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Baller Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

622 Ratings
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Ratings: 622
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 346
Gots: 438 | FT: 24
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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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%

thanks to homie aaron for this. best drank at near room temp.

pours jet black, thick, light head.

very hoppy and sweet on the nose with a dark roast on the back end. sweet dark fruit, big coffee as this warmed.

this has every aspect of the mix involved, especially the dark lord, black albert, and darkness. very hoppy, sweet, dark and roasted, with deep coffee. some dark black cherry mixed in there (something i usually get from black albert). tons of charcoal and roasted malts. these different aspects came out on their own through out.

mild to medium carbonation. body if full but not as thick as you'd imagine. little bit of heat in the mouth.

this improved drastically as it warmed. the roasted aspect calmed down. very good.

11-20-2011 02:28:41 | More by hooliganlife
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biga7346

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%

Courtesy of my motherfucking boy Cashmoneyvagrant who also was kind enough to trade me one. It sure does pay to have your man go to the FFF anniversary party, I reaped all the fringe benefits without standing line for 4 hours! I kid, I kid...

Poured into a Founders ovresized tulip

A: Very dark and syrupy pour, thin line of foam espresso w/ milk in color.

N: Very hop dominant in the nose, juicy, tangy hop flavors, fresh pineapple, a little earthiness and pine resin; black licorice, a wonderfully restrained sweetness that gives way to bakers chocolate, molasses, toasted honey-ish character, some black pepper. I get glazed fruit, candied yams.

T/M: Smooth and silky, creaminess like whole milk, a very unexpected lightness in the body despite the overwhelming ABV; more of the black licorice, cocoa, white chocolate, carmelized sugar, an earthy hop note that stayed pretty muted despite the big hop aromas in the smell; some charred oak and smokiness in the finish, as the beer warms it becomes more viscous but stayed smooth and drinkable.

D: Pretty neat idea for a stout that turned out fucking great. Pair this with a heavy dessert like chocolate sheet cake for a really indulgent experience.

11-20-2011 02:00:17 | More by biga7346
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drpdaddy

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-20-2011 01:55:25 | More by drpdaddy
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FievelGoesWest

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-19-2011 23:32:53 | More by FievelGoesWest
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thakkar

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-19-2011 23:21:25 | More by thakkar
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dmsohyea

California

3/5  rDev -29.1%

11-19-2011 20:05:46 | More by dmsohyea
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rmaste6282

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-19-2011 16:51:23 | More by rmaste6282
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stbo101

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-19-2011 13:57:42 | More by stbo101
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ashleylake

Florida

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-19-2011 13:46:09 | More by ashleylake
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ZackH

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-18-2011 20:17:02 | More by ZackH
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erric

Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-18-2011 13:35:17 | More by erric
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sampx

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-18-2011 13:34:01 | More by sampx
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Mark000

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-18-2011 01:39:50 | More by Mark000
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wingedeel

Indiana

3.6/5  rDev -14.9%

A friend of mine gave me a couple of bottles of this.

Dont review often,but figured I would put my 2 cents in on this one.

One of the thinner feeling 13+ abv beers I have had.Decent chocolate,coffee, and malt taste up front,some hop/fruit taste on the back end.Certainly not very complex considering the beers/brewers involved.Nice enough beer,but not outstanding.

Probably give my other bottle to a local bar for a tasting.

11-17-2011 23:28:08 | More by wingedeel
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racens

Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-17-2011 23:25:39 | More by racens
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HugeMidget

Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-17-2011 17:28:37 | More by HugeMidget
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genefruit

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-17-2011 16:10:10 | More by genefruit
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Captainren

Michigan

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-17-2011 15:42:55 | More by Captainren
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CashMoneyVagrant

Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-17-2011 04:55:10 | More by CashMoneyVagrant
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beast464

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-17-2011 03:17:54 | More by beast464
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Nachojon

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +3.5%

Had on tap at FFF XV. One of two beers I managed to take notes on before my day got out of hand.

A- It was poured into a plastic cup. Shared a couple pours before grabbing one all to myself. Black beer, thick brown head that held on for dear life to that plastic.

S- Chocolate, coffee, and hops. This thing smelled pretty good.

T- Great flavor profile, the blend of beers made it a flavor monster, so much going on, all of it good. Starts with surprising hops before the chocolate, coffee malts and then a bit of alcohol near the end. Delicious.

M- A lot lighter than expected. But I liked how smooth it was, a little more carbonation than I thought. Crisp.

O- With all the hype this beer was bound to disappoint. But it didn't. It is really a great beer and considering the risk they took in making it I was happy camper drinking it on tap and taking home my bottles.

11-17-2011 02:24:28 | More by Nachojon
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awdturboiv

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-17-2011 02:21:15 | More by awdturboiv
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alpenglocken

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-17-2011 01:15:52 | More by alpenglocken
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Patchmaster

Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-17-2011 00:42:50 | More by Patchmaster
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award0705

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-17-2011 00:31:52 | More by award0705
Baller Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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