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RATINGS: 740   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A dry stout brewed with Rappahannock River oysters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5730) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2938) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Tasty but whereís the oysters? No brine, no minerals, no nothing. Other than that, itís a nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle->snifter. Pours cola. Aroma: chocolate, roasted malt, coffee. Flavor follows aroma, but a bit thin. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1848) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Served in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, chocolate, and some coffee. The taste is similar to the aroma, but the oyster mineral/brine flavor is noticeable. Itís a sweet smelling brew, but overall the flavors are more bitter. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it has good carbonation, and itís also easy to drink. I think this is a good beer overall, and Iíd try it again in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (3148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of roast, chocolate some lactose. Taste follows with a slightly salty finish. Smooth yet somewhat complex. Not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ContemplateBeer (2008) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Aroma of cocoa, light roast (a bit of coffee), a hint of brine. Appearance of nearly opaque black with light tan head. Flavor pretty much matches the nose; the finish is somewhat salty with no real tangible note of oyster besides; there is a lingering roast dryness here appropriate for the style. Palate was medium, creamy and soft. Uneven, but fine overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ryecatcher (1354) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a nice dark brown, opaque, no real head to speak of. I think this might be an old bottle, but it was so unremarkable that all Iíll say is it straight up sucked... and I like Flying Dog, so this wasnít how I hoped to rate this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scarletfire65 (1336) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle at home, jet black pour with minimal head. The aroma is briny with roasted malt, cola, coffee. The flavor follows suit with a fresh marine note. Very dry and well attenuated. Bitter and roasty finish, with a touch of salt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
a mild tasting stout with a mild tasting oyster taste to it...really?? After the pour, the brew went downhill. Ok at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vikingguy (1070) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Black w/ brown head. Roasted malt and a coffee shop on the nose. Taste - espresso, roasted malts and some bitter chocolate. Maybe a little briny-ness from the oysters but really canít detect anything significant from it. Overall, itís a fine tasting stout.

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