BackMasking | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3.97/5
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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:
#5,127
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
976
pDev:
10.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
268
Trade:
20
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Ratings: 976 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of Cath
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Colevert
2.77/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DWittmann
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Purchased at Whole Foods in Chicago area 22 oz bomber. Had a bad day and went to store to see if they had any Three Floyds. The day went from 70 degrees to 40 degrees in the matter of an hour or so that day. Bought the bottle thinking I would only drink a little bit before dinner. Opened the bottle started drinking it and finished it in 30 minutes. Dark coffee color, smells of coffee, oatmeal, toffee, and chocolate. Have to say that this is one of the best stouts I have ever had as I am a lover of coffee. Once finished I was nicely buzzed and didn't want dinner as I was quite full feeling I had a great full meal. One of the best I have had from them!

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Photo of bwood06
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle into a tulip glass

A - Moderate pour produces a 2 finger head without making a full pour of the beer. The head is khaki in color and is creamy with a bit of milk froth. The head dissipates very slowly. The beer itself is black and opaque with no carbonation visible. 4/5

S - The aroma is fairly sweet but also a bit grainy as well. Milk chocolate, lactate, brown sugar, toffee, and fresh made oatmeal make up the majority of the aroma. Herbal hops come out as the beer warms along with more earthy tones with the sweetness dying down over time and revealing a bit of mint. 4/5

T - Caramel, toffee, and toasted wheat bread come out right away providing a nice sweetness that is then backed up by a very earthy transition into a bit of oatmeal, roasted cereal grains, and just a bit of brown sugar. There is a hint of cold pressed coffee and lightly roasted coffee beans that come out lightly in the back third along with a transition into an earthy hop note to finish out the flavor profile. An ever so slight hint of mint accompanies the hops. Ever so slight lingering bitterness. 4.25/5

M - Light carbonation tickle up front but this transitions into a creaminess that persists throughout the sip. Full bodied. Slightly drying on the back end but this drying does not linger on the palate. 4/5

O - Well balanced between sweet and bitter with a bit more bitterness than expected based on the aroma. Mint aroma and flavor notes are a bit of a surprise but not an unpleasant surprise in the least. Fairly complex flavor profile along with a complex aroma profile. 4/5

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Photo of rfgetz
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WetBandaid
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Caseyk1088
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque dark brown with a tan head that persists and leaves spotty lacing.
The aroma is chocolate and sweet malt with roasted notes, a bit of nuttiness and brown sugar and raisin.
Chocolate leads the way on the taste buds with raisin and brown sugar sweetness and a slight tart note.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.
A bit pricey but among the best oatmeal stouts I've had.

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Photo of beb86
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best oatmeal stouts that I have had

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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

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