Popskull - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by alleykatking:
4.38/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Came home tonight and the roommate wanted to open up his bottle from DLD. Had to say yes to spliting the bottle.
A- Poured into a pint glass. Nice deep dark brown color...almost black. Little 1/8 inch off white/tannish head that went away rather quickly. Left very little lacing around the sides of the glass.
S- Nice burnt malt smell. Alcohol lingers very faintly with this. There is also hints of spice, brown sugar, and a funky fruit smell. Almost like the fruit is a little past it's prime.
T- This is a great tasting beer. Has a nice malty backbone with crisp chocolate hint to it. Also, the fruits come through as this beer warms up. The wood is very faint at first but also becomes more apparent as you drink more and more. The ABV is very well hidden and this drinks like a nice brown ale for sure. Oh also, a nice hint of brown sugar.
M- Good clean mouthfeel to it. Medium body that coats the whole mouth very nicely. Nice carbination that doesn't over do it kind of dances over the tounge in a nice way.
D- I could drink this on a regualr basis if given the chance. Luckly there is 5 more bottles of it sitting at home. Nice change of pace from the IPA's and DIPA's that I usually drink.
Overall, I really enjoyed this FFF/Dogfish union. True it's nothing really over the top but at the same time...I like the idea of making a good beer that the masses will enjoy altogether. And I think these guys did a great job of doing just that.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2009 08:09:15 | More by alleykatking
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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.