Three Floyds Dark Lord 2012
Three Floyds Dark Lord is a Russian Imperial Stout. This beer is released once a year at Dark Lord Day at the Three Floyds Brewery in Munster, IN. I got this bottle of the 2012 vintage in a trade (Thanks Joe!) and I aged it for about a year waiting for the right time to enjoy it. It turned out that a weekend retreat with (most) of the BDR crew was that time!
Wowza, this is one sweet stout. I mean REALLY sweet. I have rated some overly sweet stouts kind of harshly, but this one is sweet in all the right ways. Getting sweet cola, cherries, dark fruits. pure cane sugar, molasses. There is a base of burnt malt underneath but I have never experienced those malts so dominated by sweetness in an RIS before. The booze in this 15% ABV beer is at this point almost totally hidden. Truly amazing, this is one of those beers you wish would never end.
If you would like to see our reaction to trying this for the first time check out this clip on BDR TV!