Strykzone (5901) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce can from Hayduke that we had together over facebook chat. This beer pours like a cola. It has a nice big lighter shade of tan head. Carbonation slowly rises up the side of the glass. Thick lacing remains from where the head fell. Not sure what I smell here but it is interesting that there are no roasted notes. However, that is tasted. Chocolate leads along with vanilla. Something like rum in a chocolate covered candy. Just a hint of hops in the back. They bring bitterness and citrus but, again, just a bit. Perhaps some oyster in the finish. Also, the finish got a little powdery in the feel. This is a really easy beer to drink and at 7.9% ABV is dangerous!
KansaiBeerLvrs (3566) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Sugaya, I just wrote a long detailed review only to have it get swallowed into a black hole... Simply put this beer is amazing, my first oyster stout which I had sitting in my fridge for months and simply put knocked my socks of. The kicker is it wasn’t even that expensive. It has a dark cola pour with reddish tints which in the glass turns a dark opaque black with a thick tan head that quickly vanished but left behind good lacing. The mouthfeel is full & creamy while the nose has that indefinable port like aroma I associate with top quality stouts-someday I will pin that flavor down but today is not that day. The taste is cacao nibs, dark chocolate, roast coffee with a fantastic after taste of bitter chocolate that lingers. Great stuff, I just wish I hadn’t lost my original review, I’m guessing this one is somewhat disjointed...
Gamin (146) - Brockport, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can was 13 months old. Very malt forward and sweet. I may be crazy but I get a slight butteriness in the aroma. Overall I like it though. Happy I bought the 4-pack.
arminjewell (8857) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 12 oz can, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big dark chocolate, roast, some nice vanilla, honey in there, slight hints of salt, nice creamy, oaky notes. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast, earth, hints of dark fruits into more dark chocolate, some salty, oaty notes, slight vanilla, finishing sweet, slightly dry. Nice stuff.
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
YUM is the first thing that comes to my mind. This brew has some very special hints of sheer deliciousness. The stout has hidden the alcohol very well but maintaining the smooth silky taste of an oyster stout. The oysters help enhance the chocolately bitterness into a finally balanced brew. The color is deep black with full opaqueness. Nice head and lacing also help in overall appearance. Enjoy this one when eating clam chowder or oyster stew!
egreener (11) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought a 4 pack of cans from a local grocery store. Pours a deep deep brown, almost black. Creamy head. Woody, savory aroma.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brown on black ale with a floundering sheet of light tan foam leaving a solid rim of the same. Smells slightly nutty, with roasted and toasted malts, a touch of cream, some vanilla and wood (uncharred), nuances of tobacco and oiled leather. Taste is nice and bready with cocoa, cream, leather, dark toasted malts, a little taste of ink and that’s it - nice flavor. Full bodied with low carb and an off dry finish; really nice, creamy feel to it.. Nice beer, don’t get any ’oyster’ characteristics, but I didn’t expect ’em. Nice stout though.
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 11/8/2013. This foreign Stout pours a medium to dark black color from a 12oz can. Large sized tan foamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit and grapefruity hops. A medium bodied stout. Malts are chocolate, dark fruit and roasty. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Decent carbonation. A very drinkable stout, I like the nice balance between the malts and hops. The grapefruit and chocolate goes well together. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
digopossobon (358) - MACAE, BRAZIL - OCT 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma de malte e cacau bastante equilibrados.
Boa formação de creme em cascata. Creme acastanhando como deve ser!
Marrom escuro e opaco o líquido.
Ótima torrefação. Chocolate bem pronunciado. Quase chega a ser doce.
bbetzel (1) - Athens, Alabama, USA - OCT 22, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sounded like an odd combo, but this is actually really good. The "aftertaste" is very pleasant-- even better than you'd expect from aroma.
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