cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious aromas of cocoa nibs, but still very clean. Itís as dark brown as it can be without being black, with a light brown head. You can get a briny taste from the oyster shells at the beginning, with a very nice, roasted-chocolatey flavor throughout. Itís not over-sweet the way that many chocolate stouts can be, but it has an unquestionably cocoa flavor. The finish gives you more of that briny, saltwater flavor, but in a subtle, delicious way. This is a tremendous stout thatís got a lot of fun stuff going on! Stout fans, enjoy this one!
gregwilsonstl (2063) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2016 Can courtesy of joe. Dark black. Thin head. Dark roasted coffee. Slightly salty. Wish they did more stouts. Not really getting the oysters, so it must be working well. Very easy drinking.
Sdaniel90 (898) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, 355ml. Opaque dark brown with a foamy brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, molasses, plums, alcohol. Full bodied, fizzy carbonation. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Deep roasted flavors into a stinging bitter finish. Very pleasant toasted aftertaste. Seems watery but really isnít, its just the oyster
bpreo (2500) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Itís safe to say this isnít a Vegan friendly beer. Iím not sure how the oyster shells are used, and I probably donít want to know. Good standard Stout flavor, but am I crazy, or is this beer slightly slimy?
wlajwl (5688) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dark/roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of fruit/citrus. The flavor is fruit, dark/roasted malts, chocolate and big acidity/slight brininess in the finish.
Scipio (820) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black with smooth, light tan head that lingers for a bit. The aroma has mostly chocolate and coffee, with some lesser degrees of oysters, roasted malts, salt, and hints of vanilla. The taste is salty, with a healthy dose of coffee. I find chocolate, caramel, and still a bit of coffee. Aftertaste is a salty coffee flavor sticks with you for awhile. This one is medium in body, with a creamy texture, and some subtle carbonation. The saltiness makes this different than the usual.
Pumpkin87 (227) - - APR 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a handsome opaque cola with fluffy chocolate milk head, a good size and lasts for a bit.
Nose is coffee with a bit of burnt toast. Palate reinforces coffee, occasionally in espresso bean bitterness, but cocoa and a hint of dark fruit peek out.
A bit of hop bitterness, but fortunately itís in line with the coffee profile, not dominating it. Thereís even an offsetting hint of dark fruit.
Where are the oysters? Well, the slick mouthfeel gets balanced by a touch of brine, making for a pleasant experience.
Gachupines (1247) - USA - APR 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee. Flavor is roasted coffee with a silky body and a bitter finish.
rjplumer (988) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth chocolate aroma thatís not overwhelming. Black bodied with finger thick tan head. Mellow chocolate roasted malt taste. Has a slick feel to itís full body. Smooth to the finish.
andyhwcinc (1822) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a relatively nice late March Tuesday night listening to records. Appearance is pitch black, moderate tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of chocolate and oysters, also a bit of espresso, smells nice. Taste equally nice, good chocolate profile, bit of nuts, definite oysters which is unique. Iím liking this one.
KyotoLefty (9128) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Hog Island with BBQ Oysters. Creamy nose, lots of umami, light oyster, cocoa, some coffee. Nice body. Hides the alcohol well.