Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Dark Lord Imperial Stout

Tonight while brewing, a friend of mine presented a bottle of Three Floyd's Dark Lord Imperial Stout. It's a seasonal brew that generally sells out hours after being released. My beer appreciating friend drove to the brewery and waited in line to purchase six bottles (maximum allowed) of this syrupy brew. Each twenty two ounce bottle will set you back $15.00, and it's worth every penny. I know it sounds like a lot, but people shell out money for fine wine without batting an eye. Dark Lord does indeed venture out of the realm of beer, borrowing characteristics from fine wine and spirits. But I'm not going to go on and on about it as there are many resources out there that can better put this beer into words. I certainly can't. This Russian Imperial is currently rated number two on Beer Advocate, so there are plenty of reviews there - most of which hit the nail on the head. I will tell you, however, that this beer poured from the bottle like used motor oil. It's been a while since I've seen a beer of this magnitude. I would recommend seeking this one out!

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

The way you shot this really makes it look like that bottle's about to walk over and kick your ass. It's all imposing and stuff.

Also, I'm marvelling at the physics of your baker's rack. :-P