Wigsplitter | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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4.3/5
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618 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Big Wig, No Wig or Comb Over. Wigsplitter is an oatmeal stout brewed with freshly ground espresso. It's for those of us who like a little beer with their coffee or a little bit of coffee with their beer

Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-29-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#710
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
618
pDev:
7.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
61
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172
Trade:
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Ratings: 618 |  Reviews: 116
Photo of bigpoppa67
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LloydDobler
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 7/22/15; drank 8/16/15 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big dark tan head; a curtain of frothy lace.

Chocolate syrup & freshly brewed espresso notes in the nose.

Thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Chocolate syrup flavor up front; roasted coffee bean & cream notes on the finish.

A rich, sweet stout; not very complex but a nice dessert treat.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft

Tons of espresso and chocolate. Light malt roast

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Photo of bbtkd
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

3 Floyds Wigsplitter Oatmeal Stout, 7.7% ABV. Pours black with a nice brown head. Nose is chocolate and coffee, taste follows, chocolate is quite strong, slightly sweet, not much bitterness. Outstanding smooth mouthfeel, overall outstanding.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wilson5879
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is one of my favorites. Especially if I can find it on draught.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BrewSTL
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CSO
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dextermcgurk
4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeLev
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
3.77/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wshinevar
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really tasty coffee forward brew that has a nice slightly sweet finish. Highly crushable. I had to slow myself down a bit as it was going down too easily. Glad I got a chance to try this. Recommended if you come across it.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gobuccos
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite beers. Smells of roasty espresso. Tastes like iced mocha. Feels smooth and silky. I loved this beer before I even knew what "stouts" were. A great one.

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Photo of Zazzi82
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REVZEB
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Love the coffee and oats on the nose. This beer is uncompromising on its base flavors of coffee, malt, oats, and dark chocolate. Everything else in its midst is destroyed, and in that is something delicious. You have this you know what you are getting into.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with two fingers of dark khaki head. Head retention is okay with a few dots of lacing left behind. Aroma is roasty and slightly smokey. Coffee is present and heavy, with a dark, bitter, and oily make-up. Flavor profile is dark coffee, almost like a cup of black coffee, with roasty, toasty, bitter qualities. It has a hint of dark chocolate as well. Mouth feel is smooth, but looses the velvety feel to a slightly fizzy finish. Overall, a coffee stout that delivers an epic dose of coffee. Many coffee beers claim to be a cup of black coffee in beer form, but this beer is just that. For those seeking an equal balance between the stout and coffee, this is not a good option. For those seeking a beer with a focal point finally tuned in on black, oily coffee, look no further.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 22oz bottle.

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Photo of superspak
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into signature teku glass, bottled on 10/17/2017. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge nutty dark roast espresso, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, cream, fudge, toasted oats, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of smoke, charcoal, fruit, herbal, wood, and roast/toasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, espresso, and light earthy hop notes; with big strength. Taste of big nutty dark roast espresso, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, cream, fudge, toasted oats, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of smoke, charcoal, fruit, herbal, wood, and roast/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal/woody hop and roasted coffee bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of nutty espresso, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, cream, fudge, toasted oats, dark/brown bread, light smoke/charcoal, herbal, wood, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, espresso, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy, bready, silky, and lightly velvety mouthfeel that is fantastic. Mild chalky roast, hop stickiness, and dryness. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.7%. Overall this is a fantastic coffee oatmeal stout! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, espresso, and light earthy hop flavors; extremely smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Far less hoppy than I expected for Three Floyds. Extremely rich/intense nutty/fruity coffee with awesome balanced oatmeal stout malt complexity. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Wigsplitter from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 618 ratings