timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice black pour with a small amount of cream colored head. Strong aromas of coffee, bakers chocolate. Good roasted flavors of the same, along with roasted malts. Pleasant, somewhat creamy mouthfeel, but could be more full bodied. Finishes with a faint lingering sweetness, but clean. If their intention was to create a drinkable summer stout, Iíd say they accomplished that. I think this is a pretty good sweet stout, but not as good as the Bells or Rogue offerings. I think 3F might be given a bit too much credit in itís other brews based on the reputation of the Dark Lord. The 2 Iíve had of theirís(neither Dark Lord) have been a bit of a let down based on the hype for the brewer.
larryLSB (443) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 22 oz. Darker brown with minimal tan head. Nose of dried fruit and chocolate milk, a bit of malt. Taste was same with a hint of bitterness, medium body. Smooth and nice with good mouthfeel. Preceded Black Sun in a tasting.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours black with mocha brown head. The aroma is somewhat roasty with a good amount of sweetness and a touch of raisin and date notes. Taste is a mix of cream and roast. Very some smooth and creaminess mouth feel, but not a overly thick. Very nice drinkable beer.
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a growler at the monthly meeting of the Champaign-Urbana beer club. This is my fourth experience with this beer, and each time I walk away less than impressed. Its a solid stout, but its fairly thin of palate and not very aromatic. There some milk and cream which is nice, its not over the top on the hops, but Iím left wanting more complexity and, ultimately, more flavor. Whatís there is some milk chocolate and some roastedness, but Iím really pushing it to find much more. I like FFF, just not as blown away by this as others seems to be.
ChiGuy68 (431) - Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from a bomber purchased at Three Floyds. It poured dark brown/black with the darkest brown, frothy head Iíve seen. Rich aroma of malt and coco. "It had been a wonderful evening and what I needed now, to give it the perfect ending, was a little of the Ludwig Van" (and a bottle of Moloko Plus). "Oh my brothers, have another glass, Moloko plus vellocet, drencrom, synthemesc, I viddy with my glazys the ultra-violence ball, Bloody chained faces, a real horrorshow".
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with quickly dissipating head. This stout is very rich, The flavor is big and assertive with chocolate, coffee, and cream, finish is not quite as long as most three floyds products rendering this chewy full bodied brew very smooth and drinkable though not as thirst quenching as their pale products. Would make a great desert!
CpyNPrnT (429) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Milk Milk Milk. Specifically, Milk, chocolate, caramel. My notes says I was eating with some Buffalo wings. Makes sense. Have not had many milk stouts/sweet stouts, so I don;t have much to compare to.
jar72404 (426) - USA - AUG 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours black with a quarter inch tan head with good retention. Aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate. Flavor is the same plus some milk sweetness. Delicious.
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black with nice beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, milk chocolate, slight hops and coffee. Similar taste, very sweet and chocolaty with a nice backbone of malts and hops.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer boasts a dark black color (it must have been the lighting at Three Floydís Brewpub, but I think I saw a blue tint to this beer). It is disappointing that such a brilliantly colored beer has a mere glaze of a head and leaves only a smidgen of lacing in its wake. A nice hearty combination of coffee, chocolate, and toffee rise to meet the scent glands. This moderately thick stout spreads evenly through the mouth offering a sweet coffee taste that has a hint of smoke lingering in the background. The throat is not disappointed as the sweet coffee taste lingers and lingers and lingers.