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RATINGS: 751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dry and surprisingly light-bodied. Malty sweetness and caramel flavors shift to distinctive dry-roasted malt notes.

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4.7
railcat1 (706) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2006
excellant stout sweet and smooth as silk with a little hop to it just right good job guys again

4.7
pythonmets (14) - Charles Town, West Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Beautiful inly black with dark tan head to top it off. Nose was like coffee and chocolate. Nice sweet roasty flavor with very slight bitterness on the finish, almost perfect.

4.7
QHopjunky (8) - , Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2008 does not count
I love this beer. One of the most complex lighter stouts i have had...More hop aroma and flavor than any other light stout i have had, also hints of fruit, especially cherries...my only real knock is that is a little thin and has lower ABV, but that is really nitpicking

4.6
TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 8, 2006
UPDATED: APR 15, 2006 Huge aromas, huge flavors, huge bitterness. This isn’t your traditional Irish or dry stout. This beer is just jam packed with character. Black Sun pours to an ink black color, with a nice tan head, that fades, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is very zesty and aromatic, with a big punch of piney/citrus hops, paired with aromas of chocolate, cocca powder, and roast. The palate is firm with lots of big chocolate malt flavors, paired with flavors of pine tar, and hints of coffee. Black Sun finishes with big dark chocolate, and coffee flavors, then ends with a big smack of piney/citrus hop bitterness that lingers. Wow. Fantastic stout, with huge aromas, flavors and character. A great American twist on an Irish classic.

4.6
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Split with Vin and Sean on the night of the launch of PhillyCraft. Pours a deep, black-coffee brown with zero head. Aroma of espresso beans, chocolate, licorice, graham crackers, and roasted malts. Medium bodied with a cool, dry palate. Smooth, extra airy and dry finish, This is a remakable stout. The espresso and chcolate flavors mingle perfectly with the underlying dryness. Drinks almost like room temperature coffee. Very good.

4.5
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.

4.5
Darkover (1545) - 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.

4.5
DocLock (11189) - 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.

4.5
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.

4.5
evilcougar (67) - 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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