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RATINGS: 663   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A dry stout brewed with Rappahannock River oysters.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steverus0 (193) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Frankly tastes more like a porter to me, but I think that's ok considering that it's for a good cause. First note, I don't love oysters. But if done right, this brew should bring in something worthwhile that brings character to an otherwise pleasant brew. Nose is heavy on the caramel malts and very light on hops. Tight but limited head balances on top of a crystal black brew. Taste is... unique. Heavy body and porter-like bitterness comes into the expected stout depth and roasted notes. Smokey notes are most of what there is to show on the surface for oyster character, but that's ok. If this were an oyster porter I'd say it was better and, objectively, this brew is more drinkable than most heavy stouts. But for what I expect from a stout, this brew lacks in robustness what it makes up in character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Msdrbeat (52) - - OCT 12, 2014
Very nice aroma. From bottle in glass. Can't taste the oysters of course. A really drinkable stout! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2703) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, caramel, a hint of licorice and had some salty notes. smooth texture, medium body, medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
:Bottled ; A nice looking beige head ,non nitro , proper dry stout beer head ; creamy and thick as fuck . but more purple /brown than really black so just a 4 for that crime. nose is roasted .coffee. green hops. plastic . meaty
its a roasted dry palate ...coffee . both rich and dry . some mild hop florals and bitterness . i expected a tad more here , its good stuff . i guess i just like the brewery . but a good session booster .

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (854) - California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Pours black with a khaki head. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel and slight ocean aroma. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, salt, molasses and hop flavors. Medium full body and creamy mouthfeel. Chocolate, coffee and saltwater finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (320) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter..black pour with fluffy tan head..aroma of coffee, roasted nuts..malty taste with some salt,brine..not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weordie (87) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Pours a delicious black, almost coal like in colour with a creamy head. Has an aroma of coffee to it but not very strong. A hint of chocolate in the taste with a bit of fizz but not a great deal. Overall a nice stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2527) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass, displaying a nearly opaque, black/brown hue, with some ruby highlighting at the base, persistent, creamy & frothy head foam, and all kinds of cling from the waves, ribbons, & spots of lacing. The nose was roasted & malty, with a lightly briny/dockside scent, and a touch of molasses sweetness. The taste added a moderate, roasted, earthy, & lingering hop bitterness, with average carbonation, a better than medium body, and a nice silkiness to the mouthfeel. A very flavorful Stout with just a hint of the sea to make it interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (432) - HUNGARY - SEP 13, 2014
Színre és illatra egy angol-ír típusú stout jegyeit hordozza magán, fekete testén szivacsos habfedél pihen meg egy keveset, alóla pedig pörkölt gabonák szalmás szárazsága kandikál ki. Belekóstolva aztán tovább szövődik a stoutos karakter összetettsége, ahogy a vékony étcsokoládés és enyhe kávés komponensek a korty elején és közben selymesen olvadnak össze a lágy testben. A herkentyűs hangulat leginkább a végjáték során, az utóízében érhető tetten, amint az osztriga megfoghatatlan karaktere sejtelmesen krémesíti, füstöli, sózza, vajazza meg a stoutos alapokat, ahogyan éppen a fantáziánk szeretné. Ezt a folyamatot tehát leginkább a specialitás tudatának ténye színesíti meg ennyire, az viszont kétségtelen, hogy a különleges összetevő diszkrét bája óhatatlanul is sajátja e főzetnek. Minden bizonnyal nagyszerű kísérője lehet a tengeri ételeknek, leginkább persze a főszereplő fonálkopoltyúsnak, attól azonban távol állok, hogy ezt gyakorlati tapasztalatokkal igazoljam. Jómagam megelégszek a ténnyel, hogy a jó öreg Flying Dog egy újabb gyöngyszemét kortyolgatom éppen.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2014
I have to admit, I was somewhat terrified to try this beer. Oysters to me taste like rich delicious meaty goodness crossed w/ the most terrible fishy taste I can imagine making them both appealing and repulsive--which is somehow worse than them just being repulsive. Thankfully, I do not taste oysters in this beer. (Perhaps by brewed w/ oysters they mean they boys at Flying Dog were just chillin’ w/ their oyster boys while they brewed this something, I dunno.) In any case, this is a fairly average stout, I’d say: medium sweet, medium roast character, medium carbonation and medium bodied w/ no off flavors or anything wrong going on at all. It is a bit raisiny w/ slight chocolate and coffee notes. I had my wife taste it--she is a great lover of oysters--and she feels it would be a perfect match for them so, you know, try the combo if you like to partake and let us know how you feel.


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