Black Sun Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by jakester:
2.95/5 rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I bought this as a single at Union Jack's on the Manatawny. I drank it in a goblet.
Pours an inky jet black with a 1/2 finger head of brown foam. The head falls to tiny spots and a ring, with minimal lacing.
The aroma is really different. Strong chocolate and coffee yes, but strong vanilla as well. Dark dried fruits, (really dark). Hop aroma is very piney/floral. Not real sure this is going to work.
Flavor is coffee and chocolate, with strong vanilla. Hop flavor is very piney. I have never tasted a beer like this. Hop bitterness is high. Dark fruits like prunes, raisins and cherries. There is an odd flavor here I'm not sure I like. Aftertaste is black coffee and pine needles.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a very soft carbonation, bordering on watery. Coffee and hop combination are slightly puckering. Dark malts and hops feel oily on the tongue. Finish dries out nicely.
I usually love everything from 3 F's, but this just doesn't work for me. I think this choice of chocolate, coffee, and piney flavoring hops isn't a good combination. Something is really odd in this beer. I probably would not get it again.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2006 14:37:56 | More by jakester
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.