Big Black Van | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

very good
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Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named after a 1988 Dodge Cargo Van that was the ideal vessel for hauling gear or stargazing with babes in the back. Big Black Van is a very aromatic Black IPA due to its abundance of New Zealand hops.

75 IBU

Added by TCgoalie on 12-12-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewpub last night. It arrived a medium bodied midnight black in color with a slight beige lacing around the glass. The nose is full of citrus fruits, slight pine, slight chocolate, and has just a touch of onion to it. The flavors are initially very hoppy and full of citrusy hops wild mld bitterness. The pine is there but plays second fiddle to the oranges going on. There is also a slight roast followed by some onion. The onion is the only detractor in my opinion. It had good carbonation and was very crisp. The alcohol isn't present at all. Overall this is a nice hoppy black ale. I just didn't care for the touch of onions in the flavor and aftertaste.

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Big Black Van from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.01 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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