Baller Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by jmarsh123:
3.98/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On tap at the FFF Anny Party.
Pours very dark with a faint tan head that dissipates quickly. Tons of sticky brown lacing even down the plastic cup especially once it warms a bit. Not quite as much as DL, but still sludgy.
Aroma definitely has some assertive hops from the Darkness I'm guessing. Light coffee, chocolate and dark fruits are in the background as well. Slightly boozy.
Definitely a big hop kick up front. A little bit of sweetness comes through in the end and it finishes with a roast coffee flavor. Hops are still present throughout.
Silky, but not cloying like fresh DL. Lowish carbonation levels and medium-thick mouthfeel.
I've only had 3 of the beers in here, but for the most part there seems to be a good balance and it's actually pleasant fresh unlike normal DL. Not as good as Darkness though. I am very much looking forward to aging this one as I'm curious what complexities will come out once the hops fade. If it's anything like '08 DL or '10 Darkness when aged, it will age beautifully.
Serving type: on-tap
11-22-2011 14:25:59 | More by jmarsh123
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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
Baller Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.