Baller Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by xnicknj:
3.38/5 rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
22oz bottle poured into taster - thanks rob
Pours an inky blackness, think and viscous with barely any head or lacing.
An intense assortment of scents in the nose with hoppy bitterness, sweet chocolate, roasted coffee beans and dark malts. Boozy warmth, dark fruit and vanilla.
Having tasted all of the base beers numerous times, this is a borderline insane combination of flavors. Robust and earthy with a hoppy snap up front, followed by waves of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and dark fruit. Touches of candied raisins supported by a thick, heavy dark malt backbone. Roasty and warm with an upfront boozy finish.
Fullest of full bodied, decent carbonation, sticky and heavy on the tongue. I, as many others did, wanted to really enjoy this but it's almost just too much. The $30 price point really doesn't help either.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2012 13:48:58 | More by xnicknj
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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.