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Baller Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 641
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 354
Gots: 432 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

MarkIntihar, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

monitorpop, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

surlytheduff, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Treebs
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample had the FFF Anniversary Party. Served in a plastic sampling cup.

A: Very dark black with a tan head. Splotchy lace is left down the cup.

S: Sweetness with toasted malts and some chocolate fill the nose. Nothing special.

T: Taste is much more complex than the nose. Roasted malts, dark chocolate. Slight bitter coffee grounds with some nice dark fruits (figs and dates mostly). There is a little booze on the backend with a touch of heat.

M: Heavy bodied with a viscous coating quality to it. Good carbonation.

O: Tasted like a blend of Darkness and Dark Lord. I haven't had Black Albert, but I can't imagine it added anything substantial to this. It tasted good, but it wasn't mind blowing.

Treebs, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

cosmonick, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of AgentZero
3.55/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Black beer, very viscous looking, with a nice brown head that left a lot of stick on the sides.

S - Very sweet smelling with some fruity yeast. I actually get more Black Albert with a bit of Dark Lord than any of the other beers (maybe 2010 Darkness-like aroma). Wish there was more Brunch Weasel.

T - A lot of milk chocolate, dark malts, and fruity yeast. It's quite sweet, without any super complex characteristics. A bit of black licorice as well, which is nice only because it breaks up a bit of the sweetness. Not great, but it's not a bad beer.

M - Not super thick, but still heavier side of medium. Smooth, decent carbonation.

O - Not a great beer, not a horrible beer. There's several of the beers added together I prefer alone. Fun collaboration, but results were merely whelming.

Note: If I had a suggestion for FFF in producing an anniversary beer like this I would have went BALLS OUT to turn up the quality a notch. First I would have hired a professional blender to figure out what ratio to put these together in, much like Firestone Walker does with theirs. Secondly, I might have considered aging the result on some bourbon (cause we all love -bals) or perhaps a special other spirit barrel so we can look forward to stages of cooling off and added complexity. But even without that, would have definitely done the blender, as I would have like certain other flavors to stand out and some to be complimentary.

AgentZero, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

kawilliams81, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

hurfer, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

jeffoatess, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Captain88, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

JohnPPutz, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

johnbjaeger, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

DruD, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

bertram, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

1noa, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

deedlejuice, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

yeahnatenelson, Nov 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

GBallHead, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

sbricker, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

1Adam12, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Donerik
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I got a full sized glass of this at 3F anniversary. Sampled from my eligant plastic cup over about an hour.

A: Perfect, black with a nice head. It's amazing what force carbonation does to a stout. It looked right. A nice thick black beer with a brown hed that melts into a brown cap, then a brown ring. So thick it coats the glass.

S: Rich, Malty, Goodness. I'd say the scent was richer than roasty. the beer is sweet although not cloying and that comes through in the aroma

T: Good, not a let down my any stretch, it combined what I liked about each beer that went into it without being too cloying, or too hoppy, or having too much coffee. I think this will be a 5.0 with some age. I have 3 bottles so we'll see.

M: Silky, sticky, but not cloying. Some RIS (darklord) are absolutly thick, some RIS are too thin. This was just right.

O: Greater than the sum of it's parts. I like all of the beers but they take some love to love them. Darkness is a bit too hoppy when it's young that mellows into an extraordinary beer, Darklord is supremely thick, I love about 4 oz of it...comes in 22 oz bottles...BGB is a classic mikkeller beer, a touch off, hard to quantify. This beer beats them all, one of a kind.

Donerik, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

MeisterSmudge, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

bauermj, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

joey5cents, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

camil1mj, Nov 14, 2011
Baller Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 641 ratings.