SaintMatty (5518) - Uppsala, - NOV 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Coffee, roasted malt and chocolate in the aroma. Chocolate and very roasted taste with notes of liquorice, coffee and plain chocolate. The finish is slightly smoky.
Cantabrian (878) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 30, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2014 I just love an Oyster Stout. And this Arbor one seems to be just… well,…perfect! Right, the beer is onyx black, very black, with a nice brown head, not as creamy as to get a maximum score, but bubbly and nice, still a pretty amazing appearance. Rich aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, a cherry bonbon and some suggestion of the brine. The saltiness is evident on the perfect flavour, complex, sweet with the most glorious dark chocolate, bitter from the roasted malts, salty, from a fresh tidal pool and that soy sauce/vegemite touch that recalls a bit of the Foreign Stouts… It has got a great body and an awfully nice chalkiness to it and just the right amount of carbonation to make the experience even more exciting. I just profoundly regret that I did not buy more bottles of it. Perfect.
MissPxx (517) - - NOV 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mild chocolatey aroma. Sweet and fresh. Gorgeous cream colored frothy head. Bitter tasting with a fresh and slightly peppery aftertaste.
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Mr_Pink_152 (1028) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint bottle from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham. I really like this beer!! Pretty much black with deep tan head, and good lacing. Aroma has dark rich malt, but also a decent hopiness. The taste also has the roasted malts you’d expect but with a real depth that i guess comes from the oysters.
leebotton (235) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grainy dark chocolate aroma. Deep dark brown with a tan head. Oily texture but not massively viscous. The slight burnt flavours come through with chocolate and a bit of, I dunno, wood.
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is toffee, chocolate, taste is similar, roasted, sweet.
s_hartshorne (1746) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bier huis ossett. Black tan head. Aroma is chocolate taste is sweet choc some coffee good bitter finish. Nice body. Good stuff
Davros (2027) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a large lasting light tan head.
Nose shows roasted barley, cocoa, soft roasted coffee, a little bready malt. Appetizing.
Lovely roasted barley as a flavour, with toasty notes too. Sweetens up a little later on but theres also a faint acidity, presumably from the roasted grains
Carbonation is too aggressive.
Idiosynkrasie (4085) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Jet black colour with average to huge, thick, creamy, fairly lasting and lacing, beige to tan head. Roasty dark malty aroma, notes of cocoa, coffee and grainy coffee surrogate, a salty touch, hints of liquorice. Taste is dry and minimally tart, roasty dark malty, slightly salty, subtle chocolately sweetness, some cocoa and coffee; soft palate, smooth carbonation. Wonderful!
Camons (6305) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ DØE Sommerfest. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, oat, chocolate, light coffee. Flavor is malts, coffee, oat, chocolate, light salty. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation. 200814
Beerhunter111 (8264) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach bitterer Schokolade, Röstmalz, etwas Kaffee. Geschmack sehr schokoladig, röstmalzig, leicht fruchtig, holzig, Vanille.