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

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198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 180
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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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-10-2014 17:51:48 | More by Hugonaut13
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.65/5  rDev +5.4%

This beer was surprisingly tasty for 6%. Another win for FFF. Had on tap at the brewery.

The beer has a nice dark dark brown color, a small ring of off white head and a good looking body.

The smell has plenty of great fresh coffee brand with a nice chocolate malt base. Some nice hip esters float out as well, I know it's cliche but it reminds me strongly of Founders Breakfast Stout.

The taste is extremely balanced, a great blend of sweetness and lots of roast, with plenty of body. Lots of fresh coffee, a great grainy oatmeal malt base, and nice fudge notes. A little bit of bittersweet tastes in the finish.

Feel is good, nice body overall and well carbonated. Wish it was thicker.

Overall an excellent brew.

03-13-2012 21:17:56 | More by Dreadnaught33
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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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CityofBals

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15%

09-12-2013 02:55:14 | More by CityofBals
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

A: black, thick, persistent light brown head and full lacing.
S: good dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate mostly.
T: really well-balanced between the light/medium sweet dark bready/chocolatey/coffee malts and the roastiness (but not overly so) and smooth bitterness. kinda like a perfectly sweetened(for me-not too much) espresso.
M: well-carbonated but still rich and smooth. medium body.
D: nice that there is so much flavor in a 6% stout-drinks much bigger than it is. listed at 28 IBU. please bottle this-better than moloko, black sun, or alpha klaus.

10-30-2010 23:15:08 | More by MrMcGibblets
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spark3148857

California

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
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antoines15

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-15-2012 16:27:10 | More by antoines15
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sbricker

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-14-2011 15:05:46 | More by sbricker
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brycevolk

Ohio

5/5  rDev +13.4%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-15-2011 16:17:01 | More by sgoro
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-13-2011 07:30:16 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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ChugginOil

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%

Enjoyed in an 8oz plastic cup during "destruction".

Pours a very dark, black coffee color with luxurious legs. An inch of tan head.

Nose is coffee on the fresh side, milk chocolate, more coffee grounds and roasty malts.

The taste has an awesome amount of fresh, roasted coffee beans, smooth milky chocolate, and roasted malt. Awesome, fresh coffee characteristics here.

Mouthfeel is medium on the lighter side with medium carbonation.

Overall, outstanding coffee beer that was totally worth it.

03-10-2012 23:08:33 | More by ChugginOil
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NooseJustice

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-01-2013 18:30:23 | More by NooseJustice
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

11-16-2012 08:05:30 | More by Anonymous1
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -5.2%

Imbibed at the FFF Brewpub 10/29/2010. Served in a glass coffee mug.

Appearance -- Pours jet black with two fingers of sudsy khaki head. Not too shabby.

Smell -- Cafe macchiato, dark roast malt, faint toffee sweetness. The Intelligentsia coffee takes center stage for certain.

Taste -- Again, rich roast coffee is in the limelight. Tastes like the morning's first cup with a splash of cream and a dash of turbinado sugar, black patent malt, gentle oats, and baker's chocolate.

Mouthfeel -- Medium in body with medium-high prickly carbonation.

Drinkability -- The Floyd clan really hits the nail on the head with this coffee oatmeal stout. It leans hard on the coffee to accentuate the malt roastiness. Moreover less malt sweetness than in the usual oatmeal coffee stout. Robust, very well balanced - dare I say tempered? Not too much acrid roast/coffee grounds bitterness. One of the better coffee-centric beers I've ever had.

10-30-2010 02:56:08 | More by yeahnatenelson
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Pecan

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

12-20-2012 08:56:08 | More by Pecan
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birdsellam

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

02-16-2012 00:37:17 | More by birdsellam
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.4%

04-24-2012 22:45:18 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

11-17-2011 00:11:11 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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kodt

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-06-2013 21:50:33 | More by kodt
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2%

10-07-2013 05:02:08 | More by BUNZILLA
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Rihup

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

11-07-2013 16:27:59 | More by Rihup
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illini4x4


4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-22-2012 17:56:18 | More by illini4x4
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.7/5  rDev -16.1%

On tap at FFF

A - Dark brown with a nice one finger frothy milk chocolate head. Looks rather thick

S - smells of toffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, oatmeal and a hint of roasted espresso. A nice, complex nose.

T - Espresso is the main flavor I note at first. There is a roasted oatmeal smoothness to it with hints of dark chocolate. He finish is bitter espresso with a nice roasted malt finish. Overall, I found the flavor to be a bit lacking compared to the note.

MF - light body with light carbonation. I wish this was a bit thicker as I think it feels light for the rest of the beer and prevents the flavor from really shining

O - Another good offering from FFF. This has a great nose and looks great but the mouthfeel and lighter flavors really let's this one down and prevents it from being a great beer.

03-11-2012 22:17:29 | More by jeonseh
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Mark000

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-12-2012 15:40:36 | More by Mark000
Hell's Black Intelligencer from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.