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Baller Stout - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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94
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693 Ratings
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Ratings: 693
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 12%
Wants: 367
Gots: 431 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AleWatcher on 11-12-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Three Floyds’ 15th Anniversary beer. A blend of Dark Lord, Surly Darkness, De Struise Black Albert, and Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch.
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993rd Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
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Thanks to Steve for hosting and opening this one.
*Shared by those at MrHirschybars*

App- A small inky black pour with a lot of foam in it. Didn’t really expect this one to foam a bit in the glass. Thought would be a bit more oily and black like DL.

Smell- There was a quite a bit working here from all the stouts. You had roast and grain, you had smoke and dark fruits. Wasn't sure what final blend was, but could've been worked on a bit more.

Taste- This wasn’t my favorite beer of the night by any means with some great small and some great and RARE stouts being opened. I did find that the blend could've been re-worked a little bit more to showcase more of the Darkness fruits and some more of the Belgian notes as well. The overwhelming DL blend to this one just brought it down for me.

Mouth- A medium body with a lower medium carbonation level. Dark chocolate, coffee and roast after taste. A good feel but not as creamy as I would like it to be. A little more grainy.

Drink- Thanks Steve for opening this up. I wasn’t going to trade for this one seeing as I wasn’t sure I could land one. Kinda glad I didn’t now.

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Sweet, heavily roasted nose; lots of char and sweetness, reminds me of tar and molasses. Surprisingly coffee forward, mildly fruity from the Black Albert component.

Extremely sweet palate, but also sharply bitter. Acrid, acidic malt, bitter earthy coffee, tart blackberry, molasses, tar. Full bodied, bordering on syrupy, but the bitterness builds a lot more than the sweetness. The hoppiness of Darkness comes through slightly, leaving a lingering resiny bite.

This isn't bad per se, but it has too many clashing elements. The mix of intense sweetness, bitterness, coffee and esters doesn't really work.

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Baller Stout from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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