HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The nose is oatmeal, salty/brininess oysters and subtle fruitcake. it is really quite light on the mouth feel. The taste is fruitcake, oatmeal, and finishes with a bitterness.
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - MAR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours very dark and foamy. A medium dark beige foam head does not last very much.
Nose is not intense, aromas of moka and cocoa plus roasted cereals,
built on a bready, roasted backbone with coffee notes and cereals.
Mouth is very very smooth, not sweet at all, just smooth.
A very light smoky flavour comes in aftertaste along with the bitterness.
Finish is dry as expected.
Sticks to the style but not my style.
Doofgoblin (475) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dry stout. Aroma is roasty with malt characteristics and a faint saltiness. Pours black with a light tan head, not super foamy. Malt sweetness is promenent, but it fades to a bitterness--and strangely salt? Finishes exceptionally dry with hardly any lingering mouth feel. If you’re looking for a dry stout; this one’s for you.
nuplastikk (5568) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Birreria Paradison. Brown-black, massive beige head. Cellar temp, mellow carbonation, pretty much spot on for a firkin. Mild chocolate tones, very true to style. Mellow, doughy, not so far removed from a Porter. Touch of roast and amber malt. Pretty solid.
vipinvelp (3458) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty dark brown with fluffy light brown foam head. Aroma is weak, coffee and caramel. Taste is a little dissapointing, weak bitter, small coffee, had more anticipation. Aftertaste is dry, short lasting. (Velp 201303)
MrHangover (3716) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a medium sized, tanned head. Aroma has little roast, definitely some oyster detected. Flavor is medium bitter, some molasses. The oysters do not return in flavor. Decent beer.
Art (2838) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Little to no head in the pour. Pours a deep dark brown. Boy do I love a good dry stout and this is no exception. This is well done with that crisp dry finish and malty aroma.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
36cl, new American brew Anno 2011, with oysters, from Geers Oostakker, not complex dry Stout, malty/roasted and slightly spicy/salty, balanced, clear, good head, nice brew
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours black with a small tan head. The nose is heavy with roasted malt, minerals, and a slight earthy note. The flavor brings a little coffee to the party and some dark chocolate notes emerge as it warms. It still leans heavily on the roasted malt flavors and the mineral quality makes me think of oysters. Medium to full body with a dry finish. Solid.
Chudwick (2682) - 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.