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Baller Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

598 Ratings
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Ratings: 598
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 336
Gots: 423 | FT: 22
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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dogfishandi

New York

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-12-2011 04:43:00 | More by dogfishandi
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-12-2011 04:36:28 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to jedwards for sharing this brew. 22oz. bottle served in a tulip. Pours one shade shy of black with a tan-colored head that quickly dissipates into a light, oily skim with a thin, bubbly band around the edges. Interesting nose - citrusy, hoppy, dark roasted malts and a trace of sweetness towards the back. Taste consistent with nose - this beer has a tremendous malt backbone with a pleasant charred quality that becomes slightly acrid towards the back. Mouthfeel is medium in body with a slightly oily texture and a lively/crisp carbonation with a light alcohol burn at the finish. A really interesting blend although I was surprised at its hoppiness given the base beers (I guess it comes from the Darkness). That said, this beer really comes together as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 23:07:17 | More by Jwale73
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tripelhops

Missouri

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-10-2011 03:38:40 | More by tripelhops
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pperez38

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-09-2011 06:31:03 | More by pperez38
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tonyclifton36

Illinois

2/5  rDev -52.7%

12-09-2011 03:13:38 | More by tonyclifton36
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hansgruber

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-08-2011 02:58:36 | More by hansgruber
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at the Three Floyd’s Anniversary Party.

Appearance – Given in a nice plastic cup, heh. A dark, black colored beer with a decent brown fluffy head that dissipates slowly leaving chunky lacing.

Smell – Lots of sweet aromas, toasted and roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate. Not much coffee sadly, and a bit of alcohol. Just a hint of hops.

Taste – A nice hop kick up front which takes away some of the relative sweetness. A decent amount of char and roasted malts mixed with an unmistakable Dark Lord sweetness. As with the nose, not much coffee characteristics. Milk chocolate, a hint of dark fruits and licorice.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, a bit thick and creamy, nice carbonation.

Overall – A decent beer, though honestly it didn’t blow me away. Enjoyable, but one I will have to revisit in the near future.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2011 01:34:20 | More by SpdKilz
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danielnovak3

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-07-2011 21:13:11 | More by danielnovak3
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afipsycho13

Virginia

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-07-2011 17:54:04 | More by afipsycho13
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StoutFest

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.1%

12-07-2011 05:27:10 | More by StoutFest
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Florida9

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours flat black in color and has a visible viscosity to it. Forms a small tan head that is thicker around the edges of the glass. Decent retention. Light lacing.

S: Aroma is of roasted malts and a little coffee with some grassy hops.

T: More roasted malts and lots of grassy hops. Surprisingly heavy on the hops. Coffee and a slight acidity.

M: Heavy body, but lighter than either DL or Black Albert. Good carbonation and an appreciable bitterness.

O: A good beer, though I've got to wonder where all the hops are coming from as I don't recall any of the "component" beers being very hoppy. Makes me think this beer is more than the sum of it's ingredients. In the end I found this one is almost a combination of an Imperial stout and a Black IPA. Rather interesting.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 02:44:44 | More by Florida9
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indieraycer2

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-06-2011 22:23:32 | More by indieraycer2
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-06-2011 00:49:21 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Miamilice

Vermont

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-05-2011 22:26:59 | More by Miamilice
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Vdubb86

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-05-2011 16:25:32 | More by Vdubb86
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GRG1313

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

12-05-2011 05:54:16 | More by GRG1313
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ucis

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-05-2011 02:54:19 | More by ucis
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PlinytheFarter

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-05-2011 01:28:22 | More by PlinytheFarter
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BDeibs

Colorado

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-04-2011 06:42:40 | More by BDeibs
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zachary80

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Allen for the pour. Let this one get to mid 60s for the review.

Pitch black. Small but dense chocolate head fades. Lacing is a little light but present.

Deep smell, coffee and chocolate are the two most prominent aromas.

Vanilla up front. Coffee-like bitterness lingers for a long time. Lots of complexity in the dark beast but its hard to pick out specifics.

Low carbonation, full body.

I would never have guessed that the alcohol was so high for this beer. Easily seems like its several points lower except for the bigness. Nothing really stuck out to me about this brew though.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 03:04:22 | More by zachary80
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BrewinHeadBanger

New York

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-03-2011 20:30:17 | More by BrewinHeadBanger
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bootsdomino

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-03-2011 00:49:47 | More by bootsdomino
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Viciousknishs

Virginia

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-02-2011 17:41:06 | More by Viciousknishs
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-02-2011 05:35:01 | More by DoctorB2B
Baller Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 598 ratings.