Popskull - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by dismal:
4.43/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
My 100th review so I thought I would bust out something kinda special. Picked a couple of these up at Dark Lord Day. From a bomber to pint glass. Pours a dark brown with a small very light tan head that fades quickly to a minimal head of almost nothing. Leaves little to no lacing down the glass. The smell right away reminds me of Dogfish Head, kind of that signature aroma I get from most all of their stuff. Other than that kind of a burnt smell, kind of woody. Not hoppy at all but some malt smells are there. Also a hint of chocolate. The taste is pretty good. Like the smell I get that signature Dogfish Head taste, I think it's apparent this one is a collaboration between the two breweries. I also get some chocolate in the taste, it's more apparent after a few sips. I can also get a nutty or woody taste as well. A higher ABV it's not noticeable to me making this one very drinkable. I'm not a huge brown ale drinker though I do enjoy them from time to time this one is up there for me. I think Three Floyds and Dogfish Head did a great job on this one. Overall great stuff. Unfortunately this was my last bottle. I'd love to get more, maybe one day!
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2009 20:38:16 | More by dismal
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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 173 ratings.