SHIG (3449) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: Poured a thick black with light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, salty oyster. Taste is a dry roast malt, salt oyster, hint of bakers chocolate.
BeerandBlues2 (9081) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Monk’s Cafe. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt with oysters and dark fruits. Flavor is malt dominant with light oyster notes, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at birreria eataly NYC. Deep black color with a great oyster stout flavor. Very good paired with my pork shoulder. Delicious
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tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Alla Spina. Pours near black, deep brown, with thin mocha lead and not much lace. Nose of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, sweet dark malts. Medium body, light carbonation.
tia (849) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Secco. Very dark with thin mocha head and light lacing. Smells earthy, chocolaty, and smoky with a hint at metallic. I am influenced by the server who said briny, I agree. Also chocolaty and a hint roasty. Big but still clean and dry.
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750 ml
Aroma quiet mild. Roasty front with earthy backing. Notes of chocolate. Fairly straight.
Top: creamy mid cap with off white shade.
Base: clear brown.
Palate : soft textures. Quiet drinkable with lighter carbonation.
Taste: slight leaf like notes. Caramel and chocolate. Fairly mild.
Other notes: Straight easy going ale.
Davros (1806) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small tan head.
Nose shows roasted amlt, toasty hints, cocoa, coffee, and a briny note.
Heavy roasted malt as a flavour too with liquorice and toasty characters.
Nice medium-thick body.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Medium tan head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some roast, light nut/salt. Taste is moderately sweet, chococaramel, some roast, light nut/salt. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
Damico (2355) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma brings rich, roasted, lightly sweet, earthy briney malts. Pours dark unclear brown, but pur, no cloudiness. Flavor brings similar briney and sweet malts on a bit of a thinner body.
NikkTwist (1390) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks. Opaque pour. Khaki foam ring. Juicy strong well blended stout. Coffee/chocolate. Liquorice. Hint of oysters but much less so than other Oyster Stouts I have had.
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