Barrel Aged Black Sun Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MrMcGibblets:
3.4/5 rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A: black w/a nice creamy tan head.
S: whiskey/bourbon dominates. smells like a 13% alcohol bomb. charred wood. the smells of the base beer (dark roasted coffee mostly) struggle underneath the qualities it has taken on from the whiskey barrel.
T: again, the whiskey barrel aging dominates. hot alcohol. in the battle of black sun stout vs the whiskey barrel, the barrel has grounded and pounded black sun into submission mere seconds into the first round.
M: a bigger-bodied base beer would have helped here as well. alcohol heat dominates and lingers.
O/D: perhaps had they mixed in a portion, or larger portion of non-bal aged black sun this would have been better. or, some time aging to mute the alcohol/whiskey notes. i felt it was overall unbalanced in a not so great way. certainly worth a try though, and for those that like the whiskey barrel aspects to be front and center, this may be manna for them.
Serving type: on-tap
02-12-2012 17:27:46 | More by MrMcGibblets
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3.93/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
On tap at Local Option on 12/14/12, served in a snifter.
Pour: Pitch black, with some tan head that quickly dissipates to a collar. No lacing.
Smell: Big bourbon bite up front, followed by some dark chocolate, and more booze. Roasted malts on the finish.
Taste: Follows the nose with boozy bourbon up front, some dark chocolate, and a light marshmallow. Lots of roasted malts. Finish is boozy bourbon and caramel.
Mouthfeel: Lighter, with nice carb. Booziness is warming and hot. I can imagine this was very hot when it was first released.
Overall: A nice, lighter bourbon barrel stout. A little hot still, and I'm not sure the body can suppor the barrel aging.
Serving type: on-tap
12-15-2012 21:15:59 | More by cfrances33
Barrel Aged Black Sun Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.