winkle (466) - Brisbane, - SEP 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
NFOB 2004- Poured black colour with a small head that still had some lacing. Not a subtle aroma - toasted malt and oysters. Medium bodied. Pretty creamy but dominated by the roasted malt and oyster flavours. Very good but only in small doses.
Dredd (638) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2007
0.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Hate to place a bad review on this, but as i have paid money for this, i have no choice! As Mullet said, the look is where it all ends. Sour infected flavour and has nothing in the flavour that reminds me of a stout.
Dissapointing, but this should never have made it out of quality control. Oyster Stout? More like Rancid Scallop.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black with a big coffee coloured head. Intense liquorice and medicinal aroma which is difficult for me to describe adequately. Lightly roasted coffee and a mineral salt flavour (must be the oysters). Strong carbonation makes the taste drier than it otherwise would be. Very short and dry, almost non-existant finish. Just taking a look at the other reviews, I must have got one of the good bottles.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2006
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottled, found in Lygon Street Melbourne.
Crazy foaming mess of beer, exploding from the bottle. What remained to actually drink had an aniseed and cardboard aroma. Tasted pretty crap and wasnít worth the mess.
Lunkie (1172) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet fruit aroma with malt. Dark brown colour with creamy head and lacing. Bitter burnt malt flavour. Smooth palate.
Sully (1378) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Isnít it exciting to be the 10th rater so I can create the percentile. What power! First up most stouts look so good in the glass. Deep black with a firm caramel head, and in this case a very rocky one. Perhaps the oysters have caused this to stay frim and robust (?) The nose is disconcrting in that it is a melange of bananas and bubblegum, clearly estery but does the strength of the stout hide a number of mischiefs? There is a slight saltiness which is presumaby imparted by the oysters but a residual sweetness remains. Overall a passable beer but there are too many deep seated deficinecies that may be masking a beer of better potential quality.
Choos (509) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2005
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aroma: funky with the stench of carbon. Appearance: black with a huge tan lasting head. Flavour: funky and nasty with some standard stout background flavour. Palate: thin and low carbonation. Overall: this reminds me of Orval. This is not vego friendly.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours deep black with a nice fluffy brown head. Slight fishy aroma, but more metallic than anything, not too bad. Unfortunately, the flavour is a little like licking the inside of a dirty fish bucket, very rough texture. I think I got a bad bottle (not the first from this brewer). Perhaps they should reconsider sending their beers across the Bass straight if they dont hold up, because thats the last Dark isle beer Iíll be buying. Drinkable, but only just
bluevegie (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like it when the beer pours a good head without having to try. Dark brown/red body and a large light tan head. Liquorice, salty and milky coffee on the aroma. Smooth malt flavours in the taste, not quite bitter enough for me, still it slips down easily like oysters should, creamy texture and medium body.
vanvenlo (916) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
27 Aug 2005 (Hunnshof) - Funky metallic Orval like aroma. Dark brown-red colour, big head and suds lacing. Metallic flavours and roasted malt. lingering roasty metallic taste and a bit thin. Overall - Iím not a fan of metallic aroma/flavour/palate and I may have given this beer, better than is due.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2005
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Great looking beer - rocky head, clear black-red. Thatís where the good stuff finishes Iím afraid. Same old infected aroma - apple cores, plastic and other chemicals. Severely overcarbonated, with a nice chocolatey, ashy stout character but itís still an infected mess. Some rotten peaches and a little tart. Not impressed (again.) Theyíre lucky theyíve got an infection that tastes alright, otherwise theyíd have a whole lot of 0.somethings from me.