DutchDrebus (3089) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Not entirely black, but pretty much so. Lasting small off-white head. Smells some chocolate, a bit roasty but all not too shocking. Tastes definitly more roasty then expected, a bit sweet and thats pretty much it, but itís enough. The roastyness is very nice. Medium body, but the texture isnít thick or silky. Quite a lot of carbo for this type of beer.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with low carbonation. Good aroma of roasted grain and some coffee. Good palate, somewhat thick. Heavily roasted quality. I canít say I taste any oyster. Dry grain finish. This is a good dry stout.
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body with antique white head. Smokey, roasted notes and slight chocolate undertone aroma. Taste very complex roasted and smoke with slight oyster finish. Medium body with lively carbonation that makes it Very refreshing for a stout.
RedCloud (128) - Rhode Island, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark chestnutty black with about a finger of white head. The head leaves a lot of lacing.
The smell is of creamy coffee, with some peppery notes in there as well. Not very strong smelling.
Taste starts off smooth, sweet, and roasty, with very slight notes of steak. Finishes fairly dry, but without the usual bitterness of a dry stout.
Has a light to medium body, with a medium level of carbonation.
Personally didnít really get the oyster, but maybe thatís where the slight saltiness came from.
DSG (4694) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmkís place. Thanks Yoav. Very dark brown to black color with a beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate. Sweetish flavor of chocolate and light saltiness. Finishes dry and more roasty. Medium-bodied.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 35.5cl) Almost black coloured hue with a brownish mid-sized foamy head. Aroma of dark berries and mildly roasted malt with notes of caramel and a whiff of mocha. Moderately roasty bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a modest carbonation. Roasty malt-character with subtle berry-fruity notes, dark chocolate, liquorice; dry roasty bitter and mildly earthy finish. Easy-going Dry Stout. 31.VIII.12
sic1314 (1984) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark with a tan frothy head. Aroma of heavy coffee malt with a chocolate hint. Flavour of coffee and roasted malt with some liquorice, medium bodied for the style, with a dry finish. Not sure where the oysters come in, no real indication of them.
beerandbeyond (553) - ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown color, small mocha head.
Aromas of cocoa, roasted coffee, carob, dark fruits, ash.
Dark chocolate flavors, roasted malts, medium bitterness.
Creamy, a little oily, medium bodied, well balanced and satisfying.
Jabic (351) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: Deep coffee, chocolate and caramel.
Ap: Deep brown, almost opaque, but when held up to the light a transparent chestnut - small light mocha head with poor retention and a thin film of lacing.
T: Deep cocoa and charcoal up front, moderately smoky - light sweetness with a chalky and minerally flavor - dark caramel - a medium bitterness on the finish with lingering ashy notes.
P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: This stout has great depth of flavor - very roasty without becoming acrid, and filled with chocolate, charcoal, and dark caramel - very good!
EHopper (591) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love oysters, wish I tasted some, maybe a hint of sea. Nice coffee ground, bitter chocolate, and dark, roasted malt. A bit of dryness at end. Nice.