BackMasking - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 798
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 31
Gots: 195 | 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
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Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Studio 35 Columbus. Nice change of pace beer in between all the other hoppy pales from 3Floyds.

Photo of barhoc11
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Nothing special, best quality was the thickness from the oatmeal

Photo of pat61
4.62/5  rDev +16.4%

Has a light coffee nose sweetened with dark sugars and seasoned with a hint of cinnamon and a whiff of chocolate.
It pours dark brilliant brown with a fluffy 1” tan cap.
The attack begins with chocolate, coffee, and big spicy grain flavors. Although malt driven, very well rounded.
A creamy, silky smooth chewy body has a touch of slickness and oiliness.

Photo of PPIV
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Great oatmeal stout!!! Holds up to a lot of other oatmeal stouts. Great finish on this one.

Photo of Tilly
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Served at room temperature. Super dark and opaque. Dark tan thin head. Carmel, toffee, chocolate aroma. Some minor citrus. Coffee, sweet, alcohol.Oddly, I get iodine. Milk mouth with slight bitterness. Enjoyable Oatmeal Stout. Would repurchase!

Photo of jeonseh
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at FFF

A - Dark chocolate brown body with a nice chocolate one finger head

S - Milk chocolate, roasted malt, and hopped up with pine

T - Reminds me of a sweeter, thicker alpha klaus. Milk chocolate, roasted malt, slighty smokey and has a slight bitter pine hops. Finish is dark chocolate with light pine that lingers on.

MF - Light yet creamy body that you'd expect from an oatmeal stout

O - Imagine a sweeter oatmeal stout version of alpha klaus and you have backmasking. It has the chocolate and roasted malt that you'd expect from an oatmeal stout while also having a good hop presence that you'd expect from FFF

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle dated 3/27/14 poured into tulip glass
A - Dark black as if trapping all light. A tall tan head slowly gives way to a light layer with lacing on the glass.
S - Malty! Nice rosted malts and a bit of boozieness. Coffee
T - Slight coffee notes. Sweet and malty with maybe a little hop charactaristcs on the end
M - This is more of an American oatmel stout... thinner and less smooth than it's English brother. The oats don't set it up for the full body you typically expect.
O - Pretty good American version of the Oatmeal Stout. I prefer the English version with a fuller body and silkier mouth feel.

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 RickS95
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark as night, light simply can't overcome the darkness, even around the edges. The head is a finger thick and a dark tan color, bordering on light brown. The head is creamy in consistency by lacks great retention. Lacing is moderate as well.

The smell is unaggessive at best, possibly because the beer is a bit cold. Only the faintest of chocolate smells is deciphered...milk chocolate at that. Smells like sweetness is forthcoming.

Chocolate malts cover the palate. Alcohol is muted, as is any resemblance of hops.

Super creamy, smooth. Lowish ABV and IBUs makes this beer super easy to drink. Medium bodied, sweet, and only slightly bitter, it's any but a dry finish as your tongue remains canvassed until the next sip.

Only complaint is the low ABV at 5.9%. Aside from that, it's another good offering from 3F.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Very slight transparency. Thin khaki collar.

Smell - Smells very sweet, almost like marshmallows. Chocolate.

Taste - Has that same marshmallow sweetness, but much roastier. More oatmeal. Deep roast and a bit bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Almost too sweet, but roasty enough to justify the sugars.

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 tapperm
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had out of a bottle and as a nitro. Was really good as a nitro but think I might save a bottle and try it after I age it a year.

Photo of Vonerichs
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Dark reddish brown. Very little head.

Bitter baking chocolate and coffee aromas are front and center. Earthy and piney hops.

More of the same in the flavor with added sweetness. Roasty and only mildly hopped.

Medium body. Smooth and low carbonation.

It's ok. An easy drinker but the flavors don't pop.

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 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 Copernicandream
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 3 months aged 22oz bottle.

A: Pours a dark deep brown with very minimal purple amber tones to light. Initially a creamy coffee colored head of medium consistency.

S: Initial is malty cocoa powder. Cocoa is really the most overpowering tone. Some subtle pumpkin-like esters mixed with coffee tones.

T: Early and extremely sweet malts mix with a vinegar like backbone and spice cake. Cocoa, lactose, and burnt malt combine to form some sort of mildy sour chocolate concentrate. The acetic acid really becomes apparent on the late palate. There are some subtle squash/pumpkin esters i attribute to the yeast. After taste, is pure cocoa powder.

