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Barrel Aged Black Sun With Cherries - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Barrel Aged Black Sun With Cherries
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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Treebs on 02-14-2013)
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Photo of jeonseh
3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

jeonseh, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Gonzoillini, Apr 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

SpdKilz, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of Fetching
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Fetching, Mar 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

ronn, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of Docrock
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Docrock, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of cfrances33
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

cfrances33, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Hugonaut13, Feb 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

reizorc, Jun 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

spycow, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Mopps
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Mopps, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

mvdillman, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of broodog
4.25/5  rDev +13%

broodog, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of CityofBals
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Treebs
3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Treebs, Feb 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

22Blue, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of MasterSki
2.78/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

MasterSki, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

BUNZILLA, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of mjohnson17
4/5  rDev +6.4%

mjohnson17, Jul 16, 2013
Barrel Aged Black Sun With Cherries from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
84 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.