Three Floyds Blot Out the Sun
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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"Since the dawn of time it has been mankind’s dream to blot out the sun." -C. Montgomery Burns 97 IBU 10.4%

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hammy78 (733) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
Had at the brewpub. Pours a midnight, motor oil black with a dark tan head that is almost gone right away. Loads of sugary lace spots that don’t cling together. Nose is sweet, but there is a ton of citrus hops (maybe a certain New Zealand style hop) in there. Malts, but not that roasted. Tastes like sugary toffee, with a bitterness that is really nice. Chocolate, a touch of coffee. Booze. Just awesome. They need to bottle this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andyhwcinc (1434) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1210) - Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Draft. Dark dark brown, nearly black. Almost no head. Super hoppy. Pine, grapefruit. Fairly sweet. A little roasty..but mostly hoppy. Medium to full body..soft and delicate almost.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Snifter pour on tap at the brewpub (Munster, IN). A RIS of the hoppy variety. Pours a deep blackish hue, dark and thicker, opaque body with some legs on the swirl. Some dark brownish glow further into the beer. Frothy tannish head dies to a ring and laces small. Aromas show a melange of black malts, toasty and cararmel elements, kiss of roast but a touch more toards fruit and some dark plum. Firm citrusy and resiny hopping shows up. Grapefruit, florals, and grass. Pine, more grapefruit, and fruity hops. Initial mirrors this, firm fuller body gives a faster rip towards an overwhelming citrusy and fruity hop melange, blast of good bitterness. Rich bitterness, gumball, and grapefruit. Orange and florals, bubblegum. Middle shows some thicker dark malts, black, caramel, gentle roast and dark fruit that melds into a large fruity hop feel. Grapefruit, Amarillo hops, and florals. Backend remains bitter and hop centered, some toast, faint dash of cocoa as thickness dies off a bit. Richly hopped stout, firm thicker body, but a boatload of flavor and bittering hops rue the day here. Fun and a change of pace from their usual RIS. Aroma really gets better as it wamrs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1292) - Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Draft at pub. Very dark, small tan head. Like many other beers from 3 floyds this thing has more hops crammed in than I thought possible. Strong hop aroma, strong hop taste. This clams to be an imperial stout, but it is a lotmore of the black IPA variety. Best way to describe this is a better version of black sun with a whole lot more hops. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Michbeerlover (140) - - DEC 7, 2012
Black pour with a 1/2 finger head. Three Floyd's signature hop (Alpha King/Zombie Dust) aroma. Full mouthfeel. I would say this is an imperial stout, Zombie Dust hybrid. Looks like they had a similar idea as Victory Storm King, but I like this one more. Well worth a try.... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ccex (921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2012
On tap at FFF brewpub. Pours a dark brown, almost black color with small tan head and slight lacing. Smells like a Three Floyds brew, with piney and citrus hops. Flavor is a mix of piney hops, sweet dark malts, bourbon and prune juice. Taste is sweet until the bitter boozy finish. Body is medium to full. When I ordered it, I had no idea it was an Imperial Stout, and thought it might be a strong black IPA. This was a real treat, and exactly what I was hoping for from a FFF draft-only release.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (685) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2012
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3353) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
On tap at the source. Glad that it was still on at this point... Pours a deeper cola deeper brownish black pour, a touch lighter at its edges, and topped with almost a non-existent head which looks almost still... Aroma has an initial burst of citrusy hops, green and piney as well to go with the previously mentioned. Stouty qualities with its chocolate and malt appeal come through as a second thought but still apparent with a touch of roast as well. Hops still seem to rule on this one... Flavors are more of the same with more if an added malt stouty sweetness that initially pairs up well with that green citrus hop component, a nice melding of sorts. Hops seem to takeover after the initial. Body doesn’t seem all that big, thick, cloying for such a strengthy brew. A bit of honey and dark fruit qualities develop late. Nice on a day such as this, very hop forward and recommended for that alone.

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