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Blot Out The Sun | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.14/5
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597 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:
#1,811
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
597
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
184
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 597 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of Pale_Horse
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

'14 vintage. This definitely aged very well.

This one pours a very dark black, with a surprisingly long lasting mocha colored head, and lots of lacing.

Immediately on the palate, even 3 years-ish after bottling, it still smells pretty hoppy, with burnt pine, leafy tobacco, and citrus, along with brown sugar, nutty coffee, and cola.

When cold, hoppiness is the main thing I get out of this, a burnt scorched hoppiness, like some sort of heavily-hopped coffee beverage. But as it warms, tons of cool little complexities. I get some dark brown sugar, a herbal sweetness that reminds me of sarsaparilla or cola, vanilla, figs, and dark bitter chocolate. It's still hoppy, like a delicious malty pine tree, but it definitely dissipates as the beer warms and opens up.

This is medium bodied, creamy and fairly silky, with a good level of carbonation.

This was superb. The best stout I've had from FFF.

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Photo of Richter525
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschrei
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbrauneis
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GorillaBean
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Knapp85
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on Super Bowl Sunday, 02/05/2017.

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Photo of brandonld23
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jheimbigner
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nwhittin
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Tasted in a 5 oz snifter from draft at The Vine on January 27, 2017.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mds1101
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Treyliff
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at FFF

A- pours her black with a creamy khaki head that leaves great lacing

S- roster malt, chocolate, prune, piney hops

T- toasty chocolate and coffee up front, fig and prune, piney hops, syrupy finish with a longer of chocolate and char

M- medium body and carbonation, creamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- nice stout with dark fruit notes, I typically prefer less hippy though

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

Photo of Bammer21
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blot Out The Sun from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 597 ratings
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