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

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Oatgoop (2008)Oatgoop (2008)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
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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alleykatking

Indiana

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My roommate has been trying for awhile now to bust this bottle open. I think I made him happy when I finally gave in.

A- Poured into a snifter. Golden amber color, actually a little darker than that more of a copper amber. Little head that went quickly leaving sticky lacing to the sides of the glass.

S- Malty, also to me there is a hint of grape juice quality as well.

T- Tart, sparkling wine quality. High alcohol content that is brought up either when you take bigger sips of the beer or else once it starts to warm up. A little bitter I think.

M- Very carbinated once again like drinking a sparkling wine. Everthing jumos on the tounge. A bit on the heavy side. This beer really coats the tounge with a slight alcohol taste.

D- I would ony spilt a bottle with a friend. I drank this way to slow to have the entire bomber. Not my favorite from FFF but hey it must be someones.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2009 20:28:34 | More by alleykatking
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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into red wine glass. Thanks once again to Dev (buckeyesox) for the chance to try this!

Pours a lightly hazy orangey copper, with a gorgeous, super dense but then off-white head. Really nice stickage on the side of the glass. Gorgeous beer.

Nose is sweet, fruity; rich toffee and some citrusy tropical notes in there, cherries too. Just a bit boozey. Really, really nice. Love this nose.

Taste is nice - balanced. Interesting. At cellar temps, dry and less sweet than I anticipated. Prickly hops, alongside quite a bit of citrus and a sweet body that's caramelly and bready. Very integrated - the robust hop note still sits astride the entirety of the flavor, but not in a way that completely dominates the malt. Unfortunately, the hops note does a bit too much fence-sitting - too dominant to really let the malt shine, and not dominant enough to really do any shining itself. Instead feels like it ends up muting the overall flavor profile instead of bringing it out. The flavors end up being muddled, muted... this one may be a bit past its prime. Fairly bitter finish.

Letting it warm up to room temp, the alcohol comes out more, and there's a nice balance between the malty caramel and toffee sweetness and an underlying bitterness that balances and yet is felt more than tasted, if that makes sense. Still, there's a notable lack of complexity at all temperatures.

Mouthfeel is actually quite nice. Light carbonation, syrupy body, and the prickly hop notes all lead to mouthfeel nicely suited to a beer of this size.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2009 20:00:47 | More by JohnQVegas
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Courtesy of trade with Macdomer - thank you sir! 22 into Portsmouth snifter...

Small "sfft" after cracking the cap - not a huge amount of carbonation by any means. Pour bears that out as well - it's pretty well a straight bourbon color. Not necessarily a bad thing. Mostly clear and quite still. A little swirl picks it up a bit.

This has been in the fridge a while so I almost expected the hops to start going away; not so much yet on the nose! Beautiful citrus characteristics of grapefruit pulp and a tinge of rind. Deep maltiness and stewy grains are prevalent to yield balance in abundance. There is of course a nice boozy sweetness.

Based on the nose I really expected this to have a lot of heft, sugar and booziness on it but that's not the case - it's pretty clean and dare I say dry. Sure, there is a fair amount of alcohol here and the large quantities of oats and malt come through. Hops show a smidge of fade but are still maintaining their piney and mild citrus character. I guess oats aren't as husky as wheat would be? A little warmth rounds out a more husky profile but it's still surprisingly crisp.

This has a clean and hoppy palate feel to say the least. Light, mild sweetness blends nicely with the citrus hops and a touch of booze to make this quite pleasant on the finish, where the malt gets a little bit heavier. Definitely needs to be warmer to bring out all the goodness; there's a lot of complexity lurking in the background.

For something with this much heft, it's scary-drinkable. Again, this must warm a great deal but it's one of the cleaner "grain" wines I've come across (OK, we have barleywine, wheatwine, oatwine...what's next, "gritswine?"). The individual components are solid but a little more synergy would really bring out the character in this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2009 15:51:23 | More by IBUnit63
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jpalarchio

Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first beer of this style.

