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BackMasking - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

751 Ratings
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Ratings: 751
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 28
Gots: 174 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-27-2012

noun – A recording technique in which a sound or message is recorded backward onto a track that is meant to be played forward. An oatmeal stout.

32 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 751 | Reviews: 83
Photo of gmossii
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's an oatmeal stout and that about sums up the review. It is not a bad stout nor is it a very good one. It has a very heavy toasted malt flavor but nothing to really balance that near overpowering flavor. It has decent color and scent but nothing justifies its large price tag. For what I paid for the bottle, there are a dozen better choices. The best thing this ale has going for it is it's heavy metal esque label which seems like it was ripped from an album cover.

Photo of stickydankhop
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper aroma. Coffee and chocolate finish with a burnt sugar.

Photo of alexrufio666
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unexpectedly hoppy for an oatmeal stout

Photo of MillerMan16
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beat oatmel stout that I have had.

Photo of KYGunner
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dry cocoa powder, caramel malt and a large dose of coffee meets the lips as it finishes with some charred marshmallow, roasted nut and Graham cracker.

Photo of Chiefy770
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 Oz Bomber
Bottled on March 16th, 2015
Reviewed on April 25th, 2015
Served in a Nonic Pint Glass

Eyes
Poured a very dark brown body, similar to coffee. A bit of light broke through the edges of the glass and produced a handsome mahogany glow. A towering light brown head formed, well over an inch in height. A nice layer of bubbles and froth capped off the body after the head collapsed. A decent amount of soapy lacing was left behind.

Nose
Nice roasted tone overall. Nutty and grainy toasted malts stood out the most. Lighter layers of chocolate, toffee. Subtle note of mocha. Traceable zip of herbal hops.

Mouth
Dense hit of toasted malts up front. Sweeter notes followed: Chocolate, toffee, and a bit of vanilla. The hops flared up toward the finish, giving notes of charred pine. Full bodied, though it definitely leaned toward the medium side of the spectrum. Moderate/low carbonation. Smooth drinker.

Overall
If you look past the hoppy finish, this is a classic oatmeal stout. Considering the dense roasted malts, this is a very drinkable stout.

Photo of JanieClaudia
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Though I am not typically a fan of stouts, this one was solid. Not as thick as I expected, which was refreshing. Happy I tried it, but it didn't change my mind about stouts.

Photo of BWH3
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Session stout. Would love to see it on nitro tap

Photo of Gorilla_Biscuits
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid outmeal stout. It has a gumball head taste to it with a nutty hint to it. It kind of has like a creamy pine flavour to it. It's hard to describe, it's very unique and is something you should pick up if you can get your hands on it

Photo of Austin32
3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the look and smell, which were excellent, I expected a stronger fuller flavor from this. It was a good beer but I didn't get the thickness or body I expected from an oatmeal stout, especially one from FFF.

Photo of chefhatt
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is creamy, a different stout, a little stout notes of chocolate, and roasted malt, but creamy and smooth. I like this one very much

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a reallyl stout oatmeal stout hoppy at first but give it a few mins and its perfect haven't been too impressed with 3 floyd's offerings but this was solid

Photo of bobhits
2.92/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Dark, black stout, nice 2 fingers of head. Pouring it light comes through the liquid pretty well. Overall a medium to light color for an imperial but at 5.9% we'll call it medium.

Coffee, tofee, vanilla, citrus hop notes, and a bit of light chocolate. There might even be a hint of mint.

Served at about 55 degrees perhaps too warm but I can't get past the citrus hop finish. Yes there's some chocolate, and roasted malt. I can see some mint at the finish. But I really am mostly tasting the bitter citrus which hits about a half second after the beer hits the tongue and lasts till the end. Oats? Nope. Milk? Maybe some lactose but I suspect it's from something else.

Somewhat dry and a bit acidic. This one goes down pretty easy.

This is one of the many times I really wish BA still let you rank based on the serving type. Are more people having this one on tap or bottle? Is it better in one form or the other?

Anyway this isn't a bad beer. Very unique and it fits with three floyds style of making unique beers. I'm not a fan, but glad to have tried it.

