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BackMasking - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

704 Ratings
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Ratings: 704
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 27
Gots: 139 | FT: 20
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 704 | Reviews: 73
Photo of Kmlund
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of do_ob
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

This was definitely was one of the most interesting beers I've tried. My wife "didn't mind it", which is her way of saying it was a good beer. I'm undecided. I love stouts, but the upfront spice kick of this one seemed to take away from the traditional stout characteristics. The flavor and weight made for a strange overall texture. I have another bomber of this that I'm sure I'll drink sometime, but this one just wasn't what I was expecting, or maybe hoping for.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dar482
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer has a hoppy quality up front with light cocoa, and chocolate , some bitterness, licorice, and is slightly thing.

Photo of DraftDaddy
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an IPA glass.
A - Pours very dark with a tan head that settles to a cap. No lacing on mine.
S - Nice coffee roasty aroma.
T - Somewhat sweet which is to be expected. More of a roasty flavor than typical oatmeal stouts.
M - Medium mouth feel, low carbonation.
O - I like this oatmeal stout - I've had it several times now. Low ABV makes this an easy drinker.

Photo of ldhughes3
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Modernrickk
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of loubrew
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good/average oatmeal stout that doesn't stand out from any others, except that it is far more expensive. Had it on tap.

Photo of Boilerup
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pigpen892
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RamboII
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel snifter glass.

A - 4.75 - Poured pitch black in color. Formed about a finger of extremely dark tan to light brown colored head. Medium/Low head potential, decent head retention. Spotty lacing left on the glass.
S - 4.5 - Lots of malt, medium sweet chocolate, currants, raisins and prune.
T - 4 - Medium sweet malt, dark fruit and alcohol upfront, ending on a somewhat malty bitterness.
F - 4.25 - Nice creamy mouthfeel.
O - 4 - Overall, a very good representation of the oatmeal stout style.

Photo of whitenads
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of juicebox
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snansel
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tykechandler
2.25/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Tastes like bubblelicious. Not my thing.

Photo of SweetChicken
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zrab11
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Superbohl4
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DCLAguy11
3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BKotch
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tlaw
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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BackMasking from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 704 ratings.