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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This stout ale is the combined efforts of Municipal Waste and Three Floyds to create a black liquid wall of death in your mouth. Enjoy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (931) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
22 oz bottle pours an opaque dark brown with 20finger frothy tan head and decent lacing. Smells like a classic FFF brew with knockout punch of cittrus hops. Aroma is full of roasted malts, nuts and chocolate, with the citrus hops present in the finish. Taste is slightly sweet and malty at first until the bitter hoppy finish kicks in. Alcohol is well hidden but present in the aftertaste. Body is medium to full chewy with average carbonation and a mouthfeel somewhere between creamy and oily. I coudn’t taste any toxic waste, but thought that this was a very impressive Black IPA instead of a stout, due to the trademark FFF hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6087) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2013
UPDATED: APR 6, 2013 Rerate: served in my new FFF Chalice: The malt notes are more noticeable and the hops less dank. Not getting that weird soapy note I did the first time. Still I feel this is closer to an Black IPA than a stout. 7/3/7/3/13 3.3

Initial Rating: Bottle and served in Bells snifter: Pours a deep brown nearly opaque with a long lasting head but not much lace. The aroma has notes of coffee, chocolate, roast, dark rye bread, citric and tropical hops, hint of dankness and earthiness. The taste is well balanced till the overly bitter finish. Sweet chocolate and espresso before toasted bread. The finish is very astringent, piney and a tad catty. A bit of soapy notes and mint leaves too. The mouth feel is lively and aggressive but far too thin for me. It is okay... is this FFF summertime answer to Alpha Klaus? If so, need to go back to the drawing board. (if not for the chocolately notes, this would be a Black IPA IMO) 6/3/6/2/12 2.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6592) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
Bottle shared by John. Pours dark brown with an attractive tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a chewy dark molasses and chocolate flavor with a serious hop profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1126) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
Bottle from john. Aroma is hoppy. With lots of roasted malts in the taste. Has a spicy finish with some hop bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1367) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle; Pour is cola brown with a fine bubbled khaki head in this glass. It retains fairly well, leading to a ring and some haze over a long period of time. Sticky lacing is present here as well. The nose is light roast, pine, cocoa, a hint of fruit here; The flavor profile is more chocolate, roast, pine, light tropicals, and a hint of caramel. It has a silky mouthfeel, perhaps a little thin - but the abv is remarkable here by my estimation. This is a fine brew that has some expected elements, but straddles styles quite nicely. Mia: "Ham"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3365) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
On tap at the source... Pours a solid stouty black hue with lesser intake auburn edges at the sides while topped with a creamy light tan head... Piney bright green citrus nose with a fair bit of roasted malt and marshmallow with an adequate balance between both... Flavors again are consistent to the aforementioned with roasted malt, grainy with a piney citrus component to boot. Thinner bodied than expected but a nice flavor profile overall. Don’t love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
On tap at Churchkey. Nose is quite pine heavy with roast and a bit of chocolate. Flavor is moderately bitter. Fairly large roast. Moderately bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1562) - Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Draft on March 27th, 2013 at Churchkey. Pours dark black opaque with light white head.Aroma of light roast. Taste oflight bitterness, light roast. Medium body, smooth, covers alcohol. Solid stout, not overly aggressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Tap at Churchkey. Pours a muddy to opaque black with larger latte foam. Webby, dense lacing. Nose is interesting- caraway, fennel, rye bread, pumpernickel, heavy rustic grain notes, coffee, anise, pine. Almost Black IPA in nose but just a little off. Taste is similar- very bready, heavy crust, roast, caraway seed, pumpernickel. Palate is a bit harsh, some chemicals and sharper lemon tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Dark brown/black with a frothy tan head. Aroma of toasted chocolate, brown sugar, and citrus/tropical hops. Flavor and body is more on the roasty side but with large hop bitterness on the finish. Notes of cream, roasted malts, and, of course, hops. Three Floyds has been making a ton of stouts/imperial stouts lately that taste more like black IPAs, this is one of them.

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