Popskull - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by skinny0ne:
4.7/5 rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A joint brew by Dogfish Head of Delaware and 3 Floyd's in Indiana. They've combined for a special "braun" ale that's aged on pala santo wood with botanicals.
The brew is a very dark brown with almost no light through it. On top is a thick, creamy, and chocolate head. It leaves a bit of lacing, but not much. The aroma is fully chocolate and roasted coffee. The carbonation sizzles on the tongue. A good amount of roasted black coffee and chocolate come through. A bit of caramel as well. It tastes "spiced" although I can't pinpoint anything specific. In the back is a moderate amount of alcohol although the label doesn't indicate it's strength. It leaves a good bit of flavor in the finish.
Overall, even with a lot of flavors, it doesn't overpower. An excellent brown ale worthy of the collaboration between the breweries.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2010 00:52:27 | More by skinny0ne
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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.