Black Sun Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by bkilpatr:
2.53/5 rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. 03/17/08
The bottle says "it's not normal" and after opening it I can understand why. Massive hop aromas hit as soon as I pop the cap.
It pours black with huge tan head, almost 4 fingers. I didn't pour that vigorously either. The head stays with it, and leaves good lacing around the glass. Smells mostly of grassy hops, with some chocolate also. Doesn't really smell like a stout to me, with all the hops.
Taste is similar to the smell. Very hoppy with bits of chocolate and roasted coffee. Nothing in the taste really says stout to me - the hops way overpower the malts. Very dry and bitter. Full bodied with medium carbonation. I couldn't drink more than one of these if I wanted to - the hoppiness is too much for me (for a stout).
Definitely 'not normal', the oddest Irish stout I've had. Hoppier than I am used to for a stout. I'm not sure I'll be visiting this one again.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2008 03:17:13 | More by bkilpatr
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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 806 ratings.