Popskull - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by EPseja:
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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3.58/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Bomber into a matching FFF teku. The brew appears a very dark brown color with a finger of khaki head. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a thin film across the top of the brew. As the cap fades, it leaves some spots of lacing effect on the glass. A swirl revives about a finger back to the surface. When held to the light, the brew shows a brilliant color of ruby clarity through the body.
The aroma is a bit nutty blending with a grainy quality and a suggestion of chocolate covered raisins. There is almost a lactose sort of milky sweetness across the backend of the nose that fades into a faint oxidized touch. As it warms up, a bit more focus on dark fruity aspects emerge (plum, dates, more raisins) but it never smells like it is the listed 10% abv.
The taste pretty much reiterates the aromatics. Chocolate covered raisins, a hint of coffee bitterness blends into almost a milk chocolate sweetness. Some raisins, plums, prunes and dates. Some nutty grain flavoring persists into the aftertaste. Each time I take a sip, there is a hint of fruity alcohol flavoring but it never comes out in a way that suggests it is as strong as the label lists.
This is a medium to fuller bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is pretty darn easy drinking for 10% but is lacking a bit in character. I am surprised by how linear this brew is. Pretty much just a strong brown ale with not much else to offer. I dont know how I let this much time slip by before opening this, perhaps it was better when fresh?
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2013 01:23:41 | More by stakem
Popskull from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.