Three Floyds Bar­rel-aged Dark Lord De Muerte

LOC: Mun­ster, In­di­ana ABV: 15% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

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What the brewer says

“Dark Lord aged in bour­bon bar­rels with gua­jillo pep­pers.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Con­cord grapes and cherry cough syrup fol­lowed up by pump­kin. There’s some choco­late in there and maybe some spice. But a lot of root veg­eta­bles, such as sweet potato and car­rots. Weirdly rem­i­nis­cent of pro­cessed baby food.” Fla­vor: “Earthy maple sweet­ness up front. It’s quickly crushed by waves of pep­per heat. The beer is thick, but it’s hot from spice and al­co­hol heat. Lot of fruit in there, squash, con­cord grape, and ar­ti­fi­cial cherry. Very sweet and syrupy with a touch of umami.” Over­all: “The thick and vis­cous body is vis­ually ex­cit­ing, but one whiff of car­rots and peas in the nose jolts you back to re­al­ity. On the sip, it gets a bit bet­ter at first with a touch of bar­rel sweet­ness, but then the veg­e­tal pep­per notes catch up and the heat starts to sear the painful mem­ory into a deep part of your psy­che that no amount of coun­sel­ing can cure. Booze and veg­eta­bles. Hot and weird.” 79 AROMA: 9 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 15 MOUTH­FEEL: 3 OVER­ALL: 8

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