jdavisesq (38) - - NOV 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured on tap at Duke's alehouse crystal lake, Illinois. Pours dark black with one inch head. Smells of roasted grain, grassy. Has immediate roast taste followed by sharp citra twang. A bit toasty and hoppy for a porter, but still a wonder.
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timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at brewery. Entirely opaque black with a light mocha very creamy head with great retention. At first when at it’s coolest the pine and grapefruit citrus hop notes preside with coffee in the back ground, then as it warms the hops let the coffee, toasted caramel, and smokey flavors come through.
cernjoh (124) - Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap from Three Floyds. Aroma is grassy straw, not like your typical porter. This one is hopped up. Appearance dark brown allowing no light to pass. Taste is a fabulous combination of a porter and IPA. Palate is smooth. Overall a great beer.
rhsiung (732) - USA - SEP 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
definite wow factor. glad a friend from sweden was able to sample the fff experience. dough, leaves, banana, vanilla, clove, sparkling, white, soy sauce, heavy, clear
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome porter. Just when I think I’ve had the best representation of a style 3 Floyd’s always tops it. Aroma is signature 3 Floyd’s tropical fruit citrus. Taste is what makes it killer. Fantastic dry roasted cocoa finish. Very drinkable. Had it at the brewpub. Fix that growler machine!!!!!
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Expertly malted porter with loads of character. A nice nutty nose with a underlying hop flavor, perfect texture and crisp tones. I loved the lace this one left on the glass, and it really did have a great toffee nut flavor. I want to drink this again!
Christpuncher (1162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is an incredible porter from three floyds. Smokey and hoppy it is really easy to drink. Smells smokey and chocolately. Pours almost black. Had at three floyds brew pub.
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queenholly (2920) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Back Road Fall Fest. Was told this was the very first day 3F’s was tapping this particular brew. Fruity-floral-citrus hops as well as that signature 3F’s thing that goes on in the aroma, also some roasty caramel coffee malt. I swear I can smell a 3F’s beer half way across the state. Black brown with a small tan head. Sweet earthy-peaty-roasty coffee malt, floral-citrus hops, caramel flavor. Full body. This was my favorite beer of the day at the festival, and I really hope I get to taste it again some day.
Thechasm442 (307) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a 2 finger thick tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is more tropical. Lemon and orange. It’s also a little malty. Taste is grapefruit, orange, peach, lemon, as well as dark malts. Easy to drink and goes down smooth. It taste’s closer to a black ipa than it does a porter. Good beer though.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pours a dark black color with a creamy tan head forming on the pour. The edges are very dark cherrywood color when light hits it. The head has some very nice retention and leaves wonderful waves of sticky lace down the glass.
S: The nose comprises of the typical FFF citrus hop profile with a little bit of a milk dud candy malt base to it. Some semi-sweet chocolate is there with a little bit of roast.
T: There’s a minor burst of citrus upfront followed by some heavily roasted malts and some oats as well. Light chocolate flavors with a combination of resinous and citrus hops on the finish. As it warms the hops come out a little more.
M: Medium body with a nice medium carbonation level. The mouthfeel is cream with a slightly drying chalkiness to the finish.
O: The was a great aggressively hopped porter. The mouthfeel keeps it down to earth so it doesn’t venture into the "Black IPA" territory. Definitely would have again.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-28-2012