Murda'd Out Stout
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Stout - Russian Imperial
4.63 | pDev: 7.34%
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Murda'd Out StoutMurda'd Out Stout
Notes: When Baller Stout was created, bourbon barrels were filled with Surly Darkness, Three Floyds Dark Lord, De Struise Black Albert, and Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch. These were aged for 14 months separately and blended together to taste.
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mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tan head. Black color.

Chocolate and fudge. Coffee roast. Faint barrel. Oak. Not a lot left here. Not bad, just not a peak beer. Caramel and toffee.

Full bodied. Roasted feel, but not overdone or burnt. A bit past it’s prime but a fun tick.

Mar 13, 2020
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4amepiphany from Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Purchased in 2012 at the brewery, around the time I was first getting into beer. Shared with good friends, six years later in a teku glass, around 58 degrees.

A: pours semi viscous, but with legs. To my surprise, there is still carbonation leading to a nice thin layer of mocha colored head which does not dissipate completely.

A: definitely no fff signature aroma, but there is malt, barrel, chocolate, and a little bit of funk. I was a Little afraid.

T: surprise. Well balanced. Not too sweet, not too roasty or much heat. Perfect. I chew on it a bit and let it coat my esophagus. What a blend.

M: not thin, not like syrup. Good amount of trace carbonation. I didn't want it to be over. But I'm glad I never traded it and was able to enjoy it with good company.

Jan 03, 2019
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Back in 2012, a wonderful amalgamation of BA Stout goodness was created. Tonight (5/26/18), the beast was released.

Much like the dead of night, this beer pours a deep black, with a formidable viscosity and minimal residue around tbe glass.

Sweet nose overall, characterized by dark fruit, subtle coffee and chocolate. Not overly complex, but very balanced.

Roastier flavors, beginning with an upfront booziness, a very noticeable barrel. Lingering chocolate follows, but again it finishes with a subtle oakey burn that serves as a reminder that the Barrel wants to make itself known.

Medium body, low carb on this (as expected). Although viscous and thick, the stickiness in the finish is pretty subtle. Overall, this treat was surely ready to be opened.

May 27, 2018
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Got insanely lucky at DLD, walking by a super generous dude in line and seeing his bottle, asking if I could snag a pour--and he obliged!

This pour is the definition of motor oil black, with very little visible carbonation, but a blurry brown edge.

Smell is still HOT, wow! I'm getting oak, wheat, bourbon, and nuts.

At least I can say I've tried this sucker!

Taste is chocolate syrup, hot boozy oak, dry raisin, and a hint of cherry.

Slick and thick viscous mouthfeel, undercut by the heat.

May 20, 2017
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PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana

4.47/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Black with dark coco head
S- Roasted sweetness and bourbon. Oak and vanilla
T- Sweet booziness, vanilla, roasted malts
F- Syrupy
O- Very good BA Stout. Hard to track down, not outstanding, but very, very good

Feb 01, 2016
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RMelyon from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is what? A 2013 "vintage" by now? Dark Lord dominates the smell and taste of this one. Missed Darkness this year, but don't get any of the dryness I remember from that one. As always, I can't taste any coffee. And I don't get much vanilla or Bourbon. Must've faded. It's got some of that tart baker's chocolate thing going on. Not sure if that's from aging, and is supposed to be there or if it's an off flavor. I'd crack it if you still have one. Otherwise you're probably aging if too long.

Jan 01, 2016
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mrn1ceguy from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Everything that Baller Stout was missing, this beer fixed. It was full of flavor while still being balanced and smooth. Price tag was scary, but the beer inside was well worth it.

Dec 04, 2014
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stakem from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Waxed bomber poured into a snifter. The brew appears black in color with a dark brown head that rests atop with decent retaining power. Some patchy lace and legs of alcohol are noted.

The aroma is meaty with a touch of sorta smoked chocolate meets vanilla and caramel. A mild indication of some herbal hops are felt across the back of the nose along with a lasting indication of alcohol and roasted to charred grain.

The taste includes plenty of bitter chocolate and roast with enough of a neutral booziness. Then a lot of barrel nuance is noticed tasting of vanilla, caramel and a contradting amount of roast and char. It's a real good blend of flavors.

This is a boozy brew, full bodied and moderately carbonated. Pretty nice offering that showcases some familiarity of the base beers included in this. It really is greater than the sum of it's parts. However, I dont think I would ever consider paying the cost of admission on this one. Thank you kindly Mark for the generous share.

Sep 05, 2014
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.37/5  rDev -5.6%

thanks to Mark for sharing this, enjoyed chilled in a 1/2 pint.

The color is black and opaque with thick tan cap with ultra fine bead. The smell is rich with dark malt and has a yeast aroma with creamy cocoa quality and butterscotch with light stone fruit odor and mild hint of oak with a subtle alcohol aroma. The feel is rich and thick with roasted texture and mild spice with a smooth cocoa and light woody feel with medium carbonation and semi-high alcohol in the finish.

