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
Ratings:
584
Reviews:
80
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
186
For Trade:
16
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Ratings: 584 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of i2rt
1/5  rDev -75.7%

Photo of UrbanCaveman
1.41/5  rDev -65.8%
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.

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Photo of myuncle
2.92/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It's not what you think from a FFF imperial stout

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Photo of Raziel313
2.96/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The smell on this beer was just very off. Doesn't smell or taste like a stout

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Photo of Markc72
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Klif
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of Arstowe
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CityofBals
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of birdsellam
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of loverofthecraft
3.01/5  rDev -26.9%
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.

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Photo of kerry4porters
3.06/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

not really a stout imho closer to a black ale/black ipa I don't want hoppy stouts

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Photo of UBrew1984
3.11/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Same smell as any 3 floyds beer. Mouthfeel was not as thick as I would expect a imperial stout to be.

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Photo of Rschimmell
3.24/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very average taste. Smell is almost hoppy. Feel is too thin. Nothing rich or special about this beer.

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Photo of Borlando89
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Gotti311
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.26/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Duvel snifter glass

A - 4.75 - Pours black in color. Forms a finger of quickly dissipating, dark tan colored head. Medium head potential, low head retention. Spotty lacing.
S - 3 - Is this a black IPA? I could have sworn the label said "imperial stout". Slight touch of malts and chocolate, loaded with hops, peach, orange and grapefruit.
T - 2.75 - Not bad at all, but not a stout. This drinks to me like an imperial black IPA should. Its got a decent amount of malt and chocolate, but the hops stand out and are aggressive.
F - 4 - Medium/Full bodied mouthfeel.
O - 3.75 - A decently tasty brew, but not what was advertised nor what I was in the mood for when I opened it. This does NOT drink like a stout, it drinks like a black IPA!

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Photo of LFinCO
3.26/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dmb987
3.37/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickS95
3.44/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Extreme darkness, only a dark brown around the edges. Thick. Had this on tap so I can't comment on the head.

The smell is odd. It's a very mild smell but the only thing that stands out is licorice. Somewhat floral.

Tastes better than it smells. Lots of roasted grains with a smokey scent. Licorice is prevalent but not overwhelming. Slight floral taste.

Very hoppy and bitterish for the style, kind of like a black IPA. High ABV is subtle. Thick but not all that creamy. Slight bittering finish.

Overall it's not as good as I thought it would be, but still good. Tastes more pale ale-like than an RIS.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.49/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monty79_1997
3.49/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Stum-pub
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HollyHops
3.5/5  rDev -15%

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Blot Out The Sun from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.12 out of 5 based on 584 ratings.
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