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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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89
very good

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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Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
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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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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-06-2013 02:05:38 | More by t0rin0
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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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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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


3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

01-13-2013 20:03:59 | More by MordorMongo
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-11-2013 22:59:46 | More by spycow
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

12-17-2012 06:40:53 | More by AgentZero
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cfrances33

Illinois

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
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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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1Adam12

Indiana

4/5  rDev 0%

06-29-2012 23:19:57 | More by 1Adam12
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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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brycevolk

Ohio

4/5  rDev 0%

04-30-2012 13:28:33 | More by brycevolk
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curly31989

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-29-2012 22:42:54 | More by curly31989
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at 3 Floyds for Dark Lord Day 2012. Served in one their stubby taster-size glasses.

A - A tan foam settles to some persistent wisps, a thick collar, and minimal lacing. The body is near-black.

S - Aroma is quite enticing, with a great mix of earthy bourbon, vanilla, toasted grains, coconut, milk chocolate, and the faintest residual floral hop character I get from the base beer.

T - The taste starts out quite similar, but yields to a moderately sharp whiskey bite that gets fatiguing by the end of the glass. More roast and dark chocolate, and less of the wonderful vanilla flavor in the aroma. Some cherry and dark fruits round things out.

M - The base beer isn't the biggest to begin with, so this ends up on the lighter side of medium. Quite tannic, and with surprisingly zesty carbonation presence. A hint of warming, but nothing excessive.

D - The smell is wonderful, but unfortunately the taste is merely enjoyable. I remember liking this a tad more a few months back when a growler was shared late one night at the Hopleaf. Still, it's another fine barrel-aged offering from 3 Floyds that I'd gladly have again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2012 21:55:56 | More by MasterSki
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aasher

Indiana

4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap the day after DLD.

It's a medium bodied dark chocolate brown in color with a creamy one finger head. The nose consists of sweet milk chocolate, roast, vanilla, oak, and bourbon and is really smooth and well integrated. The flavors mirror the aromas. It's really smooth with moderate carbonation and a nice barrel esque vanilla. It has great flavor, actually very similar to the Elijah Craig 18yr that I had this morning. This beer was delicious!

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2012 17:54:11 | More by aasher
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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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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev 0%

04-29-2012 14:57:52 | More by denimdemon
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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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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-29-2012 01:45:11 | More by bsuedekum
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

03-27-2012 22:04:46 | More by egrace84
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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

4/5  rDev 0%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

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Barrel Aged Black Sun Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.