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Stygian Darkness - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Stygian Darkness
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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This strong, dark Belgian-style ale is just the beer to warm you in the winter months. You also won’t have to put coins in a corpse's eyes to pay Charon, the ferryman to get you across the river Styx to get one, just give the coins to your server.

18 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-18-2012)
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Reviews by LornaLee:
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LornaLee

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-01-2012 18:19:03 | More by LornaLee
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13esd

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-16-2012 00:58:11 | More by 13esd
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zonker17

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%

9 oz draft pour. Little head retention and maintains light carbonation. Dark brown color with a light nose. Nothing really popping as spectacular except the overall balance. Lighter than most Belgians and yet carrying through the candied sugar, carmel, and soft yeast notes... A light dark ale.

03-17-2012 20:27:01 | More by zonker17
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awdturboiv

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-06-2012 04:09:53 | More by awdturboiv
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emerge077

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -8.5%

Served in an 8 oz. tumbler, review from written notes.

Burnished amber brown, delicate tan lacing with a lasting skim on the surface. Body is dark with reddish traces around the edges.

Aromas of toasted grains and fruity dark cherry. Medicinal cherry taste. Dry lingering bitter/tannic aftertaste, sort of slick and a slow sipper. Medium sweetness at first, sticky on the lips, sweet cherry notes tend to dominate. Flavor is a bit dull and one note, yeast driven with little to balance. Creamy light body is nice. Not something i'd look for again though.

04-11-2012 02:12:01 | More by emerge077
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spark3148857

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-27-2012 16:07:07 | More by spark3148857
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jegross2

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

10-15-2013 01:03:22 | More by jegross2
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eorwar

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-06-2012 10:39:20 | More by eorwar
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iadler

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%

A- Pours a slightly hazy brown with a half finger head. No retention or lacing.

S- Caramel and toffee malt sweetness, with some brown sugar, raisins and sweet booze.

T- Again, lot's of sweetness with caramel and toffee notes, brown sugar, hint of dark fruit, peppery spice, honey and some booze.

M- Low carbonation and a syrupy body. Finishes dry with some heat.

O- Wasn't really impressed by this offering from Three Floyds. Really no complexity and it was pretty hot for being 9%.

03-21-2012 05:23:36 | More by iadler
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OrestesMethuon

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +23%

10-10-2012 19:15:09 | More by OrestesMethuon
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-13-2013 15:35:04 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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aliveguy17

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

03-31-2012 08:18:01 | More by aliveguy17
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DTown

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-06-2012 19:21:32 | More by DTown
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Jsmitty1967

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-30-2012 04:00:19 | More by Jsmitty1967
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CanisMajor

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-15-2013 17:15:06 | More by CanisMajor
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-21-2012 18:17:28 | More by SickNukes
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MaseFace

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-13-2012 02:11:07 | More by MaseFace
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%

Ontap at FFF.
Served in a baller plastic cup, then quietly poured into my own snifter that I brought with me.
The look on Steve's face was priceless.

The original nose reminded of Robert the Bruce... Some nice sweet malts hit in a big pleasant way... Then it began to warm and I get; a touch of acrid smoked malt, lots of dark fruit, some yeasty esters, and something the slightest bit tart.
The flavor includes everything I got in the nose; toffee and caramel malt notes, dark fruits like plums and raisins, some sour green apple note at the finish. In a big way, the finish makes me think of a taffy apple.

Body is a bit thin and overcarbed, but it is not entirely without charm.

The beer looks kinda purple and murky-- decent retention but limited lacing.

Overall, this was an interesting offering from th FFF crew-- not one I'll order again, but fun to try.

03-12-2012 17:29:44 | More by AleWatcher
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chanokokoro

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%

On tap at Three Floyds Brewpub, served in a 8 oz. plastic cup during the "Destruction" (expansion/remodel).

Pours a very dark amber with about a one finger head. Aroma of bready yeast, brown sugar, a bit of spice, and the gentlest touch of smoke. The taste of sweet malt, clove, and anise dominate with a touch of breadiness and caramel. As it warms spice and sweet become a bit more pronounced Lower carbonation, chewy, syrupy, and medium bodied with just a bit of warmth from the abundant alcohol. An enjoyable dark Belgian ale.

03-24-2012 16:59:27 | More by chanokokoro
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nucmedmario

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-01-2012 01:39:55 | More by nucmedmario
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-26-2012 15:02:03 | More by cadaugherty
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Christoff


4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-05-2012 14:40:23 | More by Christoff
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SchuStar

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-06-2012 15:09:01 | More by SchuStar
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fergster75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-02-2012 03:20:30 | More by fergster75
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BFro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-14-2012 04:01:55 | More by BFro
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Stygian Darkness from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
83 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.