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Blot Out The Sun - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

311 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 47
Gots: 109 | 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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Photo of i2rt
1/5  rDev -76.1%

Photo of myuncle
2.92/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It's not what you think from a FFF imperial stout

Photo of Raziel313
2.96/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The smell on this beer was just very off. Doesn't smell or taste like a stout

Photo of Klif
3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of CityofBals
3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of birdsellam
3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of loverofthecraft
3.01/5  rDev -28.2%
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 UBrew1984
3.11/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Same smell as any 3 floyds beer. Mouthfeel was not as thick as I would expect a imperial stout to be.

Photo of Rschimmell
3.24/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very average taste. Smell is almost hoppy. Feel is too thin. Nothing rich or special about this beer.

Photo of Borlando89
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Gotti311
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of HollyHops
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of cmoody91
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of 4amepiphany
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of lucasj82
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of smakawhat
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Bottled Dec 16th 2014.

Murky walnut brown, with maybe just a finger tall of thin bubbled mocha to tan colored head right off the pour. Body is quite thick and somewhat cloudy, maybe some red highlights poking out, but then leaves with an oily slightly filmy top and good sized bubbled collar.

Aroma is hop heavy. Fruity hints of grapefruit zest and some tropical fruit like notes as well. Hint of citrus oil everywhere. Lots of classic stout aromas though are completely masked by this and totally buried. Just a little bit of roast grain character comes out slightly. Hints mostly to lots of mushy fruit quality, but a very inviting aroma.

Hop oils on first sip coat everywhere, with controlled and large bitterness. Mid palate fills with lots of grapefruit and zest flavors. Mild sensing roast and char on the finish but really buried, and also quite a bit of a wet body. Hop angles won't seem to let go on the brew in the palate. Peppery, citrus lime even a bit, but virtually no sense of stout roast, char, coffee, chocolate or other classic characters. Body is surprisingly weak on the palate and washes with hardly any thickness for a stout.

This definitely comes off as more of a black IPA than anything, and really seems to be missing much of the dark roast character on top of it. A big one note brew unfortunately, but also missing a lot of other qualities to make me want to return.

Photo of teemoney
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Odd beer. Hoppiest stout I've ever had, pretty much a bla k ipa. Pretty good, though.

Photo of mdmarvich
3.59/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Totally overrated and overpriced. The finish is a complete mess.

Photo of Nunny16
3.61/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber poured into large snifter. Strange artwork on this one, but I rarely pass up a 3 Floyds beer that I haven't tried.

Look: Pitch black with light tan head that you would expect from a stout with coffee

Smell: Not what I expected. Not at all stout-like. Almost like a black IPA, but not as pleasant. That being said...very hoppy, slightly smoky. The nose grows on you, but still not reminiscent of a stout. Possibly smoky like bacon.

Taste: Dark like a stout, but first thing that hits my tongue is hops. Possibly lime or citrus. Mostly hops, borders between black ipa and stout. Reminiscent of Alpha Klaus.

Feel: Very lacy mouthfeel that lingers. Still not seeing the coffee, roasty-ness of a stout that I enjoy. Hard to place, but overall enjoyable.

Overall: I don't mind it. It made for a good nightcap, but very boozy. I feel like it is off from the style, but very hoppy like most 3 Floyds beers

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

tap....agree with others that say this veers hard towards a black IPA and isn't much of a stout. Loads of hops that really overwhelm much of what potentially lies beneath. A fun try, with some nice hop flavors, but not much else going on.

That said, the BA Blot I had awhile back was a surprising stunner of a beer.

Photo of BullBearHawk
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mychalg9
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

An overly roasty black IPA

Photo of masterofsparks
3.67/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Blot Out The Sun from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.