The taste have a very chewy malt presence with roasted and light woody taste and slight chocolate fudge thick dark toffee-like taste and slight dark bread with the flavor of wood present with subtle dark cocoa and earthy yeast element. The flavor of alcohol is there but not overpowering considering the richness of the coffee and toffee flavors in the malt. Overall this is a great blended stout wonderful flavor ...the only thing holding it back as far as drinkability is the alcohol level.

Sep 02, 2014
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UCLABrewN84 from California

4.45/5  rDev -3.9%

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, chocolate syrup, vanilla, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with fantastic barrel aged qualities in the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle.

Aug 18, 2014
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4.57/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from MeadMe, HUGE thanks for sending it my way so I could share it with the Tasters Choice group!
Pours a thick viscous black color with a smallish tan head that dissipates quickly. Huge rich malty aromas of brown sugar, caramel, molasses, coffee, dark chocolate, light wood and hints of bourbon, light fruit and smoke. Huge complex nose that I could park my nostrils over all night. The flavor is richly complex like the aroma suggested. Huge sweet sugary maltiness as a base to a bit of chocolate and roasted grains set in some bourbon oak and lightly smokey with touches of fruit and earth. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation. Fantastic frigging beer right here! If I weren't driving sat night I would have seriously Bogart-ed this bottle!

Jul 07, 2014
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orangesol from Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to DocJ007 for busting this one open for us at the last monthly tasting. Served right after Baller for comparison sake.

A - Pours ink black with a decent one finger tall tan head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small trails of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, molasses, dark fruits, plenty of woody oak, warm bourbon and lots of dark roasted malt. Much better than the base but still a touch out of focus, I guess that is expected.

T - Starts off with the sweetness - mainly the molasses, vanilla, dark fruits and dark chocolate - slowly being joined by the coffee, oak, toffee, smooth bourbon and the ever present dark roasted malt. Finish is sweet and roasty with a bit of dryness at the end of each sip, lingering long after the finish.

M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, creamy feel makes it very easy to consume. Very little of the reported 14% is noticeable.

O - I am not a fan of the base beer at all but this is very good. I would have never guessed it would be this good to have this many beers blended together. I am honestly surprised how much the barrel has smoothed everything out. Glad I could finally try this one, thanks again Justin!

May 28, 2014
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spicelab from Australia

4.06/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle shared at tasting, with huge thanks to Joe. Reviewed from notes.

Dark chocolate, not your typical jet black or motor-oil appearance, with a fleeting saffron head that falls to nought. Decent ABV legs on swirling.

Fairly dominant umami theme, with plenty of soy sauce, vegemite, toasted bread and cocoa nibs, assisted by the dry finish from the oak. Fleeting sweet notes of dates and molasses in the taste, becoming a little more promient over the course but remaining firmly as back notes.

As the appearance suggests the mouthfeel is not super thick. Dry, dark chocolatey bitterness and minimal booze heat.

Quite a solid RIS, but didn't wow me. The barrel notes seem subdued, un-bourbony, and work largely to make for a nice clean flavour profile, but overall seems lacking in complexity and presence.

Apr 24, 2014
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22oz bomber with red wax shared at the whale tasting 7/13/2013, poured into a BCBS snifter.

This beer smells quite a bit sweet, with a ton of different flavours. If you spend enough time you might pick them out, but I mostly got bourbon, a bit of coffee, lots of chocolate (the bitter dark kind), sweet malty caramel with a little bit of barrel. It pours pretty much pitch black like the other big imperial stouts at the tasting. Not much more than a minimal brown head that fades into a pitch black, very placid brew.

Flavourwise it is fairly sweet but not overly unbalanced sweet like Dark Lord. It's chocolate molasses with a bit of coffee and vanilla.. highlighted by sweet bourbon. The oak comes out more here than in the nose. Pretty complex, and as I said above if I spent more time sousing out the different flavours, there's probably more in there.

This beer was full bodied, but not as thick as Rare or Vanilla Bean DL. That being said, it was still very thick. Standard carbonation for the style, and drinks smoothly. There's a bit of heat in this beer which isn't unexpected. Aftertaste is mostly a molasses + sweet bourbon combo.

I would say this beer is worth shelling out $50 with some friends to try out. I'd rather spend that money on something else like Rare or VBDL but cost aside, this is a friggin' fantastic BA stout. Everything seems to be present and complementing each other well including the barrel. I think it could go with a little bit less heat and a little more body. But who am I to be asking for more when this beer pretty much delivers on all counts?

