Wigsplitter
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Style:
English Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #9
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
95
Ranked #895
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 7.44%
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
656
From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
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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 FBarber:
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of ManapuaMan
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.

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

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

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

Photo of GaBeerGarden
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo of DVMin98
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of cosmo4u
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
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!

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

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

Photo of jrenihan
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.

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Photo of sposter4
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjohns73
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.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
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.

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

Wigsplitter from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 656 ratings