pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at the brewpub on DLD. thanks to jeremy’s buddy for bringing us out two samplers on his exit.... poured a somewhat thin blackish-brown pour with not much head to it at all..... aroma was light bourbon and had some traces of sour red fruit coming from the oak.... flavor was of chocolate, more of that oak, with a mild bourbon influence.... this had lost all the hops that made the black sun enjoyable. not bad though.
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow I may have liked this more than the actual Dark Lord... Its definetly a diferent flavor, very heavy on the Bourbon and thinner. Great smell and kind of random that I even had a chance to taste it. Not a huge fan of normal Black Sun so I am surprised this was so good.
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap DLD08.
Dark brown almost black, slight head.
Oaky, light bourbon aroma, some roastiness.
Somewhat sweet, balanced flavor. Light roast.
Very light palate.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was excited to have some FFF other than the Darklord Versions there. Sadly, this one wasn’t as good as them. Pours black with tan head. The bourbon and vanilla flavors cover up any of the hop flavor you would get in a Black Sun Stout. A little sweet, I prefer the normal black sun.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at DLD ’08. Dark dark brown, dark with almost no head. smells like bourbon, by gum. The roast is sufficient, the dryness I recall from the normal version is long gone, and I enjoyed that part a good bit, oh well. The hops are covered up. Vanilla and alcohol ala bourbon dominate. Lower carbonation. Thinner body, like the original. Oaky flavors. Sweeter than the standard. A bit acidic, with roast underneath. Bourbony vanilla. Lingering bourbony acidic sweetness. Good, maybe a slight improvement.
drewbeerme (3898) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at DLD 08. pours black with tan head. nose of chocolate and oak. flavors are dry citrusy, chocolate, raisins, and some bourbon. pretty tasty.
BBB63 (6449) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
DLD 2008, Bourbon (Barrel Aged) Black Sun Stout: Deep brown hue with a small fading head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of bourbon, vanilla, oak, coffee, earthy yeast esters, and a hint of herbal vapours. The taste has almost no hop bitterness versus the regular release with mostly coffee and dark malts taking center stage. The finish is a bit boozy and chalky. The mouth feel is medium-bodied with a smooth oily texture. It is okay enough I guess but I miss the hop character, too much coffee notes and that is saying a lot since I am a coffee drinker.
Barley69 (26) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the better ba(barrel aged) offerings from Three Floyds
The ba Dark lord is too much as well as the BA Behemoth but this as a good amount of bourbon flavor and retains some nice oak qualitys
does’nt taste like a shot of bourbon
I’m biased because I love Black sun to begin with.
A real nice beer
try it if you can get it
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - MAY 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at 3F brewpub back maybe in January of 2007? This one is a mellower version of the regular Black Sun Stout, with hints of bourbon and black cherries. I thought it tasted very smooth and easy to drink. I’m not a big stout person, but this was a nice beer to finish the night.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged in bourbon barrels with cherries. Dark black with big creamy brown head. Bourbon and vanilla aroma. Lots of cherry in the aroma and taste, not sour at all though. Almost brings out a coffee flavor. Nuttiness. Really enjoyable....BUT I’m amazed at tasting this side by side with a normal Black Sun. The BA version loses almost all stout tastes...loses the roastiness and dark chocolate flavors. Gains enough to make up for it, but it’s a completely different beer. Still awesome though.