Popskull - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by roadhouse:
3.75/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
22 oz. bomber into a snifter
Pours very dark brown, basically black aside from a bit of mahogany highlights when held to the light. A tan head a little less than an inch thick forms on top and quickly falls to a skim. A bit of lacing left behind.
Aroma is very strange. A mix of wood, vanilla, nuttiness, herbals, roasty malt, and a bit of butter. A slight dark fruit character.
Taste is not quite as strange. Some nutty character up front along with a bit of fruitiness coming in but I can't really discern what. The wood is quite prominent as it contributes a sweet vanilla taste towards the end. A slight roasty edge in the linger with a bit of alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, super creamy texture, very smooth going down for the ABV but combination of the flavors don't make it extremely drinkable.
A very interesting beer from the two. Definitely seems like Sam was a bit more in control of the recipe on this one.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2009 06:49:51 | More by roadhouse
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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.