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

Mutiny & The MolluskMutiny & The Mollusk

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86
very good

203 Ratings
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%


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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Sean9689

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Phil at Perennial for sharing at his brewery.

A - Pours black, off-white/tan head, thin collar.

S - Roasty, sweet malts, chocolate, hops, light smoke. I don't get any of the oysters, but still a solid nose, nonetheless. Maybe the smoke is the oysters mixed with the base beer? Dunno.

T - Similar to the nose with a bit more chocolate and less smoke. The hops are toned down as well, which I like. Good roast and malty notes. Finish is chocolate and malts.

M - Medium body, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - A nice stout, but I wish there was more oyster notes, as I'm a huge fan and I think it would work well with this beer. Not something I'd go after again, but still decent and glad I was able to try it.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 18:02:00 | More by Sean9689
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DAllspaw

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark black with deep mocha head, pretty sticky. A bit of coffee and chocolate in the nose and some black licorice as well.

Taste is a bit sweet and the usual notes you get in a stout with a hint of salted caramels and certainly a bit briny in the finish, smoky too. Creamy taste with a slight hot aftertaste.

Nice stout, glad I tried it..

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 01:13:53 | More by DAllspaw
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle opened on 5.29.12.

A - Pours a very dark brown with a very small dark tan head that quickly moves to the edges.

S - Hard to pick-up much. Some chocolate and coffee finally come out.

T - Salty chocolate and some subtle coffee.

D - Lower carbonation and medium-heavy body.

O - Saltier and milder than expected. Pretty lackluster.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 02:55:19 | More by HuskyinPDX
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mfavoino

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Treebs opened on 5/23/12.

Appearance: Black with almost a finger of tan foam and some lace that lingers.

Smell: Fairly muted aroma. Getting some dark roasted malts and a little bit of chocolate.

Taste: Rich dark malts pair with a light chocolate notes and some smokiness. Not able to pinpoint the added dimension that oysters provide.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied that finished dry. Very easy drinking.

Overall: Expected something crazy based on the oysters, but still got the chance to try a solid stout. Not quite on the level of most things with the 3F name on it. Still above average.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 02:54:49 | More by mfavoino
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aasher

Indiana

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First off, this beer has incredible artwork. It's very old timesy.

Tis collaborative stout pours a medium bodied dark chocolate brown in color with a one finger, creamy, one finger beige head. The nose is dry, very toasty, and has an odd earthiness. You can definitely tell that it's English in style. The flavors are very dry and toasty as well. There is bitter chocolate, Unsweetened baking chocolate, coffee roast, moderate bitterness, and a leafy, mossy earthy aspect. It kind of reminds me of Pretty Things Babayaga. There is a little more milk chocolate as it warms but make no mistake, this is a very, very dry stout. I mean my mouth is one dry between sips. It drinks medium in body with a bitter, toasty after taste. If I had to compare this to anything, it's like a mix of Belhaven Scottish Stout and Pretty Things Babayaga. It's nice for the style, just incredibly dry.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 05:42:36 | More by aasher
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2Dreadnaught

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer on tap at Three Floyds on 5/14/12. This beer was served in a half pint glass.
A: Dark black with a 1 finger head of light caramel brown head leaving a fine trace of Bavarian lace.
S: Dark roasted grain and malt.
T: tang and effervescent. Not what you would expect from a stout. Lots of dark roasted grain.
M: Medium body with a good amount of carbonation.
O: A good stout, livelier than most.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2012 19:34:34 | More by 2Dreadnaught
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emerge077

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from written notes.

Pours into a mini tulip glass with an ample head of tan foam, black body, with a lasting skim and sticky halo of lace that remains in the glass.

Roasty nose, dry bakers chocolate, a light underlying sweetness.

Unsweetened bittersweet chocolate chips, dry aftertaste with a long finish of dry roast and light hop bitterness. Medium to light bodied, clean and creamy feel. Very easy drinking, a wholesome porterish stout that incidentally contains oysters in the brewing process, not reflected in the final product. I love oysters, but there's no oyster flavor in here, let's not pretend.

Thanks to Lee for this one!

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 00:19:11 | More by emerge077
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WillCarrera

Ohio

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

22 oz bottle, no bottled on date, poured into a snifter.

A- Pours nearly black, topped with a couple fingers of tan head, decent retention, leaves spotty lacing.

S- Big roasted aroma, I'm getting roasted grains, smoke, some coffee and chocolate.

T- Similar to the nose, big on the roasted grain, light coffee and chocolate flavors, lots of roasted and smoky flavors, has a mild salty brine flavor that comes out as the beer warms.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, slightly dry finish.

O- A really nice beer, I'm a big fan of heavily roasted stouts so this was right up my alley, the oyster flavor works well but I would have liked it to be more powerful.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 09:14:22 | More by WillCarrera
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into dimple glass mug. Pours dark brown with a nice one-finger tan head. Aromas of sweet stout, oat, light oyster sauce, and roasted malts. Flavors of roasted and sweet malt, wood, and brown sugar. Somewhat of a slight bitter taste in the back finish. Medium-thick mouthfeel with nice carbonation. Overall, an interesting stout but not one that blew the other two out of the water.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 18:03:45 | More by CuriousMonk
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david131

California

3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a dark inky black liquid with a thin and creamy light brown head. Pretty nice looking.

S- Cocoa and a bit smoky. A bit one dimensional and simple.

T- Cocoa, smoke, coffee, with just a bit of saltiness on the finish. A simple stout. The saltiness becomes more apparent as it warms.

M- The carbonation is smooth and the roasty aspect definitely lingers. The saltiness is definitely interesting.

O- A well made stout but not all that interesting. That being said, it is definitely worth a purchase for the label artwork alone.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 03:21:22 | More by david131
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pdoran10

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 02:22:21 | More by pdoran10
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macrosmatic

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 15:48:21 | More by macrosmatic
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cagocubs

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 04:14:25 | More by cagocubs
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 05:20:27 | More by BEERchitect
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thydarkprevails

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 02:30:13 | More by thydarkprevails
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ChugginOil

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 16:10:54 | More by ChugginOil
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GbVDave

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 23:49:39 | More by GbVDave
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hansgruber

Indiana

3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark, basically black. Nice tan head with retention. Some lacing. Looks like a proper stout.

Not much on the aroma. Some roasted malts.

Taste is light roasted malt with a slight sweetness.  Kinda falls flat on flavor. It's not that it tastes bad it's just pretty bland. Firm hop bitterness. Slight tang to it as it warms. 

Thick mouthfeel, full bodied. 

Okay beer overall. Nothing special. Didn't really get anything related to the oyster used in the brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 04:34:04 | More by hansgruber
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