As with all beers that I've had from FFF so far, pour crystal clear. A nice deep copper color with good head retention.

Smell is a bit different, not necessarily the most inviting smell.

Taste is something else though, very good. Alcohol is so well hidden it's scary.

Good beer, looking forward to finding some more of this style.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 02:33:21 | More by jpalarchio
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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
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dirtylou

Washington

4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, steve's...figured anything with the 3floyds name on it would be best consumed fresh so i wont age this one any further

consumed during some elite 8 hoops

appearance: poured into my hopleaf tulip, gorgeous glowing amber-orange body with a beige froth splashing on top...awesome looking beer

smell: pungent hops, the hops 3 floyds is known for...bubblegum, citrus bouquet, lemon and orange zest, tropical and floral...smells like a sexy DIPA

taste: this beer is awesome but if it was bottled as a DIPA, i'm not sure anyone would have noticed the difference...also kind of seems like this beer resembles the 3F work much more than mikkeller. this one will blow you away with fresh and flavorful hops, tropical fruit, pink grapefruit, floral green hops, lemon zest, tropical citrus, booze

mouthfeel: slick and oily

drinkability: hot but good

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2009 18:32:00 | More by dirtylou
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle tried 10 Mar 2009. Courtesy of Phil, thanks!

Poured in 0.4 L Steiner Pils snifter. Two finger high copper hued head. Well carbonated. Clear rusty chestnut color. Aromas of citrus, ethanol, caramel, and resin. Lots of resin, toasty oat sweetness. Subtle and well balanced. Finish is a bit astringent. Velvety on the tongue, body somewhat lighter than expected. Alcohol comes out as it warms up.

Despite an alcohol aroma and finish this is very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2009 02:40:03 | More by htomsirveaux
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kmeves

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear copper/orange with a small filmy white head. Aroma is medium sweet, very fruity with a good deal of sweet malt and grapefruity hops present. The flavor is very fruity, peach, mango and grapefuit offset by a nice spicy bitterness and just a slight alcohol burn. Medium to full bodied, sticky texture. Very dry finish. The one knock I would give this beer is the missing Mikkeller input, seems more like a 3F brew than a Mikkellar one.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2009 02:05:36 | More by kmeves
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Payso10

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured into goblet.

A copper red color with shallow, creamy dense head. Smells tart and faintly of alcohol and pine. The first taste consisted of dark cherries. After nearly 2/3 of the beer there is a dry, roasted almond taste in the mouth and strong hop flavor to it.

Happy to see these two breweries team up and would like to see more in the future.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 02:05:26 | More by Payso10
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beachbum1975

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Three Floyds Oatgoop shared by newtonty - thanks!

Pours a clear, brassy amber with a nice light tan head. Nice lacing.

Big nose of sweet citrus, nuttiness and alcohol.

Light to medium bodied with medium to full flavor. Tangerine hops, big imperial wheat presence, biting alcohol, wow - this is big.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 05:10:23 | More by beachbum1975
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours a clear but dense reddish-orange body with a stream of tiny bubbles racing from the base of the glass to a thick creamy off-white head that sticks to the glass with each sip.

S- The big pungent juicy green hops smell of pineapple weed and green herbs with a faint tangerine quality coming through stronger as it warms a bit. There is a faint musty smell at the finish which is nice.

T- This beer has a big pungent pineapple weed taste with a soft light malt sweetness supporting it. The finish is a big herbal bitterness with a faint mint quality and a grapefruit pith flavor growing as the beer warms. The mellow dandelion bitterness lingers after each sip for a bit.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat until it is really warm and a dry finish that enhances the hop even more.

