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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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OtsegoHive

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +24.1%

05-08-2012 16:54:15 | More by OtsegoHive
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FievelGoesWest

Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-19-2011 23:33:10 | More by FievelGoesWest
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OldIronLungs

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-15-2011 16:04:40 | More by OldIronLungs
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leprakhan

California

5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-17-2011 05:40:19 | More by leprakhan
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karatebartender

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-15-2011 17:12:05 | More by karatebartender
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charladam

Colorado

5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-03-2011 06:11:20 | More by charladam
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ScreamForMe

Washington

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-15-2011 07:28:38 | More by ScreamForMe
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-14-2011 15:44:36 | More by Kaydogg
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Pellinore1

Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-24-2011 03:22:19 | More by Pellinore1
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-01-2011 10:02:02 | More by HopsMatt
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JamesV23

Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.1%

03-06-2014 22:37:35 | More by JamesV23
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mcorwin

Ohio

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-15-2011 04:24:18 | More by mcorwin
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billzee

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-15-2011 21:16:22 | More by billzee
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-15-2011 01:29:13 | More by thebouch01
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-13-2011 22:56:17 | More by spycow
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PlinytheFarter

Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-05-2011 01:40:36 | More by PlinytheFarter
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mpdrago

Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.1%

02-06-2012 04:57:01 | More by mpdrago
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Jamison85

Indiana

5/5  rDev +24.1%

03-23-2013 21:06:29 | More by Jamison85
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.1%

10-07-2012 01:39:27 | More by captainbearcat
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mynie

Indiana

4.97/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deep dark blackness like an overused metaphor involving a troubled soul. Opaqueness breaks only at the very bottom of the glass, only when held against a lamp. Sorry--I got tough standards when it comes to stout pours. No five for you!

The scent, however, is stout dry stout perfection. HOPS. Roasted malt. Dear god this is bittersweet tastiness all perfectly cooked and melted down.

Taste transfers over. Yummy yum yum. Big warm hops welcome you in, very dry, backed up by almost-as-strong dry, roasted bitter stout malts. These give way to a very smoky middle, but it's a unique smoke. Not meaty or chessy. It tastes like stout grains being smoked. Wonderful. All this ends on an inexplicably sweet malt finish.

This is one of my very favorite beers. I'm sorry, Rogue, but 3 Floyds is now my favorite brewery. Grab this if you can find it. It makes life worth living.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2006 00:19:04 | More by mynie
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badbeer

Iowa

4.95/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured deep black color with a brown head that left excellant lacing. Smell is incredible, piney hops come right through, paired with some roastiness and cocoa. I wouldn't normally expect so much hoppyness in a dry stout, but it paired wonderfully. Taste of coffee and cocoa paired with a wonderful piney hoppyness. Mouthfeel had medium carbonation and medium body, very dry finish. I love this, and even with the steep price tag, I will and did pick up more. Definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2006 03:51:17 | More by badbeer
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Erdinger2003

Iowa

4.93/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The lacing is thick and holds very well, the colour of the head is 2mm from the top of the beer and the the color is almost jet black, but has a very thin line of brown at the edges when held up to the light.

The smell has a lot of hops, the seemingly are mixed: cascade and some other hops. I get a good balance of dark roasted malts that are present and they're slightly molasess in flavor that compliments the body nicely with a mellow flavor.

The tart coffee malts are the main body that goes great with the hops that are very strong, but still compliments the body nicely with a mellow flavor.

The mouthfeel is slightly carbonated, but smooth and slightly watery.

I gave it a 5, nuff said.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2006 05:33:57 | More by Erdinger2003
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westweasel

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber bottle that was stored in the fridge for about 6 months.

The beer poured out a mysterious, jet-black with about 1/4 inch of khaki-tan foam head. Lots of belgian lace all along the glass. The aroma is wonderful - coffee and vanilla dominate, some chocolate in there too.

The taste is excellent. Strong roasted malt flavors - definitely coffee, vanilla, carmel, and chocolate. This beer is an excellent balance of sweet and roasted malt flavors and notable hop bitterness - but the bitterness is not overpowering.
The mouthfeel is very full and creamy. It has a nice dry, slightly bitter finish.

The drinkability of this beer is very high. With the subdued bitterness, this won't
overpower the taste buds. You can easily enjoy a couple of pints, but the beer
is filling. If you were to pair this with food, I think that it would go well with a
chocolate raspberry dessert.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2006 20:34:39 | More by westweasel
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wcudwight

North Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Looks like an espresso in a snifter. When I first smelled this beer I said "oh wow" out loud to myself. Wonderful coffee aromas but there's a fruitiness that really sets this beer apart from other Irish Dry Stouts or any other stout for what it's worth. The aroma is only an appatizer for the flavor. How did they make such a wonderfully complex beer and make it so sessionable at the same time? Lot's of roasted flavors, coffee, caramel much like other stouts but only better. But what really makes this beer special is the hops. I don't understand how 3 Floyds seems to make the perfect hoppy beer everytime. They manage to pack lot's of hoppy flavor in their beers without making it a hop bomb. This beer is no exception to the 3 Floyds rule. The mouthfeel is wonderful and somehow is both creamy and dry. This is a fantastic beer and it's thin enough in body and 5% abv to make it the perfect session ale. Thanks to Brewcrew76 for this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2010 03:44:15 | More by wcudwight
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neonbrown82

Nebraska

4.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is without a doubt the most full flavored and complex Irish Dry Stout I've tried. I'm very impressed. Three Floyds has once again shown me why they are my favorite brewery. Thanks to jpm30 for the bottle.

Pours to a jet black color with a nice chocolatey head. Nice curtainy lace. Looks good.

The smell is amazingly hoppy. Something I've never been able to smell in other dry stouts. Probably not exactly "to style," but phenomenal nonetheless. Also some rich chocolatey malt and a light smoke. Reminds me of a well rounded Gonzo Porter from Flying Dog.

The taste is a nice continuation of the nose. Very smooth. Even though it is very hoppy, it doesn't overpower the rich malty goodness of the stout. If it were any less dry, I would consider this a 5.25% Imperial Stout.

The mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy. Awesome. Very insanely drinkable. I've been craving a beer with such a massive ass kicking flavor without the massive ass kicking alcohol buzz. Thanks again Three Floyds and jpm30.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2006 04:46:31 | More by neonbrown82
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Black Sun Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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