BackMasking
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Style:
Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #57
ABV:
8%
Score:
89
Ranked #7,569
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 10.03%
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
983
From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  45
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
Reviews: 105 | Ratings: 983 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Mehinaman:
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Mehinaman from Washington

3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 23, 2015
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Swettenham_Shire from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Studio 35 Columbus. Nice change of pace beer in between all the other hoppy pales from 3Floyds.

Jan 18, 2015
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deeply rooted in the traditions of London brewing, Th fraree Floyds gains inspiration and gumption when brewing a beer of their darker and more balanced side. Their Oatmeal Stout is roasty but smooth. Sweet but dry. -and then citrusy and racy... Ok, maybe an American influence is setting in...

The beer's ominous black body is highly masculine and dark- both in appearance and in spirit. Yet its look simply simmers in the glass, swirling with bone-white creme that settles after initially forming a thick blanket. Its lace is broken and spotty as the light carbonation prohibits its exuberance.

Its aromas are heavily toasted, chocolaty, and java-like. Even as its cream and toffee scents arise, they all seem singed or burnt but in the most savory of ways. Woodish tones amount, as earthen nutty flavors pronounce as the beer's scent is of mother's milk before that first sip.

But no mother's milk here- only toffee, heavy toast, dark-roast coffee and bitter chocolate frame the beer's initial taste. An earthy follow of nutty coffee blends, chicory, burnt bread and smoldering embers offer up something that's heavily charred but also something that's milkshake-like to temper any acrid roast. Finishing with burnt pine cones, vanilla and mint, its taste is sublime but also mildly abrasive

BackMasking's taste turns creamy as the mouthfeel sets in- creamy-dry on the early palate, the beer's slim extra sweetness simply balance the roasted elements of char. But the middle is both malty-dry and smoothned with heavy cream.

Trailing with a sense of campfire and ash, the beer's minerally finish speaks more to the tradition of brewing than it does to tomorrow thereof. But it's a delightful beer, especially when you don't have to think about it too much.

Feb 21, 2014
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Bung from Michigan

3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It's good as always, but also as always I don't understand their need to put their standard hop profile in almost EVERYTHING they do.
To me many of their stouts and porters are overpowered by an overbearing hop profile, this while not as overbearing, probably because it is 6 months old, was likely more so when released. Everything does not need to be ipa hopped, like say, an oatmeal stout.

Oct 16, 2015
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dsauter from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6%

May 10, 2014
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DGSchmitt from New York

3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jan 29, 2015
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Leiting from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Oct 03, 2014
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Jae61 from Arizona

3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jun 01, 2015
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ccozzi from Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Jun 26, 2013
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kbrown from Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Mar 21, 2014
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sully11277 from Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours out midnight black a very light brown head that barely hangs around.

S- There is not a whole lot there. It is sweet, cocoa, slight roast, and a little hop notes.

T- Upfront you get a very strong sweetness with a nice cocoa taste. Then at the end you get the roast and you can taste the oatmeal a little bit. The hops come in with a little bitter just enough.

M- Thick with a light carbonation. This beer coats your mouth you taste it for awhile after you had a sip of it.

O- It is a good beer nothing that blows me away but if I was at 3 floyd's or saw it in a store I would pick it up again.

Jan 20, 2014
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SMH_NWI from Texas

4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 11, 2015
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mikepcarney from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 17, 2015
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VerticalLiturgical from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6%

Sep 05, 2014
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ralerwen from Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Oct 20, 2014
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Beer-Revelry from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel snifter glass.

A - 4.75 - Poured pitch black in color. Formed about a finger of extremely dark tan to light brown colored head. Medium/Low head potential, decent head retention. Spotty lacing left on the glass.
S - 4.5 - Lots of malt, medium sweet chocolate, currants, raisins and prune.
T - 4 - Medium sweet malt, dark fruit and alcohol upfront, ending on a somewhat malty bitterness.
F - 4.25 - Nice creamy mouthfeel.
O - 4 - Overall, a very good representation of the oatmeal stout style.

Feb 17, 2015
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djrn2 from New Jersey

3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 21, 2014
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acknight from Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +19%

Jun 25, 2014
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JayPeso from California

3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dec 23, 2014
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Superbohl4 from Wisconsin

4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 09, 2015
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aslamm75 from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6%

Aug 12, 2014
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Stoutlad from Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Aug 11, 2014
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mgr78704 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

May 07, 2014
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Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good and will buy again. Doshia's favorite

Jul 22, 2015
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chefhatt from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is creamy, a different stout, a little stout notes of chocolate, and roasted malt, but creamy and smooth. I like this one very much

Mar 28, 2015
BackMasking from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 983 ratings