BackMasking | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
963
Reviews:
103
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.08%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
266
For Trade:
22
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Ratings: 963 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of mleahy180
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DougT
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aklude
4.73/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into signature teku glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted oats, dark bread, herbal, mint, pine, light citrus, light smoke/char/nuttiness, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate earthy/piney hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted oats, dark bread, herbal, mint, pine, light citrus, light smoke/char/nuttiness, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-medium herbal/pine and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted oats, dark bread, herbal, mint, pine, light citrus, light smoke/char/nuttiness, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate earthy/piney hop flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from roast and hop bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial oatmeal stout style! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate earthy/piney hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Definitely hoppy for the style; but not overdone, and still has a lot of great malt complexity. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of hardysf
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good beer, bad price point. This is Three Floyd's take on a "regular" oatmeal stout. No BBA, no adjuncts, Not imperial, etc. Still a pricey bomber, but I saw it on the shelf, and being from Michigan I scooped it up. Maybe 11.99? Pours a thick black with a nice mocha head. Lots of roastiness comes through on the aroma. Chocolate and coffee also present. Nice flavors similar to aroma. Perfect balance of bitter and sweetness. Very drinkable. Good mouthfeel. Smooth and creamy, great use of oatmeal. I would buy this in six pack format easily. Not sure if I'd buy another 12 dollar bomber though.

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

Photo of LFinCO
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of C_Adams
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of mwvman
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mambajahamba
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bzach
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rw1992
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mehinaman
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Sabtos
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black with a light tan head and sweeping curtains of lacing.

Burnt sugar malt and light coffee aromas.

Flavors of coffee, caramel, fig and bitter chocolate play well together.

Dry with a medium body.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml into tulips:

Appearance: dark brown/black, with a fluffy mocha-colored head. Dissipates rather quickly, but leaves plenty of lacing behind.

Aroma: got some nice full roastiness, with a little bit of spice. There is an underlying bitter note, presumably from the hop bill, which is interesting in a beer dominated by malted grain.

Taste: got a lot of the nutty, grainy flavor that comes with oatmeal as the base. It's very satisfying as a winter brew. Not overly sweet or decadent, but it does pack a fair amount of flavor. Minor notes of chocolate, but not much.

Feel: creamy and satiating. The oatmeal gives it a very full body, and the carbonation is minimal.

Overall: a nice oatmeal stout that hits most of the criteria you'd be looking for in the style. Not overly flavorful, and I always look for a more powerful aroma from a stout, but it was very good.

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Photo of flyersfan900
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
4.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12/3...pours very dark brown, bordering on black. Low foam, light brown/tan. Coffee oat nose, dark chocolate. Taste is a creamy rich flavorful coffee malt, loads of chocolate, soft subtle bitter. A modest carbonation backs it up and rounds it out perfectly. Eminently drinkable. Whoa.

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Photo of cjohns73
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wdberkley
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's an oatmeal stout. Don't get this confused with an Imperial Stout. It's thinner, less complex, easier to drink than a huge RIS. Pours Dark Brown, nose of OATS, some chocolate, roasted malt. Mouth is thin, not very creamy. For the style, it is what it is.

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BackMasking from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.97 out of 5 based on 963 ratings.
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