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A dry stout brewed with Rappahannock River oysters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7175) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 21, 2014
bottle from the zly casy pivoteka. black with a lingering eige head; sea breeze aroma, hints of cocoa powder; pleasant light lactic sourness, modest burnt bitterness; quite pleasant

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (731) - - NOV 16, 2014
black with a thick, tan head; chocolaty, roasted malt aroma; smooth, roasted malt flavor with chocolate notes; fairly bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twindadplus2 (625) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Deep black with a very thin fizzy head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and roasted malt with a slight salty tang. Toasty, bitter malt and chocolate flavors up front then fading to a slight toffee sweetness. A dry toasty bitter finish rounds it out quite nicely

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisFields (95) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Pours dark brown with a thin fizzy head. Aroma is malty caramel and chocolate. Flavors of fig, soy sauce, old leather and cellar. No oyster prominence at all, which is perhaps for the best. Very smooth and a bit on the thin side. Overall not bad, but not one I’ll likely seek out again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1578) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Bought primarily so my friend would have to go the bar and ask for a pearl necklace...
Appearance: On tap. Dark brown, some light tan head.
Aroma: Malt, roasted. Chocolate?
Taste: Malt, slightly watery. Roasted. Missing oysters.
Bought: World of Beer (Reston)
Info: 29/10-2014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1662) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle from favourite beer. Deep black colour, with thin tan head. Surprisingly fizzy. The aroma doesn’t give away the oyster in the stout, but has chocolate and roasted malt. Taste has the same, and again not much oyster. Not as good as I had hoped, a touch disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
remice2 (151) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Pris a Chincoteague avec le beaux frère,Odeurs de chocolat,café bon marché,quelques traces d’amandes ,un petit coté salé mais pas trop présent C’est très velouté,chocolaté , une bonne dry stout,Ça goûte pas les huitres et c’est tant mieux j’aime pas sa !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1954) - - OCT 19, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours very deep brown color with just a hint of light seen shinning trough. Upon pouring there is a one finger of fizzy tan colored head that fades very rapidly to leave just a tiny trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is rather big of a roasted malt and coffee smell mixed with some very light dark chocolate notes. As may be expected form an oyster stout, there is also some salty sea like aromas mixed in there as well with just a hint of a charcoal and toast smell as well. Taste – The taste begins with a heavy roasted malt flavor with a little bit of a toffee sweetness upfront. The toffee quickly fades giving a very dry and roasty flavor. Along with the nice roasty flavors of the brew, are some faint hints of seawater mixed with a touch of a charcoal and toast taste. While a bit of sea is present on the taste it is very light overall, leaving a mainly drier roasted dark malt flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. A bit of a thicker body would have suited the darker flavors much better, with a slightly lower carbonation level doing the same for the dry and roasted taste. Overall – Not really much oyster going on in this one. Besides the nose, which gives a decent level of saltiness, overall the brew is really just a drier and roastier stout. OK, but nothing exceptional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steverus0 (222) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Frankly tastes more like a porter to me, but I think that's ok considering that it's for a good cause. First note, I don't love oysters. But if done right, this brew should bring in something worthwhile that brings character to an otherwise pleasant brew. Nose is heavy on the caramel malts and very light on hops. Tight but limited head balances on top of a crystal black brew. Taste is... unique. Heavy body and porter-like bitterness comes into the expected stout depth and roasted notes. Smokey notes are most of what there is to show on the surface for oyster character, but that's ok. If this were an oyster porter I'd say it was better and, objectively, this brew is more drinkable than most heavy stouts. But for what I expect from a stout, this brew lacks in robustness what it makes up in character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Msdrbeat (59) - - OCT 12, 2014
Very nice aroma. From bottle in glass. Can't taste the oysters of course. A really drinkable stout! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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