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Blot Out The Sun - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

266 Ratings
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 40
Gots: 75 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-14-2012

"Since the dawn of time it has been mankind's dream to blot out the sun." - C. Montgomery Burns

97 IBU
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Reviews by MCain04:
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Photo of loverofthecraft
2.98/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overly hopped, too astringent for a stout. Body too thin for a stout, especially for the higher gravity. More like a less flavorful black IPA.

Photo of dmheinz57
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sabitu
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Punchy_Munchie
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dbrulet
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Beerhunter247
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Fuzzycuffs
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%

A- Black body, thin tan head
S- Hops... a bit like a DIPA
T- Roasted malt up front, pine hop bitter on back, but not overly bitter
M- Full

O- Overly hopped stout? Yeah, it works... and works well.

Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Austin32
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really great hop infused stout. I would expect a chocolaty malt flavor to clash with a strong crisp hop flavor but they combine very nicely. Definitely worth a purchase.

Photo of Vonerichs
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Black with a moderate amount of tan head. Good retention and eventually resolves to just some bubbles around the edge.

Smells of bakers chocolate, dark roasted malt, and some berries from the hops.

It has a mildly hopped up approach in the flavor. Berries, chocolate, and coffee. There's also some piney notes in there.

Very smooth, heavy body. It drinks easy for 10+%. Low carbonation that lends to the smooth mouthfeel.

A very good hoppy stout. The hops weren't overdone and added nice depth.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of wellsnb
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of ChrisPettit
4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of enelson
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jegross2
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Blot Out The Sun Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Company out of Munster, Indiana. My presumption is that this is a barrel treatment of their Irish Dry Stout, Black Sun. This beer is aptly named after the infamous Simpsons story arc "Who Shot Mr. Burns?"
Score: 88

Tap pour served in a 10 oz glass at the Three Floyds Brewery and enjoyed on 12/28/12. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Deep brown color. Served with thin layer of khaki tan head that settles to a ring around the glass. Average lacing, above average retention. 3.5/5

Smell: Smells like a brown sugar infused IPA. Piney hops, brown sugar, and non-descript tropical citrus. There is a faint hint of bourbon, but not much barrel characteristic present at all. 4/5

Taste: Are we sure this is a stout and not a black IPA? malty brown sugar and grassy, tropical citrus hops. Very hoppy. Hint of cocoa. No booziness. Mildly sweet. Virtually no barrel characteristic present. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied, low carbonation. Sticky, malty and hoppy. 3.5/5

Overall: Outside of their variants for Moloko and Dark Lord, I have been very disappointed by Three Floyds' barrel program.

Recommendation: Worth drinking, but not worth going out of your way to try. This beer is overpriced for what it is, and for what you can get (even at a bar, even in Chicago) for $8, in my opinion.

Pairings: Hamburgers.

Cost: $8 for a 10 oz glass.

Photo of Bdrugan91
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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Blot Out The Sun from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.