Toxic Revolution - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
4.1/5 rDev +2%
We are cracking this in honor of Dark Lord Day 2013, as we are sadly not of the lucky bunch in attendance, and this is the most appropriate replacement beverage we have on hand. It pours as black as you would expect, with a beautifully creamy two finger head of loose latte colored bubbles sitting atop the liquid as if over a root beer float. Retention is nice, with thick, ringed lacing left around the glass. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be active. The aroma is surprisingly hoppy, boasting grassy, herbal, and bittered citric components, along with tinny metallics, big lactic creaminess, char roasted coffee malts, vanilla extract, sugary sweet bubblegum esters, graham crackers, cinnamon spiciness, booze, and an interesting fusel spearmint with warmth. Our first impression is that the flavoring is on the light side, but well blended, with excellent contribution and softness from the body. As we sip, rich dark chocolate malts, Band-Aid phenols, grassy and brightly grapefruity hops, charred coffee malts, lighter pale malts, bubblegum esters, and white sugar sweetness mix for a complex front. The middle peaks with milk chocolate smoothness and sweetness, chalky yeast, spicy booze, and the juiciest hops of the sip. Big booziness washes through the finish, with complements from dark cherry fruitiness, continued milky chocolates, those curious pale malt inclusions, citrus, and general roastiness of the deep malt bill. The aftertaste breathes of chalky pales, roasted and burnt coffee malt dryness, dried toffee sweetness, coiny yeast, semisweet cocoa powder, and distant echoes from those earthy and citric rind hops. The body is on the lighter end of medium, and the carbonation is medium. Each sip gives fantastic slurp, froth, and cream, with nice finishing pop and smack. There is prickle and sting from the booze as it burns off the palate and tongue into the air. The mouth is otherwise a bit puckered, and coated with an astringent, cheesy film, affording light dryness. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily for how big it is.
Overall, what we liked best about this beer was its beautiful look to start, with excellent taste and slurpability to follow. The head on this is so very creamy, allowing for the softest slurp and foaminess to cap each sip. The nose gives nice and surprising hoppiness for the style, keeping things fresh, and making it easily approachable as a whole. Some of that robustness of hops is lost through the flavoring, but this actually helps things balance out, rather than letting the scales be tipped. This is a great beer that stylistically sips more like a black IPA, and will have you coming back for more.
04-27-2013 21:07:51 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev +0.2%
(Served in a Nonic)
A- This beer pours a jet black body that I can only assume is the liquid wall of death color. There is a cocoa tan head that sticks in sheets on the glass and some microbubbles that pop out at the surface.
S- The pungent green fresh hop pellets aroma blends with some black char notes and some hints of black roasted malt come through in the finish.
T- The slightly sweet chocolate black roasted malt has an inky quality that grows as it opens and some pungent pine wood bitterness in the finish. There is a mellow char note with some chicory hints underneath and a tart hop note in the finish aswell.
M- The medium-full mouthfeel has a slight slippery finish
O- The mellow char and dark roasted black malts with slight sweetness is strong and nice and the tart green pungent hops are interesting with the chocolate qualities.
07-04-2013 03:56:52 | More by rhoadsrage
4.66/5 rDev +15.9%
Smooth hoppy, fruity start with a bold chocolate finish. It grabs your taste buds before even hitting them. Amazing mixture of hops. A great dinner stout, light but just as filling as any other stout. A great beer to pair with a meat filled meal. Let it breathe for ten minutes and it tastes more like a stout than an ale.
03-16-2013 21:00:08 | More by Brewganja
3.66/5 rDev -9%
Purchased 22 oz. bomber from Three Floyds Brewpub in Munster, Indiana.
Stout? More like a Black IPA. It did have some coffee notes, but the mouthfeel and taste had more IPA characteristics than stout characteristics.
This is a solid beer that people should try. Personally I will not buy this again because there are better and cheaper beers out there, but that should not deter others from trying the beer themselves.
04-15-2013 23:35:09 | More by mjc3151
Toxic Revolution from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.