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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 414   ABV: 13.8%
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Three Floydís 15th Anniversary beer. A blend of Dark Lord, Surly Darkness, De Struise Black Albert, and Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! Heís been holding on to this for me. Pours a deep, opaque brown color with about a centimeter of dark tan head. There is a creaminess that initially pops out of the aroma, quickly followed by roasted malts, root beer, dark chocolate, toast, and molasses. Flavor of roasted malts, charred wood, brown sugar, molasses, earthy hops, dark chocolate, and pine. Medium-full bodied, with a roasty, bitter mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The aroma didnít wow me here, and I was prepared to be pretty disappointed, but the flavor was solid. I still like each of the parts better than the sum.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Thought about this for rating 2,000...glad I chose to go a different direction! Beautiful squid ink body with a light khaki head that left ringlets all the way down the glass. Aroma was subtle chocolate, caramel malt, vanilla, and toffee. Flavor is uncomfortably sweet...eye-crossing, in fact. Lots of vanilla bean, brown sugar, touch of molasses, & slight brownie batter. A little hot. The individual components are definitely better than the sum of their parts. Not sure how Mikkeller, 3 Floydís, Surly, & Struise would settle on this. I know my expectations might have been high but, come on!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle pours black with some tan head that quickly dissipates. Aromas are toffee, caramel, and coffee. Tastes are roasted malt, toffee, caramel, chocolate, coffee, and some raisin. Body is full with average carbonation. Very complex and it keeps changing through the long finish. Very well done beer for a blend. Glad I was able to try this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoePeesie (854) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Pours a jet black with tan head. They choice a great selection of beers to blend for their 15th anniversary. Each beer adds to the complexity of this tasty treat. There is a nice amount of oaky woody bourbony taste. The coffee and chocolate shine thru nicely. This beer was as good as the hype, not something I usually say.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
_honus_ (11) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Poured with a half inch of tan head that dissipates quickly. Dark mocha color and big boozy legs. Nose reeks of roasted coffee beans, sweet dark chocolate, and noticeable alcohol. Taste is immediately reminiscent of the beer geek brunch, primarily roasted bitter coffee with big chocolate notes and a hint of vanilla. The finish is characterized primarily by the high alcohol. Low carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel that lingers. I actually prefer this over the beer geek brunch, but it seems to be all that I can taste (or at least think about) when I sip it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1311) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle; Pour is cola brown with a fine bubbled khaki head int his glass. Average retention, light lacing is present here. The nose is butterscotch, roast, coffee, and cocoa by my estimation. Different, for sure. I donít know exactly how I feel about this - but Iíve never had anything like it. The flavor profile reveals bitter hops , definitely different for a RIS; more butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, cocoa, ash, pine, roasty notes and coffee beans ; this is an interesting beer for sure - yet I donít think itís a perfect marriage.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3508) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
750ml bottle shared with Preismj after Hunahpu, pours a dark black color, sweet malt, pine, chocolate, coffee, hops, and some vanilla. Flavors of booze, chocolate, ash, pine, coffee, and vanilla come through. Surprising there is some unexpected hop flavor that comes in the middle of drink which was rather pleasant. Overall a pretty good beer that I am glad I got to sample.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9436) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Bombe poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, coffee, light grapefruit and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, coffee, bitter chocolate, earthiness and light grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering coffee finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Bottle shared amongst friends. Iím gonna give this one a perfect score because frankly I canít remember the last time I had a straight up IS that tasted this good. Not sure how much of each beer was blended together but it works perfectly!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Acknud (1078) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Black - the way an Impy should be. Heavy, oily in the mouth. I was disappointed in the poor aggressiveness of the aroma. Taste of chocolate, coffee, roasted hickory. Retains its lacing well.


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