Blot Out The Sun | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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4.14/5
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603 Ratings
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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:
#1,834
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
603
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
185
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 603 |  Reviews: 84
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

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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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MTKATL
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

Photo of Egotist
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

Photo of npachl
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | 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 603 ratings
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