Re-review: Generously opened up by Doug today at our celebratory whale tasting, 3/22/2014. Poured into a Three Floyds teku glass. Drank this one just right before we opened up a 2012 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Lord. Basically, this beer's appearance is pretty much unchanged, pours with a minimal half finger brown head with little retention. The smell is JUST like the BADL- especially the barrel vanilla contribution- except with a bit more of charred malts and dark fruit, likely from the BA Black Albert contribution. And the flavour is very similar to BADL- very sugary sweet but with a nice port-like sweetness and charred roast malt character that cuts that particular sweetness, with an incredible barrel vanilla contribution similar to the BADL. Mouthfeel is impeccable, zero ABV heat and very chewy. Overall, I think this beer has done well over the last 15 months, and if you have any, consider drinking it soon. It's hard to imagine how it could be any better with more age, but it's not entirely out of the question. Also, if I had the choice between obtaining this beer vs the '12 BADL, I would go for this one 10 times out of 10.

Mar 23, 2014
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jeonseh from Indiana

4.7/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark chocolate brown with no head to it

S - Bourbon notes, chocolate, vanilla, fudge and coffee notes make up a great nose

T - Bourbon vanilla sweetness up front with lots of chocolate and caramel. Dates, brown sugar and oak. Loads of butterscotch to it. This is one flavorful beer that really impresses

M - Silky smooth with minimal carbonation to it. Finish is slightly strong alcohol and oak

O - Really a great BA beer from FFF with great sweetness and barrel to it. Reminds me a bit of brandy vanilla DL but not as marshmallowy

Dec 09, 2013
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4.47/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black. Decent khaki head. Leggy. Chunky collar.

Smell - Incredible bourbon aroma. Vanilla and oak. Oak is strong. Booze and chocolate. Some coffee. The slightest bit of licorice.

Taste - Chocolate and booze up front. Bourbon is just as good as the smell. Rich chocolate all over. Oak very strong. Just incredible.

Mouthfeel - It's hella boozy. Medium carbonation. Heavy, but not too sugary.

Overall - This is one of the best bourbon stouts I've had in a long time.

Nov 26, 2013
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gueuzedreg from Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Having side-by-side with Baller. 750ml poured into a Goose Island glass.

A- Black with little transparency. No lacing.

S- Anise, black licorice, minimal booze, chocolate, dark fruit.

T- Black licorice, dark fruit, chocolate... booze is hidden well. I like hot beers though.

M- 3/4 full bodied compared with zhukov/huna. Minimal carbonation.

O- I was disappointed with this beer. I am having Baller with it, and I just may enjoy baller more. There is nothing that is exceptional about Murda'd IMO. Maybe I got a bad bottle?

Oct 16, 2013
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Chaney from District of Columbia

4.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I split this one with Huzahbendah here recently at a tasting. Thank god (or whatever Richard Dawkins worships), I took good notes.

A: Looked like black, infected snot coming out of the bottle. Dark as hell, with a slight mocha head that was ultimately anti-climactic.

S: Fruity Pebbles... Hell, "Dark Lord" was the dominating presence here. Lots of milk chocolate and Cherry Cordial ice cream. No bourbon.

T: Enormous barrel aging here. Do NOT have this as your main course. This is a dessert beer through and through. Hell, I even burped sweet cherries and coconut bourbon. Seriously, the only one I got was "Dark Lord" with Darkness, Black Albert, and Brunch Weasel playing deep, deep, deep background.

M: Snot-like, and to be honest, the sweetness wasn't as cutting as I thought it was going to be upon first sniff, however, this was pitch perfect on the carbonation and thickness feel.

O: I paid $50 for this at the brewery, therefore, if you have one of these, please bide your time and consider this an "event" beer. As for me, I thought it was worth the money as a one time shot.

Oct 15, 2013
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DmouthCaliBrewz from New Hampshire

4.81/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a snifter.

A: What the fuck do you think this beer looks like?

S: Damn. Cocoa butter, vanilla, dark fruits, and hints of coconut all dance together fighting for dominance. Subtle charred bourbon barrel starts to reveal itself on the end.

T: Chocolate, Coconut, and dark fruits strong up front, with some smoke. Dark fruits get bigger and bigger, while the other flavors fade into barrel, except for the chocolate which starts to grow into almost bitter cocoa powder. Bourbon starts to rise as the mouthfeel warms up, and some fig and booze lift the tongue up through the finish. Superb.

M: Heavy, but still smooth and silky. Reminds me of KBS.

O: Perfect. Just, perfect. Didn't expect to get so much cocoa butter out of this - definitely not a one dimensional barrel-bomb. 10/10. Kudos FFF. .

Sep 20, 2013
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jegross2 from Illinois

4.86/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Reviewing Murda'd Out Stout, a bourbon barrel aged stout collaboration between Three Floyds Brewing Company out of Munster, Indiana (Dark Lord), Surly Brewing Company out of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, De Struise Brouwers out of Belgium, and Mikkeller out of Denmark. This beer is not "Barrel Aged Baller Stout." Rather, the components beers were individually barrel aged before blending.

