solidfunk (3873) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very random. Tastes just like you would imagine - fermented lobster tank water. Black with OK head and lacing. Smells like the sea a little but not necessarily like lobster. Light bitter finish. Tap at Rehoboth Beach brewpub.
Goodgrief (1782) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour, smallish head. Pleasant sweet aroma. Lots of roast, basil definitely detectable. Salty and funky aftertaste. Dry on the tongue. Not sure I would’ve guessed "lobster, but hey, whatever. It’s different and if that is worth something to you, then go for it.
thedaidai (21) - - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gotta say compared to other dogfish brews I was disappointed.
The saltyness gave a sort of briny feel to this, but in general the chocolate flavors were weak and I didn’t get the flavor I was wanting. The bitterness and Umame sort of flavors one expects from the style were there but none of the dogfish head kinks made it anything but average
theothermatt (165) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF. Dark pour by Sam himself. Very salty and herbal with a nice malt backbone. It’s very unique and something quite special. Like an oyster stout there is a earthy, dirty, salty, and gritty flavor to it that make it special and nice. Really good.
kermis (4923) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF 2013. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma is exactly what it says on the tin.. Lobster, smell of the sea, seaweed, dark chocolate, roast and a vegetal note. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter, light to moderate salty. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ GABF 13, handed by Sam himself. Pours a dark brown beer with a medium sized, beige head. Aroma has lobster in it strangely enough. Also some chocolate and floral notes in there. Flavour has some saltyness to it. Lobster is not shining trough. Quite a watery mouthfeel, big chocolate notes in it. Decent brew for sure.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bigtime gusher. Mild chocolate and roast.? Moderate minerality. Dry. Odd. Not a fan.
Huhzubendah (2495) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 Thanks to Bill for sharing this DFH rarity. This is wicked hodd ta get.
The beer is black with an inch of head. The aroma is roast and chocolate, relatively mild. Additional scents of salt and light spice. This must be the lobster. The flavor is nice. Sea salt and chocolate with a dry finish. Some Irish stout character. Interesting beer.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub in Rehobeth Beach. Didn’t realize this was rating 500 at the time, but seems fitting enough. I must say that this caught me off guard. Its actually a very solid porter, but the lobster/sea water/Asian seafood buffet quality is just subtle enough to throw you for a loop. It did grow on me as it went down though. Nose is of sea water, hazy caramel, mocha, light mojito, mixed cereal grains, roasted dark grains, herbal hop, and earth. Maybe not all that interesting at first whiff, but the subtleties are there. A pretty pour, quite carbonated, with a deep cream head, and a dark chocolate brown, medium-light body. The feel is also well carbonated, yet rich and creamy. Balance is weighted toward the malt, but still but still a good herbal bitter and sea water finish. But really, somehow this sea water works. Also, with rich toffee, mocha, malted cereal grains and earth. Ultimately, this is like drinking a bold porter in the ocean, not merely by the ocean.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado. Nice chocolate roast scent, very fishy taste that was not bad for someone who hates seafood.