Black Sun Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.58/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
From a 22oz bomber into a St. Vincent College imperial pint glass.
Appearance: A dark brew with an amber hue when held to the light. Two fingers of foamy tan head swiftly emerges after an over-eager pour. The body suggests this beer to be on the low end of carbonation. Bits of sticky foam linger on the glass as I quaff the brew away. 4
Smell: As always seems to be the case with Three Floyds, the first thing I get on the nose is a dose of piney American hops. Roasted chocolate and coffee follow and meld into the mix of hops. This is a nice scent but nothing particularly spectacular. 3.5
Taste: Strong, piney and grassy hops come first, followed by a mild roast of chocolate, just as the nose suggested. This beer is on the sweeter side of stouts. A mild bitterness near the end of the sip provides some dryness to complement the sweet malt. Early on the slightly spicy hoppiness overwhelms the sweet, but as the beer warms the two blend together quite nicely. The aftertaste is a pleasant sweetness with a bit of roast. This tastes similar to the Alpha Klaus Porter in the sense of malt-hop balance. 3.75
Mouthfeel: Body is of a medium thickness, appropriate for this style of stout. The dryness of this beer is just enough to move the mouth to desire another sip, without hindering drinkability. Low carbonation in this beer. 3.75
Overall: Three Floyds has a nice dry stout here, but nothing spectacular. It isn't particularly difficult to quaff, with a mild mouthfeel and relatively low ABV, but it also isn't something I'd go crazy to try and get. Good for a lazy Sunday evening. 3.5
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2012 20:14:58 | More by mwill7287
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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
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