Photo of chippo33
2.54/5  rDev -36%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

taste of grapes in this stout - maybe it was a bad bottle?

Photo of KevChiTown
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

To me it's a pretty strange oatmeal stout. Weird fruit notes that I really enjoy, just can't pin them down. Unlike anything I've had from 3Fs.

Photo of nayelurena
4.49/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing complex flavor. Nutty, vanilla, sweet but bitter at the same time. Unbelievable!

Photo of do_ob
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 01/16/2015. Sampled and reviewed on March 4, 2015.

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into 2 Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glasses. My wife actaully agreed to share this one with me. Must've been the inviting label.

Pours black with a mocha-colored 1 finger head of sticky foam. Decent retention, and good lacing throughout. Smells...spicy? I get spices, cinammon, chocolate, coffee, and slight hints of oats and dark fruit. Unusually light weight for a stout, but still heavy enough. I'd say this one feels like a porter/stout on the palate..somewhere in between. Initial taste is burnt spice and bitter chocolate. Aftertaste sees a roasty, coffee-like flavor. Has a dry, stick finish. Kinda reminded me of Pepsi, how you can feel the stickiness on your teeth and tongue after you swallow.

Overall, a good oatmeal stout. This one grew on me over time. I've bought it on 3(?) different occassions, now.

Just about worth $12 for the kick-ass artwork on the bottle.

Photo of dar482
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer has a hoppy quality up front with light cocoa, and chocolate , some bitterness, licorice, and is slightly thing.

Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an IPA glass.
A - Pours very dark with a tan head that settles to a cap. No lacing on mine.
S - Nice coffee roasty aroma.
T - Somewhat sweet which is to be expected. More of a roasty flavor than typical oatmeal stouts.
M - Medium mouth feel, low carbonation.
O - I like this oatmeal stout - I've had it several times now. Low ABV makes this an easy drinker.

Photo of loubrew
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good/average oatmeal stout that doesn't stand out from any others, except that it is far more expensive. Had it on tap.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel snifter glass.

A - 4.75 - Poured pitch black in color. Formed about a finger of extremely dark tan to light brown colored head. Medium/Low head potential, decent head retention. Spotty lacing left on the glass.
S - 4.5 - Lots of malt, medium sweet chocolate, currants, raisins and prune.
T - 4 - Medium sweet malt, dark fruit and alcohol upfront, ending on a somewhat malty bitterness.
F - 4.25 - Nice creamy mouthfeel.
O - 4 - Overall, a very good representation of the oatmeal stout style.

Photo of tykechandler
2.25/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Tastes like bubblelicious. Not my thing.

Photo of smakawhat
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Big dark walnut brown, nearly black, opaque as all night hints at some deep purple like colors a bit on the edge too. Head is creamy and frothy big, grabbing easily four fingers and cascading nicely down the glass. Clumps and chunks rule the roost with some good light mocha brown color, and big swiss cheese appearances. Real big, and aggressive but not out of control.

Real nice hints of milky chocolate, a little bit of leafy mint hop it seems which is kind of unusual, and chewy cookie like malt qualities. Hints of a thick brew to come perhaps but just a real solid aroma.

Palate comes real nice and simple. Deep great roasting qualities with milky milk chocolate tones in the mid palate. Dense controlled finish, and good chocolate sweetness even more so on the finish. Hints of some light leaf and tea like bitterness just a hint, mixing perfectly with a good creamy mouthfeel. Mild sense of fruity tones, but not really distinct or peaking out amongst some hop tolerable astringency. A small twinge of acrid sourness just hits a little though after some time, but luckily not huge or too of putting.

Overall a good solid oatmeal stout for sure with some decent qualities.

Photo of Paul_Trace
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smooth silky malty moderately sweet.

Photo of SackBlabbath
3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I really enjoyed this beer, but for 5.9% it leaves something to be desired. I've had beers twice as strong and twice as smooth. The mouthfeel is a bit rough for a stout. Tastes good but its not anything incredible. Artwork is by far the coolest i've ever seen.

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BackMasking from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 751 ratings.