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BackMasking - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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very good

472 Ratings
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Ratings: 472
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 16
Gots: 84 | FT: 13
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)
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
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3.79/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

deadonhisfeet, Mar 02, 2014
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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

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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.

PBRmeasap1980, Jun 09, 2014
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BackMasking from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
88 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.