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
BEER INFO

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

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

Added by MasterSki on 03-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
212
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.84%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
47
For Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Thanks to Lee for this one!

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.8/5  rDev 0%
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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3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First off, this beer has incredible artwork. It's very old timesy.

Tis collaborative stout pours a medium bodied dark chocolate brown in color with a one finger, creamy, one finger beige head. The nose is dry, very toasty, and has an odd earthiness. You can definitely tell that it's English in style. The flavors are very dry and toasty as well. There is bitter chocolate, Unsweetened baking chocolate, coffee roast, moderate bitterness, and a leafy, mossy earthy aspect. It kind of reminds me of Pretty Things Babayaga. There is a little more milk chocolate as it warms but make no mistake, this is a very, very dry stout. I mean my mouth is one dry between sips. It drinks medium in body with a bitter, toasty after taste. If I had to compare this to anything, it's like a mix of Belhaven Scottish Stout and Pretty Things Babayaga. It's nice for the style, just incredibly dry.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
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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4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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