3 Floyds / Half Acre Mutiny & The Mollusk | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds / Half Acre Mutiny & The Mollusk3 Floyds / Half Acre Mutiny & The Mollusk

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

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This roasty stout made with oyster sauce and shells is the latest collaboration with our friends at Half Acre Beer Company. So raise anchor and set your sails for flavor island.

38 IBU

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 212
Photo of mverity
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle share at Proof. Dark black with a great creamy tan head that lasts pretty well. Smoky and toasty malt aroma. Smoky-malty-chocolate flavor. Not much of the hint of salty-brine I typically see in oyster stouts. Great creamy mouthfeel with nice aftertaste of silty chocolate. Creamy nitro-like carbonation and thick viscous body.

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Photo of coffygrinder
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got a bottle at the pub awhile back

A: Black beer. Tan head with nice carbonation.

S: Lots of roasted malt. I dont know if its just that its a oyster stout but I feel like I can smell the coast of Maine in this beer. It brought me back to a trip that I took out east, I really like that about this beer

T: A malty sweet stout with lots of sweet malt.

M: as a english stout should feel, lighter body

O: I really like this beer for the fact that it taste great and brought me back to one of my past vacations.

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Photo of beersnob_kyle
4.62/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

picked this up back in september at the brewpub.

A: no light comes through this one, nice tan head that lasted the whole glass.

S: roasted malt, smells like the sea, a little sweetness but not much.

T: wow this was surprising, thick but very nice, again very malty sweetness and a little bitter but barely any at all.

M: a little watery at first, then thickens up. very nice.

O: if brewed again ill be picking up more than one for sure.


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Photo of drabmuh
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Three Floyds Teku and a Half Acre shaker pint. Oyster stouts are weird but this one is good. Beer is black but clear at the corners with a small head of medium bubbles, low retention, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is slight but mildly roasty and sweet. Mild "saltiness"

Beer is light in body, a little to thin, nice bitterness on the end from the roast, no lingering aftertaste, an interesting beer, some earthiness on the late palate. I might have this beer again.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate malts, coffee, oysters, a bit of dark fruit, and some molasses.

T - Starts off with some roasted chocolate malts with some earthy minerals and some dark fruit. Through the middle, some coffee comes through with some more oyster flavor and some molasses. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate malts, dark fruit, mineral oyster flavor, coffee, and a touch of lactose sweetness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and mineraly finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice oyster stout with good overall balance and complexity without getting too big.

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Photo of Treebs
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle served in a Hofbrauhaus Munchen tulip .

A: Pours a dark black color with dark brown edges. A nice khaki head forms on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thick collar that leaves some splotchy sheets of lace left down the glass.

S: Some solid chocolaty aspects to it up front with some lightly toasted malts. There is a little brine in there which I can attribute to the saltiness of the oyster shells.

T: A large briny flavor sticks throughout each sip. There is some chocolate, dark fruits and lightly toasted grain flavors creating the body of the beer.

M: Medium to thin bodied with a medium carbonation level and s light salty finish.

O: A good take on the style, but I wish I got more roasted malt flavors and some sweet chocolate notes to compliment the salty flavors from the oyster shells. An imperial version might be the key here to grab more flavors out of the different elements and create more body as it was a tad thin for me.

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Photo of kawilliams81
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours black with a 2 finger mocha head. Big blotches and spots of lacing.

S- big chocolate, roast, some pine.

T- dark chocolate, big roasted malt flavor, and good amount pine hop bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Nice, smooth drinking beer.

O- pretty good stout. Nice roasty, chocolaty stout with of course a hop bite bing its a FFF beer.

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Photo of Auracom
2.62/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to big bro for this. 6 oz. poured in a Hunahpu snifter on August 23rd, 2012.

A - Fairly deep brown hue with a light tan, frothy head. Marginal retention, decent lacing.

S - Espresso beans, sea salt, just a touch of winter pitted fruit.

T - Fairly bready. Back-end coffee bitterness carries through to the aftertaste. I don't find any depth here whatsoever, and that's a disappointment.

M - Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, semi-dry finish.

D - The aroma wasn't too bad but this really lacks flavor almost entirely. Definitely lighter for the style. Worth a try but not a great collab here.

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Photo of nrbw23
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a pitch black color with a thin brown head. Head turns into a ring and leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Not a whole lot going on here. Smoke, char, roasted malts and a bit of a bakers chocolate.

