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Baller Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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559 Ratings
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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 12.29%


Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Three Floyd’s 15th Anniversary beer.
A blend of Dark Lord, Surly Darkness, De Struise Black Albert, and Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch.
(All beers brewed at 3 Floyds)

(Beer added by: AleWatcher on 11-12-2011)
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Reviews by BearsOnAcid:
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BearsOnAcid

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thinner pour than expected. Deep dark brown with a mocha head that never fully settles.

Grassy, hoppy nose. Rich dark chocolate and roasted malt. Some ground coffee; less than expected.

Moderately thick mouthfeel for an American imperial stout. Cloying on the finish with a lot of molasses and dark chocolate. Moderate bitterness. Grassy hop profile. Coffee in the background but faint. I think the blend fades out some of the finer attributes of each beer. Dark Lord really sticks to your tongue on the finish. This is hype at one of its finest moments.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 23:23:56 | More by BearsOnAcid
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3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

22oz yellow-wax bottle, generously bought over by Doug tonight at our celebratory whale tasting. Poured into a Three Floyds teku glass today, 3/22/2014.

App- Dark opaque black body, with a beautiful tan head, one finger, with very good retention. When Doug opened this up, it was pretty much a gusher and made a mess. So, this is a well carbonated looking stout here.

Smell- Charred malts, roast malts, dark fruit, with that characteristic Black Albert charred dark fruit flavour with a touch of Belgian yeast. Very interesting, but at the same time, not the most pleasant nose that I can get from any imperial stout.

Flavour- Meh. After drinking this with Murda'd Out, the best I can say about this beer is that it's sweet with a nice roasted and charred malt character with a touch of Belgian yeast. If I had to pick the two most forward constituents, I'll go with Darkness and Black Albert. Because I don't have any of that Dark Lord soy sauce diabeetus sweetness here. Decent, but nothing that I'd call well-crafted as the components kind of clash.

Mouthfeel- Fuller bodied, good carbonation. Aftertaste of dirty water mixed with chocolate milk. I don't like that aftertaste very much.

Overall- A fine blend of stouts, definitely deserves its reputation of being a pretty lame stout next to its superior barrel-aged sibling, Murda'd Out Stout, but most good beers would also be lame next to Murda'd Out Stout. Not worth paying $30 for this. Still, it's certainly not a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 06:04:56 | More by Stevedore
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Baller Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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