IndianaRed (2727) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can into a snifter... black with a small fleeting coarse fizzy, light tan head. Aroma is light roast, and a little licorice and chocolate. Flavor is similar but more of a straight forward roasted stout. Bitter enough I think to move it out of the "foreign" and into main stream stout. fairly well attenuated and ballanced bitterness. Again, drier than most foreigns and if that flavor is oyster shells..not sure if it works for me.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light roastiness up front. Toffee and milk chocolate mid-palate with hints of salt and sea breeze. Light roasted malt throughout. Moderate dark chocolate bitterness. Lingering chocolate sweetness and hints of brine. Medium-full body with a mostly creamy feel. Not bad.
mike5326 (1100) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a chilled can. Dark brown molasses color. Roasted malt and caramel smell. Roasted hops, malt flavor.
MadRobin (2257) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2013 Poured from 12 oz. can. Opaque, black-brown with a large, billowy khaki head and stunning lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, fudge, roasted malt, oyster shells and sweet caramel. Taste of sweet roasted malt, caramel, sweet fudge, sea shells, peat and molasses. Light/medium body and low/medium carbonization with a light mouthfeel that seems too thin for such a full flavor red stout.
The flavor of this beer improved dramatically once the beer warmed up a bit.
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GJF (1323) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting beer. Black pour, fizzy tan head. Aroma is malty, a bit of burnt toast. Flavor also has a bit of burnt toast to it with a saltiness. Is it from oyster shells or is it the power of suggestion? Not really sure, but it makes for an interesting flavor.
jgb9348 (4984) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a tint of a ruby glow at the bottom and a nice, thick four centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of cherries, milk, roasted malt, caramel, vanilla and quite a bit of chocolate notes. Full-bodied; Dense chocolate and roasted malt flavours with a lot of toffee and earthy notes and a good subtle complexity of a little brine from oysters. Aftertaste shows a great balance of roasted malt and some sweet flavours with a subtle salty flavour and a good complexity to finish off. Overall, a very nice beer with a great mouthful and a very nice complexity throughout - definitely worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 04-January-2013 for US$2.99 sampled at home in Washington on 06-July-2013 in remembrance of the poor folks who died or were injured in Asiana flight 214 from Seoul to San Francisco.
snoworsummer (2968) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Tastes smokey and like coffee. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells bready and like burnt toast.
soonerchamps (5) - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 2, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into Anthem snifter from 12 oz can. Dark brown, minimal head, very little lacing. Taste of shells and small amount of roasted chocolate. Not bad, but not great.
hershiser2 (1322) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a dusting of a head. Smells of malts. Tastes of roasted and toasted malts, caramel, bitter chocolate.
joeneugs (3821) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can. It pours a nice dark orange/brown color with a rather fizzy yet thick tan head. The aroma is mixed. There’s some nice chocolaty notes in there and maybe a hint of mocha but also a slight green apple twang and alcohol. The flavor is decent with more chocolate to go with some sweet brown sugar and a little more of that off note… I’m not really getting the brininess that I was hoping for. It does have a silky, full mouthfeel though. The finish has a little more roast and a bit of cloying brown sugar. Overall, not too bad, but slightly disappointing and not worth the money.