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Oatgoop (2008) - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Oatgoop (2008)Oatgoop (2008)

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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 90
Gots: 19 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This is an "Oat Wine", made in collaboration with Mikeller.

(Beer added by: SwiftyMcBeer on 12-31-2008)
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Photo of charlesw

New York

1.95/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Funny thing... After spending a few weeks in Australia this looks like a dark beer. Ha. It's not. Way light. Clear amber. Low head.

Smells like cat pee. Boy, I hope that's not going to follow through in taste! So, cat pee, a little caramel, more cat pee. Bleh.

Hard to taste it with that nose. Hmm. It's OK. No great shakes. Medium dry. A very gentle full-mouth bitterness to it. Kinda weird and interesting. It still smells like cat pee and that's really off putting.

The alcohol is well-hidden.

Hmm. With a big swig of it... I get the nasty flavor of a T-58 yeast that's been fermented too high - a goopy collection of bad flavors in the middle of the back of the mouth. Kind of musty and sweet. Bleh.

Way too light in body and flavor for the style. And, of course, if you up the body and flavor then you'll need to up the bitterness as well.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2009 19:47:43 | More by charlesw
Photo of Azrael

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

02-12-2013 05:08:44 | More by Azrael
Photo of MasterSki


2.63/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Shared this at Goose Island as part of my 'goop vertical/horizontal. Served in a pint-shaped taster glass.

A - Looks similar to Hvedegoop, but with a little less head volume and retention.

S - Oxidized, muted, and bland, with maybe a hint of sweetness.

T - Again, very bland, with maybe a kiss of caramel and maple. Bad mineral finish.

M - Smooth medium body, less spritzy than Hvedegoop, with a pleasant sticky finish.

D - This has aged far worse that Hvedegoop, and in a blind tasting I would have sworn this was the oldest of the beers. It just tastes like...nothing? I had this one fresh and it was intensely hoppy, but in just two years all that is left is bland oatmeal.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 15:56:03 | More by MasterSki
Photo of tectactoe


3/5  rDev -24.2%

06-16-2014 12:21:20 | More by tectactoe
Photo of ygtbsm94


3/5  rDev -24.2%

11-15-2011 01:22:47 | More by ygtbsm94
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

02-18-2012 06:27:41 | More by bsuedekum
Photo of Wisconsinality


3.03/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber poured into Chimay chalice. Big ups to my man Beerwolf77 for this one.

A- Pours a ruby red and a very small head. The head recedes quickly and leaves no lacing behind.

S- A big amount of wheat and hops. Just a touch of maple and brown sugar. A little bit of booze comes through at the end.

T- Some dark fruits, brown sugar and a big amount of hops. Not too much alcohol present in the taste.

M- Medium bodied and not too much carbonation.

D- Pretty good flavors and a nice mouthfeel. Decent balance but seemed lacking overall.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 23:15:57 | More by Wisconsinality
Photo of LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.05/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 06/05/2009. Bottle at PPRBSG09. I was a little excited to try this interesting-sounding beer, but it didn't live up to its reputation. The beer pours a clear orange. Aroma of sweet malt and wheat. Aroma is quite malty and sweet, rather dull actually. Meh.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2009 17:18:11 | More by LilBeerDoctor
Photo of jwinship83


3.2/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle drank from my duvel tulip.

A- this one pours out an amber colored body with a small eggshell colored head. the head lasts for a minute or two before fading, and leaves behind small spots of lacing. lots of active carbonation bubbles can be seen racing to the top of the glass.

S- very sweet smelling. lots of caramel malts right off the bat. some fruits from the hops. pineapple and maybe some lemon. i imagine these came on pretty strong when this beer was still fresh. i cant pick out any alcohol.

T- it starts out with sweet caramel and toffee-like malts. i think i waited too long for this one. the hops seems to have nearly fallen off completely, leaving this one pretty one dimensional. whats left comes across as faint pineapple and a little bit of orange/lemon. the alcohol is nowhere to be found.

M- medium to full bodied and very creamy. the mouthfeel is pretty much spot on.

D- the beer i drank now and the one i drank fresh seem nothing alike. i wish i didnt wait so long to crack this one open. the excitement is all gone here.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 13:59:47 | More by jwinship83
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3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into Portsmouth snifter.

A: Pours a dark burnt orange with a thin white head that faded into a thin film leaving some spots of lace.
S: Sweet smelling overall with scents of roasted orange zest.
T: Orange, citrus rind, pine resin, raisin, apple juice, and a bit oaty. Finish has an orange rind bitterness. Despite all of this, the flavors are dull and hard to pick out.
M: Syrupy mouthfeel, full body, light but tangy carbonation.
O: Flavor is a bit bland but the sweetness, bitterness and alcohol are prominent. I’m no expert in the style, but compared to the few others I’ve had, this one is not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 03:49:49 | More by scottfrie
Photo of emmasdad


3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This one pours from the bomber a clear, medium-dark amber color, topped off with a nice little bit of tan head. Aromas of oatmeal, sweet malt and apricot. Flavors of malt, with some alcohol and quite a bit of honey sweetness. A fairly decent collaborative effort.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2010 00:23:59 | More by emmasdad
Photo of BuckeyeNation


3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats."

--Russian proverb

Glowing persimmon with swirling showers of superfine yeast and a two finger crown of cream that is equal parts ivory, ecru and pale gold. What a lovely looking lid... and lace deposition isn't too shabby either. Most attractive oatwine ever.

