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Snow Weasel - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 78
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: n/a
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-22-2012

Named after a top secret white tank made by Studebaker for the US Military in the 40s, this dry-hopped malt porter will keep you nice and warm.

30 IBU
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Reviews: 7 | Hads: 78
Photo of NinjaPenguin
1.22/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This smells like old wet dirty clothes and tastes worst. It will definitely keep you warm because it tastes warm even when chilled and if your tastes are anything like mine you'll be mad that you tried this one. Doesn't live up to what I expect from 3 Floyd's. (260 characters)

Photo of divineaudio
3.88/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on tap at the brewpub. imperial pint served in a nonic.

a - black with a pinky or so of dense, creamy, tan head. foam calms to a thin cap and leaves thick rings of lacing in the glass.

s - one of the most interesting noses i have encountered on a beer. roasted barley with notes of smoked meats, honey, and tropical fruits. maybe just a kiss of dark chocolate in there too.

t - tastes of smoked meats with a subdued roastiness in the background. has a honey like sweetness to it as well with some faint spicy notes. kind of an odd/unexpected combination of flavors, but it works.

m - firmly medium in body (lighter than expected actually), adequate carbonation, finer co2 profile. very smooth.

o - an odd but interesting beer. may be the best complement to a bacon cheeseburger (3F blood lust burger) that i have ever had. probably not a beer i could drink a lot of, but i'd definitely order it again. (906 characters)

Photo of dlello2
4.7/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Map Room in Chicago. 16oz pour for $4 ($1 off day) was a steal.

Had this first at the Three Floyds Brewpub and liked it enough to get it again.

A - Deep, dark carmelized-sugar brown. Finger of mocha head with tight bubbles. Nice. 4.5

S - Good. Toffee, butter, chocolate, a touch of citrusy hops. Not overpowering. 4.5

T - This is absolutely great. Toasted barley, dark chocolate sweetness up front. Middle is bready, popcorn kernel, roastiness. Flavor sticks with me on the swallow--lots of burnt sugar goodness. 5.0

M - Really nice. The tiniest bit under-carbonated, but everything else about the medium-full bodied feel of this brew works perfectly. 4.5

O - I think this is one of the more unique porters I've had. It has a delicious chocolatey taste and full feel... but still has a decent amount of hops to cut the sugary sweetness and balance it out. Damn good. 4.5 (886 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
4.48/5  rDev n/a
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Long Room. Served in a pint glass.

A - A finger-plus of tan foam that features excellent retention, eventually settled to a thick cap and glass-coating lace. Dark brown body with some reddish transparency at the edges of the glass.

S - It's an extremely hoppy porter. A mix of chocolate, floral and citrus hops, and perhaps a touch of tropical fruit. Nice mix of roast, biscuit, chocolate, and a hint of caramel in the malt backbone.

T - The taste has significantly more roast, milk chocolate, and biscuit, and less overt hop flavor. There's a bit of sugar cookie as well. Finishes with some earthy and herbal hop bitterness. No discernible alcohol.

M - Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, dry, roasty, and lightly grainy texture, and no alcohol. Pretty much what you'd expect from a middle ABV porter.

D - This reminds me a lot of Russian River's excellent Porter. Very easy to drink, with enough restraint in the roast and hop bitterness to make it borderline session-worthy. I probably would have ordered a second glass if I hadn't been wasted from the cognac barrel-aged beer tasting immediately prior. (1,130 characters)

Photo of AleWatcher
4.85/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at FFF brewpub.
Served in half-pint nonic.

What is about hopped up porters that make me pick up a mint charachter? Anyway...
Big roasty malt note, with a slight chocolatey flavor. The roasty maltiness is fucking delicious.
Great lacing. Good retention. Dark deep reddish body-- so dark it looks black at first glance, then dark brown upon further inspection. The dark red appears only when backlit.

The hops here are numerous and beligerent: citrus and pine with that minty note.. Is that a hop? Is it te way the hops interact with the malt? I don't know-- and fuck me but I don't care. I love it.

Overall-- one of the best porters I've ever had. Seriously.
I hope FFF realizes what they have here and brew more! (727 characters)

Photo of Treebs
4.14/5  rDev n/a
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at FFF. Served in a Imperial nonic pint.

A: Pours a dark black color with a creamy tan head forming on the pour. The edges are very dark cherrywood color when light hits it. The head has some very nice retention and leaves wonderful waves of sticky lace down the glass.

S: The nose comprises of the typical FFF citrus hop profile with a little bit of a milk dud candy malt base to it. Some semi-sweet chocolate is there with a little bit of roast.

T: There's a minor burst of citrus upfront followed by some heavily roasted malts and some oats as well. Light chocolate flavors with a combination of resinous and citrus hops on the finish. As it warms the hops come out a little more.

M: Medium body with a nice medium carbonation level. The mouthfeel is cream with a slightly drying chalkiness to the finish.

O: The was a great aggressively hopped porter. The mouthfeel keeps it down to earth so it doesn't venture into the "Black IPA" territory. Definitely would have again. (991 characters)

Photo of matthewalee
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Snow Weasel is a dry hopped Porter for sure (not sure I've ever had one described as this before which is great as well). I certainly dig the sticky taste and smell of hops but the malty, chalky taste with it goes a LONG way. Had it today on tap at the brewpub and am psyched to be one of the first to try it! Any porter that FFF makes (Alpha Klaus, Mushy P) seem to really be sessionable and super clean! Always want to try them out with that floyds' twist to them and think that any dark beer lover should give this one a try. Very good Porter from FFF. (555 characters)

Snow Weasel from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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