D- This beer has a huge punishing hops profile, go figure, which I typically like and there was a faint funk quality to them aswellas a good depth to the complexity. However, that was all there was, there was very little malt profile at all. This beer would have been nice in a 12 oz. bottle but the bomber left my tongue begging for something different and the price tag left quite a dent in my wallet aswell.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2009 16:11:28 | More by rhoadsrage
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent light brown with ruby highlights. No head forms at all. Smell is some hops, a good amount of alcohol coming through as well. Nice malty profile.
Aggressively hopped, but comes across fairly balanced. Huge alcohol notes and burn during consumption. This should probably be set down for a little while. Still rather enjoyable. Especially if you like the hoppy profile of this beer.
Good beer, I like seeing these coming out of FFF.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 19:16:44 | More by FtownThrowDown
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Scoobydank

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sotta thank Slater for this bad boy.
L:An oatmeal off white thick one finger head. Crystal clear bright amber color. Tiny tight little bubbles continue up the glass constantly.
S:Light cherries covered in vanilla. A buttery chocolate type thing going on.
T: A raisin cognac cherry right up front. A touch of vanilla waffer. Oat flakes come pounding later. The warmer it gets the more of a cognac flavor it gets.
M: Light fizz with a fat roundness. Sits on your tounge with a bold tartness. Fine and creamy.
D: Great beer. This is the second wheatwine I have had. I am falling in love with them thus far. So fluffy.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2009 03:55:09 | More by Scoobydank
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CoolJosh

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yet another big thanks to d0b for this one. The only other wheatwine I have tasted up to this point was that offered in the Smuttynose Big Beer Series, I was not impressed. Being a huge fan of FFF, and seeing this was done in collaboration with Mikkeller, I couldn't wait to give this beer and the style another shot.

Shared with treyrab,

Pours a clear red pink, very slight white head that doesn't stay around for long, I never expect head with any wine type beer, not sure if this is an a good assumption but it's one I've come to live with.

This is the most obscure beer I've ever smelled. Very dry, tons of wheat, tons of oat some dry horse blanket, caramel. Surprisingly very presentable, though I never thought I'd understand what horse blanket smells like until I smelled this beer.

Excellent wheat tastes that come off as light and pleasant. Tons of oats make for a creamier texture and semi milky taste. The hops that I've heard of have faded for sure but there is that FFF cascade presence at the end. Very clean taste. Lite orange accent tastes are present throughout as well. Overall a very nice beer, and I hope I can snag a few more of these before they're completely wiped off the shelves.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2009 01:24:19 | More by CoolJosh
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younger35

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber of this from Binny's in Highland Park. I planned on drinking this the night after I had the Hvedegoop but I haven't been in the mood. Drank from my Ithaca Excelsior tulip.

Appearance- Pours a light red/dark orange color with a nice one finger dirty white head that is soft and creamy. The head dissipates very slowly leaving no cap and no collar and not any lacing.
Smell- Nice and fruity with a very fresh hoppy explosion. A beautiful mixture of orange peel, pineapple, grapefruit pith and green apple skins. A bit of caramel and nut underneath with a slight bit of toastiness. The nose seems to sharpen a bit as it warms and more of a citric lemon bite really seems to leap out of the glass.
Taste- Very interesting. Although hoppy and bold there is a light sort of nuttiness that reminds me of sunflower seeds and peanut butter. It isn't overpowering, but evident. A slight bit of caramel contributes as well before the hoppy goodness really kicks in. It's nice and fruity specifically consisting of some tangerine and grapefruit pith. Slightly herbal and piney as well adding yet another dimension of goodness. The finish is nicely toasty and slightly warming.
Mouthfeel- Nice and hefty with a slick oily feel and light to medium carbonation.
Drinkability- Really tasty stuff here. I liked this beer much more than its first cousin Hvedegoop. It manages to be hoppy and toasty and really tasty. Unique to say the least and honestly I think this beer is perfect as is. I wouldn't age it one more second than you have to. Tasty brew that should be feverishly hunted down!

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2009 03:05:57 | More by younger35
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SirSketch

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Mostly amber in color with golden orange hues in there as well. Half a finger of head that is just a shade darker than white. Very clear and lovely.

S - Combination of fresh hops, like that of cut grass, and a bit more stale hops. Big pine tree and grapefruit aroma as well. I think I caught a slight wheaty smell, too.

