Baller Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.1/5 rDev -3.1%
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.
12-11-2011 23:07:17 | More by Jwale73
4.22/5 rDev -0.2%
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.
12-08-2011 01:34:20 | More by SpdKilz
4.22/5 rDev -0.2%
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.
12-07-2011 02:44:44 | More by Florida9
4.13/5 rDev -2.4%
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.
12-04-2011 03:04:22 | More by zachary80
3.83/5 rDev -9.5%
Big thanks to Jim for this bottle.
Pours lighter than I was expecting - dark, dark brown with a big thick tan head that recedes really slowly and leaves sheets of lacing.
Aroma is dry and very roasty with lots of heavily roasted malts and cocoa powder. There is also a little bit of green hop character from the Darkness presumably. Also a hint of smoke and licorice as well.
Taste starts with an initial citrus hop kick which is swept away by a smoky roasted malt character. As it warms, it get better with some chocolate coming out. The finish is dry, roasty and slightly bitter.
The mouthfeel is the highlight for me as the Dark Lord really shines, making it full bodied, smooth and thick on the palate.
This is a solid beer though I'm not sure all the parts really come together as a whole for me. Very good, but not great.
12-02-2011 04:15:56 | More by gford217
Baller Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.