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Toxic Revolution - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 58
Gots: 58 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

This stout ale is the combined efforts of Municipal Waste and Three Floyds to create a black liquid wall of death in your mouth. Enjoy!

40 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-11-2013)
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1/5  rDev -75.1%

Aidan_Stewart, Oct 29, 2014
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2/5  rDev -50.1%

gueuzedreg, Jun 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

mwbrady12, Sep 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

beerhawk41, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
2.6/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours an opaque black/brown with over two fingers of dense beige foam.

Smell: Coffee, soy sauce, roasted malt, bitter chocolate and a peculiar aroma reminiscent of oyster sauce.

Taste: Follows the nose but thankfully minus the fishiness. I mostly get coffee and toasted malt with some baking chocolate. Moderately bitter and quite salty.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, relatively light for a stout. Medium carbonation with an oily feel.

Overall, this was not what I was expecting. Three Floyds is a very hop-centric brewery and I was hoping for a nice hoppy stout. Or, failing that, at least a smooth, richly complex one. Toxic Revolution, unfortunately, is neither. It had an odd, unappetizing fishy aroma and an overly salty flavor profile which I did not enjoy at all. I've had excellent stouts from this brewery in the past, most recently their Blot Out the Sun, but this was a disappointment. It's a shame, too, because the label art is probably the coolest I've ever seen.

WolfsbaneBloom, Apr 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Rainblows, Apr 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

dfhhead25, Aug 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

vinny21bal, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of qcbeerguy
2.89/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

half pint at three floydsFloyd's.

black as midnight, tan head that did not last.

catty hop aroma, no roast or any other dark aromas.

hoppy taste with a hint of roast behind it

mouthfeel is average at best.

a total disappointment of a beer.

the description is much better than the beer.

qcbeerguy, May 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

mportnoy, Mar 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

Kaveman, Aug 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

TotallyHosed, Mar 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

BRami127, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of mynie
3.21/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Imma judge this as a double stout, because it'd be an especially weak RIS.

It's a fairly strong double stout, but not all that strength is put to good use (picture a really swole bro sitting in the corner booth at Chili's and yelling obscenities at a picture of his ex girlfriend and you get the gist beer's bad nodes).

But, to unparenthetically answer my parenthetical thingee I just typed, it's mostly good. There's just some off bits, like they were trying a wee too hard to make it intense. Charred malt starts things off, drifting quickly into punishing Floyd hops and a finish of burnt toast that lingers and lingers. The start is boffo, the middle is pretty good, and the end is just too fucking much for meek soul like my own.

mynie, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.23/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Served in a Local Option cervoise.

We used this as the beginning of our post-Star Trek nightcap. (Movie, by the way, was entertaining, but average at best.) It pours a straight onyx topped by a finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises burnt pretzel, greens, and pine sap. It smells more like a black IPA than the stouts I'm used to... The taste brings in more of the same, with a touch of dark toast in the background. Still, the hops are front and center, threatening to drown out all else. The body is a solid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, an okay stout, but one that over-emphasizes the hops, thereby under-emphasizing the roast and undermining my personal drinking experience (and VDubb's, as well). C'mon, Floyds, I know you guys are hop-heads, but this is ridiculous...

TMoney2591, May 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

afrokaze, Jul 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

masterofsparks, Mar 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

sweemzander, Apr 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

LSMroz, Apr 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

thegerm87, Oct 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

mjohnson17, May 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

OUJayhawk1799, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
3.3/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

High hopes for this one. Acquired in a trade; I forget with whom - sorry! I dig the label art. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with distinctive branded colorful pressure cap served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given Three Floyds' reputation.

Served chilled and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger dark khaki-tan colour head. Good thickness and nice cream. Good (~5 minute) retention. Body colour is a solid dark black; not quite a jet-black but dark. No yeast particles are visible; it's nontransparent and opaque. No bubble show. Light even lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Looking good for the style, but the head could be better.

Sm: Shockingly hoppy for the style. Heavy floral hop character eclipses the buried roast in the background; if you handed this to me and asked me to guess the style blind, I'd think it was a black IPA. Cream. Cocoa dust. Dark malts come through - though they're buried. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. A mild strength, pleasant aroma. I do have to say I expect better considering the style; it's interesting to make it hop-forward but the roasty notes, chocolate, etc. are sorely missed. I'm hoping the taste delivers what the aroma fails to.

T/Mf: Chocolate/cacao up front with a dark malt base and prominent floral hop notes. Because of the combination of roast and substantial hops, the mouthfeel comes off strangely dry - not a good effect. Smooth and lightly creamy, but it does coarsen in the late second act. Slightly overcarbonated. I get chocolate malt. No yeast or alcohol comes through. I want far more roast from it. No vanilla or coffee or other notes that might make this a more interesting beer in the style - nay, it's somewhat simple. The hop presence doesn't make up for the lack of fundamentals. Style aside, it's balanced but still uninteresting. There's just not much going on here; it's too simple. I like it in a general sense, but I feel like I'm getting the mediocrity of both worlds; neither the hoppy aspect nor the imperial stout aspect are particularly rewarding. I do like the creamy mouthfeel.

Dr: Drinkable but largely underwhelming. Disappointing coming from a brewery as well regarded as Three Floyds. I wouldn't get this again, but I'm glad to have tried it. An interesting experiment, but while they get the balance right, they don't bring much to the table for the style. Hides its ABV well.

Low B-

kojevergas, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

77apm, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Zonian1, Mar 18, 2014
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Toxic Revolution from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.