AWISLguy (2284) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Rayans shared with ck1. Pours black with a small head. Aroma is a nice grassy chocolate. Huge Alpha Klaus memory from this. Taste is of sweet chococaramel, grassy hops, and a bit of alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Sweet and grassy/grainy. Not real deep, but tasty. A surprise, although Floyds always has such nice stuff - just had no expectations for this. One to have again says ck1. 15 also.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Ale Alpharetta. Pours black with frothy beige head. Nose was roast, earth and pine. Taste was big chocolate malts, roast, piney hops, coffee. Without knowing what this beer was I assumed it was a slightly faded black ipa as there was still a nice bitterness but the assertive hops had faded slightly. Overall quite nice but perhaps a tad thin (yet creamy) for a stout.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at cfobes tasting. I think brad brought this one. Coffee and chocolate. With a little roasty and pine. Pretty solid stuff. I know floyds stuff gets a bad rap sometimes but this is worth the hype.
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, purchased at DLD 2013. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a big tan head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, piney, lightly roasty. Medium on the palate with big, creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, roasty, coffee, nutty, some pine, some grassy hops, with a smooth, bitter coffee finish. Really blurs the line between hoppy stout and black IPA. Very nice.
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle divided by five. I like the label, the best presented of Three Floyd’s recent offerings. Aroma is roasted coffee and a fried, oily soy sauce meatiness. Appearance is dark black-brown, but it’s pretty liquidy and doesn’t have the viscosity found in Three Floyd’s other stouts - appropriate given that this one isn’t imperial. Taste is big on coffee and malted barley, as well as the meaty oil presence that has a salty note. Palate is medium bodied, moderately carbonated. It’s approachable, drinkable, and generally understated in light of who it’s coming from. Overall, it’s a good stout, but have it when you’re tastebuds are fresh because it has some cues that aren’t domineering.
madvike (3172) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by cptnspeed1...thanks Brad! - Pours black with a thin foamy tan head. Citrusy nose, with light grassy hops, chocolatey with some light malt. Taste is sweet and roasty with an herbal/citrus hop mix. Lots of sweet chocolate and sweet malt. Medium-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Really never came together for me.
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle shared by Brad, thanks! Pours pitch black with a really thin light brown head, the aroma is pretty straight up hops, this is a really fresh bottle but damn, tons of grapefruit and hops mix in with the chocolate and bread notes, the flavor has a hoppy front end with a solid amount of chocolate in the finish, hoppy and sweet at the same time, damn impressive.
DesertDevil (684) - Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of heavy roasted malt, biscuit, and some black licorice. Clear dark brown color (like strong coffee). Very dry roasted flavor with some toast and rye notes. Dry finish. Solid brew, but not spectacular.
nuplastikk (5612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle courtesy of Brad. Opaque black body, foamy off-white. This is about as much of a Black IPA as you can be and be a Stout. Mossy, green chocolate hop tones. All out quality. A little dry on the palate...but can that really be a complaint? Awesome beer.
edwardbass (766) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit of a different stout. Dark brown/black like most. Not so much roasted malt in the aroma for me as very darkly roasted coffee. Taste is malty, coffee with a "sourness" to it that lightens it. One of the more "wandering from the usual path" stouts I’ve tried. Has a much lighter body than usual for a stout. Makes it very drinkable.