T- Follow the nose well. Roasted malts, smoke and bakers chocolate. A earthy hop taste too. Pretty one sided here.

M- Lighter side of medium in both body and carbonation.

O- Was excited to try this one and bit let down. Pretty dry overall.

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

beautiful artwork on the bottle (a usual for 3F)..
poured a deep dark brown (almost black) with 2 fingers of tan foamy head. nice retention.

smells sweet! chocolate, dark roasted grains coffee, tobacco, vanilla/oak. the taste is very sweet as well. i'm getting the faint oyster flavor in the finish, but the sweetness takes away from the grossness of it! (let's face it, i'm not 100% sold on drinking oyster sauce in my beer, haha). milk chocolate flavor, coffee, toasted malt.. it's a wonderful beer honestly.

medium body, nicely carbonated, chalky finish. overall a nice stout offering from 3floyds. i've only had a few other of the style, and it's never been a bad thing - but i do believe this is the sweetest, least fishiest one of them.. which is great for someone who's on the fence.

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Photo of 312HopBomb
4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a 3 Floyds Imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Deep dark chocolate color topped with brown foam that's about 1 finger tall. A nice layer lasts until the finish. A wall of solid lacing is impressive.

Aroma of salty oyster and slightly burnt roasted chocolate malt. Whiff of noble hop.

Taste has a smokey, salty flavor backed by some sweet roasty smooth malts.

Thin mouthfeel but I enjoy this aspect. Smooth with spot on carbonation

Overall a surprisingly tasty creation but only surprising because of the oyster. I am not surprised that my favorite two breweries created a winner.

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Photo of cvm4
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a thin black body, with minimal head. Not much lacing to speak of.

S - Dry dry dry... Slight coffee notes with milk chocolate undertone.

T - Salty... Dry coffee. Not sure what else.

M - Thin body a great carbonation.

O - It's a excellent oyster stout. Not sure how good it has to be.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost black in color with a finger of tan head. Smells rather salty. Nice roasted malt, a hint of chocolate, and dark fruit. The flavor has just a hint of bitterness. There’s really nice roastiness, good chocolate notes, light saltiness, and a hint of graham cracker.

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Photo of WankelEngine
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug

A: Pours almost opaque black with a tinge of brown. There is a generous tan head which bubbles away quickly.

S: Smells like a nice, dry stout. Chocolate notes and mild brewed coffee. Some sweet toffee and molasses notes and a touch of raisin round out the aroma.

T: Brewed coffee and just a touch of chocolate fade into a faint smokiness. Lacks the sweetness I detected in the aroma, just a hint of molasses. There is a mild briny flavor I can attribute to the oysters which melds surprisingly well with dry, moderate bitter flavors.

M: Relatively thin and just a little watery. Carbonation is low to the point of nonexistence.

O: An interesting stout. Flavors are overall mild and dry, very drinkable. The oyster flavor is extremely mild, but I think it has increased over the last two months since I had my first bottle.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pour is a nice black color with a good ring of tan head and some lacing.

Smell is nice, cocoa powder stout, some roast, and just a bit of saltiness.

The taste is really nice, and there is definitely a mineral saltiness at the back of the palate that really distinguishes this as an oyster stout. Very rich front palate too, nice roasty malty stout flavors, some coffee and cream flavors too. A really flavorful beer that's salty and a little sweet, very nice. super tasty oyster stout.

The feel is nice, good body and carbonation, nice salty back palate.

A really nice beer, I really expect nothing less from Floyd's.

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Photo of liamt07
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the brewery, 650ml into a tulip.

Deep brown in colour, almost black. Orange-y brown head with moderate retention, and OK lacing. Smells like a sweet milk stout, milk chocolate, light roast. Not too complex, but everything appears in just the right proportion. Taste is chocolatey, creamy, roasty and a tad earthy. Light tang/tartness in the finish that's quite easy to miss. Perhaps some hops in there too. Smooth with a nice medium feel. A solid stout as it stands, not really sure where the oyster plays in but that's fine!

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Photo of JustinMatthew
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of a trade with Andrew in the Midwest. Poured into a Founders Pint Glass and enjoyed chilled.

Pours Very dark with a reddish hue, not much head hanging on top of this one. Smell is light but mostly chocolate and roasty grain. Taste has a nice roasty kick, again with the bakers chocolate with a touch of coffee in there too. Incredibly flavorful for clocking in near 5.5%. The only hint of oyster I can find is a slight saline that sits on the back when your finished. Always glad to try things from these two breweries separately, so it's obviously a pleasure when they team up!

