1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

BackMasking - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Not Rated.
BackMaskingBackMasking

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

387 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 387
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 14
Gots: 65 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
noun- A recording technique in which a sound or message is recorded backward on to a track that is meant to be played forward.

32 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-27-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 387 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Copernicandream:
Photo of Copernicandream
Copernicandream

Michigan

3.36/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 00:55:40 | More by Copernicandream
More User Reviews:
Photo of tmclain
tmclain

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-28-2014 22:36:21 | More by tmclain
Photo of randysandals
randysandals

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

07-28-2014 02:24:02 | More by randysandals
Photo of Lanstrum
Lanstrum

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-27-2014 18:49:26 | More by Lanstrum
Photo of Bert00
Bert00


1.25/5  rDev -68.4%

07-26-2014 06:49:24 | More by Bert00
Photo of smasol101
smasol101


2.25/5  rDev -43.2%

07-26-2014 03:06:19 | More by smasol101
Photo of Yellolab2010
Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

07-25-2014 00:46:26 | More by Yellolab2010
Photo of FrankHammer
FrankHammer

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-24-2014 17:39:56 | More by FrankHammer
Photo of Riggsenater
Riggsenater

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1%

07-23-2014 01:11:18 | More by Riggsenater
Photo of SoxFan
SoxFan

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1%

07-22-2014 22:30:05 | More by SoxFan
Photo of zacalabeer76
zacalabeer76

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

07-22-2014 11:53:00 | More by zacalabeer76
Photo of johunnic
johunnic

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

07-21-2014 18:38:22 | More by johunnic
Photo of reedmn
reedmn

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-21-2014 03:06:00 | More by reedmn
Photo of Ssippisam
Ssippisam

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-21-2014 01:54:00 | More by Ssippisam
Photo of kenzilka007
kenzilka007

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-20-2014 15:14:24 | More by kenzilka007
Photo of dantezeull
dantezeull

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-20-2014 02:23:44 | More by dantezeull
Photo of Viperman1316
Viperman1316

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-17-2014 23:41:02 | More by Viperman1316
Photo of _morandi_
_morandi_

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-14-2014 20:03:39 | More by _morandi_
Photo of djtomain
djtomain

Florida

4/5  rDev +1%

07-13-2014 04:48:26 | More by djtomain
Photo of wtkphoto
wtkphoto

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

07-13-2014 00:56:14 | More by wtkphoto
Photo of mwertz
mwertz

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-12-2014 18:43:44 | More by mwertz
Photo of BigJim5021
BigJim5021

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-12-2014 09:41:20 | More by BigJim5021
Photo of bcerv-ca
bcerv-ca

California

4/5  rDev +1%

07-12-2014 01:05:19 | More by bcerv-ca
Photo of wildcatboy
wildcatboy

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-11-2014 21:46:32 | More by wildcatboy
Photo of DeanMoriarty
DeanMoriarty

California

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 22 oz bomber in a trade with DrewskiWhit. Poured into a WootStout branded short tulip glass. Bottled on date was illegible.

Appearance is black as night with a decent tan head that dissipates somewhat quickly, decent lacing but nothing amazing. Smell is sweet molasses, dark chocolate with a light hop aroma and toasted notes coming through as it warms. Flavor follows suit with the nose - the hop flavor lingering throughout the roasted malt and sweetness (maybe sweetened with lactose) which is quite nice - I didn't expect such a hoppy oatmeal stout and was pleasantly surprised. The mouthfeel is silky smooth like a proper oatmeal stout, light bitterness from the hop lingers in this medium-bodied ale with mellow carbonation. Overall phenomenal take on an old classic style. Leave it to Three Floyds to take a classic style of old and spin it with a modern twist - nice work fellas!

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 04:53:16 | More by DeanMoriarty
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
BackMasking from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.