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Blakkr - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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333 Ratings
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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 11
Gots: 20 | 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 is the 22oz bottled 3 Floyds version, brewed in collaboration with Three Floyds / Surly / Real Ale.

(Beer added by: AMG55 on 03-24-2014)
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Greasy

Kentucky

1.25/5  rDev -70%

04-28-2014 13:00:13 | More by Greasy
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

2.21/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

22oz bottle of the FFF version of the collaboration. Thanks Randy. Poured into a Surly goblet today, 3/4/2014.

App- pitch black, fairly viscous, two finger mocha head with good retention and lacing. Looks like a regular stout.

Smell- lots of citrus hops, roast malts and... Bacon? What the hell is this?

Flavor- up front, grapefruit and passion fruit with a nice roasty malt character supplemented by some milk chocolate sweetness. If it stopped at this point this is a good black IPA. Alas, the last half of this beer is salty bacon. Super weird, not bad but really weird.

Mouthfeel- nice full bodied brew, nice carbonation and that's about it. Finish is... gross.

Overall- this is different but not in a good way.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 02:29:04 | More by Stevedore
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

04-28-2014 21:47:18 | More by ToddBeans
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Jlabs

New York

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

07-21-2014 14:16:07 | More by Jlabs
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Adkins1203

Ohio

3/5  rDev -27.9%

04-20-2014 23:12:26 | More by Adkins1203
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osuskin

Indiana

3/5  rDev -27.9%

05-29-2014 23:20:12 | More by osuskin
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reedmn

Ohio

3/5  rDev -27.9%

07-21-2014 03:06:22 | More by reedmn
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doldham

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

05-28-2014 20:08:25 | More by doldham
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Jimbobebop

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

07-12-2014 02:59:19 | More by Jimbobebop
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Halfbrother83

Illinois

3.29/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bomber poured into a snifter.

A - Pours pitch black with a finger of khaki head that remains with good retention.

S - Big hops reminiscent of Alpha King up front, charred malt, even a little bit of bacon on the back end.

T - Roasted malts and chocolate, some deep earthiness, bitter hops towards the end.

M - Light-ish body, medium carb, sticky with a bitterness that lingers on the palate.

O - This is indeed a strange, yet drinkable beer. The combination of the flavors is a bit odd, and at the end, Blakkr really feels like a beer with an identity crisis: a stout that wants to be a pale ale. A fun experiment, but not one for repeating.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 16:48:03 | More by Halfbrother83
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-08-2014 03:44:59 | More by GRG1313
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

05-16-2014 20:17:18 | More by BGsWo22
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loganburgh

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

05-24-2014 17:39:42 | More by loganburgh
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thereal_adam

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

05-31-2014 18:23:58 | More by thereal_adam
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-21-2014 23:24:42 | More by brandoman63
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

04-17-2014 19:44:33 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Herky21

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-01-2014 21:49:40 | More by Herky21
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beefsquatch

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

05-18-2014 20:32:49 | More by beefsquatch
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zofoandrew

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-12-2014 19:36:16 | More by zofoandrew
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-09-2014 20:12:52 | More by IAmHollywood13
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Kyrojack

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-07-2014 15:19:51 | More by Kyrojack
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RaulMondesi

California

3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Usually if Raul saw a thee headed dragon coming at him he would run the other way. But Blakkr? Nah, he'd chill with it.

Thang has that roast game on like an outdoor BBQ, and it's mixed ok enough with those IPA elements.

As a whole, it's not bad, but it's also not exactly good. Like that Kardashian/Jenner experiment, Kylette (or whatever her name is) Raul wouldn't turn it down, but he's not exactly stoked.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 01:46:31 | More by RaulMondesi
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.59/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 3.19.14
Bottled 02/14/14

A - Pours a very dark brown with a creamy dark tan head with good retention.

S - Lots of hoppy pine and citrus.

T - Hoppy up front, then roasted chocolate malt, thena beef jerky - smoke finish.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Nice hops. I didn't love the fake smoke finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 05:02:28 | More by HuskyinPDX
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guityler83

Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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..

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 03:29:59 | More by guityler83
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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 15:35:54 | More by beatenbyjacks
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Blakkr from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.