ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2005
This is as advertised!!!! Thank you John for the bottle. The beer pours black-as-night, with a nice head, that lasts a good few minutes. The aroma is really overpowering, like opening a can of skunk-bud in a room. You get the coffee, with plenty of roasted malt. I taste chocolate, and coffee, very balanced. It’s very soft mouthfeel, is contrasted by a strong aftertaste ( maybe alcohol ). I t’s good now, in a few months, after it mellows, it will be that much beter. Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Dark black with only a slight brown head. Aroma of piney hops, roast and coffee. Flavor of piney hops, dark chocolate, roast and coffee. Long bitter chocolate finish. DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Thanks to Ohio dad for this. Pours ebony with 1-finger brown head. The aroma is huge piney hops, roasty dark patent malt, chocoff, and some spices. The aroma reminds me a lot of the Alpha Klaus aroma. The taste is roasty malty up front, with big piney hops, jalapeno oils, and chocoff at mid-palate. The dryness takes hold as it warms, giving an increase to the java and piney spice elements. The palate is on the dense side, very complex, and very smooth. It was all I could do not to chug a pint of this with y cold cuts and swiss cheese. Another world class beer from Floydx3. If I see a case of this, I will buy a case of this. It’s as simple as that. RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2006
First of all, this is a mighty impressive pour. Almost black, in an imperial fashion, with a large dark tan head. Nice soapy bubbles too, lacing sticks around forever. Aroma? Oh hell yes, what a smell too. Who would have thought this blackness would smell so strongly of fresh pungent and funky hops? Anyway, aroma is hoppy, with a planty vegetable quality rather than any pine or citrus quality; also with some caramel and mocha/coffee tones. Do I smell something vaguely cheesy too? I think so. Aroma is still detectable right after tasting too. Flavor is chocolaty, with some burnt coffee tastes, and a slight acidity. Hop flavor compliments the coffee pretty well. Finishes caramelly, followed by roast, and some of that hop flavor that I detected in the aroma. Hints of cigar smoke in the finish too. Pretty thick for a regular stout, low carbonation. One of the best non-imperial stouts I’ve ever had. steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 21, 2007
man, it is great to vacation in america... all i remember about this beer is that i had it just after "last call" and it was absolutely delicious. i mean, the most enjoyable stout i ever had... it was so smooth and easy to drink, but it wasn’t really sweet, rather, quite hoppy instead and it handled like a champion session. so flavorful... so quaffable... three floyds always surprises me! now, i just need to drink it sober to gather some objective notes... for now, i’m probably overrating this brew, but you all can suck it!
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Black body, dark tan head, roasty nose. Serious cocoa with coffee notes, creamy mouthfeel, excellent. imanerd (37) - Novi, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2007
I was stunned that this wasn’t an imperial at first taste. Very bitter. Full of roasty coffee goodness. Very delicious. Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2008
I was really surprised with this one. Liked this one a lot better than most.
Jet black pour of course, small head. Awesome lacing.
Absolutely the hoppiest stout that I’ve ever smelled or tasted. Mixture of hops and malt and chocolate on the smell. Big time hop presence on the taste here. Starts hoppy, fades to malt and chocolate and then finishes with the hop presence again.
Another awesome FFF brew. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2008
bomber by way of StFun... pours really dark brown at the edges but the body is opaque black. it’s topped by a soapy reddish brown head with lots of pillowy carbonated lacing. the aroma is really hoppy... grassy, piny, some citrus and floral hops mix in with chocolate, slightly scalded cream, charred wood, mild sourness and coffee. intense roasty flavor pairs with cream, wood, citrus pith, fruit and fruity sourness, grass, pine, chocolate and a dry finish leading to an aspirin burn in the back of the throat. ashy aftertaste comes with a bunch of coffee. medium to full body. soft airy carbonation, acidity and astringency trick you to believe it’s a whole lot lighter... insanely drinkable... evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2012
It’s not a normal stout.. This one is less about burnt coffee notes, and more about a nice hoppy undertone..
Easily one of the best and most balanced beers I ever had the privilege of having.
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