gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
An amazing stout. I always get a little scared at first with oyster beers but i have now learned to love them. The salt from the shells balances the alcohol and the dark malts very well.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where and how: Can - Virginia Beach
Aroma coffee, some alcohol with softer following. Hinted cola.
Top: medium lighter top, some lace shown.
Base: dark brown.
Palate : drinkable, refreshing, clean.
Taste: chocolate, dark malts with softer vibe of oats. Marine notes are present. Very nice offering.
IndianaRed (3791) - 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 (782) - 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 (1624) - 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 (2814) - Silver Spring, Alabama, 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 (1510) - 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 (5677) - 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 (4684) - 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.