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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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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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Loudiamonds305


4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-28-2012 06:06:29 | More by Loudiamonds305
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amart80

Missouri

4/5  rDev 0%

02-25-2012 00:24:20 | More by amart80
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BFro

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

02-18-2012 22:06:08 | More by BFro
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claaark13

Indiana

2.03/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On tap at FFF.

A - Black with a nice tan head. Doesn't hold well to the glass.

S - Paint and bourbon. Paint more so than bourbon.

T - The light paint taste is through the entire flavor. Bourbon comes through quickly and ends the flavor with a nice oak. Good finish, bit the rest just has a bad off flavor.

M- Medium body with good carbonation.

O - Deeply disappointed. I should've listened to the two people dining with me when they said I shouldn't do it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 04:25:43 | More by claaark13
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birdsellam

Indiana

4/5  rDev 0%

02-16-2012 00:34:11 | More by birdsellam
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

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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stbo101

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

02-10-2012 17:43:11 | More by stbo101
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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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DrWalterWhite

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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

Indiana

3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft over this past weekend at the brewpub

Pitch black with a stream of bubbles not much head.

Smells of whiskey and roasted malts with a touch of barrel and coconut. More of a regular whiskey smell than bourbon.

Bourbon and a nice roasty taste. Sweet malts. Much better as it warms with a strong coffee note on the finish. A bitterness lingers that's reminiscent of drinking some strong dark coffee. 

Way too much carbonation at first but eventually settled down after some swirling. Medium bodied.
 
Overall not too bad. Wasn't crazy about the barrels or at least how they presented themselves in this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2012 21:45:32 | More by hansgruber
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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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FievelGoesWest

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

01-29-2012 00:42:32 | More by FievelGoesWest
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap today at Three Floyds.

Appearance – Served in a tulip. Dark black color with slight brown head that leaves slight lacing.

Smell – Coffee, vanilla, oak, slight bourbon, bittersweet chocolate.

Taste – Quite smooth and nice. The bourbon is not in your face prominent, but more integrated with the other subtle flavors. There is fresh coffee flavors mixed in with the bittersweet chocolate/cocoa. Knowing how crazy sweet DL is, I was worried this might be just too much. In reality, the flavors melded quite well.

Mouthfeel – Medium to lighter bodied, which was interesting to me. I would have thought it to be a bit thicker, though I feel it being lighter bodied actually helped the beer. Finishes with a nice dry characteristic.

Overall – A solid beer I was glad to try, albeit being a bit pricy at $9 for a smaller pour. No noticeable alcohol taste or warmth. Would I drink it all the time? Not at this price – but it would be a nice splurge.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2012 01:12:06 | More by SpdKilz
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discreplayboss

Illinois

1/5  rDev -75%

01-26-2012 23:51:11 | More by discreplayboss
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Orchids

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

01-26-2012 21:36:02 | More by Orchids
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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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boilermakerryan

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-21-2012 15:03:56 | More by boilermakerryan
Barrel Aged Black Sun Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.