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RATINGS: 667   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedSox2004 (1330) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
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?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (1813) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 27, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours near black with a thin, fully receding tan head. Notes of toasted malt, chocolate. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hainer (19) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2013
There is a fine line between complex and all over the place. Pours pitch dark with very little head, releasing a pleasant, smoky aroma. The uneven taste varies with every sip, ranging from roasted coffee, to coal and nutty to bitter caramel. Amid the myriad flavors, I simply couldnít detect what the oyster bit contributed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3248) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker brown to black with a velvety beige head of foam. The aroma has mostly roasty sweetness with just a hint of salt. Taste is more roast. A light smoke comes through as well. Thicker on the palate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2547) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Once again Iím impressed with a Flying Dog beer made in MD. Dark brown to black, modest head. Nice roasted nose, restrained but pleasing, with hints of bitter chocolate. Flavor similar, with a touch of mineraliness that I figure might have come from the oyster shells. Clean yeast profile features the light roast malt, semi-dry finish. Overall very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4860) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Dark brown coloured body with a thick, fast-dying tan head about a centimetre tall. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, raisins, plums and a hint of soy sauce. Medium-bodied; Nice roasty malt flavour with alcohol, raisins, plums and a hint of brine and salt - a bit of body to it as well, perhaps from the oysters. Aftertaste shows a good complexity with caramelised sugars, a hint of raisins and plums and a good light coffee note. Overall, a nice beer with good flavours and a smooth yet complex finish - great to sample and actually paired with fresh Eastern Shore (of Virginia) raw oysters harvested earlier in the day. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 04-January-2013 for US$1.79 sampled at home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on 19-January-2013.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Tasty but whereís the oysters? No brine, no minerals, no nothing. Other than that, itís a nice stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1554) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle->snifter. Pours cola. Aroma: chocolate, roasted malt, coffee. Flavor follows aroma, but a bit thin. OK.


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