Score: 98

January 2013 vintage bottle served in a stemmed Mikkeller "The Original" taster glass and enjoyed on 06/02/14.

Appearance: Pours an inky black color with a thin layer of tan head that settles to a bubbly ring around the glass. Poor lacing, okay retention. Nice legs and browning/tanning of the side of the glass from swirling. 4.5/5

Smell: Fudgey chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and a light oak character. Some cherry and fig too. Marvelous integration of this big bold barrel aged stout nose. 4.75/5

Taste: Tastes even better than it smells! Milk chocolate, fudge, vanilla, dark fruit and brown sugar/molasses. Big, lasting bourbon and chocolate finish. So...much...fudge! 5/5

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, spot on low carbonation. Chewy and creamy mouthfeel. Nice sweet-leaning balance. The flavors absolutely coat the palate here. 5/5

Overall: Who said this beer was falling off? It is still drinking like a champ. This beer is just as good as Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord, and is one of the better barrel aged stouts out there (and it was priced accordingly). I would love to acquire another if the opportunity presents itself.

Cost: $50 for a 750 ml bottle.

Sep 12, 2013
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared by Chaney. Thanks man! Big time want.

The beer is near black with a quarter inch of beige head.

Right away the aroma tells you this is one helluva beer.

Thick and robust. Dark Lord and Darkness show the way. No way I could pick out Black Albert or Weasel, although they are two exquisite beers. Rich and full bodied. Sweet booze countered by roasted malt and bitter chocolates.

Full bodied with moderately low carbonation. A touch of hop bitterness in the finish.

Overall, this was fantastic. I'm going to thoroughly enjoy closing out a great evening with the second half of this bottle. Terrific.

Sep 03, 2013
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Phelps from Arizona

4.3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a small taster glass.

Deep black, thin, silky cocoa colored head.

Major barrel component. Vinous oak, lots of vanilla, rich fudge, graham cracker.

Hot damn. Killer amounts of toffee, toasty oak, alcohol, bitter and smoky dark chocolate. Butterscotch, French vanilla, cocoa. Some cola as it warms. Rich, sweet. Finish is bitter coffee and chocolate.

Thick, syrupy medium full. Sticks to the tongue. Tingly carbonation, high numbing alcohol.

Mighty fine. Barrels are huge, maybe a touch too big for the stouts. But the booze flavor is outrageous.

Jul 11, 2013
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.39/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jdiddy for breaking this out. Pours one shade shy of black with no head, just a bubbly skim. Nose expresses lots of ethanol, molasses, brown sugar, bourbon and vanilla notes. Taste - all I can say is wow! Everything in the nose assimilates very well in the flavor profile. Vanilla and butterscotch become more prominent as the beer warms. Moutfeel is medium-bodied with an almost still carbonation and a silky texture. Overall this is a top notch beer that just gets better and better from the initial pour to the final quaff.

Jun 11, 2013
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jerridrants from Indiana

5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

wow! wow! wow! i am impressed. i usually dont review anything unless i really like it or really hate it, after have a bottle of baller stout (murdad out is ba baller stout) i was pleasantly surprised to see how much better this one was, this is for sure in my top five of all time and i highly recommend. the only down side was price it was fifty dollars per bottle but it is def worth it, i live close to three floyds and ive had almost every year of dark lord which doesnt even compare to this beer.

May 27, 2013
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jaasen64 from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle split 4 ways after drinking Black Albert, Beer Geek Breakfast, Darkness, Dark Lord, and Baller Stout. Poured into Lawson's tulip. Thanks Paul(Anonymous1) for this awesome bottle.

A- Pours a pitch black that appears fairly still with pretty much no head and some very light spotty lacing that clings to the glass.

S- Sweet bourbon balanced with fudge, dark chocolate, light vanilla, a hint of booze, some oak, caramel, and molasses. Fairly complex with a nice sweetness and fairly aromatic.

T- Sweet almost caramel mixed with vanilla bourbon, cocoa with a hint of bitterness, finishes with rich dark fudge and some oak. Nicely balanced with an extremely nice barrel presence.

M- Full bodied being a bit on the thicker side, fairly low carbonation which is nice for the style, overall very nice for style.

O- This beer proves how great Three Floyd's is at barrel aging. I wasn't a huge fan of the regular Baller Stout but this beer took it to a whole new level bringing out a nice sweet bourbon presence balanced with a thick rich fudge aspect. Easily the best beer we had during our tasting (although the only barrel aged one). I definitely recommend checking this one out if you ever get the chance.

May 25, 2013
Murda'd Out Stout from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 320 ratings