Hell's Black Intelligencer - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.38/5 rDev -0.7%
On tap at Three Floyds:
AP: Deep brown with a creamy tan head.
AR: Balanced roasted malts with slightly sweet and robust coffee.
TS: The coffee is executed perfectly in this stout. Present but not overwhelming and not overly acidic. Oats add a nice sweetness and balance.
MF: Creamy mouthfeel, really superb.
OV: One of the better coffee offerings i've had. A toned down Southern Tier Jahva. The oats are really a great addition. Very enjoyable.
07-25-2012 03:09:56 | More by spark3148857
4.83/5 rDev +9.5%
On tap poured into a plastic cup.
Very dark pour with no visibility. A nice 1 finger head leaves some lacing. Smells is so rich with coffee. Very pleasant smelling. Some grains are also noted. Taste is again full of coffee. I loved this taste. Not much else really going on. Subtle notes of chocolate. Mouthfeel is somewhat full and well carbonated. Overall I loved this. So much coffee. Amazing.
07-13-2012 01:41:21 | More by abrand
4.45/5 rDev +0.9%
Reviewed from notes taken 4/13/2012
P: 8 fl oz pour into a glass jar.
A: SRM is black. Opaque. Light tan head, 1/2 in, dissipates to line the top of the beer. Light carbonation. Medium lacing.
S: Big dark roast malt profile with generous oat additions. Coffee is surprisingly light on the nose, but becomes more pronounced as the beer approaches room temp.
T: Big oat flavors along with heavy dark roast malt. Coffee was a bit lighter than expected. Light natural, lightly bitter chocolate notes. Dark roast malt and oat on the aftertaste.
M: Medium body. Dark roast malts and oats give a moderate chewy/viscous feel. Wet finish.
O: Just when I think the Floyds only know how to rock out with their hop out, they remind me that I'm an idiot by making something like this or the Mushy P. HBI is without a doubt one of the better, I'd say top 5, Oatmeal stouts I've ever had. It's my favorite style, so I'm pretty critical when it comes to oat stouts. Huge oat flavors dominate this beer. I wish I picked more coffee, but then again this beer was fantastic as is. PLEASE BOTTLE THIS BEER ALREADY!
05-12-2012 05:59:05 | More by tsauce2
4.45/5 rDev +0.9%
On-tap at DLD 2012, poured into a plastic cup, reviewed from notes.
A- Pours a super dark brown, verging on black, has a thin layer of creamy tan head.
S- Unbelievable coffee aroma, really delicious coffee beans and roasted grain, some chocolate, smells awesome.
T- Big blast of coffee beans, bitter and heavily roasted, a bit of char and then some bittersweet dark chocolate.
M- Medium-bodied, medium to low carbonation, feel is maybe slightly thin but I think it's fine.
O- An awesome coffee beer, FFF + Intelligentsia is definitely a winning combination.
05-06-2012 00:48:44 | More by WillCarrera
4.95/5 rDev +12.2%
Had on tap at Three Floyds Brew Pub on 5/1/12
I had been wanting to try this beer for a long time now and it did not disappoint.
Appearance: Poured a black, dark coffee-like color with some dark brown to red tones on the edges where the light hits. This beer looks like a cup of black coffee, and I mean black. Very nice looking beer. Even the consistency looks like coffee.
Smell: When I smelled this beer, I turned to my friend and just let out a blissful sigh. This is one of the best smelling stouts I've ever had the pleasure of inhaling. HUGE (the all caps is an understatement) coffee. Not just your ho-hum folgers either. This beer smells like great coffee. While you can mostly detect the awesome roasty coffee notes, there is a faint sweetness hanging out on the sidelines.
Taste: I can die happy. (again...) HUGE coffee notes. Roasty, bitter, with a touch of sweetness. Then comes the dark chocolate, that sweetness I smelled in the background. The coffee and dark chocolate create a perfect medley of roasty, bitter, and sweet flavors that had me smiling the whole time. This beer made my day.
Mouthfeel: If there's one thing I can knock this beer on is the mouthfeel. It felt a little thin. Not in a bad way, though. In comparison to other oatmeal stouts it could be said that it is light bodied. However I think that adds to the experience and enhances the coffee flavors. It's sort of thin and very smooth...like coffee.
Overall: This beer had me smiling the whole time I was drinking it. It has a place in my top 10 beer list now. I hope that Floyds ends up bottling and distributing this soon because it is hands down one of their better beers (and that's saying a lot!). If you can get to the pub, if you like coffee, or are in the mood to try something different and new you have to get this beer.
05-05-2012 02:27:45 | More by lookitsmp
Hell's Black Intelligencer from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.