Blot Out The Sun
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #889
ABV:
10.4%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,423
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 9.38%
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
640
From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  69
Gots
  186
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: "Since the dawn of time it has been mankind's dream to blot out the sun." - C. Montgomery Burns

97 IBU
Reviews: 98 | Ratings: 640 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Nowlansavage11

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

Oct 24, 2014
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loverofthecraft from North Carolina

3.01/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overly hopped, too astringent for a stout. Body too thin for a stout, especially for the higher gravity. More like a less flavorful black IPA.

Jan 09, 2015
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teemoney from Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Odd beer. Hoppiest stout I've ever had, pretty much a black ipa. Pretty good, though.

Jan 15, 2015
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Ranz from Texas

4.84/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Got in a trade.

Poured in a snifter, it is jet-black with a finger of luxurious foam. The lacing is thick and foamy. (Cascade?) Hops on the nose with roasted cocoa and Italian coffee. Huge chocolate, chewy malt, and almost spicy hop on the backend. Roasty notes follow through, too. Mouthfeel is thick with alcohol singe. This is simply amazing--the contrast of hop and cocoa isn't a contrast at all but a complex underlay. This is a new all-time favorite.

Jul 05, 2015
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UrbanCaveman from Illinois

1.41/5  rDev -66.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

5 oz taster glass, from tap.

Appearance: Your typical stout - black of color, dark tan of head, with good retention.

Smell: Straight hops, nothing else. This smells much like I imagine perfume that has gone rancid smells.

Taste: The taste follows the aroma, nothing but a solid wall of acrid floral bite. I can't even conceive of any other descriptor than what I would guess taking a swig of some excessively flowery perfume right from the bottle could be like.

Mouthfeel: I got two sips in, and couldn't even register mouthfeel, so I default this category to decent.

Overall: This is a black IPA that is mislabeled as a stout. Those of you who don't share my hop sensitivity would probably find it amazing - I get a single note barrage of disgust.

Mar 16, 2015
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mdmarvich from Ohio

3.59/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Totally overrated and overpriced. The finish is a complete mess.

Jan 15, 2015
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mychalg9 from Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

An overly roasty black IPA

Jan 17, 2015
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jpd7374 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Oct 10, 2014
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brittanylicious from Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 23, 2017
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Arsenal0328 from Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Nov 14, 2013
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aklude from Indiana

3.67/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Feb 18, 2016
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a bottle of this from the brewery. It poured an opaque black with tan head that is not leaving any lace. The scent hints of chocolate and vanilla. The taste had chocolate, vanilla and hints of roast. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's a good beer and worth a try.

Sep 05, 2016
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arthurry from Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 02, 2015
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mattreitz49 from Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 23, 2016
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Domvan from Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 20, 2015
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BUNZILLA from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Oct 28, 2014
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - deep dark with a dark tan head
Smell - smells kind of like a black ipa so it has a hop smell but with lots of toasty malts
Taste - hop forward with a great toasty malt backbone and some booziness
Feel - medium body with medium lite carbonation
Overall - on the verge of a black ipa but it's so good!

Feb 18, 2015
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birdsellam from Indiana

3/5  rDev -27.9%

Feb 11, 2013
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badmotorgrunge from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 02, 2015
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CaptainNomihodai from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Feb 21, 2013
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LoveStout from New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 11, 2015
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Leag0002 from Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mar 09, 2015
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JVan from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 04, 2015
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Slemendous from Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dec 30, 2014
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Jspriest from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Feb 21, 2013
Blot Out The Sun from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 640 ratings