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Mutiny & The Mollusk - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 24
Gots: 49 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

This roasty stout made with oyster sauce and shells is the latest collaboration with our friends at Half Acre Beer Company. So raise anchor and set your sails for flavor island.

38 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-26-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

BillMueller, May 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

DrWalterWhite, May 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Khazadum, May 05, 2012
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1/5  rDev -73.9%

71gto, May 02, 2012
Photo of pdoran10
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a mostly translucent black into a pint glass. Two fingers of tan head that fade slowly and leave nice lacing.

Smell is a mix of earth, minerals, and light chocolate.

Taste is a bit acidic and soy sauce like with chocolate and earthy notes in the background. Solid background flavors and base beer as well as an appealing taste concept, but comes across a bit off on the palate.

Mouthfeel is reasonably chewy with a moderately high to high carbonation level.

Overall a solid offering, but the high carbonation impression along with a bit more acidity and salt that I like, this one doesn't quite hit home. A bit more mineral oyster flavor would be nice.

pdoran10, May 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

NSLPublishing, May 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

ADTaber, May 01, 2012
Photo of macrosmatic
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to MDunk for the trade. Reviewed from notes.
Poured from bomber into pint glass.

A: Pours a dark dark brown with about half an inch of tan head. Very inviting.

S: Seems a little muted overall here. What aroma is present is roasty maltiness and coffee.

T: Coffee flavors predominate, nice malts, with a moderate amount of spiciness. There may be a mineral-like flavor here, but I may just be searching for the "oyster" in the oyster stout.

M: A bit on the thin side I think. Carbonation what is expected for the style. The aftertaste doesn't linger but what there is certainly a mineral flavor - I'm much more convinced of that here.

O: A good beer, and interesting. Glad I tried it, but not sure I'd be ordering it again.

macrosmatic, Apr 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

brycevolk, Apr 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

mcorwin, Apr 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

DrGonzoDDS, Apr 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

bsuedekum, Apr 29, 2012
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

vitters03, Apr 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

tmarretti, Apr 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Ajax84, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Davit, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of cagocubs
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a friend bust this bad boy out. Poured from bomber into glass.

A: Black, opaque, with a tan head that minimizes after a while to a film, but not without leaving lacing.

S: Roasted and malty like a rich stout, however you got the slightest scent that was difficult to identify, most likely something to do with the oyster.

T: This was a legit stout. Cut out the oyster talk and you have yourself a rich malty, roasted, toasted, and meaningful stout. The added oyster element actual paired with the stout perfectly as you go a tiny seafood type of taste. It was never an isolated taste, but rather a nice combination with the stout.

M: A good medium body with light carbonation and nice aftertaste. A great combination worth the try.

cagocubs, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rooted in tradition, but not without numerous misconceptions and speculation, it's somewhat remarkable how provocative that the combination of stouts and oysters settles with the beer enthusiast. With examples few and far between, you'd think that the great brewing minds of Three Floyds and Half Acre can spawn an example that's truly style worthy.

Opening as most well-made stouts do, with the darkest of dark brown coloration before turning black and with such darkness that any proper assessment of clarity is difficult to tell- maybe the onyx-like sheen points toward a depth of clarity. The beer is capped with a very creamy and steadfast coffee creme that keeps it structure throughout and leaving behind rings of lace that denotes each sip taken. This is a very handsome beer.

The sweet and smoky aromas of hearty stout is met with obvious roast of dark grains, cocoa, and dark roast coffees. Chocolate, heavy cream, and caramel provide a softer scent to accompany the roast while a soft fruity element of charred fruit, grape, and licorice add touches of pep throughout. Somehow I'm let down by the lack of seaside aromas here.

The roast of dark brewed coffee, bitter chocolate, and slight smoked malt frame the flavor profile but also reel in waves of flavor that begin with bitter walnut and cola nut oils before introducing the next wave of mild licorice and nearly lactic tartness. A finish of light brine, salt, and mineral taste rounds out the complexities that I assume derive from the additions of oyster. All this is wrapped in the supple starch of malt that reminds me of whipping cream or malted candies with moderate caramel.

Medium bodied from start to finish, the beer begins with a creamy malt character that stays so well into late palate where a nearly cola-like flat sweetness gives a lighter finish to the malts, yet a bitter dryness from both alcohol and roasted grains.

This collaboration stout is overall, very easy drinking and full flavored with great satisfaction and enjoyment. But if the advertisement hadn't mentioned the addition of oyster and oyster sauce then I may have dismissed the earthy flavors as heavy mineral water, yeast character, or musty hops.

BEERchitect, Apr 19, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber poured into a duvel tulip. Dark brown with a inch thick beige head that shrinks to coat the top with average lacing. Smell is toasted oats, coffee, maybe even a bit briney. Flavor is roasted barley, coffee, oats, and a slight oyster flavor. Mouthfeel is very creamy and the finish is dry. Good session stout and a nice representation of the style.

thydarkprevails, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of ChugginOil
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a few bombers of this collabo between the Floyds and HA.

Poured into an oversized snifter.

Black in color with a thin ring of light tan head that sits patiently. There is some spotty lacing that clings.

The nose has a lot of roasted malts working and there is a small amount of a brine aroma that is the only resemblance of an oyster or anything seafood for that matter.

The taste is basically a roast bomb. Toasted malts, bitter chocolate, and some espresso make up the enjoyable flavors of this one. If the term "oyster stout" makes you question the integrity of this beer, it is unnecessary. There aren't any oyster shells floating in here either so its good in my book.

The mouthfeel is a bit on the lighter side but is still in the medium range. The carbonation is ample and suits the style fine.

Overall, this was a pretty tasty and drinkable stout from the MidWest Monsters, 3 Floyds and Half Acre. Drinkable and interestingly tasty for sure. If you are in the Munster area, stop by for a pint or a bomber.

ChugginOil, Apr 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ales4baldo, Apr 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Apr 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

scott2269, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of GbVDave
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into two pint glasses. Thanks to pops for the assist. Extra special thanks to the crew at HA for the hook up!

A: Pours jet black with a thinnish yet creamy layer of light khaki colored foam. Retention was decent with some specks of lace left behind for good measure.

S: Roasty malt. Vague dark chocolate/cocoa aromas but roastiness is the name of the game here.

T: See above with some light mineral/metallic tones.

M: Pretty dry and a little ashy. Nice toastiness leads into a finish that sports a slight tang when it warms.

O: Interesting experiment with the bivalves. Glad we were able to try it.

GbVDave, Apr 09, 2012
Mutiny & The Mollusk from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
86 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.