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Baller Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

610 Ratings
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Ratings: 610
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 341
Gots: 423 | FT: 21
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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KickInTheChalice

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4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes. From notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Baller Stout pours a molasses brown color with a cherry tint and a small tan cap.

The aroma ranges from sweet to bitter, with molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla, figs, raisins, cherries, and a bit of alcohol in the nose.

Each sip has a nice complexity to it as well. The dark chocolate, vanilla, and dark roasted malts all come through first with a sweet molasses presence. The flavor mellows out a little bit, allowing for some fruit notes to come through before mellowing out with a espresso bitterness. A little bit of alcohol coats each sip as well.

The effect of the blending has definitely given this a smooth mouthfeel. There is a slightly sweet and stick beginning, but the sweetness lets up before the sip progresses too far. The carbonation is creamy and smooth. The body ends up on the full side, but not as full as 13.8% would have me believe.

Given that I have had each of these beers previously, it was not a shock that I enjoyed the blend of all four. It does seem like blending them took out some of the defining characteristics of each beer, however, which is unfortunate. It simply cannot be as good with all of the idiosyncrasies blended out.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 06:32:30 | More by KickInTheChalice
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Baller Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 610 ratings.