jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Three Floyds. A beer named as such caught my need for a great stout and did I get it? Even better. It was like a hop bomb and a Imperial stout had a beautiful perfect proportionate baby. This beer was pitch black with a tan head. Smells of all things stout and DIPA at the same time. Hops and chocolate/roasted coffee. I was surprised by the body. Considering how it looked and smelled you would think it would be almost cloyingly thick and coating but instead it was pleasant. A wonderful mouthfeel. Amazing.
andyhwcinc (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 Enjoyed on tap @ 3 Floyd’s with friends. Appearance is pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma has a rich hop profile with huge chocolate and coffee notes, smells decadent. Taste is phenomenal. Awesome stuff.
WozWx (83) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I honestly thought this was a black IPA rather than an Imperial Stout. I really enjoyed the flavor, but felt it lacked a body that is expected in a stout.
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Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap FFF. Served in a 10 oz. goblet.
A: Pours an obsidian black color with a fluffy tan head forming on the pour. Recedes to a thin ring and leaves little splotches of lace.
S: Citrus hoppiness with some noticeable booze and some chocolate. Light roast as well.
T: Roasty malts with some sweet booze. Milk chocolate with a minimal citrus hop backing. Some black licorice as well.
M: Medium to heavy bodied with a little chew to it. Smooth, roasty and sweet finish.
O: A very nice and big stout. Boozy, tons of chocolate and roast. One of the better stouts from FFF.
Serving type: on-tap
tastybeer (1782) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at source. Black pour/tan head. Poor retention/some lace. Aroma is tangerine/grapefruit, light chocolate/roast. Taste is sweet, chocolate, roast, quite bitter, orange candies, citrus. Palate is soft, oily, bitter finish. More of a black DIPA than imperial stout. Good.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Three Floyd’s. Chocolate and black licorice along with a hefty hop punch. Light alcohol and moderate sweetness. Full body. Big and bold; quite drinkable.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into snifter at brewpub. Tan head and jet black. Very hoppy in both nose and taste. Some chocolate and malt, but after it warms up a bit. Boozy, bitter finish. While I love 3Fs, sometimes the hops can be a bit over kill for the style. Black IPA would be a better classification.
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pitch black with a good head of foam. There are a lot of hops in the aroma. Smells like a black IPA. The taste is like an orange mocha. You get some dark chocolate and coffee, but the hops are the most present flavor. Interesting beer. I can see this being a beer some might really love; hoppy stouts and black IPAs aren’t my favorite though.
railcat1 (689) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love when FFF does stouts and this does not disappoint.On tap at the pour is brown to black with a khaki head in. The aroma is of roast and pine.The hops are very well done but not overwhelming.CHEERS!
rhsiung (834) - USA - DEC 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bike out of commission, had to drive. tons of cars, but no line, outside. looking forward to the pumpkin mac ’n’ cheese (pork rind crust?) and maybe the poutine (bone marrow and fried capers?). / thick, toast, lively, clove, orange, frothy, bread, rocky, cough drop, cheese, salty