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Precious | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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89
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
28
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
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3
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States | website

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blast from the past. A hoppy American Porter last brewed at 3 Floyds in 2004.

Added by cretemixer on 06-05-2004

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 28
Reviews by cretemixer:
Photo of cretemixer
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Three Floyds latest offering pours a deep mahogony in color with a thick, dark tan head. It fades pretty fast, but leaves a nice lace in its wake. Tiny bubbles keep a solid collar fed.
Sweet roasty aroma. Big & malty. Bready with hints of hazelnut.
Starts out nutty and sweet. Hints of chocolate and hazelnut. A mild roasty bitterness rounds out the palate. Finishes dry with a mild aftertaste.
Full bodied and gently carbonated and oh so drinkable. The boys at 3 Floyds continue to churn out quality brews in so many styles. Keep up the good work & I'll keep drinking them. Cheers!

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the growler a deep black with hints of brown barely showing through the edges of my glass. A nice dark tan head sits on top. The smell is a nice mix of roasted oats and coffee, burnt tones and some herbal notes.

First sip is upfront with a blast of roasted coffee maltiness. Burnt oats shine through on the palate as well. A background of just enough hoppiness and biterness to bring it all together. Molasses and toffee swim over my tongue on the way down...yummy.

Mouthfeel is nice with a full, slightly creamy body. A pleasure to consume. I have no problem drinking a lot of this...just wish I had someone to share this growler with me! Yet another must try brew from the masters at Three Floyd's....keep it up!

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Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soper2000
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled yesterday on the pilgramige to FFF in order to pick up kegs for the roommate's kegerator. Poured a pitch black with a 1-2 finger creamy tan head. It's a little difficult to pick up this brews specific aroma in the wonderful smelling brewery, but roasted malts and chocolate/coffee are detected as well as some piney hops. This first thing that's really noticable about Precious is the hop profile. I've never had an oatmeal stout like it. It was almost as if it was trying to be a fresh Imperial Stout. Strong chocolate notes contrast the hops really nicely. Finishes with an ever so slight dryness on the palate. Creamy mouthfeel. An excellent brew. FFF still hasn't found a way to dissapoint. I'm anxious to see what they'll have on-tap when our kegs run dry and we have to make another run up north.

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Photo of zachpaschal
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had the precious hoppy PORTER at pizza parlor on green and washington. This beer poured a opaque dark with white head that left a spotty lace. The scent was earth and espresso. The taste was an evenly balanced porter with hop pizzazz. The Mouthfeel was medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's a solid porter.

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Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Southside Beer Expo, Frankfort, IL. Very good and yet just a little different from the style. The dark roasty malt is very prominent, yet its mouthfeel is very light and dry, like a session stout. I suspect the hop bill is in the usual "Not Norrmal" vein, and that’s what makes the difference. Be sure to grab a few of these. Yes, Nic Floyd says its name does come from "Lord of the Rings."

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Photo of Trevor11
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redmosquito
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Great Taste. This wasn’t my first choice but it was all they had left. Coffee black in color with a brown head. Aroma of roasted & sweet chocolate. Perhaps the creamiest stout I’ve ever had, smooth and chocolatey with roasted undertones. This went down way to quickly, I would have enjoyed more.

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Photo of Hopmarc
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4thFloyd
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

An opaque dark brown color with minimal tan head. Aroma was fairly light with a chocolate malt sweetness predominating and just a little hops behind. The taste was similar with nice chocolate malt and moderate coffee flavors. More pine hops in the flavor but the bitterness was kept low by the malt. Very smooth with a medium to light body. A nice twist on the classic porter.

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Photo of zrab11
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nat1975
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Warren2621
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of delgotit99
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spycow
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lanciloti
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikepcarney
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LloydDobler
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ngandhi
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

64 oz. growler

Unsweetened cocoa and all the usual suspects of stout, but far more focused and calling on several different subgenres of the dark style from the dry Irish stout to the porter.

Precious is spot on for a Bell's stout and shares some traits with Goose Island Oatmeal as well. I've had several homebrew oatmeal stouts that tasted like this -- fresh and sessionable.

Though the body is soft, it is cut by a chalky, dextrine finish -- this is a sweet/milk/cream stout. If there is actual lactose in here, it doesn't contribute too much depth.

Lingering roasted barley. Iodine. Mugs upon mugs of coffee, but not in the usual stout sense -- this tastes of regular, office-style coffee hit with non-dairy creamer, and I mean that in a good way. The intermingling of this with the chocolate malt is definitively to-style with a roasted bitter finish sans astrigency that dries out the beer too much. Long, but not overpowering.

Relax, relax.
ng

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Photo of ChrisYager39
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler: Dark black, nearly opaque with a nice brown head of foam that lasts, and leaves nice lacing as well. The aromas are of sweet malts, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, oatmeal, herbal/piney hops and more. The taste is sweet and malty up front with some lovely hop flavors in the middle and an awesome finish of coffee, chocolate, and more. The mouthfeel is thick and viscous, but this brew remains incredibly drinkable as well. Another excellent beer from Three Floyds, when will it stop? Hopefully never!

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Photo of fredmugs
3.33/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Precious from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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