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Brewed by Arbor
Style: Stout
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
There are two schools of thought when it comes to oyster stouts - some believe that they should be served cold and go well with a plate of oysters. We believe that a proper oyster stout should be made with oysters. We’ve used six different grains, including oats, wheat and roasted barley, and Fuggles hops for that traditional stout character. We’ve then added whole oysters, shells and all, during the last fifteen minutes of the boil. The result is a smooth chocolatey stout that leaves you wanting more.


SaintMatty's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (4680) - Uppsala, - NOV 12, 2012
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
500ml bottle-conditioned. Pours a stout colour. Taste is creamy, slightly salty, roast barley. Mouthfeel/body quite light. Thick tan head. Overall: a very pleasant dry stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with big fluffy tan head, smooth chocolate aroma, taste has rich chocolate, with roast coffee, liquorice, a hint of smoke, velvety mouthfeel, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London Aug 2012 - Black in colour. Very malty; roasty/burnt malts, espresso coffee, chocolate. Hoppy; good hop bitterness. Smooth. Nice Stout!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2014
on tap at the hanging bat. black with a very slender head; aroma of oat, cocoa powder; only the faintest salty character but a pleasantly firm texture and dry finish with some espresso in the aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Keg at BD Shep Bush. it pours a deep brown body with a small beige head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, with notes of cocoa, licorice, roasted malts and dried fruits. Taste is dark chocolate, with notes of coffee, red berries, roasted malts. Silky texture with soft carbonation. Good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Nice without being great. Coffee, chocolate and yes you can taste the oysters, well you can get a salty slightly ozone chemical aftertaste which i like in oysters i was not that keen on in a drink.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1052) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle in the homestead. Aroma is very nice - rich and malty and choccy and boozy and fresh. Medium to light body, mild carb - salty sweet chic, coffee, minerals and very tasty. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scottishchris (116) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Cask at The Bat. White creamy head. Dark dark colour. Lighter than it looks, very smooth. Roasted malt. Some chocolate. Dry finish. Didn't get the oyster. Still good though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2013
Cask @ Euston Tap, Euston NW1. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty weak salty chocolate finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (733) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Tap at Friends of Ham, Leeds. Mahogany colour. No head. Aroma is roasted coffee. Chocolate raisins. Taste is bitter, but not burnt. Nice dry finish.


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