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Black Sun Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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807 Ratings
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Ratings: 807
Reviews: 462
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 190
Gots: 85 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
6.5% ABV, 50 IBUs - Black Sun has a nose of coffee, roasted malts and piney hops. This medium bodied stout has a broad depth of maltiness and a clean dry finish. December release.

(Beer added by: zerk on 12-16-2002)
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ngandhi

Illinois

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.

Relax, relax.
ng

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2003 19:36:33 | More by ngandhi
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Black Sun Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.