Dark Lord from Three Floyds is like the quintessential Midwest “big beer”. It’s huge (13-15% ABV), it has a cool label, an awesome name, and a must-attend event that is centered around its release every year in April. Plus, death metal starts playing when you crack one of them open. Most people think that the wax is for preventing oxygen and identifying the year it was brewed, but it’s really there to keep the death metal at bay.
Recently, my pal Gus from Professional Beer Reviews decided to crack open the vertical he had been working on, plus a few of the earlier vintages and a couple of barrel-aged Derk Lerds for extra brutality. Thanks, Gus! Gus is working on a video for the tasting, so make sure you check it out when it comes out!
Dark Lord Vertical – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord (2012)
Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte (aged with ancho and guajillo chili peppers) (2012)
Plus a bunch of other incredible beers (more on that later)