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Murda'd Out Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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278 Ratings
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Ratings: 278
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 7.39%
Wants: 606
Gots: 64 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

When Baller Stout was created, bourbon barrels were filled with Surly Darkness, Three Floyds Dark Lord, De Struise Black Albert, and Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch. These were aged for 14 months separately and blended together to taste.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-12-2012)
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

jermy, Jun 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

ronn, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of orangesol
4.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to DocJ007 for busting this one open for us at the last monthly tasting. Served right after Baller for comparison sake.

A - Pours ink black with a decent one finger tall tan head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small trails of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, molasses, dark fruits, plenty of woody oak, warm bourbon and lots of dark roasted malt. Much better than the base but still a touch out of focus, I guess that is expected.

T - Starts off with the sweetness - mainly the molasses, vanilla, dark fruits and dark chocolate - slowly being joined by the coffee, oak, toffee, smooth bourbon and the ever present dark roasted malt. Finish is sweet and roasty with a bit of dryness at the end of each sip, lingering long after the finish.

M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, creamy feel makes it very easy to consume. Very little of the reported 14% is noticeable.

O - I am not a fan of the base beer at all but this is very good. I would have never guessed it would be this good to have this many beers blended together. I am honestly surprised how much the barrel has smoothed everything out. Glad I could finally try this one, thanks again Justin!

orangesol, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -13%

dfhhead25, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

CheapBeerBuzz, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, May 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

largadeer, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -13%

dkw0063, May 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

CHILLINDYLAN, May 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

GonzoHomebrewer, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of spicelab
4.08/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle shared at tasting, with huge thanks to Joe. Reviewed from notes.

Dark chocolate, not your typical jet black or motor-oil appearance, with a fleeting saffron head that falls to nought. Decent ABV legs on swirling.

Fairly dominant umami theme, with plenty of soy sauce, vegemite, toasted bread and cocoa nibs, assisted by the dry finish from the oak. Fleeting sweet notes of dates and molasses in the taste, becoming a little more promient over the course but remaining firmly as back notes.

As the appearance suggests the mouthfeel is not super thick. Dry, dark chocolatey bitterness and minimal booze heat.

Quite a solid RIS, but didn't wow me. The barrel notes seem subdued, un-bourbony, and work largely to make for a nice clean flavour profile, but overall seems lacking in complexity and presence.

spicelab, Apr 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

BMart, Apr 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

MichiganBeers, Apr 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

nkeckhar, Apr 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

delgotit99, Apr 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

lunarbrew, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
4.69/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22oz bomber with red wax shared at the whale tasting 7/13/2013, poured into a BCBS snifter.

This beer smells quite a bit sweet, with a ton of different flavours. If you spend enough time you might pick them out, but I mostly got bourbon, a bit of coffee, lots of chocolate (the bitter dark kind), sweet malty caramel with a little bit of barrel. It pours pretty much pitch black like the other big imperial stouts at the tasting. Not much more than a minimal brown head that fades into a pitch black, very placid brew.

Flavourwise it is fairly sweet but not overly unbalanced sweet like Dark Lord. It's chocolate molasses with a bit of coffee and vanilla.. highlighted by sweet bourbon. The oak comes out more here than in the nose. Pretty complex, and as I said above if I spent more time sousing out the different flavours, there's probably more in there.

This beer was full bodied, but not as thick as Rare or Vanilla Bean DL. That being said, it was still very thick. Standard carbonation for the style, and drinks smoothly. There's a bit of heat in this beer which isn't unexpected. Aftertaste is mostly a molasses + sweet bourbon combo.

I would say this beer is worth shelling out $50 with some friends to try out. I'd rather spend that money on something else like Rare or VBDL but cost aside, this is a friggin' fantastic BA stout. Everything seems to be present and complementing each other well including the barrel. I think it could go with a little bit less heat and a little more body. But who am I to be asking for more when this beer pretty much delivers on all counts?

Re-review: Generously opened up by Doug today at our celebratory whale tasting, 3/22/2014. Poured into a Three Floyds teku glass. Drank this one just right before we opened up a 2012 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Lord. Basically, this beer's appearance is pretty much unchanged, pours with a minimal half finger brown head with little retention. The smell is JUST like the BADL- especially the barrel vanilla contribution- except with a bit more of charred malts and dark fruit, likely from the BA Black Albert contribution. And the flavour is very similar to BADL- very sugary sweet but with a nice port-like sweetness and charred roast malt character that cuts that particular sweetness, with an incredible barrel vanilla contribution similar to the BADL. Mouthfeel is impeccable, zero ABV heat and very chewy. Overall, I think this beer has done well over the last 15 months, and if you have any, consider drinking it soon. It's hard to imagine how it could be any better with more age, but it's not entirely out of the question. Also, if I had the choice between obtaining this beer vs the '12 BADL, I would go for this one 10 times out of 10.

Stevedore, Mar 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

ctrevino, Mar 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

tommyguz, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

stereosforgeeks, Mar 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Gotti311, Mar 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

DantheMan75, Mar 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Mar 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -34.8%

phishphorce, Mar 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

jjheinrichs, Mar 01, 2014
Murda'd Out Stout from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.