Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2009 This one took me completely by surprise. I really wasnít expecting too much for some reason. The hops really stand out in the aroma. The strong dry, roasted malt, hoppy aroma is excellent. I now knew immediately that I was going to love this beer. Hell yeah, the flavor is great. Packed with dry roasted malts, hops, chocolate and coffee. You really canít ask for much more when it comes to the balance of flavors here. Best dry stout hands down. Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2009
See what I mean about the stout? itís really really good. Plenty of sweetness of caramel and bitter on coffee grounds. well made beer. would definitely try this again. Beerowulf (115) - , Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Very strong aroma......jumps out after the pour. Pours black with creamy 1 finger head. Great lacing. Got better and better as it warmed up. served from bottle to Imperial pint glass. Smooth finish and tastes of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Light carbonation. Great offering from Three Floyds. AMBeer (15) - USA - JAN 6, 2011
Poured this from a 22oz bomber into a goblet glass. Pours an extremely dark brown, almost pitch black, with a 2-fingers worth of head. Eventually dissolves and leaves about a fingers worth.
On the nose, Iím getting dark chocolate right away. Iím also picking up some roasted malts. The hops come through on this stout. I like that. A little grapefruit in there.
The taste is a bittersweet chocolate. This is followed by a mellow coffee roastiness. A touch of grapefruit, just like the aroma. Finishes with a nice kick of hops. Just enough kick to let you know they are there. Not as "hidden" like in a sweeter stout but not "in-your-face" like an Imperial.
Medium-bodied. A little creamy but still drinkable. Had the whole bomber and it still left me wanting more!
Overall, a great brew from Three Floyds. I would highly recommend this to a Three Floyds fan. Actually, I would recommend this to a stout fan! DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Not quite what I was expecting from an Irish stout but was pleasantly surprised. Quite hoppy, which was nice, but kept the rich & creamy tast of a stronger stout. Again, lots going on here for a 6.5% Irish Stout. would gladly drink again.
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Aroma: Caramel, coffee with hints of roasted malts, but also a sense of smokiness--almost a burnt aroma.
Appearance: Black with a rocky tan head.
Taste: Medium bitterness and medium sourness all the way through. They play off of each other nicely.
Palate: Light-medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, dry finish; no bizarre aftertaste or long hoppiness, but not too short, either.
Overall: Iím not so bowled over that Iím completely undone, but this is still a really solid and well developed beer with lots to say for it. Iíd certainly hunt this down next winter. Itís a really good beer. ccex (1286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Iíve waited most of a year to try this one, and it meets my high expectations. Another winner from Three Floyds, which I wish was available year round. Bomber pours an opaque very dark brown, almost black, with a frothy and lingering tan head. The first whiff was full of piney hops, like so many other good FFF brews. Aroma is more what I would expect from a stout: rasted coffee, roasted malts and perhaps a bit of chocolate. Taste is almost bitter on the tongue but the long satisfying finish is malty and chocolate. This one got even better as it warmed up. I look forward to the next time I see a Black Sun available: hopefully before the next solar eclipse. bluejacket74 (1991) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2012
22 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with a couple inch tan head that stayed around a long time. Thereís also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt, piney hops, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís also the addition of some light citrusy hops. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís creamy and a bit slick with a good amount of carbonation. Itís also smooth and goes down pretty easy. This is definitely one of the better hoppy stouts that Iíve had, too bad Three Floyds doesnít make this one year round. dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2012
Taster @ deanís. Aroma is chocolate, almost creamy, some roast, nice.
Flavour is big roast, huge chocolate, some liquorice, very full for the abv. Great. papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2017
Appearance: Nice cola-colored body with massive light brown head and a nice cascading effect.
Smell: As i was pouring, aroma was already all around. Dried fruits but the major coffee and cocoa kicks in. Smell a little like fresh-brewed coffee but more roasted than bitter. Some hops in there for good measure.
Taste: Sweet chocolate, very strong taste. Not as roasted as the smell, more on the malt side. A good hop presence near the middle to the end. Coffee in there also. Very good balance between sweet & bitter. Quite harmonious.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth & milky. Rather low carbonation but very good body (medium). Literally wants to stay in my mouth.