Popskull - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by mjl21:
4.22/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Acquired via trade...thanks Josh! 22 ounce bomber poured into the new SA glass. From DLD 09. No abv info is given.
A-Pours a dark brown with lots of red visible towards the bottom of the glass. Has a one finger sandy head that rests at a half finger level. Nice lace is left.
S-Lots of malt is present. Pick up on sweet chocolate and a little coffee roastiness. It is reminiscent of a mocha. The Palo Santo wood and vanilla come out as it warms. Not able to really decipher the botanicals used.
T-Lots of malt hits fast. The chocolate is very noticeable and it is a mixture of bitter chocolate, dark chocolate, and sweet chocolate. Initially there is a decent roasty aftertatste, but as it warms the wood and vanilla become a lot more prevalent. Every few sips I pick up on some citrus. It also has a nutty flavor.
M-Medium bodied and the nice head retention gives it a creamy and smooth feel.
D-The high abv is very well masked, but it does warm you up. The fact that it is so malty limits its drinkability.
Really glad I got to try this one. As others have mentioned, this one seems so subdued coming from these two brewers. I always enjoy the Palo Santo Marron and this one is its lower abv brother. Good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2009 19:43:53 | More by mjl21
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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.