doboy (424) - 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 (4136) - 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 (6954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (855) - Providence, Rhode Island, 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.
drowland (6144) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/4/13. 12oz can from Warehouse in Valdosta, GA. Deep brown pour with a nice khaki/tan head that is somewhat loose and soapy. The head fades to a thick ring and laces decently. Caramel, chocolate, ash, a hint of sourness, and a touch of a mineral aspect all in the aroma. The flavor is much the same, plenty of caramel and chocolate, with a subtle dose of sour, ash, and minerals. Tasty enough!
zizzybalubba (1497) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can from SoHo Organic Market in Elizabeth City, NC. Cola-like dark brown pour with a frothy khaki head. Rich aroma of roasted coffee and sweet malts. Solid flavor of roasted malts, dark chocolate, black coffee, and light smoke. Finishes bitter but not overpowering. The chocolate and coffee flavors are more present in this beer than many oyster stouts I have tried previously. Very nicely done.
AndyReynolds (910) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I get some dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and some brown sugar in the aroma. Palate is super creamy. Flavor is sweet with an odd kind of aftertaste.
Chudwick (2206) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can compliments of AndyReynolds - pours black with beige head. Nose is milk chocolate. Flavor adds coffee and some roast. Somewhat sweet and moderately bitter. Interesting. Creamy. Odd aftertaste. Bitterness gets stronger as it warms. Just to annoy my donor, go Big Blue!
boxofrane (2252) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Mari’s. Pours black without light coming through. There is a really big light brown head that hangs around and leaves a good bit of lacing. The aroma has a nice lactic note up front, some coffeelike sweetness, a little roast. The taste is much bigger than the aroma with some dark chocolate, bitter coffee grounds, roastiness, and a bit of salt. Palate is perfectly enjoyable while being drinkable..
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can: pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a creamy froth of beige head. Has a fresh roasted dark malty nose with a hint of sea salt. Starts with good fullness and fine carbonation with light sweetness , some dark fruits and dry-roasted coffee wrapped up with a dry bittersweet finish. Very true to style with good balance and drinkability.