Black Sun Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by ngandhi:
3.53/5 rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On-tap at The Bread Company in Urbana, IL. 3.25/pint.
Light-medium bodied, hop-intensive for a stout.
If you know Three Floyd's, this is actually an appropriate stout; otherwise, it might catch you off guard. There isn't a pure focus on malts as there is with many stouts. Oddly enough, the goal doesn't even seem to be carefully balancing roasted malts with hops. Instead, this is quite hop heavy for a beer.
The nose and palette are more than half hops and the light body further suggests that this isn't very malty or stout at all. It has a distinctive Three Floyd's taste and smell from its hops (American Cascade?). As the Web site says, "Three Floyds Brewing was founded in 1996 by Nick Floyd to satisfy his thirst for big, hoppy, honest beers." That hoppiness is characteristic and a part of everything 3F makes -- even their stout.
You have to appreciate the effort. It's a nice stout for a warm day; a summer stout if there is such a thing. Especially nice to get it at The Bread Company (if you're ever in town) where it's served at cellar temperature off a hand pump tap. Nice black pour with good head retention.
Surprising. If even Guinness Draught is too heavy for you (shame!) then this should be right up your alley. A good, very original dry Irish stout.
Serving type: on-tap
07-30-2003 19:36:33 | More by ngandhi
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
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