Three Floyds Vanilla Bean Brandy Barrel Aged Dark Lord
From Three Floyds – This is our massive Russian-style Imperial Stout aged for one year in a brandy barrel with Madagascar vanilla beans. Thick, smooth, complex, and warming, this rare beer with certainly be remembered.
Three Floyds Brewing – Three Floyds Vanilla Bean Brandy Barrel Aged Dark Lord – On tap at San Diego Strong Ale Festival 2012 – 15.5% abv.
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a thin brown head.
Aroma: Huge brandy. Vanilla chocolate dark fruit. Coffee.
Taste: Sweet brandy, chocolate, vanilla, coconut and maraschino cherry.
Mouthfeel: Syrupy with low carbonation.
Overall: Infinitely better than regular Dark Lord, but I wouldn’t place it higher than Bourbon Barrel Aged DarkLord. Pretty awesome beer.