Toxic Revolution | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Toxic RevolutionToxic Revolution

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This stout ale is the combined efforts of Municipal Waste and Three Floyds to create a black liquid wall of death in your mouth. Enjoy!

40 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 03-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of cfrances33
4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a Three Floyds teku.

Pour: Completely black body with three fingers of deep, thick, mocha colored head. Lots of sticky lacing, and the head hangs around for the majority of the glass. Good looking beer.

Smell: Uhhh... what? Intense tropical hop profile, loaded with grapefruit, oranges, passion fruit, and mango. A touch of roasted malts on the back of the nose, but only just. Really surprised by how this smells. Intriguing, and I love it.

Taste: Again, woah. More tropical hops off first sip, and then everything completely shifts and a massive roasted malt profile takes over. The taste is a confusing experience, and tropical mango and grapefruit vie for control of the palate with a deep roastiness and bitter coffee aspect. Finishes roasty, and bitter, with a touch of resinous pine.

Mouthfeel: Really creamy, smooth body. An aggressive bitterness throughout, that carries through the end of the sip. Finishes with a lingering roast and bitterness.

Overall: This beer is confusing in all the right ways. Such a massive hop profile gets mixed with an equally large malt bill to produce something I don't think I can compare to any other beer. Drinks more like a black IPA than an RIS. Well done Three Floyds.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of mothman
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

8 oz at the brew pub.

Dark black with a tan head. Leaves nice lace.

Flavor profile is fairly hoppy for a stout. Very grassy but then a bit of roast kicks in. Caramel and chocolate malts. It reminds me of the hoppy versions of darkness.

Mouthfeel is bitter and then roasted. The hops show a lot. Medium to full bodied. Nice amount of carbonation. Ends a bit sticky.

Overall, I enjoyed this quite a bit. Very hoppy. Very legit!

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Docrock
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-Tap at 3 Floyds, served in a half pint :

A - Dark brown. not quite black with a mocha colored head with pretty sticky lacing. Head dwindled to a thin cap.

S - minimal aroma, mostly roasted malt and a bit of pine and lemon. Aroma picked up a bit as it warmed but being as it was only a half pint, didn't get a chance to let it warm up.

T- mostly the dark roasted malt, with a touch of hop bitterness on the finish. Again I will re-evaulate when I drink a fuller serving at a warmer temp.

M - just below medium bodied, surprised actually thought it would feel thicker. good carbonation, and the aforementioned bitterness on the finish. Seemed a bit thin for the style.

O - Picked up a fwe bottles to try again in larger format and a bit warmer. This is nit my favorite 3Floyds beer but still very drinkable. The hop profile made it seem out of style, not sure how this one will age..

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Photo of ppohio
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Very dark black/brown, mostly opaque with a little color around the edges. Beige head sits around for a few moments moving on.

S: Pine, grapefruit and lemon peel combine with a roasty coffee and milk chocolate note.

T: Pretty intense bitterness from the hops in this beer, and the hops dominate the taste. Sweet maltiness appears briefly at times but is rapidly overtaken by the resinous qualities. Bitterness follows nicely on the swallow, and the aftertaste reminds me of having a stalk of summer grass in your mouth. You know the alcohol is there but it doesn't interfere with anything.

M: Medium bodied, good carbonation. All that bitterness leaves a nice tingle on the tongue if you drink it quickly. A little thin for a stout, perhaps.

O: Drinks really easily, surprised how much I enjoyed this beer. Definitely strikes me as a Black IPA right now though, so if that's your thing it is certainly worth seeking out fresh.

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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a AleSmith Horny Devil snifter.

A- pours black with a 2" dark tan head. Leopard spotting and trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- roasted malts, chocolate, and big pine notes.

T- nice chocolate, light roast, almost a light mint from the mix of chocolate and bitter pine.

M- medium body and carbonation. Nice light creamy feel.

O- nice hoppy stout. Seems higher than 40 ibu's. chocolate and pine create a nice flavor.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Brewganja
4.66/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth hoppy, fruity start with a bold chocolate finish. It grabs your taste buds before even hitting them. Amazing mixture of hops. A great dinner stout, light but just as filling as any other stout. A great beer to pair with a meat filled meal. Let it breathe for ten minutes and it tastes more like a stout than an ale.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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Toxic Revolution from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.97 out of 5 based on 424 ratings.
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