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:
#1,836
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 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

Photo of msumike89
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brzezniak88
4.96/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Beerhemoth
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bit roasty/smoky

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Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Got a bottle of this from the brewery. It poured an opaque black with tan head that is not leaving any lace. The scent hints of chocolate and vanilla. The taste had chocolate, vanilla and hints of roast. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's a good beer and worth a try.

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Photo of Markc72
3/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Kplummer82
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregf51
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SovereignGood
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MurphDog14
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Bitter dark chocolate, heavily roasted malts, plus bitter hops, but with some sweetness in the middle to balance it out. Dry finish with some subtle hints of spice and Belgian-style esters. Very much in keeping with 3 Floyds' typical profile.

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Photo of Duffman79
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Blot Out The Sun from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 603 ratings
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