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Hell's Black Intelligencer - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 176
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An oatmeal stout brewed with Intelligentsia coffee. "Richard yet lives, Hell's Black Intelligencer" - Queen Margaret, Richard III

28 IBU

(Beer added by: AleWatcher on 10-25-2010)
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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-27-2012 04:02:01 | More by minterro
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-14-2012 13:58:42 | More by pghawkins
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-11-2012 04:05:26 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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ianconcidine


4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-05-2012 04:14:40 | More by ianconcidine
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

07-28-2012 05:40:05 | More by bsuedekum
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spark3148857

California

4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2012 03:09:56 | More by spark3148857
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Jarpo

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-16-2012 00:16:33 | More by Jarpo
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abrand

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2012 01:41:21 | More by abrand
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sammo

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

06-25-2012 17:07:00 | More by sammo
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fergster75

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

06-16-2012 20:03:17 | More by fergster75
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jdcooper88

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

06-14-2012 23:15:17 | More by jdcooper88
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-27-2012 19:50:37 | More by Zaphog
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hattingc

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-26-2012 17:06:38 | More by hattingc
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lbriones5


4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-26-2012 14:45:35 | More by lbriones5
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -54.6%

05-21-2012 18:17:46 | More by SickNukes
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Mark000

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-12-2012 15:40:36 | More by Mark000
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2012 05:59:05 | More by tsauce2
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danp14

Michigan

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-11-2012 17:16:02 | More by danp14
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Caterwaul

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-09-2012 00:05:43 | More by Caterwaul
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dschuster03

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-07-2012 22:40:08 | More by dschuster03
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2012 00:48:44 | More by WillCarrera
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lookitsmp

Illinois

4.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2012 02:27:45 | More by lookitsmp
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-01-2012 01:49:42 | More by ADTaber
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brycevolk

Ohio

5/5  rDev +13.4%

04-30-2012 13:27:02 | More by brycevolk
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zachary80

Indiana

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-30-2012 02:06:52 | More by zachary80
Hell's Black Intelligencer from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.