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Blot Out The Sun Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Blot Out The Sun Stout
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 28
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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

97 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-14-2012)
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-16-2013 15:43:51 | More by Thorpe429
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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MasterSki

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Big Star. Served in a hybrid pint-pils sort of glass.

A - Mocha foam with good retention eventually settles to a thick cap and collar, leaving behind thin fingers of lacing. Near-black with a hint of ruby transparency at the edges of the glass.

S - This is one ridiculously hoppy stout, verging on Black IPA levels. It's also really sweet; I'm curious if there's some type of sugar added to this? Very little roast, with hefty doses of milk chocolate and caramel. The hop aroma is the signature citrus and floral combo that graces many 3 Floyds offerings. No obvious alcohol here.

T - The taste is quite similar, with tons of citrus hop flavor mixed in with sugar malts and milk chocolate flavors. There's a touch of smoke in the finish, but this is very much a hop and sugar bomb; the balance is more evocative of Imperial Black IPA than Imperial Stout (although the feel is more of the latter). Again, alcohol is totally concealed.

M - Viscous and chewy, with low carbonation, and a mouth-coating sticky finish. Minimal alcohol warmth. Just a really big and decadent; perhaps almost overly so.

D - I easily crushed the glass, and I could have had a few if it weren't for the slightly obscene $10 price tag. The hop profile really reminded me of Black Sun, so I'm wondering if this is an Imperial version of some sort. Some of my friends disliked this beer, but I thought it was really enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2012 16:05:20 | More by MasterSki
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-24-2013 20:54:50 | More by imperialking
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-20-2013 01:42:18 | More by Gonzoillini
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mynie

Indiana

4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Cat pee and coffee: a winning combination.

Looks--there's two kids next to me right now talking about how the fact that all your feelings come from nerves are proof that god is a materiality. There's progressive metal blasting. The guy who poured me this beer has a goatee tattooed onto his face.

The Floyds is weird. You think you're gonna show up during off hours and just sneak a quick one for the road and it turns into a big drunk ordeal.

But right now, this--this has the distinct taste of cat pee. It's a particular form of high-acide hoppiness I've noted before but never has it been more prominent. And never, shamefully, has it been so tasty.

The stout nodes a bit tart but the cat pee sees them through. The body is a little thin but the cat pee sees it through.

I need to be arrested.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2013 21:46:50 | More by mynie
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-08-2013 14:39:25 | More by Sean9689
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at Three Floyds on Christmas Eve.

Served in a snifter.

A: Despite the extreme noirness pertaining to the color (or lack thereof) of the brew, this had a rather MASSIVE mocha head. Totally not used to that in Imperial Stouts. Looked dangerous.

S: Hoppy and fruity as hell! Was this supposed to be an Imperial Black IPA? Pineapple, grapefruit, mangos, and others from the tropics all wrapped up in a roasted, dark raw cacao, blanket.

T: Seriously, I can't believe I tasted pineapple first in an Imperial Stout. That's most definitely a first! Sure, it also had a roasty, chocolatey, malt bill as well, but the pine and grapefruit could not be ignored. Was this supposed to be an Imperial version of "Black Sun?"

M: Char bitterness on the end to let us know that this was supposed to be a stout, fruity, organic sweetness, low carbonation, and with ridiculous lacing.

O: I will NEVER forget that I tried this beer for as long as I live. Did I mention that it was also awesomely delicious?

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2012 06:07:26 | More by Chaney
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-21-2013 23:43:59 | More by Jspriest
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jegross2

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2012 02:26:11 | More by jegross2
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-15-2013 22:19:10 | More by ryanpj
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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Drucifer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-19-2013 15:27:20 | More by Drucifer
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Treebs

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap FFF. Served in a 10 oz. goblet.

A: Pours an obsidian black color with a fluffy tan head forming on the pour. Recedes to a thin ring and leaves little splotches of lace.

S: Citrus hoppiness with some noticeable booze and some chocolate. Light roast as well.

T: Roasty malts with some sweet booze. Milk chocolate with a minimal citrus hop backing. Some black licorice as well.

M: Medium to heavy bodied with a little chew to it. Smooth, roasty and sweet finish.

O: A very nice and big stout. Boozy, tons of chocolate and roast. One of the better stouts from FFF.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2013 15:24:34 | More by Treebs
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Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.5%

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Massachusetts

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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.9%

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Illinois

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Blot Out The Sun Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.