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Blot Out The Sun - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

271 Ratings
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 42
Gots: 81 | FT: 8
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 Purduechris13
3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rschimmell
3.24/5  rDev -23%
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 UBrew1984
3.11/5  rDev -26.1%
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 myteam24
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmgeng
4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
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

Photo of Nordbier
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drinkinmiles
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PickleBucket29
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of osuskin
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lance0040
3.67/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gnewton17
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jman005
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DerekDudley
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Punchy_Munchie
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hesscabob
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dmheinz57
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrismattlin
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superdoopersauce
4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bdrugan91
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barczar
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very resiny, roasty, and citrusy grapefruit aroma. Flavor is on the sweeter side, resin and dank cannabis dominant, finishing fairly bitter, with grapefruit running throughout. Tastes like eating a pot-filled grapefruit that's dusted in confectioners sugar and cocoa powder. And pine. A fistful of pine.

Blot Out The Sun from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.