Chudwick (2356) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle (this is the only time I’ve ever gotten a pearl necklace) - pours really dark brown with tan head and thin lacing. Nose is roasted malts. Flavor adds bitter coffee notes. Dry as the style suggests. Medium bodied. A decent brew.
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark pour with a very thin head that quickly disappeared and left minimal ring of lacing. Aroma is the usual - chocolate, coffee, caramel. Taste is the same, with a decent bitterness. Dry aftertaste. Decent but nothing special.
calm_dreamer (158) - GREECE - MAR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very mediocre stout. No smell and light taste of what expected, no head but nice body. Good for sessions.
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body with a medium off white head. Nice dry roasted coffee aroma with dark chocolate, vanilla and burnt toast. Sticky medium body with decent carbonation. Dry bitter flavour with roasted coffee, coconut and dark chocolate.
jsquire (3679) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with a thin beige head. Roasty malt nose with some coffee notes. Flavors of coffee, molasses, burnt toast, dark roast grains and something salty that I will credit to the oysters I guess. Caramel sweetness and a coffee bitterness in the finish.
angelkostvo (813) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with small head that disappires. Aroma of sweet coffee, nuts, roasted malt. Taste is light bitter, good balance. Medium body, slick creamy texture, soft carbonation. Interesting.
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The nose is roast malts, chocolate, and and coffee. Black with a thin cream head. Roast bitter with a metallic salty note. Medium to medium light bodied with a bitter salty finish.
ncb122 (4) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown almost black with small tan head. Carmel and chocolate aroma with a slight bitter after taste.
superspak (3170) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/27/2013. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, light oyster, and light floral hops. Very nice aromas with good strength and balance of roasted malt notes. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, caramel, toffee, light oyster, floral, and earthy spiciness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, caramel, toffee, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and robustness of roasted flavors, with good complexity; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice stout! Nice balance and robustness of roasted flavors; and really easy and smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one.
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of the Shock & Awe Variety Pack - $16.99 at Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with a smallish, light beige head.
Smell: Chocolaty scent with a fair amount of roasted barley grains within. Light, leafy hops. A little berry accent. Really not picking up much oyster-anything in the nose.
Taste: Lightly charry breadcrusts, some milk chocolate, and a little splash of mild coffee. Modestly sweet. Lightly fruity. Leafy, spicy hops, not overblown, and giving a light bitterness. A little briny, salty, but not much, really. Gently roasty, lightly chocolaty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A particularly light oyster stout with only the faintest hints of the salty, briny, mineral-laden overtones that most have. Go on, slip one to your vegan friends.