bwa5879 (813) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Kalamazoo megabev. Pitch Black pour with a few inches of offwhite head that settled to be fairly dense. Smells a lot like root beer - vanilla and a bit of licorice, sweet aquatic scents are evident but just slightly. Lots of carbonation. Sweet and savory Carmel taste, toasty and good. Finish is a bit salty and predominantly dry. This is a good savory solid stout with not too heavy of a body.
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prawlie (1283) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 mL bottle into a long glass at the York Tap. Black with plentiful light brown foamy head. Chocolate roast, dry, bitter, plenty of body and strangely refreshing. Has some candy sugar to it as well. Sweet aroma with some roast to it. Fair, as the novelty wears off after a few sips.
Jow (2703) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stagshead tasting. Pours dark brown with very thin dissipating head. Nose of cocoa and the sea. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, oyster brine, vanilla, earth, and toast. Easy drinking and creamy.
RichTheVillan (4473) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Post Office Vaults; Pours dark black, roast malt aroma with some smokiness, taste of dired fruit, malts and a hint of expresso. Really liked this will have again.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dry coffee aroma on the pour as the finger or so of foam drains down. Some toasted wheat bread in the nose as well. It hints at chocolate but doesn’t really follow through as much as I was hoping. The relatively thin body drinks easily. Nice carbonation. Sweet. Nice backbone of dark malts that skirts the typical acrid notes rather well. The smoke comes through nicely and is well-rounded by the lactic sweetness and the muted coffee and dark chocolate. In the aftertaste, some weak and entirely unoffensive iodine-like notes that remind me of raw PEI oysters. Not bad, overall.
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with smal and quickly receding head. Aroma of roadty smokey chocolate coffee malt. Light flavor with hint of oyster finish. Was not expecting to get that flavor or--if I did--to like it. But it is awesome. Very interesting dry-ish finish. A bit effervescent for a stout but really fits with the flavor and closer to a porter mouthfeeland bite. Balanced flavor on the roast and oyster. Nice.
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Beerathon (1558) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black in color with thin head. I typically like my stouts with a thick creamy head, but this one definitely fell short on that. Taste, I get bitter coffee notes, then strange astringent aftertaste on the tongue. This was a fun and unique brew, but not something I’ll actively seek.
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromatically I did not get the full effect of the oysters. The flavor is nice as it has a nice licorice smoked flavor with a nice balance of the dry hops and the dark malt. The beer had little lacing and a minimal body, so I would not give the appearance higher than a 3 rating.
MikeBFriesen (9) - CANADA - NOV 11, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown on the side, but almost black once fully poured. Nice head with a bit of lace on the sides of glass. Aroma: roast barley, caramel.
Taste: burnt coffee (roast barley) caramel followed by a bit of minerals coming through. Body is mostly full. Slightly sweet.
Over all, very good. The light sweetness and malt and barley is balanced very well, with with the final mineral aftertaste. I will buy again.
pivnizub (9296) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep amber coloured with stable tanned foamy layer, dry toasty nose, molasses detectable; moderate dryish bitter flavour with a light acidity; dry roasty and chocolatey finish, accompanied by a malty bitterness. Good…