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

Barrel Aged Black Sun With Cherries
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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.78%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Treebs on 02-14-2013)
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by cfrances33:
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cfrances33

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-26-2013 01:25:17 | More by cfrances33
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 03:07:08 | More by jeonseh
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

09-14-2013 01:10:12 | More by mvdillman
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-12-2013 02:40:42 | More by CityofBals
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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MasterSki

Illinois

2.78/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 23:05:14 | More by MasterSki
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broodog

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-02-2013 01:38:49 | More by broodog
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-25-2013 01:30:46 | More by Hugonaut13
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SpdKilz

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-15-2013 02:34:03 | More by SpdKilz
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Treebs

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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 17 ratings.