T - Big acidic characteristics of grapefruit and other citruses. Hop flavor is upfront but a milder bitterness. I definitely picked up on some boozey tastes, also. There are malt traits, but they are overrun with the above said tastes. Very sweet, but not cloying.

M/D - Medium to full bodied but heavy carbonation makes it seem less so. Semi tart aftertaste. Very enjoyable and immensely drinkable!

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2009 22:58:11 | More by SirSketch
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ThreeWiseMen

California

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Acquired this in a trade with fogdog. Thanks again Kevin!

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Carbonation slowly accumulates and snowballs to form a 1/4 inch, peachy-colored, tight, sticky head. Unfortunately, this one's got a very weak retention and head dissipates to a wispy film in less than a minute. Not a lot of lacing from first pour, but a good amount from the second. Oh yeah, and body is a clear, bright, reddish amber.

Smell: Juicy grapefruit, moist pine, earth, candy (more so early on), and oily hops. Smells very nice, but it's pretty faint.

Taste: Sweet grapefruit, mandarin orange, oats, earth, pine, and bitter, oily, herbal hops. Really cool how the the oats work their way into the mix. Complex and well balanced. Still, not thrilled by it. Finishes dry and bitter with a twinge of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Oily, warm, and a bit slick. Wishes this one were a bit more on the sticky/syrupy side. Low carbonation. Medium-full body. Finishes drier and cleaner than I expected (not a good thing).

Drinkability: This sipper goes down very easily. Not phenomenal, but definitely fun. Delicate and complex. Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2009 03:55:26 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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jim102864

Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Part of a stellar purchase at Armanetti's, Chicago while on business, that included FFF Behemoth and '08 Black Ops.

15 bucks a bomber so it damn well better be good. The young lad behind the register recommended the purchase since it's a one off collaberation brew with Mikeller of Denmark.

Poured into my Trois Pistoles goblet. Barely a bubble. Very clear reddish copper appearance with a thin head.

Maybe a tad cold so I let it sit. The nose is kinda mild. Another one of those beers where I need a more sensative nose so my wife assisted. She said she smelled roses yet it was sort of earthy. About 40 minutes in I finally note a grassy aroma and apricots.

Hoppy bite in the mid tongue, then the oats come through. Fasinating transition from hop bite to oats. The hoppy tingle fades as the brew warms. Then the hop bitterness totally fades and a certain sweetness prevails.

Mothfeel is silky smooth as it warms. This is one of the most complex brews I've tasted. A lot going on here yet its difficult to describe.
Alcohol burn is cosistently there in the finish.

This is not a session brew but something to enjoy by the fire. Savor and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2009 14:05:02 | More by jim102864
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber. The second collaboration with Mikkeller pours into my glass a deep, vibrant red/orange with a creamy inch of off white foam on top leaving trails of sticky lace. Aromas start with big resinous citric hops. Pine moves in as well with a touch of tropical fruit and herbal swirls. Caramel and toffee dominates the big malt background with an almost candy like sweetness to it as well.

First sip brings an upfront blast of bold citric hops cavorting with a slick, smooth caramel malt that has accents of toffee as well. The oats come through quite prominently as it rolls down along with a mix of pine and tropical fruit flavors. Big bitterness hits on the way down. Floral, grassy and herbal on the finish with a mild lingering sweetness and really no hint of the alcohol. Oats really smooth this out. Good show.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and creamy. The quality I call slickness from the oats really shines here making this an incredibly easy drinking beer given the abv. Spot on carbonation as well. I will enjoy the rest of this bottle and I wouldn't mind seeing more examples of oatwine's in the future. Cheers to Three Floyds and Mikkeller. Dial down the alcohol a bit and this would be sessionable!

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2009 01:23:49 | More by orbitalr0x
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RustyDiamond

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split with Cleatus into 2 Brooklyn snifters. Glowing chesnut orange with a nice fluffy head with lots of popping bubbles. Some chill haze...striking in the glass. Tupelo honey on the nose.
Touch of sweetness on the front end...hoppy and beefy after that. More taste of the honey that I smelled.
Bitter and big in the mouth. Alcohol definitely present...big, boozy and honey sweet. Somewhat dry finish...hoppy. Glad I got to try this!

