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Stygian Darkness - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Stygian Darkness
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 48
Avg: 3.64
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-18-2012

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
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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 48
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Gravity Head 2012.

A - Cloudy, dark chestnut with small tan head and lots of lacing.

S - Molasses, wood, and yeast comes through. There is a light smell... it smells clean, possibly honey? There's a undertone of fruit sweetness... Fig?

T - Acidic... fig, hops, wood, and yeast. Taste follows the nose, but more pronounced. Some cocoa, dark smoky wood, and molasses.

M - Big burn upfront, light/medium carbonation with a medium body.

O - I came out for this brew, and I haven't had a Belgian Strong Dark for awhile. That being said, I'm slightly disappointed. It was good, but did not blow me away. Maybe they really do bottle their best stuff...

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Photo of ChugginOil
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap @ The Tap House, St. Charles.

Poured into a snifter.

Pours a deep, dark brown with subtle red tones. There is a fingers worth of cream colored head and quite a bit of lacing.

The nose has dark fruits such as figs and plums. Some sweet candy and a bit of smoke linger. Some fruity esters provided by the Belgian yeast.

The taste is pleasantly sweet with dark fruits cocoa, a bit of leather and smoke, and some candied sugar. Pretty tasty.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied but on the lighter side of medium. Lower carbonation mixed with a creamy feel.

Final thoughts: I enjoyed the integration of cocoa-like flavors in the style while mixed with the yeasts and dark fruit flavors. Solid.

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Photo of lstokes
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at The Norse, which is our newly awesome neighborhood bar. This was fairly dark brown on the pour with a nice nutty smell. Dominant notes in the taste are yeast, chestnut, green apple, only minor spice. The alcohol is present, but overall it's a nice drinker, surprisingly light with good carbonation. Good sipping beer, and I quite enjoyed it.

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Stygian Darkness from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.