Wigsplitter
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Style:
Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #11
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
95
Ranked #977
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 7.44%
Reviews:
136
Ratings:
680
From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  68
Gots
  173
SCORE
95
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Notes: 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
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WoodBrew from Ohio

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

My good friend and old neighbor from the 'Wego gave me a bottle of this beer. It poured an opaque dark with tan head that is leaving some lace. The scent had bold coffee notes with mild cocoa nib highlights. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with strong coffee malt base and subtle molasses and toffee flare. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.

Oct 25, 2020
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feloniousmonk from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Imperial/Double Oatmeal Stout.
7.7 % ABV. 54 IBU.
Three Floyds Brewing, Munster, IN.

Full-on ebony. Espresso-tinged head. 100% Opacity.

In the nose: High-powered coffee notes here, earthy and raw. Little bit of cocoa below.

In the mouth: hmmm, tasty. Full-bodied oatmeal stout, rich and redolent of intense coffee flavors. Smooth stuff, extra drinkable. Slight sweetness, touch of nuts, dried fruits. Delicious.

Oct 17, 2020
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bret27 from California

4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle courtesy of izzyismyrott.
L: like a coffee stout should.
S: chocolate and coffee. Molasses.
T: same as smell. Some roasted malt flavor. Pretty light and sweet. Milky.
F: appropriate for a stout. Not too thick or thin. Creamy and soft. Milky. Would have guessed much lower abv in 5% range.
Overall: Pleasant. Reminds me of a mocha or a milk stout.

Jun 14, 2020
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morimech from Minnesota

3.21/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Has a strange tinny aroma and flavor. Something is not right with the coffee used here. Expected much better considering the BA score. Solid look and mouthfeel.

Apr 11, 2020
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jkblr from Indiana

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

12oz bottled 03-02-20 (3 weeks ago) poured into a tulip pint glass at just above fridge temp, no ABV listed on label. The beer pours jet black with no light penetration and abundant mocha colored head. The head recedes slowly leaving a complete lacing. The aroma is lightly creamed & sugared strong cold brew coffee. The taste is bittersweet coffee & chocolate with some dark roasted malt and earthy hop flavor. Moderate bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, excellent. This is a very well made beer with much more than a single coffee note. Worth trying.

Mar 24, 2020
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BB1313 from Ohio

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

Bottled on 3/2/20. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours almost black; small dark khaki head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have lots of coffee along with some vanilla cream. Hints of chocolate. Malts are there. The flavors follow the nose. More coffee leading the way. More vanilla cream blending well with the coffee. More hints of chocolate. Mild hints of caramel in the mix. Low sweetness and bitterness. Malts do their thing. Finishes clean and dry. Alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is nice. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, spritzy, crisp, fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a really nice coffee stout. Nice coffee aromas and flavors. The coffee definitely shines. It also stays true to the oatmeal stout style. It's very clean and even refreshing. The craftsmanship is on point. Well done. I really like it.

Mar 24, 2020
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farrago from New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thin dark tan coating across the surface, no stick to the lacing. Expected black and opaque liquid. The nose comes across with a stronger focus on cocoa, milk chocolate than coffee roast, accompanied by caramel and coconut flakes, not much of a fruit presence, vague waft if hoppiness at the end. Medium-bodied, not as thick as expected, crisp carbonation. As in the nose, reminiscent of a German chocolate cake with coconut and caramel mixed into a chocolate base, marshmallow too. The coffee is ever present without a lot of bitterness, roast. Slight uptick in citrus and plum, cherry fruit, nothing major. Some cereal presence but wouldn’t call it all that grainy. Semi-abrupt finish, more tingle than flavor at the end, does create a good aromatic lift.

Jan 04, 2020
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buschbeer from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 PINT 6 FL OZ bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black with barely any head. What little foam there is appears a deep mocha color and leaves no lacing.

It has a rich coffee aroma along with some roasted malt.

It has a huge coffee flavor. The finish is black coffee and roasted malt.

Full bodied with a smooth mouthfeel

I always enjoy drinking a good coffee stout. This is no exception.

Dec 05, 2019
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jzlyo from Iowa

4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is coffee and kind of mocha/chocolate mousse. The flavor is chocolate//dark chocolate/chocolate mousse, dark malts and a big acidic/slightly sweet/tart finish.

Aug 30, 2019
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don’t like coffee as a stand-alone drink. Let’s get that out of the way. Maybe had 5 cups in my life.

I absolutely LOVE coffee in beer. Let’s also get that out of the way.

This is probably my favorite coffee beer. From the black pour with the rich, frothy tan head to the waves of milk chocolate and coffee on the nose, to the interplay between the coffee (very forward) and milk chocolate notes on the tastes, just a perfectly balanced stout.

Jul 31, 2019
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briandgilbert from Illinois

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

Pours nice and black little head. Smell is not very strong. Taste is much better, not very strong but it’s not barrel aged so make sense. Good stout otherwise. Overall 4.3 seems a little generous.

