BackMasking - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
3.79/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a Three Floyds pub glass. The pour is very dark (black for all intents and purposes) and sports 2.5 fingers of fluffy mocha-colored head which dissipates very slowly down to a clumpy lacing. I get some roasted grainy notes on the nose with light coffee and cream. It's slightly sweet and a little earthy.
Medium body and mild, well-balanced flavor. There are plenty of roasty notes, some sweetness from the malt, and a smooth feel from the oats. After a bready opening comes a quick whiff of coffee-and-cream bitterness and sweetness, then a little sarsaparilla on the finish. Very smooth, easy-drinking, and true to the style.
Why is this getting lukewarm reviews? I can only guess it's because (A) people have come to expect "extreme" beers from Three Floyds and this one is not extreme or (B) this is a rather expensive bottle of what is basically a standard representation of the style. I have to rate it below "excellent" for reason (B) (yes, I take price into consideration when I review a beer). It's not as good as Anderson Valley's Barney Flats or Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout and it's considerably more expensive. That doesn't compute (even if the bottle does have some nice, paganistic "death metal" artwork). Nice beer, but overpriced and for fans of the the style only.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 17:13:23 | More by deadonhisfeet
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