RedSox2004 (1397) - 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 (1839) - 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 (1602) - 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.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours near black with a thin, fully receding tan head. Notes of toasted malt, chocolate. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.
hainer (19) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
JStax (3446) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
PhillyBeer2112 (2604) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jgb9348 (4993) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
dfinney23 (2111) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty but whereís the oysters? No brine, no minerals, no nothing. Other than that, itís a nice stout.
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->snifter. Pours cola. Aroma: chocolate, roasted malt, coffee. Flavor follows aroma, but a bit thin. OK.