timfoolery (1122) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Scott on Xmas day. Aroma is weaker stout, but flavor is a shock of good, bitter oyster stout. Great carb on the palate and combination of flavors and carb make this beer very satisfying. Very good beer.
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Imaena (1691) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. This is a rich and smooth stout with lots of roast and hop bitterness. I looks great in a class with a nice head and deep black color. The issue here is taste. The oyster element - a faint brinyness only comes in the nose for me and the finish is slightly tinny. Would be a 4+ if they sort that issue out.
odinstyr (521) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Smells of chocolate, caramel, dark toast, sweet breads. Taste is bitter and sweet, moderate hops, chocolate, hint of coffee.
ReggieDunlap (2898) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma has nice bold roastiness and subtle bitter dark chocolate. Flavor follows suit and adds a hint of smoke that works nicely. Mouthfeel is medium/full and creamy with a roasty/bitter dry finish.
gpekar (455) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an opaque oily black with a decent foamy dark tan head that was creamy on the top. The head left nice thick lacing as it slowly reduced. The aroma was very mild with a briny chocolate scent. The beer had a good thicker body and a mild dark chocolate flavor. There was a slightly dry taste and some nice dark chocolate bitterness in the middle. The finish became slightly metallic and on the dry side with a bit of a salty brininess. Wish they would have brewed it with the oysters as well as the shells.
Dodgrblu (550) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can from Total Wine Sacramento served cold; minimal head, jet black, roasted aroma. No oyster detected.
Arayaga2 (1747) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a thin, dense cappuccino head. Aroma is sweet and roasty, and taste is the same, with a light banana note, and a lively minerality on the tongue. $3/12oz
marcus (5890) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head and a fishy treacle aroma. There is a medium-bodied treacle and chocolate flavor with a hint of oyster and a very dry finish. Easy to drink.
Chuckaduck (602) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Junlge Jim’s, Eastgate, OH.
Pours very dark brown with a thin light brown head. Aroma is surprisingly floral, earthy, some chocolate. It may be power of suggestion, but I also smell what seems to be some saltiness, like sea water. Taste is pretty mild, somewhat sweet; dark chocolate, floral, some smoke. There is again this odd sort of mineral quality, a bit saltwater like. Slick, oily mouth feel. Overall I found this mineral/salt quality odd but not necessarily unpleasant. However, I very much enjoyed the floral character of this beer. I also was a bit surprised to find that the shells only were used to make this beer, not the oyster meat. This would account for some of the mineral taste and the lack of a meatiness. I would drink this again, even for some of its peculiarities.
alexsdad06 (4366) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can from Dutch’s. Pours a near black color with a medium sized beige colored head of fine bubbles. The aroma is for the most part pretty standard for a stout; roasted malts, dark chocolate with a hint of oatmeal like sweetness. There is a slight briny note from the oysters. The flavor is pretty much the same; roasted malts, dark chocolate, mild oatmeal sweetness with a briny finish. Very smooth and a touch dry.