1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Three Floyds / Surly / Real Ale Blakkr - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Not Rated.
Three Floyds / Surly / Real Ale BlakkrThree Floyds / Surly / Real Ale Blakkr

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

445 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 445
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 16
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.99% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This double black as night IPA is too massive for just one brewery’s efforts. BLAKKR took the trinity of Real Ale Brewing Co., Surly Brewing Co. & Three Floyds Brewing Co. to actualize this crushing ale. Cheers.

This is the 22oz bottled 3 Floyds version, brewed in collaboration with Three Floyds / Surly / Real Ale.

(Beer added by: AMG55 on 03-24-2014)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 445 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BB1313:
Photo of BB1313
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 2/14/14. 22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours black with a fluffy khaki head that sticks around and leaves great lacing and retention. Smells great. The aromas have a nice blend of citrus and tropical goodness. Lots of grapefruit and pineapple. Some orange zest in the mix. Slightly roasty. There's some subtle chocolate aromas, but the chocolate notes are much more present in the flavors. It has that typical Three Floyds aroma that you find in alot of their hoppy beers. Tastes very good. The hops really shine. Lots of citrus. More orange and grapefruit. Some fresh pine needles. Some black pepper. There's a very subtle spiciness to it. Cocoa malts are there. There's a nice roastiness going on. Alcohol is well hidden and it's dangerously drinkable. Mouthfeel is great. It's full-bodied and simply smooth. There's moderate carbonation and it's slightly velvety. Good stuff.

This is a great collaboration. It's up there with some of the best Black IPAs out there. They really nailed it. It ultimately feels like an amped up/imperial version of Alpha Klaus. Well crafted.

More User Reviews:
Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Beerhunter247
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Chris_Panos
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of SjConroy
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of BrandonDZ
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of JeffNev
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of schoon
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of HopAttack3
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of dsauter
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Adkins1203
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Doing a side by side with Blakkr made @ Surly

Appearance - very bland compared to the Surly version. dark black, but not much head or lacing at all.

Smell - I get a lot more malts out of this compared to the surly, but nothing over the top

Taste - A lot more sweet and malt on this one

Mouth - ends quite dry.

Overall - I really liked the Surly one better

Photo of johnyb
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Brenden
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice, big, creamy solid brown head settles and holds at one finger's height without moving. It rests there on top of a brew that's black as the darkest night. Little to no highlights show when held up directly to the light. The lacing clings strongly, the tattered sheet breaking after reaching the glass's halfway point, from which it continues with pretty strong patching and thick spotting down to the bottom.
Give the aroma some time to develop its complexities or it'll be a pretty one-dimensional balance of roast and pine, but instantly it hits the nostrils hard; the strength of this beer could be intimidating. There's citrus there as well, maybe some smoky cocoa in with the malts.
It really develops on the tongue, and the flavor just about explodes. It has the same combination of huge roast and massive hops but with a sweetness just getting in and easing the onslaught of hops bitterness. Cocoa, maybe a bit of tropical fruits, and something just a little creamy offer superb balance for such a hoppy beast. The roast gives up notes of charcoal briquettes on the finish.
Crispness nips on the tongue, but softly. The medium body finds the right median for the style. A drying aspect to the roast comes into the middle and finishes out. Overall, it's pretty smooth as well.

Photo of roostor07
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of wildcatboy
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cwehr13
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of Sammy
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of WoodBrew
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Three Floyds / Surly / Real Ale Blakkr from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.