Wigsplitter
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Style:
Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #10
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
95
Ranked #914
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 7.44%
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
674
From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  69
Gots
  174
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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Reviews by Brewsed:
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Brewsed from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 27, 2015
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ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chocolate cake (without the frosting), fudge, bakers chocolate, French roast, roasted grains, toast. Aroma is killer - all of the above. Taste follows right behind although it's the hefty bitterness of coffee that punches through first and assaults the palette. Certainly not subtle. The bitterness follows through in the mouthfeel and it's surprisingly thin (not watery) considering the aroma. Not sweet or balanced - it's a coffee-forward beer and it makes no pretense otherwise, on the label or your palette. Great example of the style - smooth as all hell.

Mar 27, 2016
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Wowcoolman from California

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

Aug 21, 2015
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badmotorgrunge from Illinois

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

Jul 26, 2015
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crbnfbr from Kentucky

4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jul 30, 2016
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GaBeerGarden from Georgia

4.91/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

If you cannot find Dark Lord this is a wonderful replacement. Smooth, no bitters before or after, aromatic. If you are looking for a superb light Oatmeal Stout look no further.

Aug 25, 2017
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

3.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sep 16, 2015
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Gaddabble from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 15, 2015
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vfgccp from New York

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

Jul 02, 2016
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EuellGophar from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 03, 2016
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Swettenham_Shire from Ohio

4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sep 09, 2016
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

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

Feb 05, 2016
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Hohnbaum from Kansas

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

May 05, 2016
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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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XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aug 23, 2015
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wellsnb from Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Apr 22, 2016
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cosmo4u from New York

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

Dec 04, 2015
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

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

Thoroughly loved from the 22 oz bottle in a snifter. This FANTASTIC stout pours a muddy blackish brown with a firm head of light brown foam that settles to a thick ring, thick pool, and most excellent lacing. Nose of rich coffee, fudgey brownies, and cream. Flavors exceed the nose with cold pressed coffee sans bitterness with a fudge laced brownie from front to mid palate. Middle to back features rich caramel and cream blending nicely with the coffee, and finally smoothed out by the mellowness of oats. Coating and full mouth feel with a dark roasted coffee note on the aftertaste. One of the best of the style I have EVER had bar none.

Three Floyd's slams another one out of the mosh pit!

Cheers!

Nov 08, 2015
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heysuz from Indiana

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

Aug 01, 2015
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Narthax from Texas

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

Sep 08, 2015
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jrenihan from Canada

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

Nose is strong, predominantly of coffee. Taste is the same - lots of coffee, but also roasted malt flavours, toffee and chocolate. Slightly overcarbonated, but not irritating and the body is very smooth. Very good - a tad one dimensional, but really tasty.

May 19, 2016
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sposter4 from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 07, 2017
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cjohns73 from Delaware

4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber, 73 days young. Color is deep black; head is like shaken chocolate milk. Oily lacing that drips down the glass towards a nicely retained foam. The smell is your average Starbucks mocha frappuccino. Taste is roughly the same, but more coffee forward. Big coffee hit washed down with chocolate and a light bit of bitterness. Ultraslick mouthfeel that teeters perilously to being too thin. On the other hand, provides a great alternative to the mega stouts that have a similar flavor profile. Nice beer 3F.

Oct 05, 2015
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NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bomber. Pours deep brown, thin head. Sweet sugary aroma with some coffee and fruit mixed in. Sweet lactose flavor and fruity hops, very different combination but it works. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky. Didn't know what to expect with this one, but it didn't disappoint; sugary sweet coffee with hops, liked it.

Oct 16, 2015
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CreightonSM from New York

4.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Apr 29, 2017
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 674 ratings