Jul 10, 2019
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black, fluffy beige cap that fades quickly into a thin wash. Aroma has bold espresso upfront, mocha chocolate underneath with just a hint of roasted malt. Espresso is present on the palate but feels less robust than on the nose - more like an Americano than a rich espresso. Some of those supporting notes are a little weaker as well, though you get whispers of chocolate & dark malt. Body is thin but velvety, pretty normal for an Oatmeal stout though I do prefer more weight personally. Good but not outstanding.

Jun 27, 2019
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Truly an outstanding oatmeal stout from a famous brewery that’s new to me. Sampled this one on tap at 3 Floyds. Looks great, nice deep dark black color with motor oil opacity, a little film of tan head and spotty lingering lacing that eventually faded. Excellent aromas of medium roast coffee, milk chocolate, caramel and vanilla. The taste is just outstanding - stronger coffee and milk chocolate, roasted nuttiness, caramel, vanilla, raisin, brown sugar and malt. Out of this world! Best oatmeal stout I’ve ever had. Higher ABV is dangerously well-hidden. Smooth, luscious, slightly sticky and creamy mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. A truly outstanding beer and I would buy this in a 6-pack in a heartbeat. Well done!

Jun 24, 2019
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 4/26/19

Pours a dense jet black body with a slight, frothy beige head; slowly recedes, eventually developing a lasting foamy collar and plentiful, if thin, lacing to wall the glass.

Aroma opens with a milky caramel/mocha note and hints of strawberry cream before transitioning fully to roasty, semi-bitter espresso tinged with hazelnut, vanilla bean, and cacao nib tones.

Taste brings huge espresso notes coursing through the profile, with a vanilla cream sweetness and dark cacao nibs following in tow; subdued but concentrated and intense malty char on the finish.

Mouthfeel of a lighter-bodied stout that can turn thin at times, but is boosted frequently by an even, fluffy carbonation; gritty char moves along smoothly through the finish with a light bitterness and drying tone; very easy on the palate, but an overarching thinness takes away from the body.

A coffee stout with intense character but lacking in the body necessary to bring it to the next level; in spite of the thinness, it's full of flavor and easy to enjoy as a whole.

Jun 07, 2019
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DIM from Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Overpriced bomber, my first in years, regrettable impulse buy. I'm surprised to see 3 Floyd's back on PA's crowded shelves after an extended hiatus.

Nice but mild espresso notes, less noticeable in the nose. Not much else going on, this comes across to me simultaneously as watered down beer and watered down espresso. The body is thin as well.

Jun 02, 2019
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q33jeff from New Jersey

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

**
05/22/19

22oz bottle to snifter.

LOOK: dark black, healthy beige head. good retention.
AROMA: great coffee;
TASTE: is roasty barley, coffee, cocoa.
FEEL: great creamy feel.

**

May 23, 2019
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NCSapiens from Indiana

4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic! Flavor packed and complex for a milk stout. Pours a brown so dark it’s almost black. Tons of frothy beige head with excellent retention and lots of lacing on the glass. Smooth and sweet with creamy roasted malt and chocolate tones. Some bitterness on the finish. Overall one of the best milk stouts I’ve ever had.

May 11, 2019
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Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

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

Date not known but bomber poured into a tulip. Looks is just pour stout black tan head .Smell is like an coffee s’mores a little coconut / marshmallow like sweetness with a hint of coffee (sure it faded to age). Taste is some rasin fruit cake notes and the back end roasted malt and hint of coffee (good cup of diner coffee). Mouthfeel is thinner scale .
Nice beer to drink but sure it was better fresh vs aged

Mar 23, 2019
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arizcards from North Carolina

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

Picked up a bomber at Binny's while visiting Downtown Chicago on 5-11-18 for $12.99. Bottled on 3-13-18; consumed 9-17-18.

Beer poured black with a beautiful long lasting tan head.

Nose is wonderful, fresh coffee abounds!

Taste is coffee forward and mocha over chocolate malts and oatmeal balanced nicely by decent hopping to keeping the sweetness just in the background.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very smooth from the oatmeal infused base.

Overall this beer is a nice surprise, very delicious! A bit pricey but a nice indulgence!

Sep 17, 2018
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Treyliff from West Virginia

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

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- jet black, creamy khaki head, reduces to a ring

S- bold fresh espresso mixes with mocha cream, vanilla icing, dark chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, molasses & chocolate cake

T- dark chocolate and roasted Malt up front are followed by a big it of herbal and earthy espresso that comes across very fresh. Mid-palate brings out some brown sugar, vanilla whipping cream & raisin. The finish gives more herbal espresso with a chocolate linger

M- medium body and carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and finish

O- fresh coffee and chocolate with high drinkability

Sep 12, 2018
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

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.

Jun 06, 2018
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bbtkd from South Dakota

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.

May 20, 2018
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ChrisMon02 from Ohio

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.

Dec 25, 2017
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

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.

Dec 10, 2017
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REVZEB from Illinois

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.

Dec 08, 2017
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 680 ratings