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2009 22:15:01 | More by RustyDiamond
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trill

Mississippi

4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I feel very lucky to have stumbled across this one in the Sam's next to Goose Island. Didn't even know this beer existed!

Pours clear and golden, with a tight head that holds forever; appearance-wise, it's very similar to 3F's Behemoth Barleywine. The aroma is very interesting, with a lot of grapefruity, piney hops, and a pungent, nutty smell that I can only assume is from the oats. More of that pungent nuttiness in the flavor, along with caramel and resinous hops. Moderate carbonation, and shockingly drinkable given the ABV. Nice floral, perfumey aroma as the beer warms, as well.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2009 22:37:36 | More by trill
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spointon

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this one at the FFF brewpub on 1/22/2009.

A= This ale poured a cloudy gold with amber highlights and a 1" white head. The head dropped fairly quickly and left decent lace behind.

S= The smell was very similar to other hoppy offerings from FFF. Actually, it smelled alot like the Pride & Joy I had just before it (albeit stronger). Hops were floral, earthy, and grassy smelling and the malts were just moderately sweet smelling. A bit of fruity ester in there as well.

T= Cracker/biscuit malts underneath lots of hops. The hops threw flavors similar to the smell (grass, earth, and fruit). The malt was just sweet enough and had just enough caramel character to balance those hops. The finish was rather dry and had a bit of detectable alcohol.

MF= Light side of medium bodied, with a relatively high carbonation level. Crisp feel.

D= I have mixed feelings about this beer. Its a collaboration, which is cool. The flavors were decent, but did not meet the expectation one would have based on the price and the skills of the two breweries who came together to make it. It is fairly easy to drink though, and it hides the ABV very well.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2009 19:39:55 | More by spointon
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ejquin

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Copper with two finger white head. Fades to a sinlge finger with good lacing.

S: Hoppy, grassy and malty with big round fruity spiciness upfont, and caramel malt in the back with nice floral notes throughout and apricot.

T/M: Medium bodied with nice level of carbonation. Taste is interesting nice blen of spice hoppiness with hefty dose of grass and flowers. This fades to a caramely maltiness, bread and biscuits, and then the alcohol comes through at the end, but doesn;t seem hot to me in any way.

D: Hides the 10% very well

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2009 01:06:25 | More by ejquin
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abents

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, collaboration with Mikkeller Brewery and extremely expensive even by 3 Foyds standards.
Pours out a nice ruby-orange color with nice white head and nice lacing. Smells distinctly of floral hops and fruit. Upon closer nose I get the smell of oatmeal with brown sugar a favorite of mine for breakfast, but thats all I can think of now when smelling it. Taste is very hoppy (big surprise) up front with some fruit following that intense hop flavor. Possibly apricots and oranges. There's a certain sweet stickiness to it as well in the finish. Very interesting beer, typical 3 floyds hop flavor with that almost piney flavor, followed by an odd oat taste and then the sweet finish hides the booziness well. Pretty well round beer easy to drink for it's kick. Overall a nice experiment that turns out fairly well.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2009 03:04:02 | More by abents
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mdm46410

Indiana

4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber and served in a snifter. This beer poured a mostly clear, dark amber with a fluffy head of lasting, creamy beige foam. Heavy lacing was left around the glass. The aroma was made up of fragerant orange, apricot, sugary caramel, and a bit of pine. The flavor included caramel, toasted oats, a bit of honey, ample citric hop notes, and a very mild note of alcohol. A slightly sweet, hoppy finish lasted for a nice duration. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and slightly oily. Lightly carbonated. Not nearly as hoppy as Behemoth, but hoppy none the less. This is a nicely balanced big beer. Rich, malty, and hoppy with a bit of sweetness. Good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2009 02:57:21 | More by mdm46410
Oatgoop (2008) from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
88 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.