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Baller Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 668
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 12%
Wants: 362
Gots: 432 | 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 Floyds’ 15th Anniversary beer. A blend of Dark Lord, Surly Darkness, De Struise Black Albert, and Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch.

(Beer added by: AleWatcher on 11-12-2011)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Founders snifter at about 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

A - Pours fairly dark, nice tan head that dissipates into a little more than a thin lacing. Sticks to the sides a little bit. Looks pretty good overall. Actually sticks very well after it warms up.

S - Hops, dark malts and some light coffee. I think I got some hoppy aromas immediately, then found the mats/coffee as I went in for a good whiff. I am almost getting a little bit of alcohol coming through. I'm finding the Darkness/Albert/Brunch here more than any DL. Could definitely be more potent.

T - Slightly hop forward, with the dark fruits and coffee to follow. It ends with the coffee, which takes on a little bit of sweetness. I think I would best define the after-flavor as a hoppy coffee. Very interesting. There is an ever so slight amount of hotness to be found towards the end. I think the Darkness shows up first, then the Black Albert comes through in the middle. Dark Lord and Brunch show up in the back half and finish.

M - Medium, smooth, decently carbonated body. Feels fine to me, carries everything well. I think it falls a little short of truly being "silky".

O - I had some of this a couple times on-tap and was less impressed. It was, of course, served too cold and there was too much to try to instead wait for it to warm up properly. Certainly a better beer out of the bottle and I think things will really be nice in another 2 years. I think this will age more like Darkness than Dark Lord, which for me is a good thing. This literally falls right in the middle of my preferences of the non-blended versions. I'd really like to see the breakdown of this blend. A little bit of time in a PvW barrel would make this insanely good. I guess that's assumed though.

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Baller Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.