Baller Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.63/5 rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to SteveFinny for this. Not sure what to expect from this as DL is hit or miss, Darkness is too hoppy for me fresh, Black Albert sucks, and Beer Geek Brunch is pretty good.
4.0 A: Black color. Two fingers of tan head. It's mostly frothy, but there's also a creamy component. Retention isn't bad given the massive ABV. Decent sized ring of lacing is left.
4.0 S: This smells mainly like Darkness and Black Albert, but it ends up being quite nice. Deep roastiness. Tangy caramel and earthiness from the DL and BA, respectively. Formitable citrus and herbal hoppiness from the Darkness. Coffee in varying degrees from all of them. Chocolate in abundance from them all. Booze is well hidden. Overall though, this is closer to Black Albert than any of the others, but perhaps an improved BA.
3.5 T: The taste is even more like BA. Earthy and almost minerally. Quite hoppy as well. Supple roast, bitterness has some strength to it. Chocolate, tangy caramel. Light coffee. Booze is pretty well hidden again. It's lacking integration of flavors to an extent with the earthiness not meshing well with the hops, which never really works well in a stout. Despite all this, it's not bad.
3.5 M: Heavy body, perhaps too heavy. It's almost like drinking booze yogurt. A little too chewy. Reasonably creamy though.
3.5 D: I doubt I'd buy this if it were a shelf beer, so $30 for a bomber is clearly a ripoff. FFF cashes in on beer geeks like no other. If only their beer was a good as the hype.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2012 00:49:33 | More by DavoleBomb
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