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Photo of brystmar
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Aaron!

Pours a thin-looking dark brown/black. Lots of roast, mild oyster weirdness in the aroma. Roasty stout base, very mineraly though. Oysters are barely present -- which is good -- but the thin mouthfeel and lack of depth disappoints. Meh.

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Photo of BrewerB
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to aasher for sending this in a recent box. I'm a sucker for Half Acre Beer along with Three Floyds so this is the best of both worlds.

Large, tight, creamy dark tan foam forms above the black liquid. Some reddish highlights can be spotted when held to the light. Nice lacing. Earthy, dark roasted aroma. Charcoal and a hint of brown sugar in the background. Slightly briny. Bitterness from the roasted malts blends with a touch of unsweetened bakers chocolate and chicory. There's also an sea-like quality that reminds me of going fishing on my dad's boat. Mouthfeel is medium-full with a luscious subtle creamy texture.

As a fan of Three Floyds, Half Acre, and dark beers, I'm definitely glad to have sampled this one. Thanks again, Al!

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Photo of Etan
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Hopleaf.

A: Pours an unappetizing reddish brown with a small tan head.

S: Roasty dry stout. Coffee roast, burnt barley, bitter and milk chocolate.

T: Slight coffee roast, dark chocolate, mild raisin, dark grain. No fishiness or saltiness really. Very chocolaty and a bit fruity.

M: Slight carbonation, rich.

O: Nice dry stout, but I'm missing the oyster elements.

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Photo of ADemshar
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours very black with a good two fingers of khaki head. Looks very nice. The aroma has some chocolate and a tinge of shellfish. The taste is dark chocolate and coffee. There is no overwhelming bitterness or sweetness. This beer works perfectly. The flavors are very nicely balanced and I recommend this to any stout lover.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at Edward's birthday party. Served in a wine glass of some sort.

A - Tan foam quickly dissipates to a thick collar, wisps, and minimal lace. Near-black body.

S - There's a hint of salt and light smoke, but otherwise this is quite sweet. Lots of caramel, milk chocolate, and biscuit.

T - The taste is significantly more roasty, with some char and smoke notes as well. Biscuit and molasses sweetness make an appearance towards the end.

M - Surprisingly hefty for the listed 5.6%. Some dry roast and grain texture to the body, that feels appropriate for style and flavor. Carbonation is moderate and unobtrusive.

D - A pretty tasty beer, but I expect no less from 3 Floyds. The mildly salty note would keep my from having numerous glasses, but there's plenty of flavor packed into this lower ABV offering.

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Photo of FreshHawk
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark cola brown, almost black. Medium sized, light, foamy, soapy, light beige colored head. Decent retention leaving minimal lace.

S - Bittersweet chocolate, stale coffee, slight smokey aroma. A touch of earthy, nuttiness and a nice roastedness. Slightly sweet and slightly savory. Nice aroma.

T - More of the brine tang that I expected and the nose didn't quite deliver. A nice subtle smokiness that pairs with a smokey earthiness. Good amount of chocolate (mostly bittersweet).

M - Medium to full body. Average carbonation. Nice slick, oily feel that fits perfectly with the style.

D - Easy to drink (especially with the body) oyster stout. Nice brine tang that isn't too strong along with a great smokey flavor.

Notes: Really nice oyster stout. There is a nice brine tang and smokiness that I expect, but it isn't too strong and there is a nice chocolatey flavor to balance it out. Solid beer, albeit one I wouldn't feel upset for missing.

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Photo of Casedogg43
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Took it in a pint glass with Flat12 logo

A- Pours black, topped with a tan head. Pretty normal

S- Big roasted aroma, Smokey, chocolate and coffee.

T- Smell tells the story. Coffee and chocolate flavors, lots of roasted and smoky flavors, oyster is minimal.

M- Average feel, very smooth.

O- I like this offering. For $9 a bottle, I'm in.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had during the 2nd Annual Redneck Racin’ & Tastin’ while tailgating at the dirt track race! Big thanks goes out to Jzmhector for this one! Served from bottle into a NoDa snifter. Poured dark brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, salt, smoke, smoked meat, and roasted malt. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, smoke, and salt. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. While the oyster aspect of this stout was there, it definitely wasn’t the star of the show like some of the ones I’ve had in the past. The soft salt aspect going on here helped to make this one easier to drink. Really glad I got the chance to try this one as I had no idea it existed. Worth trying if you get the chance.

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