Baller Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.35/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A- Inky black with a very small brown head that disappears almost immediately.
S- Lots of roasted malt, almost to the point of burnt malt. Also some chocolate and coffee
T- Dark Lord is definitely the dominant component. The sweetness from Dark Lord shines through, but there is much more hops from I think the Mikkeller. The sweet/hop contrast is very strong and dominant through the first half of the beer. As your palate adjusts throughout drinking, you get a nice coffee flavor and a decent amount of chocolate. A very minor hint of vanilla is also present.
M- Low carbonation, medium to thick bodied. Pretty smooth.
O- A very complex beer. As I extended the time I drank this beer, I found more and more flavors. Very impressive, but at the same time, this complexity should be a bit easier to find. It took me literally a good 30 minutes before I started getting coffee and chocolate. Dark Lord is probably too dominant here and you can tell the brewers all tried to make their own beer shine. I think if it the Dark Lord was a bit more muted, this would be an epic brew. Still great, just not what it could be.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2012 06:24:38 | More by kif
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