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Dogfish Head Oyster Stout

Dogfish Head Oyster Stout
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Formerly brewed at Dogfish Head Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Milton, Delaware USA


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Dogfish Head's Oyster Stout is a classic dry stout that is knocked out through 300 pounds of oysters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - JAN 11, 2006
I had this on tap at D’s in pittsburgh. It was pretty good. Very smooth and crisp. There was no head on either of my two pints. A lot of roasty malt flavor and maybe some molasses

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Growler. Dark black with good head at first but fades. Little lacing on the first glass but consecutive glasses leave no lace. Aroma is slightly roasty with some salty/metallic notes which are actually pleasing. Taste is sweet yet balanced by the slight salinity from the oysters. Mouthfeel is what makes this beer awesome. This is soo smooth and drinkable coming from the calcium in the oyster shells. I even let my mom try this beer and she really liked it (and she only drinks miller lite!). So good- I’m going to try to make a homebrew batch in the near future.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (3263) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2004
Draft @ Sunset grille. OK nose, I get chocoalte, banana, egg, white bread in there. Brownish black color. No head. Burnt & malty, chocoalte, nutty, egg, flavor. Creamy smooth dry finish. Good stout, though the oysters took it down a notch for me. Found this on a piece of paper in jacket pocket. Probably from mid Febuary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Black in color with a thin tan head.Sweet malt aroma with a dry roasted flavor.Medium-full bodied with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2004
Thanks for the bottle Eric! Nearly opaque with a very nice creamy tan head and very good lace. The aroma hints of coffee, chocolate, burnt caramel malts, floral and grassy hops, and dusty yeast esters. The taste starts bittersweet and slightly fruity. Undertones of smoke, chalk, and seaweed. The finish is muddy coffee and displays some nutty character. The mouthfeel is dry, chalky, and a tad thin. A very well done dry stout which appears to be suited for drinking with shellfish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
hotchick (20) - Delaware, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Caramelish sea water. (A little dirty) Roasty oyster juice. I didn't enjoy this really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2004
On tap at the Map Room Chicago. A deep great looking stout with a thick toasty brown head. An unusual stout with a slightly sweet tang to it. Oyster flavor is slight but present and lends a soft/round quality to the beer. Slightly taosty with burnt toast and mild coffee flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Had this on tap at Anam Cara. Black with tan head. Slight roasted coffee aroma. Full body, very smooth, balanced bitter and sweetness, fruity, didn't really expect any oyster flavor and didn't find any (maybe a little salt). All around very solid stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Growler - thanks to Joe and Shell! Midnigh black color, medium black, fast diminishing. Salty vinegar and fishy (I could swear) nose. Nice roasted, sweet and salty taste. Kind of tuna oil like ..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2667) - GERMANY - JAN 4, 2004
A quality stout all around. Molasses nose, looks like black gold (says Shelly), with a big foamy head. Coffee tones in the heavy roasted malt bodz. Dry finish. Maybe this is the power of suggestion talking, but it was salty somehow. Very nice indeed.

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