jcos (1522) - 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 (3654) - 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 (966) - 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 (2996) - 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 (4445) - 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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bhensonb (10771) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Marcus. Pours black with a fizzy tan head. Aroma of smooth burnt malt. Very smooth. Med body. Flavor is smooth burnt malt with notes of treacle. Thereís definitely some hop bitter. Smooth and bitter finish. Good!
high_on_hops (588) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a solid black with a tan head and some lacing. It has a great aroma of toasted malt along with small amounts of chocolate and coffee. The flavor is toasted malt up front followed by a smoother middle, and a slightly salty finish and smooth mouthfeel. Some of the best artwork I've seen on a package too!
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dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Impressive. Big thick viscous stout with a salty/briny character from the oysters. Has a lot of chocolate, roast, some anise. Sticky, with a dry finish. Very good.