elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz canned November 19, 2012. Served at around 50F.
Pours black with a two finger light brown/beige head that recedes to a wispy cap but leaves nice sheets of lacing behind.
Aroma is roasted malts, strong black coffee, nice briny mineral-type notes, earthy, some chocolate. Very good strength.
Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, quite a bit of the oysterís briny/mineral influence in the flavor. Really nice base stout. Moderate sweetness, mild bitterness, mild to moderate alcohol.
Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, creamy, smooth, moderate to good carbonation.
Realllly nice oyster stout. Perfectly balanced. Excellent base beer, oysters donít overpower nor are they too mild. Really good.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of can. Light head med lacing. Chocolate and briny nose. Cacao and seawater briny taste. Smooth but finish is really dry for me. Interesting for sure
mansquito (4202) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whole Foods, Bowery can ($3): Pours a blackish color with a quickly descending head that leaves lacing. Aroma is chcolate, coffee, and roasted malt, but nothing is really in that strong force. Taste is slightly bitter roasted malts. Somewhat mineral-like taste. Alcohol is well-covered. This doesnít taste like an 8% alcohol stout. Nice subtle sugar notes. Pretty nice and smooth.
jcos (1706) - Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Can on January 20th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours black with light white head.
Aroma: Aroma of roast, some sweetness, salt.
Taste: Similar to the nose, light roast, faint bitter, saltiness.
Palate:Light body, quick finish.
Summary: I donít know when a stout becomes an imperial stout but 7.9% is damn close. This "foreign stout" was real tasty, with a hint of salt in the taste.
obguthr (4659) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Charred oak nose. Murky dark brown, thin tan head. Fig flavor dry, almost briney, but they may be mere suggestion. Solid, but nothing I would seek out.
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours black with a medium-sized light brown head. Good retention. Aroma is rock solid. Light sweet vanilla and cocoa with a hint of oysters. Medium sweet flavor that quickly turns starboard, then shows pale malt and a light roasty bitter and dry finish. On the nose, the oysters are coming on stronger now. Outside of Hop Crisis, this is the best canned beer Iíve had from 21-A.
vtafro (4929) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Dark pour. Dark malt and light bitter finishing aromas. Nice stout tones, clean finish, not even bad as a tailgate brew.
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious aromas of cocoa nibs, but still very clean. Itís as dark brown as it can be without being black, with a light brown head. You can get a briny taste from the oyster shells at the beginning, with a very nice, roasted-chocolatey flavor throughout. Itís not over-sweet the way that many chocolate stouts can be, but it has an unquestionably cocoa flavor. The finish gives you more of that briny, saltwater flavor, but in a subtle, delicious way. This is a tremendous stout thatís got a lot of fun stuff going on! Stout fans, enjoy this one!
radagast83 (5811) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can poured into a glass which poured a black color with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, with some sweetness with coffee and chocolate. Pretty enjoyable brew here.
JoshuaS (1) - Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great beer! It can in a four pack of cans. It poured with a decent head and the aroma was great.
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