ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Most impressive! This is a wonderful little stout from a can. Deep dark cocoa flavors and molasses like sweetness. Slight brine flavor in finish and initial palate bite.
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a thin light tan head. Roasty sweet nose with a touch of char, some crystal malts, a bit of chocolate, and just a whiff of caramel. Flavor is really big but not syrupy or wrecking. Huge taste starts off with roasty sweet dark stouty malts, a touch of dry chocolate, an very earthy toffee/caramel undertone. Only a very little touch of brine on the finish that would even let you guess oyster stout...it’s very hidden. Probably wouldn’t have even said so if not for the description/name. Enough bitterness to kick a little bit and balance it all out.
zvikar (3372) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Pours brown to red with a beige head, aroma of calcium, chamomile, caramel and honey, flavor of dark bread, caramel, dried fruits, bitter, pretty sticky, medium bodied
DSG (5731) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks zvikar. Dark brown to black with a bubbly beige head. Sweet roasty aroma with a bit of chocolate, slightly chalky, licorice and a bit of dark fruits. Roasty flavor with chocolate, bittersweet. Medium-bodied.
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can poured dark brown with aromas of roast, chocolate, light salt amd some earthiness. Flavors follow suit with a decent amount of roast, chocolate, and earth, a light brineness in the aftertaste, but a solid stout overall.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark chocolate body, with ring of sea foam. Wonder sea-air nose, of brine and salt. Fairly full-bodied with a wonderful debittered, dark malt lattice overlayed with briny shell essence. Hints of smoke mingle with dark roast and salt, contributing a lovely complexity. Well done!
umich03jm (1934) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from trade with DrSilverworm. Aroma smells sweet there’s a good mix of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste moderately sweet and touch of bitterness. Roast, coffee, chocolate. Finish tastes a bit metallic to me, I think that the oysters. I tasted that on the last oyster stout I had. Overall, not bad. I never seem to like the finish on oyster stouts.
lukemundy (33) - California, USA - APR 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. can from Whole Foods in Fresno, CA. Poured into a tulip. Pours a dark, espresso brown with a thick, dirty head that lasts. Smell is roasted coffee, grains, and a little bit of smoke. Taste is more of the coffee with some sweet malts and a briney finish.
I haven't had any other oyster stouts, but if this is representative of the style then in a huge fan!
JDBaker11058 (1246) - Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: typical stout pour, with half a finger of dark tan head. Aroma: roasty malts, with chocolate, coffee, and a hint of licorice. Taste: as the aroma indicates, with the addition of a bit of brine. Finish: bitter dark roasty character lingers, with a hint of astringency and some soy sauce and salt. Notes: An interesting beer. The base stout was plenty good, and the oyster shells added a hint of saltwater. All in all, I’m glad I tried it, but probably won’t have it again. Frankly, as much as I despise bivalves of all types, it was a miracle this entered my gullet in the first place.
DCLawyer (1423) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can->tulip. Deep brown with frothy tan head. Aroma: cereal, sweet malt, some roast. Taste: coffee, chocolate, sweet malt. Metallic tones, bittersweet aftertaste. Just ok.