argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Large rocky tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some roast/nut, molasses, light grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, roast/bittersweet chocolate, some grapefruit/earthy, light molasses, faint char. Medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
bhensonb (10211) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Marcus. Pours black with a fizzy tan head. Aroma of smooth burnt malt. Very smooth. Med body. Flavor is smooth burnt malt with notes of treacle. There’s definitely some hop bitter. Smooth and bitter finish. Good!
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Big Bear. Dark maroon color, tiny edge head. Aroma of smoky, peppery chocolate. Taste is burnt cocoa and coffee. Nice body.
Tmoney99 (9980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Little Ms. Money. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average to large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt and smoke aroma. Medium to heavy dark chocolate sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a very good beer that exceeded my expectations.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours clear black with dark brown highlights with a small, tiny bubbled fizzy light tan head, short retention with the head dissipating to the glasses edge, and a light, spotty lacing. Aroma is roast and coffee malt, raisins, prunes, and dates with faint oyster notes and earthy, woodsy hops mixed around the dark dried fruity esters. Flavor is bitter dark malt, lightly sour dark fruity esters, medium hops and bitterness, balanced toward hops, with a dry finish. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, light alcohol warmth, creamy texture, and lightly astringent from the roast malt.
Drake (7846) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce can from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of intense chocolate ice cream, a mild bit of roast followed by a moderately briny finish. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts. a mild salty note and a hoppy finish. Not bad, but I think that the oysters meld better with a dry stout, and I find this one too sweet, and I’m kinda disappointed they aren’t whole oysters. Decent beer.
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL can thanks to my little sister. Clear cola maroon pour. Medium tan head. Spotty to Sheety lacing. Nose is dark cherry, licorice, big brown sugar, some funky seafood, sweet brownie. Taste is denser vanilla, mild tangy lemon, bitter cocoa powder, long dark chocolate finish. Quite enjoyable. No saltiness and no oyster as usual.
DocLock (7437) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cans from Capone’s and Blue Dog. Pours fairly thick dark brownish black with minimal khaki head. Nose is roasty nutty cacaoey dark chocolatey malt, backup hops, blackberry. This one has a nice depth of aroma. Tastes rich, complex, with flavors of pumpernickly malt, cacao, hops, walnut, blackberry, and some black patent malt in there as well as some mineral flavors. This one is very good, and very unique, and yet another great canned beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can: pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a creamy froth of beige head. Has a fresh roasted dark malty nose with a hint of sea salt. Starts with good fullness and fine carbonation with light sweetness , some dark fruits and dry-roasted coffee wrapped up with a dry bittersweet finish. Very true to style with good balance and drinkability.
jtclockwork (6931) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of brine, roasted chocolate malt, flaked oats and dry coffee. Taste is very dry from the oysters. Finishes dry roast and brine. Lighter bodied for the ABV.