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RATINGS: 752   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Dry and surprisingly light-bodied. Malty sweetness and caramel flavors shift to distinctive dry-roasted malt notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2009
Pours very nice black with tan head. I get dry tannic tea, and roasted malt in the aroma. The flavor is like the smell - roasted barley mixed with black tea thatís been steeped too long. The mouthfeel is somewhat thin and very drying - cottonball in the mouth feel. Overall, this is probably my least favorite FFF beer to date and I sadly didnít even finish the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2011
It was good. I had higher hopes for it, but it was a lot lighter than I thought it would be for being so dark. I like surprises though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chadquest (37) - Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
A year old bottle. I try to let the hops fade in stouts at least a little bit. light looking body with a head that is about a finger or more, loose and dissipates. Nose is roast forward with strong hops batting second, hint of coffee in the roast. Flavors are roasty and dry chocolate for most. hops brighten this up somewhat in a citrus sort of manor. Mouthfeel is thinner and more carbonated then i prefer. Decent beer, but out of my price range for what it is, but maybe there just isnít enough going on besides the hops. When i age other hoppy beers like Expo or Yeti they turn out great, this one, not so much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Another disappointment from Three Floyds. Aroma was nice with strong malt bill with chocolate and hops. Appearnce was dark with a tan head, nothing really special. Mouthfeel was on the thinnish side and the flavor was off somehow. Hops and smoke really donít make good bedfellows. So far 0-2 for the boys from Indiana.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7487) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Poured a watery black from the bomber with a thin white head. Little aroma, no hops, slightly roasted. Initial flavor was nice, malty and roasted with coffee notes but extremely weak. The flavor was too simple and faded quickly. Reminder me more of a porter than a stout. Unimpressive as far as micro-stouts go.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2007
You really have to chew the hell out of this beer to get any sort of complex malt character and even then, there is hardly a hint of goodness. Itís outrageously hoppy in both the aroma and flavor. Itís unbalanced for me, way too hoppy and i like hoppy beers. Not enjoyable, but finishable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luckyhank (32) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Average stout. There is nothing wrong with the aroma and taste, but they are both just too bland. This beer needs to go to the gym and work out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Draft - odd aroma for a stout. Next to nothing but grassy hops. Nearly black body with a medium brown head. The hops fight with the chocolate/coffee malt. Far from my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7321) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2006
Bottle (bomber). Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate), moderately to heavily hoppy (apricot, resin), with notes of vanilla and alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. A black IPA, you might say. Ehhh. Very hoppy, with an abrasive, sour flavor balance. Seemed hotter than it is. Not enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Aroma is tons of American hops, but just a bit of roasted malt... or anything else really. Appearance is something of a let down- thin thin head atop a watery looking black body. Flavor is hard to pin down- it starts off like Alpha King mixed with a normal stout... not so tasty. As it warms, the stout character comes out a bit more, but the hops still stay there in the finish. This creates a sort of skanky taste. Finally, this is possibly the lightest bodied stout Iíve ever had from a Microbrewery. Not 3Fís best beer... but that didnít stop them from charging $11 for a bomber.

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