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

3 Floyds / Half Acre Mutiny & The Mollusk3 Floyds / Half Acre Mutiny & The Mollusk
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Style:
English Stout
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 11.63%
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
212
From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  27
Gots
  47
SCORE
87
Very Good
3 Floyds / Half Acre Mutiny & The Mollusk3 Floyds / Half Acre Mutiny & The Mollusk
Notes: 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
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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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22 oz bomber poured into a duvel tulip. Dark brown with a inch thick beige head that shrinks to coat the top with average lacing. Smell is toasted oats, coffee, maybe even a bit briney. Flavor is roasted barley, coffee, oats, and a slight oyster flavor. Mouthfeel is very creamy and the finish is dry. Good session stout and a nice representation of the style.

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Rooted in tradition, but not without numerous misconceptions and speculation, it's somewhat remarkable how provocative that the combination of stouts and oysters settles with the beer enthusiast. With examples few and far between, you'd think that the great brewing minds of Three Floyds and Half Acre can spawn an example that's truly style worthy.

Opening as most well-made stouts do, with the darkest of dark brown coloration before turning black and with such darkness that any proper assessment of clarity is difficult to tell- maybe the onyx-like sheen points toward a depth of clarity. The beer is capped with a very creamy and steadfast coffee creme that keeps it structure throughout and leaving behind rings of lace that denotes each sip taken. This is a very handsome beer.

The sweet and smoky aromas of hearty stout is met with obvious roast of dark grains, cocoa, and dark roast coffees. Chocolate, heavy cream, and caramel provide a softer scent to accompany the roast while a soft fruity element of charred fruit, grape, and licorice add touches of pep throughout. Somehow I'm let down by the lack of seaside aromas here.

The roast of dark brewed coffee, bitter chocolate, and slight smoked malt frame the flavor profile but also reel in waves of flavor that begin with bitter walnut and cola nut oils before introducing the next wave of mild licorice and nearly lactic tartness. A finish of light brine, salt, and mineral taste rounds out the complexities that I assume derive from the additions of oyster. All this is wrapped in the supple starch of malt that reminds me of whipping cream or malted candies with moderate caramel.

Medium bodied from start to finish, the beer begins with a creamy malt character that stays so well into late palate where a nearly cola-like flat sweetness gives a lighter finish to the malts, yet a bitter dryness from both alcohol and roasted grains.

This collaboration stout is overall, very easy drinking and full flavored with great satisfaction and enjoyment. But if the advertisement hadn't mentioned the addition of oyster and oyster sauce then I may have dismissed the earthy flavors as heavy mineral water, yeast character, or musty hops.

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Review from written notes.

Pours into a mini tulip glass with an ample head of tan foam, black body, with a lasting skim and sticky halo of lace that remains in the glass.

Roasty nose, dry bakers chocolate, a light underlying sweetness.

Unsweetened bittersweet chocolate chips, dry aftertaste with a long finish of dry roast and light hop bitterness. Medium to light bodied, clean and creamy feel. Very easy drinking, a wholesome porterish stout that incidentally contains oysters in the brewing process, not reflected in the final product. I love oysters, but there's no oyster flavor in here, let's not pretend.

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Poured from a 22oz bomber into two pint glasses. Thanks to pops for the assist. Extra special thanks to the crew at HA for the hook up!

A: Pours jet black with a thinnish yet creamy layer of light khaki colored foam. Retention was decent with some specks of lace left behind for good measure.

S: Roasty malt. Vague dark chocolate/cocoa aromas but roastiness is the name of the game here.

T: See above with some light mineral/metallic tones.

M: Pretty dry and a little ashy. Nice toastiness leads into a finish that sports a slight tang when it warms.

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Thanks to MDunk for the trade. Reviewed from notes.
Poured from bomber into pint glass.

A: Pours a dark dark brown with about half an inch of tan head. Very inviting.

S: Seems a little muted overall here. What aroma is present is roasty maltiness and coffee.

T: Coffee flavors predominate, nice malts, with a moderate amount of spiciness. There may be a mineral-like flavor here, but I may just be searching for the "oyster" in the oyster stout.

M: A bit on the thin side I think. Carbonation what is expected for the style. The aftertaste doesn't linger but what there is certainly a mineral flavor - I'm much more convinced of that here.

O: A good beer, and interesting. Glad I tried it, but not sure I'd be ordering it again.

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A- Pours a dark inky black liquid with a thin and creamy light brown head. Pretty nice looking.

S- Cocoa and a bit smoky. A bit one dimensional and simple.

T- Cocoa, smoke, coffee, with just a bit of saltiness on the finish. A simple stout. The saltiness becomes more apparent as it warms.

M- The carbonation is smooth and the roasty aspect definitely lingers. The saltiness is definitely interesting.

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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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3 Floyds / Half Acre Mutiny & The Mollusk from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 212 ratings