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Popskull - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 106
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-26-2009)
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EPseja

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 22oz bottle at just below cellar temperature in a pint glass and shared with my two brothers. Purchased fresh from the brewery two days ago.

A - Exceedingly dark pour with dark chocolate syrup looks. Nice, fluffy tan head and decent retention. Lacing is spotty but abundant. Upon first look, one might think they were about to enjoy an Imperial Stout.

S - Slightly boozy with obvious chocolate, cocoa and molasses notes. Dark, dried fruits. Almost nothing about the smell of this beer says, "brown ale".

T - Very sweet and syrupy going in with obvious vanillin from the oak aging. Some maple flavors and dark cherries are also detected. Only a hint of cloying. Very mild tartness in the back and a powdery dry finish.

M - Perfectly carbonated with a gentle tingle on the tonuge, a "puff-up" to fill the mouth, and a creamy, satisfying swallow. Excellent.

D - Brown ale, eh? Perhaps it is when compared to DFH's Palo Santo, but that's about it. This is a heavily fortified take on a normally genteel style. Full of flavor, a pleasure to drink, but take my advice and split your 22oz bottle with someone else (like I did). All in all, this is one delicious and well crafted beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2009 01:20:29 | More by EPseja
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Popskull from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.