3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #110
Ranked #12,321
3.97 | pDev: 10.08%
Nov 23, 2023
Dec 27, 2012
noun – A recording technique in which a sound or message is recorded backward onto a track that is meant to be played forward. An oatmeal stout.

32 IBU
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dark brown pour, nearly black; opaque in the glass; thick, lasting, frothy, khaki toned head. Dark malt smell; light roasted grain notes; grainy sweetness. Rich, chocolate-like flavor; bitter with a cocoa sweetness softening things. Medium-heavy body; smooth and lightly silky.

An enjoyable oatmeal stout, rich and soothing on the palate.

Pouring temperature: 43 °F; canning info: ?3/13/23
Source: local purchase
Nov 23, 2023
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.03/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
From the bottom of the can: "PKGD 07/29/23 Q0947"

Appearance: It is a black-bodied beer with a very large khaki head. The head is pretty huge despite trying to pour the beer carefully. The texture of the head is both creamy and lumpy with various sized bubbles. It stands for a long time with great retention and it leaves excellent sheets of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: The beer has an odd floral aroma which smells a lot like potpourri. It is a nice smelling beer but it's just a bit strange. It's hard to place the aroma exactly but there are incense sticks that smell just like this.

Taste: There is a strange candy sweetness up front. A bit of a retronasal perfume character that comes across as the aroma and flavor of patchouli. A bit of a cola flavor comes through towards the middle with a light bit of char. A hint of cocoa to the back of the palate.

Mouthfeel: It feels light bodied and a bit thin. It has a medium bitterness which comes across as both an herbal bitterness and a charred bitterness. The beer is a bit difficult to drink given some of the awkward characters of the beer.

Overall: It's a weird beer that is too perfume-like. The herbal and floral aromas and flavors that the beer has are prominent but they just don't seem to work with the charred flavor of the beer. The body also feels too thin. As a whole it's a pass. I wouldn't buy it again or recommend it.
Nov 15, 2023
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Reviewed by Weisenbeer from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Not my style generally, but this is pretty darn good... Ok too look at and put in your nose ... Creamy and delicious to taste...I liked it a lot and would have again if I wanted this style
Nov 12, 2023
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz can, PKG 07/09/23
L: jet black body; foamy khaki head
S: roasted & charred barley, dark baker’s chocolate, oats, earthy hops
T: classic oatmeal stout notes: roasted barley, char & ash, dark cocoa, oats, earthy hops
F: full body, ample carbonation, balanced finish
O: this one was always tough to find in the bomber format. Glad I finally came across it!
Nov 11, 2023
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Rated by mpk2020 from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Can from TJs
Nov 05, 2023
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Reviewed by nasal from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Brilliant stout. Complex roasted toasted malt flavor. Hoppy to balance. There is almost a subtle anisic or licorice flavor. I'll have to write a longer review next time I drink it. I was so distracted by genuinely enjoying this beer that I didn't write as I was drinking. One of the best stouts I have tried in years.
Nov 03, 2023
Rated: 3.67 by cabsandking from Ohio

Nov 01, 2023
Rated: 3.92 by PaulMayer from Virginia

Oct 29, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 7/29/23; drank 10/19/23 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big tan head; a thick curtain of frothy tree-rung lacing remained.

Orange peel & light roast coffee bean notes in the nose.

Creamy, medium mouthfeel.

Light roast coffee bean, fresh cream & mild orange peel flavors.

Yeah, they call this an oatmeal stout, but I get superior Black IPA vibes. I'd have another!
Oct 19, 2023
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Reviewed by Stooven from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Very much a hop-forward stout. I like it, but am rating it on expectations. If I was looking for, say, Founder's Breakfast Stout, I'd be disappointed. But it has its qualities. Thankful I don't have four (or six!) of them, but as stouts-that-lean-toward-malty-brown-ales go, this is tops.
Oct 13, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 10, 2023
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Reviewed by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very nice stout, feels thin in comparison to others of its class. But the taste is subtle and not too strong. Nice dark colour and a non-offensive smell. Not as bitter as you'd think.
Sep 01, 2023
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I think Ghost Town just straight up took this artwork for their last Citra ipa but anyways. . .

Pours black. 1" full on tan head on it. Well damn, that is almost a perfect appearance. The aroma hits with a substantial majority of charred barley and oats, and then some very residual smoke and ash notes.

Taste followed the nose, charred, roasted malt and just nothing adjunct wise beyond that stuff. They do really good with straight up stouts. Blot out the sun, Black Sun Stout, Dark Lord, all good examples. Usual mild hints of chocolate sensation from the chosen and roasted malt (chocolate, black patent etc). Instead of a hefty bitter tone, the use of oats here is done properly providing another diverse malt ingredient, but also a differing roasted char feel that is still a smooth experience instead of being overly charred, bitter and challenging. Hit the alcohol very well.

Its kind of the anti-thesis of a pastryboi pursuits.
Apr 23, 2020
Rated: 4 by fossage78 from Massachusetts

Feb 24, 2020
Rated: 3.74 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Aug 15, 2019
Rated: 3.63 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

Apr 21, 2019
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 22oz bottle into glass. Bottling date on bottle neck is smudged, but looks to sometime in 2011.
Black colored body, with dark brown back lit highlights. Two finger tan head, which settles back to a creamy cap. Leaves behind a thick pattern of lacing.
Aroma of creamy roasted malts, and a little char and smoke.
Taste is dark roasted malts, molasses, cream, and a little char and smoke. A little sweet, but no real bitterness past the roasted malts and smoke.
Thicker mouth feel. Decent carbonation.
This has a slightly past its prime aura, but the main aroma and taste are a smooth combination of dark chocolate, sweet cream, and smoke/char. This bottle has been sitting in my refrigerator for a long time, and finally comes up in the rotation for drinking. Quite an impressive appearance of body and lacing, and the taste holds up despite its age.
Jan 01, 2019
Rated: 3.31 by ehurst from Indiana

Sep 26, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by robotic_being from Illinois

Jul 18, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by Edwardrm from Pennsylvania

Jun 05, 2018
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 995 ratings