AirForceHops (4530) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to AJax. Dark brown with ruby highlights. Small thin head with spotty lacing. Aroma is very earthy malt. Brine, roasted malts and chocolate.
The brine from the oyster is light and gives the a nice balance to the sweeter malts. It also has a light bitterness that lingers after it is warm. Ashy dry texture with a nice medium body. Subtle and tasty. Interesting take on a stout.
AdamChandler (3590) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Split 3 ways, pitch black, nice 1 finger head. Smells salty, oaky and roasty. Sweet taste, certainly salty with a raw element that has some cocoa undertones and roasted espresso bean and a woody finish.
fugitive (1681) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Color dark brown with medium white head. Aroma malt, roasted, chocolate. Taste malt, roasted, chocolate.
yngwie (15382) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cl. A really dark brown beer, next to black, and topped by a small, dark beige head. The aroma has lots of lovely chocolate, with some coffee, dark dried fruits and a hint of cocoa. It’s full-bodied and soft on the palate, nicely carbonated, and with chocolate, roasted malts, toast and a little cocoa hint in the flavor. Not much hoppy bitterness going on. Lasting chocolate and cocoa finish with a tar hint. A faint metallic touct too. In a way, nothing extraordinary going on here, but it’s a damn tasteful and plesant stout anyway. 140514
bhensonb (12460) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark, dark brown with no head. Aroma is dark malt and hint of chocolate. Med body. Flavor is hint of sour chocolate, with dark malt. A bit unusual.
marcus (7561) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Star Grocery. Pours dark brown with a tiny tan head and a smoky treacle aroma. There is a medium-bodied dark molasses and oyster flavor with a dry finish.
Ferris (7691) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Dark fruit and a odd sweetness. Jet black with almost no head. Dark malts, anise and some odd flavours. Maybe the oyster? Not sure about this one.
Experiment_Ale (1088) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At world of beer with Taylor and Shawn with our bartender. Pours black with a very small circle of grey head. Aroma, is funky mashed cherries, light malty musk. Taste is cherry big neutral roasted malt notes; flavorful water in an interesting medium to full bodied balanced/fruity/dark fruits kinda way. It’s interesting, but I would never pay $14 for 11.1 fluid oz again.
Cantabrian (944) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Right! I had this in Melbourne, perhaps the last bottle of Perle ai Porci surviving in Australia. First of all, just do not expect to get any hint of the sea briny, no oysters or wedge shells (telline) on sight...I mean, on taste. But it is an awfully nice stout. Lovely aroma of olives, not leathery pungent as in North American stouts, but fruity and crisp. Some raspberry there mingled with those olives too. So, the beer is dark brown, with a beige head that dissipates in the blink of an eye. Rather well-carbonated, from the looks of it. Flavours of roasted malts, not too roasted, but full of dark chocolates and some berries. There’s a good dose of vegemite for the saltiness, and the palate is tremendously oily. Great stout, I could have a lot more than those 650 ml. One of the raters below says it tastes like cum. Well, I’m afraid I cannot comment on that...but if cum indeed tastes like this beer, I’ll be prepared to review my sexual persuasion! :D
dfinney23 (2257) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours inky black with a thin tan head. Nice touch of brine complimenting chocolate, dark fruit and licorice.