1. Rating beers by attributes (look, smell, taste, feel, overall) is back! Read the latest update ...
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Barrel Aged Black Sun With Cherries
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.

19 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

  None found.

More User Reviews:
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
Photo of SpdKilz
3/5  rDev -20.2%

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

Fetching, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of ronn
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
Photo of Hugonaut13
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

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

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

Mopps, May 29, 2013
Photo of mvdillman
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
Photo of 22Blue
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
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.