Blot Out The Sun | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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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:
#1,933
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
614
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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70
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Ratings: 614 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of bl00
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black, allowing no light through. Tan head dissipates to thin layer, copious lacing on glass
Nose is roasty- coffee, dark chocolate, a fair amount of hops on the back end and slight astringency.
Taste is tootsie rolls, coffee, some subtle notes remind me of nuts and dark fruit. No heat detected considering the abv.
Mouthfeel is big, oily, and thick, finishing with some light carbonation. I like this aspect alot.
Overall, solid imperial stout. Thick, smooth, roasty.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

With a name like this, I go into it with the expectation that the beer will be pitch black enough to 'blot out the sun." Dope Simpsons reference.

Pours in fact, dark enough to blot out the sun. Virtually indistinguishable from another giant stout Three Floyd's makes. Brown head, 2/3". Aroma of roasted malt. Like, crushed and burned.

Taste is a very well hopped, heavy bitterness, hefty malt roasted imperial stout. Its chewy and lacks the dark fruit bitterness of a Russian Imperial Stout. While no coffee is added, the heavy amount of roasted malt will give off some coffee like tastes. Same with the unsweetened ashy chocolate malt. Seems like this one is cranked up to 11 in terms of the amount of chewy roasted malt and possibly Chinook hops giving it a heavy amount of tree like bitterness. Does a lot of things very well, shouldn't be a surprise they do good making the alcohol not seem too hot underneath all that malt.

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Photo of REVZEB
3.66/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Blot out the Sun? Maybe in appearance. Dark and thick to the eye. But that is where the dream ends. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin, more like a black ale even. Stout is hoppy and floral. Again maybe could argue more for if in the black ale style or even a west coast styled RIS, but this is a double stout, and for me falls flat. Even smell seems confused of what it wants to be, some of everything, but nothing fighting through strong enough to be the star.

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Photo of gobuccos
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duey111
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BergBeer
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Opaque cola black with a thick mocha head. No activity visible.

Smell: Piney hops, sweet coffee, don’t dark chocolate, a nutty note, and a hint of alcohol.

Taste: Piney and floral hops dominates the attack. This fades to a body of chocolate malt, marble bread, sweet fake flavored coffee, and more piney hops.

Feel: Smooth given the ABV. Quenching body with a semi dry finish. Solid carbonation. A mild booze.

Overall: Very reminiscent of a Black ipa which is a shame for a beer named blot out the sun. I was expecting a big thick oily stout. Well brewed but I’m just put off by it. Alright.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gcasher
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber Dated March 6, 2017.
Pours pitch black with khaki head a good finger and retains.
Aromas of dark malt and cotton candy. Getting coffee too. and whiskey.
Taste is fantastic; rich malt, coffee, whiskey, chocolate (dark, bitter).
I am definitely getting the bitter hops in the flavor too. A bit prickly.
Nice mouthfeel, not cloying, but good body.
Overall, I'll enjoy sipping this one for awhile. Lots of flavor with a punch and nice hops too.

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Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of grover37
3.72/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a clear tall glass. Has an eerie black look and lovely creamy tan/beige head. Moderate carbonation, slow rising bubbles.

Smells of a very prominent roasted dark malt, along with coffee beans, dark chocolate, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, cream, and lovely piney and earthy hops, additionally floral notes. Other faint smells include smoke and tobacco.

Tastes of a nice smokey roasted malt, supplemented by rich coffee, dark chocolate, biscuit, roasted nuts, and a nice white bread. Nice sweetness with good flavors of caramel, molasses, dark fruit, faint licorice, and milk chocolate, along with other floral flavors. The earthy hops are strong and complementing to the overall composition. Has a cappuccino or some sort of strong roasted coffee aftertaste. Feels smooth, but not entirely creamy smooth. But altogether, sits heavenly on the palette.

Overall a very awesome more than bitter stout.

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Photo of michaelsmith11
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was excited to try a stout from Three Floyds as I love everything else I've had from them. But his one kid of missed the mark for me. I mean it was still solid as it was dark inky black in the glass. But the smell and taste were just ok and the mouthfeel was a little disappointing. My review may be swayed because I had a Vlad by Hailstorm earlier in the day and absolutely loved it and this kind of paled in comparison. It's still solid but not spectacular.

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Photo of AngEo
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eppie82
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells like a black ale with caramel and roasted malts, but tastes like a cuvee of black ale and a stout. Thinner mouthfeel.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz draft pour into a snifterloudy boasts a thick dark brown elixer capped by a 1/8in cream colored cap that disippates to an edge-hugging ring of tiny bubbles and leaves transient lacing with legs.

Aroma is stone fruit, roasted barley, caramel, chocolate, leather, blah, blah...
Flavors match with more emphasis on the roasted barley malt and caramel popcorn.....? Where did that come from?

Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, and finishes clean.

Overall a solid double from a solid brewer.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nrbw23
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Daveo105
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of caahare
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

Photo of RPM3334
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Blot Out The Sun from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 614 ratings