M: Acidic, wet and thin. High moderate level of carbonation makes the chocolate flavor explode on the tongue. Low moderate warming from the alcohol. A little astringent and too acidic. The level of carbonation brings the pH a little to low and makes it somewhat vinegar-like. Was looking for more oatmeal protein to coat the mouth.

O: Not what I was expecting from an "Oatmeal Stout." The base was much too thin and the sweet and sour melancholy left me thinking I was drinking a sour. The cocoa tones are unique and strong, like huffing a box of pure coca, but the overall taste and balance were a little lacking.

Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft in a mini nonic glass. "Imperial sweet stout" on the list.
Jet black with a head of reverse cascading foam, dark chocolate mocha variety.
Concentric rings of drippy death metal lacing.

Deep chocolate and sweet vanilla aromas, vanilla more in the smell than taste.

Nice balance of mellow bitter roast and sweet chocolate notes in the taste. Supple and medium bodied, easy to drink, with a substantial presence. Some malt complexity rounds it out, lingering mocha flavors in the aftertaste.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, bottled on 04/03/2015. No ABV on the label, but 3 Floyd's website right now says this is 8% ABV. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half tan head that stayed around for a little while. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, oats, chocolate, and some vanilla. The brew tastes like roasted malt, chocolate, oats, dark bread, burnt/charred malt, vanilla, coffee and some dark fruitiness. There's also a nice bitter/charred/roasty finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and a bit coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. It's pretty easy to drink. I thought this was good, I should have bought another bottle of this when I saw it! $12.99 a bomber.

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 Bills453
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - very dark in color. Black. Cocoa colored foamy head.

Smell - Smelling bready yeast. Small hint of chocolate.

Taste - How you would expect a stout to taste. Chocolately, a bit of bitterness at the end of the swallow.

Mouthfeel - nice and smooth.

Overall - a great stout offering from 3 Floyd's

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 BrewUSA
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Three Floyds BackMasking

Look 7/10
Smell 19/20
Taste 36/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 17/20

Overall 86/100

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

Bottle shared by Curran last night.

Pours dark black, with a off-white foamy head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like dark chocolate, intense roast, smoke, and some espresso.

This is a quite dark and burnt tasting oatmeal stout, and like. Roasted, almost burnt malt, smoke, a bit of ash, roasted coffee, and dark chocolate all play together, and shine pretty brightly considering the 5.9% ABV. Three Floyds packs a lot of flavor in here for the lower ABV.

This is medium bodied, with a creamy, grainy mouthfeel, and a medium level of carbonation.

This is a pretty nice oatmeal stout, definitely enjoyed it.

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 03/25/2014 printed on the bottleneck. Another new stout to me from Three Floyds, this one a bit lower on the alcohol than anticipated. More awesome satanic bottle art. Expectations are pretty good.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a wonderful fluffy frothy 4 finger wide mocha head on top of a mostly opaque black body with some hints of brown showing around the edges. Excellenct head retention and some very nice sticky lacing. Looks delicious.

S - The aroma is kind of subtle, strange, yet interesting. I'm getting some light floral / herbal notes initially, and not a whole lot of roastiness. More of a lighter milk chocolate / creamy sort of aroma. Maybe a very mild piney hop presence in there also.

T - The chocolate bitterness is amped up on the taste, but is still tame. Lightly leathery / smokey / char. Creamy, milky, and chocolatey. Good light roast / floral / herbal elements going on. I'm not entirely sure I would guess this was an oatmeal stout without knowing beforehand, though. Mild tart dark fruit presence is noted on the end - cherry / fig / date / plum / apple / pear.

M - The feel is delicious, smooth, frothy, and creamy. The oatmeal adds a lovely texture to the beer. Light & powdery cocoa sort of bitterness. Medium bodied with excellent carbonation, especially considering I feel Three Floyds ups the carb way too high normally.

Overall, I say it is a delicious stout from Three Floyds, and I am more than pleasantly surprised. One of the more memorable offerings I've had from these guys in recent times. Smooth, creamy, delicious, and drinkable. Recommended.

Three Floyds Backmasking ---4/5.

Photo of rlee1390
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Black in the glass, clear brown when pouring, one finger brown head.

S-A lot of roasted malt good deal of oats as well. But there should be more chocolate.

T-Mainly roasted malt and oats. The finish is bland and the only flavors are roast and oats.

M-Light, rather watery with no carbonation.

O-A boring finish combined with being slightly watery was a let down.

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