jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dark brown with a tan head. nose packs a punch of roasted malts, with smoke and maybe sweet vanilla in the background. taste is more roast and malts, along with coffee and earth - also some stong mineral/salty notes that i havenít typically encountered in a stout. dry, with very mild bitterness and light to medium mouthfeel.
KnutAlbert (6282) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown. Sweet, salty, minerals. Complex and very impressive, yet highly drinkable.
bubbleflubber (1873) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours the deepest prune into the glass, with a fizzy tan head that reduces to nothing, including lace. The nose is of lightly roasted grains and some toasted malt. Flavors are of roasted malt, light smoke, burnt spent grain hulls, toasted bread and (just) an effervescent hint of sea salt. The bitters balance nicely, leaving a dry finish. The body is medium, flowing smoothly down the palate, providing an easy quaff. Very nice offering for a dry stout.
jmagnus87 (2742) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Bottle to shaker. Roasty toasty malt. A little chocolate and a little smoke. Somewhat salty also. Different, but pretty good too.
planky84 (2189) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Microbar, Manchester. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Raisin and chocolate aroma. Dark fruit and chocolate flavour. Not bad.
MarkSachon (645) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Dís in Pittsburgh. Perfect color, but off a bit on aroma. Thin for a stout with very little taste of oyster. Could have been much better.
yespr (33008) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle at Brewberry. Aroma is roasted malty and light chocolate. Light metallic, toasted malty and chocolate. Bitter and roasted malty. Chocolat and roasted malt, dry finish.
RedSox2004 (1351) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured deep black, completely opaque, with minimal head and lacing. Roasted coffee aromas up front, with hints of chocolate, and oysters, but only because I was looking for them. Espresso/coffee flavors with a slight hops bitterness sneaking in. Silky smooth mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, and a rich malty aftertaste that lingers. Points off for being gimmicky. Címon, oysters?
Goodgrief (1819) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour, tan head. Dry flavor with a slight sweet twang. Roast and a touch of lactic chocolate. A bit thin on the tongue. Just okay.
andyhwcinc (1538) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Breeze Thru Liquors in Wauwatosa, WI; enjoyed on a Friday prior to my new bandís first show. Appearance is a cola like dark dark brown with a small white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is of chocolate, smoke, a bit of coffee bitterness as well. Taste goes down pretty nice and smooth with a mild bitterness and a pleasant chocolate flavor. This is my first oyster stout, and Iím not getting much of a fish flavor, canít complain.