BackMasking | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3.97/5
Very Good
976 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by MasterSki on 12-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,130
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
976
pDev:
10.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 976 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of gmossii
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's an oatmeal stout and that about sums up the review. It is not a bad stout nor is it a very good one. It has a very heavy toasted malt flavor but nothing to really balance that near overpowering flavor. It has decent color and scent but nothing justifies its large price tag. For what I paid for the bottle, there are a dozen better choices. The best thing this ale has going for it is it's heavy metal esque label which seems like it was ripped from an album cover.

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Photo of stickydankhop
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper aroma. Coffee and chocolate finish with a burnt sugar.

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Photo of rjm0715
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alexrufio666
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unexpectedly hoppy for an oatmeal stout

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Photo of warpig372
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nurt20
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MillerMan16
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beat oatmel stout that I have had.

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Photo of alexuribe77
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KYGunner
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dry cocoa powder, caramel malt and a large dose of coffee meets the lips as it finishes with some charred marshmallow, roasted nut and Graham cracker.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chiefy770
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 Oz Bomber
Bottled on March 16th, 2015
Reviewed on April 25th, 2015
Served in a Nonic Pint Glass

Eyes
Poured a very dark brown body, similar to coffee. A bit of light broke through the edges of the glass and produced a handsome mahogany glow. A towering light brown head formed, well over an inch in height. A nice layer of bubbles and froth capped off the body after the head collapsed. A decent amount of soapy lacing was left behind.

Nose
Nice roasted tone overall. Nutty and grainy toasted malts stood out the most. Lighter layers of chocolate, toffee. Subtle note of mocha. Traceable zip of herbal hops.

Mouth
Dense hit of toasted malts up front. Sweeter notes followed: Chocolate, toffee, and a bit of vanilla. The hops flared up toward the finish, giving notes of charred pine. Full bodied, though it definitely leaned toward the medium side of the spectrum. Moderate/low carbonation. Smooth drinker.

Overall
If you look past the hoppy finish, this is a classic oatmeal stout. Considering the dense roasted malts, this is a very drinkable stout.

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Photo of CraigMack61
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of firstlighthiker
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbwalters
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured cold into a Libby stout glass. Fresh.
Look = 3.5 Pours a deep brown/black with 1/4th finger of brown head. Fades to brown highlights. Lace is lacking, little to none.
Aroma = 4.0 Roasted, toasted malt, chocolate, grainy oatmeal smell. Some hops too with a hint of alcohol as it warms.
Taste = 4.5 Roasted malt leads the way. Chocolate, coffee and oatmeal notes followed by a mild bitterness from roasted malts and hops. Kind of a cookie taste, sweet and oatmeal. A roasted malt aftertaste lingers.
Feel = 4.5 Medium to full bodied, smooth with high carbonation. Fizzy yet still smooth.
Drinkability = 4.0 Really tasty and smooth, low ABV (5.9%) makes for a pretty drinkable and interesting oatmeal stout.
Overall = 4.175 Very interesting and complex oatmeal stout. Feel and taste lead the way, smooth, sweet but balanced with a nice hop profile. Great balance.

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Photo of KSOZE
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amstokesdb9
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lotgod
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HunteaBear
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SchmidtHaus
3.19/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lorihall1
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kenai4
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sdr8612
4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wvsabbath
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BackMasking from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 976 ratings