Blot Out The Sun | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Blot Out The SunBlot Out The Sun
BA SCORE
4.14/5
594 Ratings
Blot Out The SunBlot Out The Sun
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:
#1,761
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
594
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
184
Trade:
15
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Ratings: 594 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of papposilenus
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 22oz bottle, dated 12/06/16, at basement floor temperature. Served in a tulip.

Pours garnet-black with aforementioned garnet highlights and two-plus fingers of soft, lush mocha head. Retention is excellent, finally settling back to a fine film amidst an archipelago of bubbly islets and solid, clinging sheets of lace.

The nose is faint. I think I'm getting oats and cherries here, like kirsch, and maybe some barrel, but I'm working very hard at it.

Tastes of mildly sweet roasted malt with cherries, blueberry, mocha, tannins and leather jacket. Finishes sweetly boozy with pancake syrup and some sticky citrus.

Feel is smooth and syrupy, medium bodied, with good carbonation and lingering booziness in the sinuses and gullet.

Overall, a decent, uncomplicated impy stout, although a little sweet and fruity for my tastes. If I had it to do over, I probably should have left it in the basement for another year. Still, at 10.4% abv, it sure as hell got the job done.

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

Photo of AJmon13
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Buck89
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. An opaque brown-black color with a generous khaki head. The foam stayed with me throughout and settled slowly into a nice cap. The nose was primarily chocolate and oatmeal, but there was also a mild cherry tartness and a bit of char. I tasted the cherry up front and I have to day that I noticed a mild phenolic plastic flavor with a hot finish. Nice chocolate and coffee notes. The phenols threw me and I did not enjoy this one. Medium bodied with a creamy feel.

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Photo of BrutisDestructus
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fall 2014 vintage; drank 12/11/14 @ Harvest Hop Haus.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Black/brown hue.

Tan head; strong lace.

Orange citrus & mild mocha nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

This tastes like an above-average black IPA; orange citrus & roasted dark coffee flavors, melded well. Nice.

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Photo of South2NW
3.61/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattmarka1
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crownrl28
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Zaphog
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11/26/16 bottle

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Photo of elvisdoc
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Well hammered in at this point.

3 Floyds Blot Out The Sun pours a color reminiscent of utter death. Just black blotty rotty char.

Aromas of Bourbon, sweet plums, sticky syrup.

Flavor is insanely strong. Bourbon, fig, roast malt, and I also wrote "like swallowing a demon" (?? lol).

Feel is thinner than I'd like, but pretty hot and burning.

Overall, a better than decent Imperial Stout. Insane, I'd have it again.

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

Photo of Chizzlethespeez
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SwervyEarvy
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It was an incredibly delectable stout with chocolate notes mid-palate and a caramel and slight hazelnut finish that simply blew me away. The aromas were to die for with hints of oats, marshmallow, and maple syrup making for a quite compelling wafting sensation. It appeared an opaque, rich black that while intimidating at first glance certainly lived up to its name. I may not remember much from a day of copious drinking/shagging on the beach, but I will certainly remember the three floyds blot out the sun-best imperial stout I've ever consumed. In a word: scrumptious.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Its one hoppy stout, if u didnt look at the IBU before drinking ud get one hell of a surprise

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

Photo of mattreitz49
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwarren82
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Blot Out The Sun from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 594 ratings
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