Black Sun Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by WastingFreetime:
4.25/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours out a black color with three fingers of craggy tan head that lasts for several minutes and leaves behind some pretty loops and swirls of lacing with each sip. Body and carbonation levels are both on the lighter side of medium, smooth and creamy texture.
Smells of deep roasted coffee, dark chocolate-coated raspberries with a hint of plums, medium levels of pine resin and lighter amounts of charcoal aroma. In the flavor, the dry charred malts are predominant over the coffee and the pine resin is more of a restrained back-up to the bittering from the roasted / char malts themselves. Raspberry / plum appears lightly in the flavor about midsip but quickly ducks out of the way of the finish, which is as bitter and dry as it should be and gradually tapers away from the tongue with each sip.
The most remarkable aspect that stuck in my mind about this brew is the way it manages to have pine resin, dark fruits, and charred malt in a combination in which the pine resin is content to stay in the background rather than overtaking the other elements, yet still be identifiable. This careful juggling act was set within a really top-rate presentation / appearance / texture context, which helps the beer to produce an impression of something really special, greater than merely the sum of it's individual parts.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2012 21:58:22 | More by WastingFreetime
More User Reviews:
3.65/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Appears to be very dark brown, if not black, in the glass, but holding it up to the light reveals it to be a bit thin and translucent. Forms a moderate sized deep tan colored head, but the beer offers little retention. Light lacing.
S: Aroma is mostly roasted malts, coffee, and cocoa with a mix of citrus and piney hops.
T: Taste starts of with mostly roasted malts and milk chocolate, then it thins out. Lighter notes of coffee and citrus hops. Maybe a slight hint of smoke.
M: Medium bodied. Lower carbonation. Mild bitterness.
O: A decent stout. A bit hoppy for the style, but that is to be expected with FFF.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 02:01:05 | More by Florida9
Black Sun Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.