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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 | website

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
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
212
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.84%
 
 
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27
Gots:
48
For Trade:
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Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 212
Photo of 312HopBomb
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
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 -5.8%
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 -3.2%
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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Photo of WankelEngine
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
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 +13.2%
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 +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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Photo of JustinMatthew
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -6.1%
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 +0.8%
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 +1.1%
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 +13.2%
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%
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 +6.6%
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 +0.8%
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 -4.7%
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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Photo of Sean9689
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Phil at Perennial for sharing at his brewery.

A - Pours black, off-white/tan head, thin collar.

S - Roasty, sweet malts, chocolate, hops, light smoke. I don't get any of the oysters, but still a solid nose, nonetheless. Maybe the smoke is the oysters mixed with the base beer? Dunno.

T - Similar to the nose with a bit more chocolate and less smoke. The hops are toned down as well, which I like. Good roast and malty notes. Finish is chocolate and malts.

M - Medium body, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - A nice stout, but I wish there was more oyster notes, as I'm a huge fan and I think it would work well with this beer. Not something I'd go after again, but still decent and glad I was able to try it.

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Photo of DAllspaw
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark black with deep mocha head, pretty sticky. A bit of coffee and chocolate in the nose and some black licorice as well.

Taste is a bit sweet and the usual notes you get in a stout with a hint of salted caramels and certainly a bit briny in the finish, smoky too. Creamy taste with a slight hot aftertaste.

Nice stout, glad I tried it..

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle opened on 5.29.12.

A - Pours a very dark brown with a very small dark tan head that quickly moves to the edges.

S - Hard to pick-up much. Some chocolate and coffee finally come out.

T - Salty chocolate and some subtle coffee.

D - Lower carbonation and medium-heavy body.

O - Saltier and milder than expected. Pretty lackluster.

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Photo of mfavoino
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Treebs opened on 5/23/12.

Appearance: Black with almost a finger of tan foam and some lace that lingers.

Smell: Fairly muted aroma. Getting some dark roasted malts and a little bit of chocolate.

Taste: Rich dark malts pair with a light chocolate notes and some smokiness. Not able to pinpoint the added dimension that oysters provide.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied that finished dry. Very easy drinking.

Overall: Expected something crazy based on the oysters, but still got the chance to try a solid stout. Not quite on the level of most things with the 3F name on it. Still above average.

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Photo of aasher
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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Photo of 2Dreadnaught
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer on tap at Three Floyds on 5/14/12. This beer was served in a half pint glass.
A: Dark black with a 1 finger head of light caramel brown head leaving a fine trace of Bavarian lace.
S: Dark roasted grain and malt.
T: tang and effervescent. Not what you would expect from a stout. Lots of dark roasted grain.
M: Medium body with a good amount of carbonation.
O: A good stout, livelier than most.

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Photo of emerge077
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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Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, no bottled on date, poured into a snifter.

A- Pours nearly black, topped with a couple fingers of tan head, decent retention, leaves spotty lacing.

S- Big roasted aroma, I'm getting roasted grains, smoke, some coffee and chocolate.

T- Similar to the nose, big on the roasted grain, light coffee and chocolate flavors, lots of roasted and smoky flavors, has a mild salty brine flavor that comes out as the beer warms.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, slightly dry finish.

O- A really nice beer, I'm a big fan of heavily roasted stouts so this was right up my alley, the oyster flavor works well but I would have liked it to be more powerful.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into dimple glass mug. Pours dark brown with a nice one-finger tan head. Aromas of sweet stout, oat, light oyster sauce, and roasted malts. Flavors of roasted and sweet malt, wood, and brown sugar. Somewhat of a slight bitter taste in the back finish. Medium-thick mouthfeel with nice carbonation. Overall, an interesting stout but not one that blew the other two out of the water.

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Photo of david131
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

O- A well made stout but not all that interesting. That being said, it is definitely worth a purchase for the label artwork alone.

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85 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.
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