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Blot Out The Sun - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

308 Ratings
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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 46
Gots: 108 | FT: 12
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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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of beersnob_kyle
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

world class in my book! wish they had this for sale in bombers because i would've bought a case. this is by far the best stout i have had in a very long time.

A: black with a tan head that is there the entire time you drink it.

S: oatmeal, alcohol, vanilla, bourbon.

T: WOW. everything i said in the smell is in the taste, at least for me it is. outstanding!

M: full bodied, which is a must for me in a stout, i dont want my stout to be thin.

O: i wish i would've gotten more and i wish it were around 24/7/365

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of do_ob
4.95/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bottled on 12/16/2014 (I think..was partially worn off), sampled and reviewed on February 16, 2015.

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. I really need to go shopping for some glassware.

Pours..pretty much black. Looks beautiful and tops off with a nice 1.5" light brown head of foam. Good retention throughout. Smell is dark fruit, raspberries, cranberries, cherries, maybe some pineapple, and notes of hops here and there. Upon tasting, strong hints of dark fruit and chocolate. A bit malty and incredibly enjoyable. Slightly heavy on the palate but not quite as much as other stouts. Very smooth from beginning to end. I sense a bit of bread or dough as the aftertaste sets in, but still strong hints of sweetness and fruit.

This is the first beer from FFF that I've had the privilege of trying and it honestly blew me away. Probably the best beer I've ever tried, period. Simply delicious. I was lucky enough to grab the last one from the store tonight and I'll be getting more every chance I get.

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4.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best stout that I've ever had from a bottle. Expensive at $19 a bomber, but if you like stouts, and you believe $19 for a beer is acceptable (I'm not sure I do, someone else bought the bottle I got to try), then drink this beer.

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4.87/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dmgeng
4.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

When I saw Imperial Stout on a 3-F's label I almost lost it!

A - Deep and dark brown color,basically black but not as stark black as Sublimely. Pours thick with khaki head with nice lacing.

S - Tons of hops at the beginning with some nice roasted, chocolaty tones in the back. After warming the malt and roasted character becomes more noticeable but still dominated by the fresh hop fragrance. Herbal, citrus, and pine are the most distinguishing characteristics.

T - Lots of delicious flavor with the citrus hops really shinning through. Seems like simcoe hops with the pine, herbal, and citrus flavor really pounding it in there There is the roasty, malt sweetness to help but the hops are the showcase. It is over the top hoppy but with the warming richness of the stout you know that this is a 3-F's creation. Lots of hop bitterness and a little from the roasted malt but it has a little salvation from just the sheer flavor impact of the hops and stout.

M - Heavy mouth-feel with perfect carbonation. Not a total oil slick but not a light feeling beer and a nice bitterness.

Overall, a very delicious beer. It is definitely an Imperial Black IPA and not a normal Imperial Stout but I really love hoppy stouts. I tried to get this beer as close to 52 degrees (cellar) that I could and I was rewarded with a big complex beer that is hop forward and flavor-FULL. There is plenty of hops, bitterness, and that robust stout character makes it worth every penny. It is less citrusy and more full bodied than Stone's Sublimely Self-righteous but with the overall impact and size you can't go wrong with this one.

Glass- Snifter

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4.79/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sbxx
4.79/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Dark, dark, dark! Lives up to its name. 1 finger of head disappeared quickly. Nice lacing.

Smell - Sweet citrus hops! Some floral hints intertwined.

Taste - Fruit! Hints of grapefruit. A citrusy stout, so unique. Loving it. Chocolate/espresso notes come out in the aftertaste. The alcohol is blended so well, it's ridiculous. Light, pleasant alcohol vapor on the breath afterwards. Not hot whatsoever. Just right.

Mouthfeel - Thick, a little bit of chew to it. Finishes slightly dry & sticky on the lips.

Overall - Amazingly unique brew. Lives up to their slogan "It's not normal" and then some. I will be getting this every time I come down to the brewpub. If they ever bottle it, I will be getting it then too. 10.4% ABV?! Haha. It goes down so smooth, it's not even funny. The most dangerously drinkable beer I've tried to date. Awesome.

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Blot Out The Sun from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.