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Dwarven Power Bottom (Muscat Barrel Aged Dark Lord) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89.1% out of 100 with 174 ratings
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