Blot Out The Sun | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Blot Out The SunBlot Out The Sun
BA SCORE
4.14/5
594 Ratings
Blot Out The SunBlot Out The Sun
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Since the dawn of time it has been mankind's dream to blot out the sun." - C. Montgomery Burns

97 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 11-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,762
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
594
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
183
Trade:
15
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4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.72/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cd34
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeLev
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ricknelson
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of bigpoppa67
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black in color and there's definitely no light breaching this dark brew. There's a quarter inch of creamy brown resting on top. The nose is a blend of bitter dark roasted barley and aggressive piney hops. I'm tasting a blend of intensely bitter piney hops and bitter, dark roasted barley. I'm also getting a light, smokey note. The mouth seems oddly lightly chewy and sticky for the ABV. It's more like an imperial west coast black IPA than an imperial stout, but I dig it either way.

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Photo of farrago
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The head slowly builds to around a finger, more brown than dark tan, even surface with good density, wide streaks that cling to the glass. The liquid is as can be expected impenetrable pure black, can’t even really see any bubbles break the surface. Heavy roast to the nose, coffee and mesquite grill smoke, then smells like German chocolate cake served with vanilla ice cream, pine and citrus puncture the sweetness, ends with an herbaceous snap, no distinct fruit scents. Full-bodied, tangy mouth entry with active, prickly carbonation. The hoppy bite here upfront then fades in favor of caramel, butterscotch, creamed coffee, black licorice and cola bean. Scone and pie crust up next with pecan to hazelnut notes. Some plum to prune and date flavors, overall it is not as sweet as expected. The booziness hollows out the finish some and adds some burn as it goes down the chute. Muscularity keeps it bound up at times rather than flowing. That said, displays energy and punch and just off center enough to hold your interest. A bomber is the right size for one person’s consumption.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chackman151
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucoli
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magery
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dankacheese
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattyG85
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Three Floyds pint glass.

Appearance: Pours midnight black. Moderate amount of bubbles and a slight finger of tan head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A roasty and rich dark malt driven aroma with a scent of chocolate, coffee, and earthy hops. Dark roasted malt with a scent of dark chocolate, coffee, toast, smoke, biscuit, and caramel with yeast. Solid hop presence with some earthy hints of pine and grass. Sweet scent of burnt molasses and brown sugar. Subtle hints of dark fruit and tobacco. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a roasty and rich dark malt driven taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, and earthy hops. Dark roasted malt with some notes of bitter dark chocolate, coffee, toast, smoke, biscuit, nuts, and caramel along with yeast. Bigger hop presence than typical for the style with some nice earthy notes of pine and grass. Sweet notes of burnt molasses and brown sugar. Undertones of dark fruit and tobacco. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Rich and bitter. Alcohol heat is hidden well.

Overall: A really good Imperial Stout. Hoppier than typical for the style but it is still very much an Imperial Stout with some nice charred malt notes.

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4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Blot Out The Sun from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 594 ratings
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