Barrel Aged Black Sun With Cherries - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
3.15/5 rDev -16.2%
Bottle poured into a GI snifter
A - Dark black beer that allows no light through it. Big mocha colored head grows quickly and then settles down to a layer of rocky foam
S - Dark, roasted malt, milk chocolate, vanilla and light oak. The cherries are big and fruity and make themselves known near the back of the nose. There is also a strong bourbon presence that is given additional sweetness from the cherry. Well balanced and good smelling beer
T - The beer is roasted up front with dark chocolate, roasted malt and a slight hop presence. The cherries come in to add a slightly odd tart presence. The beer has a strong alcoholic presence that brings in a boozy presence and there is lot of oak near the finish. The base beer seems a bit thin to stand up to the strong barrel presence.
M - Thin, body with minimal carbonation. The finish has an astringent bite due to the alcohol and the strong roasted body
O - Overall, the barrel is just too much for the base beer here and the cherries don't blend in well adding an odd tartness. I usually like FFF's BA stouts but this one wasn't working for me.
11-23-2013 03:07:08 | More by jeonseh
2.78/5 rDev -26.1%
Bottle generously shared by Sean. Served in a tulip.
A - Tan foam settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and minimal lacework. Dark brown body with some ruby transparency when held to the light.
S - Aroma is somewhat off-putting. A blend of harsh, rough oak, nail polish remover, vegetal cherry skins, and a hint of soap. Not much roast or chocolate from the base beer left here.
T - The taste is a bit of an improvement, as the acetone flavor is gone. Still, medicinal cherry, hot bourbon, and astringent oak overpower the base beer, yielding a residual bland nebulous chocolate flavor.
M - Somewhat thin, medium-light body. Dry, oaky texture, with some rough alcohol heat present as well. Perhaps not offensive for an Irish Stout, although Black Sun isn't really a typical one in the first place.
D - I loved the regular BA Black Sun, so this is a huge disappointment. Overly boozy and lacking in the awesome vanilla flavor of the non-cherry version; what barrel did they use for this? Skip it.
03-05-2013 23:05:14 | More by MasterSki
3.23/5 rDev -14.1%
750 ml waxed bottle served in a CCB snifter.
A: Pours a solid black color with a some semi-clear brown highlights around the edges. A thin tan head forms on the pour and recedes quickly to a thin ring. No lace.
S: Semi-tart cherries with a little acetone/nail polish remover to it. Light roast with a little chocolate, but no real detection of barrel.
T: Cherries again, but more sweet than tart. The roast is present and the bourbon finally comes out a little in the taste. A little oak mixed with some dark chocolate malts.
M: Medium to light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Slightly oily mouthfeel.
O: This was ok. Not really terrible, but a little thin overall. Wouldn't seek this out again.
02-14-2013 16:53:42 | More by Treebs
Barrel Aged Black Sun With Cherries from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
84 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.