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BackMasking | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings:
941
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
31.23%
 
 
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Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States | website

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by MasterSki on 12-27-2012

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Reviews by Copernicandream:
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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.

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Photo of Bung
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It's good as always, but also as always I don't understand their need to put their standard hop profile in almost EVERYTHING they do.
To me many of their stouts and porters are overpowered by an overbearing hop profile, this while not as overbearing, probably because it is 6 months old, was likely more so when released. Everything does not need to be ipa hopped, like say, an oatmeal stout.

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

Deeply rooted in the traditions of London brewing, Th fraree Floyds gains inspiration and gumption when brewing a beer of their darker and more balanced side. Their Oatmeal Stout is roasty but smooth. Sweet but dry. -and then citrusy and racy... Ok, maybe an American influence is setting in...

The beer's ominous black body is highly masculine and dark- both in appearance and in spirit. Yet its look simply simmers in the glass, swirling with bone-white creme that settles after initially forming a thick blanket. Its lace is broken and spotty as the light carbonation prohibits its exuberance.

Its aromas are heavily toasted, chocolaty, and java-like. Even as its cream and toffee scents arise, they all seem singed or burnt but in the most savory of ways. Woodish tones amount, as earthen nutty flavors pronounce as the beer's scent is of mother's milk before that first sip.

But no mother's milk here- only toffee, heavy toast, dark-roast coffee and bitter chocolate frame the beer's initial taste. An earthy follow of nutty coffee blends, chicory, burnt bread and smoldering embers offer up something that's heavily charred but also something that's milkshake-like to temper any acrid roast. Finishing with burnt pine cones, vanilla and mint, its taste is sublime but also mildly abrasive

BackMasking's taste turns creamy as the mouthfeel sets in- creamy-dry on the early palate, the beer's slim extra sweetness simply balance the roasted elements of char. But the middle is both malty-dry and smoothned with heavy cream.

Trailing with a sense of campfire and ash, the beer's minerally finish speaks more to the tradition of brewing than it does to tomorrow thereof. But it's a delightful beer, especially when you don't have to think about it too much.

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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.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of freshflesh
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque dark brown with a tan head that persists and leaves spotty lacing.
The aroma is chocolate and sweet malt with roasted notes, a bit of nuttiness and brown sugar and raisin.
Chocolate leads the way on the taste buds with raisin and brown sugar sweetness and a slight tart note.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.
A bit pricey but among the best oatmeal stouts I've had.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of barhoc11
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Nothing special, best quality was the thickness from the oatmeal

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

Photo of 77apm
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mctizzz
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rsquared59
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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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.

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Photo of juicebox
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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BackMasking from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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