BackMasking - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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798 Ratings
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Ratings: 798
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 31
Gots: 193 | 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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Ratings: 798 | Reviews: 92
Photo of madelfonatree
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Dark brown body. Thick tan head without aggressive pour. Bubbles very fine then expanded. Lacing.

Smell - Roast malt and chocolate. Coffee.

Taste - Follows the smell. Bitter finish.

Feel - Not overly carbonated. Creamy. Light to medium even as a stout. There is not overwhelming alcohol.

Overall - Slightly bitter stout with creamy feel. It is not bad, but not amazing.

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 RossiDaMan
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A solid oatmeal stout from 3F. Deep coffee brown in color with a 2 finger head that left a nice tan lacing on the tumbler. Burnt coffee in aroma which carried over to the flavor that closed with a bit of sweetness and molasses. Medium mouthful that wasn't overly csrbonated. Overall a B to B+ offering.

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wasn't sure what to expect as I have become to think of hoppy beers when thinking of 3 Floyds. 22 oz bottle dated 04-17-15.

Decent pour-looks good. Smells of oats, deep burnt malts and cocoa powder with a touch of anise. Taste similar to the nose. One of the most bitter oatmeal stouts I ever had. I could see some not liking this but the uniqueness is appealing to me. Jesus this leaves a long charred bitter aftertaste and somehow it just works.

Not the best of the style but super unique- would have again.

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 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 Beersmuggler
2.61/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Nothing special about this beer at all. I only got it because 3 floyds produced it. Wouldn't try again.

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 gmossii
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's an oatmeal stout and that about sums up the review. It is not a bad stout nor is it a very good one. It has a very heavy toasted malt flavor but nothing to really balance that near overpowering flavor. It has decent color and scent but nothing justifies its large price tag. For what I paid for the bottle, there are a dozen better choices. The best thing this ale has going for it is it's heavy metal esque label which seems like it was ripped from an album cover.

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

Copper aroma. Coffee and chocolate finish with a burnt sugar.

Photo of alexrufio666
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unexpectedly hoppy for an oatmeal stout

Photo of MillerMan16
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beat oatmel stout that I have had.

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 Chiefy770
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 Oz Bomber
Bottled on March 16th, 2015
Reviewed on April 25th, 2015
Served in a Nonic Pint Glass

Eyes
Poured a very dark brown body, similar to coffee. A bit of light broke through the edges of the glass and produced a handsome mahogany glow. A towering light brown head formed, well over an inch in height. A nice layer of bubbles and froth capped off the body after the head collapsed. A decent amount of soapy lacing was left behind.

Nose
Nice roasted tone overall. Nutty and grainy toasted malts stood out the most. Lighter layers of chocolate, toffee. Subtle note of mocha. Traceable zip of herbal hops.

Mouth
Dense hit of toasted malts up front. Sweeter notes followed: Chocolate, toffee, and a bit of vanilla. The hops flared up toward the finish, giving notes of charred pine. Full bodied, though it definitely leaned toward the medium side of the spectrum. Moderate/low carbonation. Smooth drinker.

Overall
If you look past the hoppy finish, this is a classic oatmeal stout. Considering the dense roasted malts, this is a very drinkable stout.

Photo of JanieClaudia
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Though I am not typically a fan of stouts, this one was solid. Not as thick as I expected, which was refreshing. Happy I tried it, but it didn't change my mind about stouts.

Photo of BWH3
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Session stout. Would love to see it on nitro tap

Photo of Gorilla_Biscuits
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid outmeal stout. It has a gumball head taste to it with a nutty hint to it. It kind of has like a creamy pine flavour to it. It's hard to describe, it's very unique and is something you should pick up if you can get your hands on it

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 chefhatt
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is creamy, a different stout, a little stout notes of chocolate, and roasted malt, but creamy and smooth. I like this one very much

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 bobhits
2.92/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Dark, black stout, nice 2 fingers of head. Pouring it light comes through the liquid pretty well. Overall a medium to light color for an imperial but at 5.9% we'll call it medium.

Coffee, tofee, vanilla, citrus hop notes, and a bit of light chocolate. There might even be a hint of mint.

Served at about 55 degrees perhaps too warm but I can't get past the citrus hop finish. Yes there's some chocolate, and roasted malt. I can see some mint at the finish. But I really am mostly tasting the bitter citrus which hits about a half second after the beer hits the tongue and lasts till the end. Oats? Nope. Milk? Maybe some lactose but I suspect it's from something else.

Somewhat dry and a bit acidic. This one goes down pretty easy.

This is one of the many times I really wish BA still let you rank based on the serving type. Are more people having this one on tap or bottle? Is it better in one form or the other?

Anyway this isn't a bad beer. Very unique and it fits with three floyds style of making unique beers. I'm not a fan, but glad to have tried it.

Photo of chippo33
2.54/5  rDev -36%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

taste of grapes in this stout - maybe it was a bad bottle?

Photo of KevChiTown
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

To me it's a pretty strange oatmeal stout. Weird fruit notes that I really enjoy, just can't pin them down. Unlike anything I've had from 3Fs.

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 do_ob
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 01/16/2015. Sampled and reviewed on March 4, 2015.

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into 2 Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glasses. My wife actaully agreed to share this one with me. Must've been the inviting label.

Pours black with a mocha-colored 1 finger head of sticky foam. Decent retention, and good lacing throughout. Smells...spicy? I get spices, cinammon, chocolate, coffee, and slight hints of oats and dark fruit. Unusually light weight for a stout, but still heavy enough. I'd say this one feels like a porter/stout on the palate..somewhere in between. Initial taste is burnt spice and bitter chocolate. Aftertaste sees a roasty, coffee-like flavor. Has a dry, stick finish. Kinda reminded me of Pepsi, how you can feel the stickiness on your teeth and tongue after you swallow.

Overall, a good oatmeal stout. This one grew on me over time. I've bought it on 3(?) different occassions, now.

Just about worth $12 for the kick-ass artwork on the bottle.

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BackMasking from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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