Blakkr - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by guityler83:
3.6/5 rDev -13.5%
A: Dense three finger head, fine bubbles with a light mocha color. The foam receded quickly but it was so tall it took a while. When it rested, it left a honey comb style lacing on the edge of the snifter glass and a slim layer on top. The opaque beer is black with only a slight dark brown color coming through around the top edge.
S: Bright and spicy hop character, pine and subtle grapefruit. Light toasty and roast characteristic from the malt. Clean overall.
T: Moderate to strong spicey pine bitterness (chinook?) that flows consistently to the end. There are also some grapefruit and orange peel flavors in the hop department. A moderate milk chocolate and charred roastey character with toast and pie crust. The aftertaste leaves a mix of pine and chocolate. The balance is on the hop (75/25).
M: A creamy mouthfeel with higher levels of carbonation. Medium bodied and a somewhat crisp finish. No astringency
O: The creamy chocolate flavors really make this different then a lot of other IBA's I've had. The piney spicey bitterness keeps it in the IPA level. Still not a fan of the style.. why do I keep getting them then.. But 3Floyd's is figuring out how to make it more enjoyable..
06-01-2014 03:29:59 | More by guityler83
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3.71/5 rDev -10.8%
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
06-24-2014 15:35:54 | More by beatenbyjacks
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
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.
05-21-2014 18:52:26 | More by Brenden
Blakkr from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.