ben4321 (5053) - 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 Iím 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. Thereís just the right amount of brine to add depth to a roasted malt fronted beer. Nicely done!
MrBunn (2608) - 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. Itís ok, but not my cup of stout. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy as well. I see what they were trying for, but I just donít really like a beer that is so syrupy. Then again, I donít like cough syrup either.
poisoneddwarf (2020) - 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. Iím 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 (989) - 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.
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a jet black color with a medium tan head that leaves pretty good lacing. Smells of oysters, salt, chocolate, and roasted malt. Tastes of all the same things mentioned in the smell but also a little smoked flavor too. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with good carbonation. It was cool to finally try an oyster stout. It is very unique and full of flavor. I was a little sceptical at first but oysters used in stouts are really good.
Stevepsycho (34) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Great tasting stout definitely lighter on the palette than I expected. Has a very mineral smell to it. Pairs great with a meal but not so much by itself. Over all great beer.
devman171 (1222) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from my man JIm, thanks. Pours black with deep roasted malt aroma. The taste is roast but smoothed well by the Oyster shells (not oysters). Very nice.
hfmejias (1113) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured black with a beautiful large tan head, some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, smokey and chocolaty. Flavor is quite interesting, rich and nice, chocolate, malts and a bit of saltiness. Overall this is an awesome stout with a little kick too; worth repeating.
williamstome (1495) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour. Chocolaty aroma, chocolatey medium bitter flavor. Creamy. Quite good.
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a super interesting beer. Smells like a normal stout but on the taste you actually get some of the saltyness of the oysterís.