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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: 181
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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Photo of sliverX
4.93/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from growler to glass, pitch black nice one finger mocha head faded down to a film and ring around the edge of the glass. Left decent lacing.
Smells like a fresh cup of dark roasted coffee, would expect no less.
Tastes like a cup of coffee, I'm thinking I may need to pick up some of the coffee from Intellegencia or whatever it is. Pick up a nice herbal/medicinal hoppiness that fits perfectly... Hmmm maybe float a couple hop cones in the morning joe..
Mouthfeel is medium to start but finishes light perfectly suits the brew
Drinkability damn... a 1/2 gallon won't just cut it, especially since my girlfriend (who is in no way a craft drinker) keeps taking my glass and trying to play keep away... I'll share
She was intrigued enough to ask where the brewery was so she could get more... I think when we make it to Chicago at some point we'll make a detour...

sliverX, Nov 13, 2010
Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Dreadnaught33, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of antoines15
4/5  rDev -9.3%

antoines15, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

ObeMaltKinobee, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of spark3148857
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.

spark3148857, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of CityofBals
3.75/5  rDev -15%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

MrMcGibblets, Oct 31, 2010
Photo of brycevolk
5/5  rDev +13.4%

brycevolk, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of sbricker
5/5  rDev +13.4%

sbricker, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of CaptainNomihodai
5/5  rDev +13.4%

CaptainNomihodai, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of NooseJustice
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of sgoro
4/5  rDev -9.3%

sgoro, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of birdsellam
3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

birdsellam, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of ChugginOil
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

ChugginOil, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of Anonymous1
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Anonymous1, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of yeahnatenelson
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

yeahnatenelson, Oct 30, 2010
Photo of Pecan
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Pecan, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of BUNZILLA
4.5/5  rDev +2%

BUNZILLA, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of kodt
4.5/5  rDev +2%

kodt, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
5/5  rDev +13.4%

IMSPEAKNOENGLISH, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
4.5/5  rDev +2%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of funkyaudio
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice black color with a small ring of tiny bubbles. Its pretty thin, but does leave some slightly syrupy traces around the glass as you swirl. Aroma is a massive wave of dark roast coffee, with the flavor following almost identically, except there are a few slight notes of chocolate with the coffee flavors. As I mentioned it is on the lighter bodied side of things, but also very very smooth and easy to drink. Really is remarkable how much it tastes like pure iced coffee. TRULY a fantastic beer if you’re into these sorts of flavors... cannot wait until I get to try it again! And here I thought coffee bender was going to be the closest beer to an iced coffee I’d ever try

funkyaudio, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of Rihup
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Rihup, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of Mark000
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Mark000, May 12, 2012
Photo of illini4x4
4.5/5  rDev +2%

illini4x4, Apr 22, 2012
Hell's Black Intelligencer from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.