Marheb (1944) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Le nez est rôti, torréfié et légèrement fûmé, une touche de lait de coco se fait sentir aussi. En bouche c’est riche avec un bon côté salin, délicieux.
Darwenus (529) - Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The body is almost flat, with little head, but very dark brown with rust highlights. The aroma is salt, chocolate and coffee. Those flavors dominate the flavor, too, and it’s just damn good. There is hardly any presence of hops, just a lot of salt, chocolate and coffee. I love this and I hope I can find it again.
tricyclist (657) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad oyster stout. Nose is sharp and mostly roasted malt with notes of almost sea water. Taste is plenty of roast and some sharp malts. Smooth and drinkable, especially since this isn’t really my style.
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can. Pours pitch-black in color, with a moderate head of tan foam.
Aroma is subtle coffee and chocolate notes. Taste is roasty, chocolatey, with a subtle brininess. Very tasty and well balanced. No evidence of oysters at all!
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from a quad purchased at Aficionado’s. Dark brown in color with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast and saltwater. Malty and chocolatey flavor with some coffee character and salt before a roasty finish.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells of rich chocolate mousse or pot de creme with a hint of booze that opens up into a raisiny port-like impression as it warms. The flavor doesn’t veer far from the aroma as it begins with the same rich chocolatey quality. It starts sweet, but the mid-palate is smooth and creamy with a drying and very slightly roasted finish. Delicious and dangerously drinkable for its weighty 7.9% ABV. Might be my favorite oyster stout.
ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 12 oz can from jcos, 3/15/13
Aroma: The nose is a pretty nice mix of the roasted malts and the brine/salt water
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a small head that leaves some spotty lace
Flavor: The flavor has lots of roasted malts, a light-mid sweetness, mild bitterness, and a salty finish
Palate: It is medium bodied, feels smooth and a touch ashy, soft carbonation, and a dry, briny finish
I just noticed as I’m rating this that I have moved into the Top 300 raters on the site. Anyway, thanks Kramer! This is some really good stuff. I thought it was pretty easy to drink and I really enjoyed how the oyster shells worked in the one. There’s just the right amount of brine to add depth to a roasted malt fronted beer. Nicely done!
MrBunn (2438) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. This beer has a deep brown body (kinda syrupy looking on the pour) and a thin tan head. Aromas are a kind of syrupy mix (sensing a theme theme yet?) of wood, chocolate and prunes. The dark fruit has me a little concerned before I take the first sip because it seems a little over the top. First sip confirms it... This is a very syrupy and fruity stout. It’s ok, but not my cup of stout. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy as well. I see what they were trying for, but I just don’t really like a beer that is so syrupy. Then again, I don’t like cough syrup either.
poisoneddwarf (1676) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can, thanks Brenn79. Pours black but shows red highlights when held up to the light; has a medium beige head with great retention. Aroma is doughy, caramelly, coffee, chocolate milk, toasted marshmallows. Taste starts out lightly sweet but turns bitter mid-swallow; finishes with a lingering bittersweetness. I’m not getting the oysters in either aroma or taste. Mouthfeel is creamy, carbonation fairly high. Nice beer, but I wish I could taste those oysters.
rangerred (891) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz can into a snifter.
Pours nearly pich black with a one finger dark tan head that is really too quick to fade. Barely a few streams of lacing and no cap at all left on top of the beer.
Aroma of sweet cocoa, coffee, and dark roasted malt. A little bit of briny-ness is present too but it is very faint.
Rich coffee and cocoa on the tasted along with heavily roasted malt. Alcohol is pretty up front as well but it is not offensive. Dark fruit comes in midway along with a little brine but you really have to dig for it. Vanilla comes in towards the finish along with a quite high slightly biting bitterness. The finish is fairly sticky with a breath of alcohol.
Overall, a nice oyster stout that is stronger than some of the others I have had. The oyster shells lend a bit of a unique character and a extra element to a really good stout.