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Black Sun Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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807 Ratings
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Ratings: 807
Reviews: 462
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 190
Gots: 85 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
6.5% ABV, 50 IBUs - Black Sun has a nose of coffee, roasted malts and piney hops. This medium bodied stout has a broad depth of maltiness and a clean dry finish. December release.

(Beer added by: zerk on 12-16-2002)
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Skidz

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out deep, chocolately brown and sits a desolate black in the glass with a thick, creamy brown head. Fades to a light skim with some decent lacings.

Right off the bat, dampened citrusy hops ooze out from the beer, glowing with oranges and grapefruit. Baker's chocolate and dark roasted coffee are tangled up in the mess as well.

Tastes dry and malty up front, lots of cocoa and coffee bean flavor all over. Tangy lime zest comes in from the sides. Bitterness takes over the finish, paired well with heavily roasted malts.

Very nice mouthfeel, creamy and smooth all the way. Mild and soft carbonation in a medium-full body.

Honestly, I have to stop buying into this 3F's crap. Ten bucks is WAY too much for a bottle of this, I don't care how limited the production is either, it's still not worth it. And while this could be an excellent Dry Stout, it shares common ground with many of 3Fs other beers, that being a dominant citric hop character that is hard to look past. It just doesn't belong in a beer of this style.

But goddamn, it is a good tasting beer, but not a good beer for the price.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2006 04:05:43 | More by Skidz
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Black Sun Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.