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Photo: Martha WilliamsBarrel-aged Malört

Try 3 Floyds' Dark Lord aged in a Jeppson's Malört barrel at Kaiser Tiger

Written by
Elizabeth Atkinson

Two cult favorite Midwest beverages become one this month, when Kaiser Tiger releases Dark Lord beer aged in a Jeppson's Malört barrel. But to try it, you have to prove your mettle by rolling the Dice of Doom for $2. Kaiser Tiger says the Dice of Doom have dire consequences, but we've been given intel that the consequences, at their worst, will be a shot of Jeppson's Malört (and that's not all that bad, now is it?). You'll get a 1.5-ounce pour of the beer following your dice roll.

3 Floyds' Dark Lord is a highly sought-after Russian imperial stout brewed with coffee, Mexican vanilla and Indian sugar. It's released once a year—on the brewery's Dark Lord Day in April. The barrel used for the collaboration is a white oak barrel with medium char that held Malört for eight months. Malört is typically not aged in barrels, but doing so reduces the bitterness and increases the fruity flavors of the wormwood liqueur. The barrel-aged Malört was tapped at Paddy Long's, Kaiser Tiger's sister bar. A little Malört was left in the barrel to keep it fresh, and it was sent to to 3 Floyds, who filled the barrel with Dark Lord last April.

Try the beer at Kaiser Tiger starting at 5pm on Saturday, November 21. There's only one barrel of the Malört-infused Dark Lord, so arrive early if you want to try it.

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