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3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
Stout - Oatmeal
ABV:
8%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 10.08%
Ratings:
983
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 23, 2020
Added:
Dec 27, 2012
Wants:
  44
Gots:
  268
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: 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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Photo of rodbeermunch
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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
 
4 by fossage78 from Massachusetts on Feb 24, 2020
 
3.74 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Aug 15, 2019
 
3.63 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on Apr 21, 2019
Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

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
 
3.31 by ehurst from Indiana on Sep 26, 2018
 
3.74 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 18, 2018
 
4.18 by Edwardrm from Pennsylvania on Jun 05, 2018
 
3.59 by Dave2234 from Minnesota on May 06, 2018
 
3 by antoines15 from Indiana on Apr 18, 2018
Photo of BoJengs
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BoJengs from Wisconsin

On tap at burger bar in town.

Mar 31, 2018
 
3.98 by Rilesmiles from Wisconsin on Mar 21, 2018
 
3.5 by Duey111 from Illinois on Mar 07, 2018
 
3.77 by user785335 from Florida on Jan 19, 2018
 
4.35 by Sparky176 from Florida on Jan 17, 2018
 
4 by jet812 from Indiana on Jan 13, 2018
 
4 by AngEo from Texas on Jan 08, 2018
 
3.39 by eppie82 from Illinois on Jan 07, 2018
 
4.19 by AyatollahGold from Indiana on Dec 10, 2017
 
4.25 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Oct 31, 2017
 
3.77 by admonster00 from Illinois on Sep 17, 2017
 
4.12 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Aug 18, 2017
 
3.87 by zimm421 from Ohio on Jun 18, 2017
 
4.03 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin on Jun 14, 2017
 
3.53 by Egotist from Illinois on May 05, 2017
 
4.03 by mrfrancis from Kentucky on Apr 08, 2017
 
4.08 by psmith161 from Indiana on Apr 02, 2017
 
3.92 by emwild12 from Illinois on Feb 06, 2017
 
4 by ruzzal from Texas on Feb 02, 2017
Photo of Sour_Lord
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Sour_Lord from Missouri

Absolutely delicious oatmeal stout!

Jan 19, 2017
Photo of secondtooth
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by secondtooth from Indiana

Appearance: Nearly pitch black, with a heavy tan head and thin lace.

Aroma: Crisp cocoa and roasty, burnt chocolate.

Taste: Strong on the cocoa tip, with more burnt chocolate, some coffee, nuts, and even some fruit underneath it all. Deep, dark stout goodness.

Dec 25, 2016
Photo of stephens101
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by stephens101 from Oklahoma

From notes 9/27/15. At the source.

The proper pint is full of coal black brew and a tiny tan froth. Smells of roasted malt from start to fininsh, and not much else. The palate is filled with dark and sweet chocolate, roasted malt, currant and plum. Has a somewhat grainy, nutty finish. Medium in body and little to no alcohol heat is noticed.

A good take on a classic style.

Dec 18, 2016
 
3.77 by Hugonaut13 from Illinois on Dec 11, 2016
 
4.17 by JeffSK from Wisconsin on Nov 20, 2016
 
3.87 by monty79_1997 from Missouri on Nov 11, 2016
 
4.41 by BrutisDestructus from Indiana on Aug 24, 2016
 
3.78 by StoutSnob40 from California on Aug 16, 2016
 
3.86 by Kplummer82 from California on Aug 16, 2016
 
3.92 by South2NW from Oregon on Aug 16, 2016
 
4.19 by jstew from Ohio on Jul 30, 2016
BackMasking from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 983 ratings