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Barrel Aged Black Sun Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Barrel Aged Black Sun Stout
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4
pDev: 14.5%
Wants: 18
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our delicious stout aged in a barrel has a nose of coffee, roasted malts and piney hops. This medium bodied stout has a broad depth of maltiness and a clean dry finish.

50 IBU

(Beer added by: GbVDave on 01-14-2007)
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mynie

Indiana

4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I didn't try this earlier in the day because, well, I knew I wouldn't be able to taste it after drinking the barrel aged Dark Lord. Went back to the hotel, passed out, woke up and then came back. They still had the Black Sun on tap, so I had to try it with a nice, fresh pallet.

Pours medium opaque in a glass snifter. Actually seems more translucent than regular Black Sun. Still, nice head, nice color.

The giant west coast hop presence of Black Sun is gone, replaced with the giant, rough malt of a very strong porter. The cherry twang is clear, too, bringing back fond memories of Perkuno's Hammer.

Tastes much more bourbony than it smells. Giant, single malt scotch smokiness, moving into rough weedy and grainy porter malts--like just sticking a handful of grain into your mouth--and then it slides into the tart sour cherries and a roughly smooth finish, like a good oatmeal stout.

It's like you're drinking three beers at once and all of them are good.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2007 04:35:08 | More by mynie
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Loudiamonds305


4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-28-2012 06:06:29 | More by Loudiamonds305
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awdturboiv

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-19-2012 04:21:54 | More by awdturboiv
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emerge077

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap @ Map Room during FFF night in a fluted tulip glass. Thanks to Barnaby for the round!

Inky black with a ring of mahogany at it's edges. There was a full two fingers of mocha tinged foam that stuck well to the sides.

Amazing bourbony nose of charred oak, vanilla, toasted coconut, brown sugar sweetness. Very aromatic and well blended, no trace of alcohol, though it shows it's strength. Just fantastic... I was inhaling this in between sips. Later the wood dominated, with the dry chocolate of the stout starting to peek through.

Rich flavor of bakers chocolate, woody tobacco, vanilla, moderate char, and dry oak in the aftertaste. The bourbon element was just right and well integrated. Dry in the finish with a mild fudgy sweetness. No cherry/tartness as mentioned in reviews of prior batches. Full bodied with low carbonation, though not much bigger than non-BA Black Sun. Easy enough to drink, the abv wasn't noticeable in the taste, but it was certainly felt. FFF's answer to BCS. Nice stuff!

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2010 17:16:51 | More by emerge077
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TMasterFlash

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-10-2012 00:26:42 | More by TMasterFlash
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mcc1654

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-01-2012 18:06:32 | More by mcc1654
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-17-2014 04:47:03 | More by mattmarka1
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mvdillman

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-19-2013 00:13:42 | More by mvdillman
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boss024

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-15-2012 22:54:05 | More by boss024
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jaa1984

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-10-2012 18:01:56 | More by jaa1984
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AutumnBeerLove

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-21-2012 22:03:49 | More by AutumnBeerLove
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Rogorama

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

05-09-2013 23:28:21 | More by Rogorama
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C2H5

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-29-2012 11:44:20 | More by C2H5
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KevinmusPrime

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

05-04-2013 16:43:48 | More by KevinmusPrime
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Agold

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-29-2012 15:44:41 | More by Agold
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boilermakerryan

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-21-2012 15:03:56 | More by boilermakerryan
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DrWalterWhite

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-05-2012 01:54:16 | More by DrWalterWhite
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kif

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at FFF Brew Pub, poured into a snifter.

A- Almost completely black with a very small brown head.

S- Coffee, chocolate, nice roasted malt, and bourbon.

T- Chocolate, vanilla, a lot of bourbon. Surprisingly no cherries present, so I wonder how much they changed the recipe.

M- This is where the beer let me down. I was expecting a full bodied creamy feel, similar to Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. This was far more thin, which I felt didn't match with the style.

O- Overall this was a pretty good beer. Pretty complex and enjoyable to drink. I just wish they made it a bit thicker which would have made it exceptional.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2012 00:01:38 | More by kif
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BrandonDZ

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-26-2013 19:57:06 | More by BrandonDZ
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-03-2012 15:19:29 | More by vrbulldog22
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-24-2013 15:34:30 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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rlgard1

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-18-2012 21:49:27 | More by rlgard1
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AlphaKingKegger

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-15-2013 04:36:11 | More by AlphaKingKegger
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-29-2012 15:20:04 | More by ADTaber
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at FFFs BrewPub. Dark/Muddy in appearance. Right off the bat, you can smell the bourbon. I like the regular Black Sun, but this is such a unique brew, I can't help but prefer it over the regular version. Has a great mix of sweetness and creamy/smooth taste...a must try if you're lucky enough to find it on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2009 17:35:08 | More by Sean9689
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Barrel Aged Black Sun Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.