BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: Hazy golden hue with small lasting head and good lace. The aroma has notes of floral, grassy, and piney hops with some bready malts and pineapple esters. The taste starts crisp and lightly piney upfront with some fruity berry notes. Earthy and bitter on finish. The feel is lively and sharp, metallic finish. Solid EPA with the Floyds twist.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark orange with little carbonation and head. Smells grapefruitty and floral. The flavor was strange to me, it almost tasted medicinal with funky bitterness/hop flavor. This is definitely a different offering from 3F, but I prefer there other PA renditions.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
looks like tea, not much head. mild hop aroma. there is a nice bite initially to the flavor, but it turns sweetish, with a sweet aftertaste. a bit of a disappointment. i might say a ’bitter’ disappointment, but no one would understand my play on words. i’m not sure i do, either.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mainly grapefruit hops, with a mild (for me) bitter bite. The aroma is way wilder than the somewhat restrained flavor. Very nicely done.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2005 On tap at the Brewery. Copper colour with an off white head. Aroma is fruity and floral hopping. Flavour is mostly grapefruit hops with some malts lurking beneath.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably my favorite of the 3floyds tap offerings at the DL release blow out. Again a bit hoppy with nice caramel notes. Appearence was darker and a bit cloudy.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at FFF during the dark lord release. Aroma is grapefruit, strawberry, caramel malts, floral, and hoppy. Smells wicked, unfortunately, the taste let me down. Appearance is clear reddish color with an offwhite head with decent lacing. The flavor is piney/sprucy/grassy with sweet malts. Very English in taste. Very bitter. Palate is VERY bitter. A hint of acedicness with a sweetness that sticks to the mouth.
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2005 On tap at the brewery at the Dark Lord release party: Looks good. Smells good. Tastes good. I should probably add that it was a hazy copper color with a decent head, a sweel caramel aroma bursting with herbal, earthy hops, a nicely balance of the tastes in the flavor, and a lingering herbal bitter finish. I like this brew. It should be in bottles
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DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2008 Draft, at the Dark Lord release party as "Thulza Doom." Hmm. An IPA from 3 Floyds. Bet we haven’t had of those before. But seriously, this does distinguish itself from the other "Alpha K" beers in the Floyds arsenal. Color is cloudy copper. Smell is not as grassy as previously, but the big hop bite is there, and much more spicy, too. Malts are a bit dry and mild, but then I think about orange Tootsie Pops. Noticeable alcohol, but not in the way. I’ll like to see this at the brewpub when it finally opens, arranged thematically between Precious and Dark Lord.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap sampled outside of 3F’s on the back of a truck. Pours a hazy amber color. Aroma is full of fruit, strawberry and kiwi. Delicious. Flavor is astringent and piney hops. The flavor and aroma are very contrasting. Very interesting