May the Dark Side of the Force be with you, Dark Lord Vader. This may not be your father’s beer, and hopefully Darth Vader isn’t you father, either. In my imagination Darth Vader would be swilling down a Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout by 3 Floyds Brewing Co. right after he cut his son Luke Skywalker’s hand off, and told him “I am your Father.” Dark Lord Day is in April, and is the only day that you can buy this indescribable Russian Imperial Stout. Understandably, people line up at the brewery for hours to buy their limited amount of bottles of this decadent black big brew. Leading up to one hell of a music festival with a load of bands and a DJ serving up sick music all day long. I was lucky enough to get to try this beer at Culmination Beer Fest here in Anchorage. Here’s a picture of Gabe Fletcher serving it up in 2012.
Brewed with coffee, Mexican vanilla, and Indian sugar, this beer is ridiculous. I wonder why it’s not barrel aged. I got to sample the 2012 version with the red wax. Looks like Darth Vader is also drinking the 2012, or it could be the 2004. Since he has the entire imperial fleet at his command, he would probably have whatever vintage he wanted. I also thought the red wax was appropriate as it matches his light saber.
Cheers to 3 Floyds, brewing up a whale of a brew with the Dark Lord, and may the Force be with you!
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