The nose is less impressive. Oats, like wheat, doesn't smell like much, so hops were the only way this big bruiser was going to make a splash on the olfactory front. Other than an underlying earthiness and hints of citrus peel, there's very little going on here.

Oatgoop tastes pretty much like it was expected to taste. Without big hop flavor, where did the brewers think the flavor hook was going to come from? Not from the grains and certainly not from the ale yeast. On a positive note, the double-digit alcohol is pretty mellow at this point.

Even the world's most attuned palate would have a hard time distinguishing a wheatwine from an oatwine. I'm sure it sounded like a good idea (and the name is pretty cool), but the advantage is... what exactly? An odd earthiness might be the horse chow, who knows.

It no longer seems as if any of the citrus-centric American hops were used. Maybe, but hop flavor isn't upfront enough to tell for sure. Sweetness just edges out bitterness... which makes this brew relatively balanced overall.

The mouthfeel starts out American big beer bold, but loses its way before the swallow. Probably a dearth of carbonation, which usually isn't a problem in beer of this sort. A quick deflation rather than a lingering creaminess is the biggest reason for the less than 'good' score.

In the final reckoning, Oatgoop is a somewhat disappointing effort from two breweries that hit most of what they brew out of the park. It's still decent big beer, but it's nowhere near special. Age probably hasn't hurt it much and more age probably won't help it much.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 14:53:42 | More by BuckeyeNation
Photo of mjyoung


3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank 6/25/11. Split w/ scottfrie.

A: Pours a rosy amber color with a nice vanilla cream colored head (~1/2 finger).

S: Pretty muted. There's a definite hint of citrus from the hops, but other than that I'm not getting much. There is a bit 'o earthy tones (oak or some such), but not much else.

T: The taste follows the nose pretty closely. It's dominated predominately by the hoppy aftertaste (citrus and pine), but up front it lacks a bit of a punch. The slightest hint of a sweet, oat-y taste hits, but there's nothing to contrast it with so it misses the mark a bit.

M: Pretty creamy and with a medium body. The carb is pleasant and not distracting.

O: It's a little hard for me to rate this beer as I haven't had anything of this 'microstyle'. It's not a bad beer, but the lack of flavor throughout the taste is a big turnoff.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 04:13:56 | More by mjyoung
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-22-2014 23:25:11 | More by Gonzoillini
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy bright orangey color ale with a nice off-white foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of sweet malt with different cereal notes (probably oat) then what I was expecting. Taste is dominated by loads of sweet caramelized notes offset by some cereal. Body is above average with good carbonation. Interesting though I am not sure I need to drink oat wine on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 14:51:19 | More by Phyl21ca
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-02-2012 04:56:32 | More by AlphaKing414
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-07-2012 05:14:56 | More by drewone
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-29-2014 02:53:05 | More by Duff27
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-16-2012 00:43:29 | More by birdsellam
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-15-2012 22:57:45 | More by antoines15
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-12-2012 20:11:28 | More by JAHMUR
Photo of mulder1010


3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

660 ML Bottle poured into a tulip

A-- Poured a clear dark amber color. Off white one finger head with no visible carbonation. Really nice head retention on a few swirls. Has held up well for a beer over a year old.

S-- Pine, grapefruit and a bit of maple syrup at first. Letting it sit and warm a bit more it is mostly pine and grapefruit. More like a soft IPA or barleywine by the smell. No oat smell at all.

T-- Soft pine, orange and grapefruit. Still a bit of a maple taste to it. Also got rolled oats in the first sip but no more after that.

M-- A lot of pine and citrus. At times aggressive and others not so much. Medium carbonation in the mouth and gets heavier as it sits. Flavor does last a while and is mostly pine and citrus. Get a bit of a syrupy feel as well.

D-- It is Ok, nothing too worthy of getting excited over. More of a US barleywine than anything else. Might have been better fresh. Easily drinkable for 10.4 %. The flashes of maple syrup are good and different but seems more like a softer version of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale than anything else

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 14:15:01 | More by mulder1010
Photo of AaronHomoya


3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 5/1/12.

Nice head with a light amber color. Sticky foam. The aroma is light with oat sweetness and some hops. Very sweet, light malt smell. Nice. The flavor is very light for such a strong beer, with a taste like a sweet wort, followed by some grain astringency and some earthy hops. The mouthfeel is lighter than expected and finishes fairly dry. Overall this was an interesting and enjoyable beer, but not something I would particularly get excited about again.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 02:32:09 | More by AaronHomoya
Photo of jjhbrfdds


3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a big old chewy oatmeal cookie of a beer and it pours just like one,very complex smells and taste almost to much going on at once makes it tough to figure what they were after,heavy malts hit first and remain upfront,by no means would I call this an easy drinker its just to rich more like an October beer,but not spicey enough for a winter beer

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 15:29:43 | More by jjhbrfdds
Photo of beerwolf77


3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally cracked this one with my tasting buddies.

Poured into my pint glass the beer is orange amber. Small white head moderate lace.

Aroma is malty with hints of pine and sweet syrup. Smells like a malt IPA really.

The flaovr is rather piney. Solid amount of sweet malt and maple syrup.

Medium creamy body with light carbonation.

Overall not a world beater but a nice beer. I'm not real familiar with the style but I'm sure a fresh wheatwine would have more punch.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 00:32:10 | More by beerwolf77
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Oatgoop (2008) from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
88 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.