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Review of Three Floyds Black Sun Stout

17 Sep
Hi guys.  For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be trying the Three Floyds Black Sun Stout produced by the Three Floyds Brewing Company located in Munster, Indiana.

If you have read any of my reviews of Three Floyds before you are well aware of my affection for the brewery, so let’s just go ahead and jump to the website, 3floyds.com, and see what kind of info we can find out about this particular brew.   

Black Sun has a nose of coffee, roasted malts and piney hops. This medium bodied stout has a broad depth of maltiness and a clean dry finish.

Let’s pour. 

This brew comes in a 22 oz. bottle and it has an ABV of 6.5%.

It poured black with a khaki colored head that was very creamy, fluffy and soft.  It formed to a great size and the retention time was outstanding.  It had excellent lacing as well.  It looked like the top of a chocolate milk shake.  Very enticing.  I can’t wait to take a sip.

The bouquet presented a very nice waft of roasted malts.  Milky, light coffee and maybe just a touch of chocolate as well.  I definitely picked up a good dose of piny hops too.  Very well balanced and pleasing to the nose I thought.

The taste let the roasted malts take the lead.  Grains and breads.  Splashes of coffee, touches of chocolate and even a bit of woodiness.  The piny/earthy hops were found, but they didn’t seem to be as prominent as they were in the aroma.  The bitterness from the hops and the chocolate was really manageable and balanced the malts very well.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied.  Dry, smooth, chewy, slick and creamy.  The carbonation was very nice and a solid dose of flavor was left behind after each and every sip.

You know.  I don’t typically favor Stouts that are overloaded with hops, but this one was an exception.  It was balanced exceptionally well I thought.  The hops never got in the way of the malts and the sweetness.  They were only a complimentary additive.  The drinkability was very good and I think this is a Stout that could be enjoyed at anytime throughout the year.  Have you guys ever tried the Three Floyds Black Sun Stout?  If not, you should give it a try.  Be sure to let me know your opinion too.  I really enjoy the interaction.   

Thanks for reading and commenting everyone.  I really appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  4.2 out of 5
Grade:  A-  

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8 Comments

Posted by on September 17, 2012 in Country: USA, Three Floyds

 

8 responses to “Review of Three Floyds Black Sun Stout

  1. clueless_brewer

    September 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Pretty sure I'll find Jimmy Hoffa's body before I see Three Floyds in Florida. That said, I've been thoroughly impressed by everything I've tasted from them. I'll put this one on the “wants” trade list.

    Cheers!

     
  2. clueless_brewer

    September 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Pretty sure I'll find Jimmy Hoffa's body before I see Three Floyds in Florida. That said, I've been thoroughly impressed by everything I've tasted from them. I'll put this one on the “wants” trade list.

    Cheers!

     
  3. Clay

    September 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Great review! I need to go to a certain place I think you are also visiting… I believe I recognize the keg fridge as a place operating in bowling green!

    Keep up the great work! and high five from a beer lover from Caneyville!

     
  4. Clay

    September 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Great review! I need to go to a certain place I think you are also visiting… I believe I recognize the keg fridge as a place operating in bowling green!

    Keep up the great work! and high five from a beer lover from Caneyville!

     
  5. Scott Shrewsberry

    September 19, 2012 at 1:53 am

    clueless_brewer,

    I have to agree with you. I don't know that I've tried a brew from Three Floyds that I haven't really liked. Good luck in your pursuit. They are definitely one of my favorite brewers.

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

    Cheers,
    Scott

     
  6. Scott Shrewsberry

    September 19, 2012 at 1:53 am

    clueless_brewer,

    I have to agree with you. I don't know that I've tried a brew from Three Floyds that I haven't really liked. Good luck in your pursuit. They are definitely one of my favorite brewers.

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

    Cheers,
    Scott

     
  7. Scott Shrewsberry

    September 19, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Clay,

    Caneyville!!! Dude, I'm in Leitchfield!!! We have to get together. There are no craft beer drinkers around these parts, so it's nice to finally find one.

    You are right about the background picture too. I do probably 90% of my shopping at Wino's Depot. If you have yet to go there, please do so. Ask for Blake. He will hook you up for sure. He is one of the most knowledgeable people on the planet when it comes to beer, wine and spirits.

    Thanks so much for commenting. Check back from time to time and don't be afraid to drop me an email.

    Cheers,
    Scott.

     
  8. Scott Shrewsberry

    September 19, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Clay,

    Caneyville!!! Dude, I'm in Leitchfield!!! We have to get together. There are no craft beer drinkers around these parts, so it's nice to finally find one.

    You are right about the background picture too. I do probably 90% of my shopping at Wino's Depot. If you have yet to go there, please do so. Ask for Blake. He will hook you up for sure. He is one of the most knowledgeable people on the planet when it comes to beer, wine and spirits.

    Thanks so much for commenting. Check back from time to time and don't be afraid to drop me an email.

    Cheers,
    Scott.

     

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