aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, rich coffee and and anise. Slight cocoa underneath. Aggressive hopping meshes well. Just a hair watery in the finish.
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice black body and a decent tan head. Malty and roasty smell. Lighter body with smooth dry roast flavor. Little carbonation. Great flavor and easy to drink.
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dlovell2 (538) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from can dark brown with large tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt aroma. Very nice roasted malt flavor, chocolate flavors and caramel and brown sugar. Hop finish. Good stout but Not as much brine flavor as I have had in other oyster stouts. Creamy feel in mouth.
DocLock (7437) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cans from Capone’s and Blue Dog. Pours fairly thick dark brownish black with minimal khaki head. Nose is roasty nutty cacaoey dark chocolatey malt, backup hops, blackberry. This one has a nice depth of aroma. Tastes rich, complex, with flavors of pumpernickly malt, cacao, hops, walnut, blackberry, and some black patent malt in there as well as some mineral flavors. This one is very good, and very unique, and yet another great canned beer.
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark with a tan head. Aroma is roasted, sweet, chocolate. Medium, smooth body with a finish of light tingly carbonation. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, a bit of burnt sugars, light coffee. Finish is lightly bitter from the roasted malts. Solid stout, but less oyster than most oyster stouts I’ve had.
MercyDevice (330) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown and has a light brown head. Rich and spicy, with some malt and bread notes. Interesting (but not bad) aroma. Tastes very good.
doboy (413) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a tan head. Nice malty almost smoky aroma. Great chocolately malt taste that fills your mouth. Great finish! This is a super stout!
emacgee (3797) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice rich opaque black with one finger of tan head. Noticeable viscosity to the pour. Nose shows fruit skins and a lightly smoky quality with some coffee roast and a touch of salinity. A touch of sweetness to the flavor pairs well with the dry finish. Nice roast in the flavor as well with some fruity notes on the finish.
deyholla (5917) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a clear dark brown with an amber hue on the edges and a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of very dry grains, roasted malt and a touch of oyster. Flavor starts with light roasted malts and dark grain with the oyster underlying and a dry finish.
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark-chocolate brown, thin film of warm tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, light roast and soy sauce. Bits of chocolate. Body is silky, moderate-to-thick, with fine carbonation gradually turning prickly. Flavor is brown sugar and chocolate up front, followed by hints of soy/bbq sauce with a restrained roastiness, and moving into a mild citra-earthy hop presence/bitterness. Overall, very good, balanced, complex. Although, I am irked by the fact that the oysters do not contribute substantially to the flavor profile. It’s more marketing than science/art, and craft brewing is the domain of the latter.