Popskull - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by hero27:
4.38/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22 oz bottle.
Two bottles of this given to me as a birthday gift from my brother. What a guy, i tell ya..
Pours a heavy, opaque chestnut..aroma of burnt dark chocolate & oak.. Gigantic roasted malt flavor makes this a sweet beer overall, but 3F (as usual) manages to throw a remarkable amount of hops in this one to balance it out really well.
Very smooth all the way through, with a mouth-coating texture actually quite similar to Dark Lord. For 10%, this slides down as easy as any..and the alcohol is barely noticed in the flavor, with the exception of a slight burn on the tastebuds.
This is definitely more 3F than DFH, as the ingredients all seem to be right out of the Three Floyds playbook..but that's not a bad thing. As an imperial brown ale, this manages to blow the doors off most brews in that category. Glad I got the chance to try this rare one. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
10-12-2009 00:51:52 | More by hero27
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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.