Black Sun
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Irish Dry Stout
Ranked #5
Ranked #9,709
4.02 | pDev: 11.19%
Monday at 10:59 PM
Dec 16, 2002
6.5% ABV, 50 IBUs - Black Sun has a nose of coffee, roasted malts and piney hops. This medium bodied stout has a broad depth of maltiness and a clean dry finish. December release.
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the bottom of the can: "PKGD ON 01/08/24 Q01105"
This came from a variety pack but there did not appear to be any date on the variety pack.

Appearance: It is a black-bodied beer with a medium-large head that has dense foam and looks like a lighter shade of tan. It has excellent head formation and retention. Small strings of tiny bubbles form on the glass. It looks perfect.

Aroma: There is a light bit of a char aroma with a hint of cola, some star anise, and black licorice. There is a bit of a wintergreen mint aroma that pops up from time to time and fades into the background. Sometimes it doesn't come through at all.

Taste: Up front there is a charred grain flavor mixed with a light bit of coffee ground flavor. A bit of acrid flavor in the middle. A light charred bitter finish. A light bit of a minty aftertaste. The mint character gets stronger as you drink the beer. Aside from the mint in the finish it has simple yet prominent flavors.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium-light. It has good carbonation and a pretty dry finish. Grain bitterness is medium and there is a touch of an herbal bitterness to the beer as well.

Overall: It was an enjoyable beer. It is a bit of an herbal or hop-forward beer with a minty punch but it maintains the stout base very well. I would recommend it to people who like stouts and hop-forward beers but don't expect this to be a traditional stout. As a whole the beer worked really well and it felt like it was put together very well. I would buy it again.
Monday at 10:59 PM
Rated: 3.66 by Grupatre from Michigan

Saturday at 06:15 PM
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Reviewed by Sparty1224 from Michigan

4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Brief Review:

O: Looks like this beer has actually been around a while, surprised I've never had it. Looks like a re-brew, first since 2016 maybe? Interesting beer here, says it's an Irish Dry Stout? Very hoppy on the nose and finish, almost like a Black IPA. Not sure roasty or thick. My first impression wasn't very strong, but now knowing what style they're going for, I guess it's pretty decent.

Recommendation: Interesting style you don't see much anymore, so if you're curious for an Irish dry stout with an extra hoppy twist, I say go for it.
Friday at 09:47 PM
Rated: 3.82 by MJSFS from Florida

Feb 20, 2024
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Reviewed by Stooven from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
There's a poetic symmetry to how so many of those mid-period FFF beers (Space Station, LazerSnake, etc) all tasted about the same. . . that Black Sun tastes exactly like how the brain remembers other FFF stouts. If you like those hoppy stout bastages, you'll like this one.
Feb 16, 2024
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Reviewed by MrOH from Maryland

4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Very dark brown, not quite black, big tan head, great retention, rings of lace
Roast, coffee, slight herbal (tobacco and mint) aroma
Cold coffee, herbal flavor
Medium-light bodied, appropriately carbonated, very drinkable for the ABV
I like it
Feb 14, 2024
Rated: 3.94 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Feb 04, 2024
Rated: 3.79 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Dec 28, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by emerge077 from Illinois

Jun 14, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by Dankacheese from Illinois

Sep 05, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by thinwhiteduke from Illinois

Jun 06, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by darktronica from Indiana

Apr 12, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by mwvman from Indiana

Apr 11, 2017
Rated: 3.76 by OhioLimoncello from Ohio

Jan 02, 2017
Rated: 4 by Nunya from Ohio

Dec 18, 2016
Rated: 4 by stortore from Illinois

Dec 12, 2016
Rated: 3.76 by zimm421 from Ohio

Dec 05, 2016
Rated: 4.63 by athesing10 from Ohio

Dec 05, 2016
Rated: 4 by rsquared59 from Indiana

Dec 04, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Beerdudenumberone from Indiana

Nov 25, 2016
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