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A dry stout brewed with Rappahannock River oysters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4414) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 5, 2012
12 ounce. Dark body in pour. Very creamy. Almost milk stout in taste. Bit of chocolate and roast. Light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhp40219 (344) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 3, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a snifter glass. Pours a dark black with a small light tan head that fades quickly leaving a bit of lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and roasted malts. Taste is a combination of dark and milk chocolates up front with slight smoky malt, coffee, and dark fruit in the background. There is something different in the taste that I assume is the oysters, although having never actually eaten oysters I canít say for sure. Itís not overwhelming though. Definitely a salty aftertaste and a bit of burn going down. If the ABV wasnít on the bottle, I would swear this had a much higher alcohol content. Not an incredibly heavy body, but still thick and definitely creamy. Great active carbonation too, but not overly active to where it stings. Great beer! I could see where this would go great with any kind of chocolate dessert.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mlmeeks (46) - Winona, Mississippi, USA - NOV 1, 2012
From the bottle. Nice dark tan head. Aroma is roasty. Taste of coffee and a little chocolate. Medium carbonation. Nice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2012
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Sweet toasted malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3740) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
12 oz. bottle. It pours dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma is sweet and chocolaty with some nutty almond notes and roasted malt. No brine. The flavor has some hints of brine and a dry roasted bitter finish. The body is on the lighter side. Oysters come through much more in the flavor than the aroma. Pretty tasty stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2012
12oz bottle from Samís, Durham. Fucked name - what are you, Sweetwater? Anyways, this is a style I really enjoy and I confess to finding FDís rendition just a bit disappointing. For the most part this is because the base beer was thin and lacked personality. No heft, no real roast or grit. And whatís more, I get only miniscule ersters here. Sigh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
azuresocks (5) - - OCT 29, 2012 does not count
I got this in a bottle... As soon as I poured it, I got a very good aroma of coffee. There wasnít much foam though. There was slight crispness in the mouthfeel and it was was rather light-bodied for a stout, I thought. There was a hint of smokiness, which was pleasant. Overall, this was an easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
filogomo (10) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Very east to drink of such a dark beer . If I didnít have a fridge full i would go buy more ASAP.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigBeer45 (1298) - Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle, this stout had a brown/black pour and made a one finger light tan colored head that lowered to a partial cover and ring, I cold only see some bubbles flowing up the sides of the glass unless the glass was placed against a light, then, I could see a center flow of bubbles in the glass, it left some nice lacing on the sides of the glass, the aromas were dry roasted malt and some coffee, some hints of smoke and salt (?) from the oysters, and a little caramel, it had flavors of dry roasted malt and some coffee, the mouth feel was light on the palate, a little creamy feel, average carbonation, a simple roasted malt stout with little else on the nose and palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chicowv (470) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
12 oz bottle @ Hellbenders. Pours a dark balck with a decent tan head. Aroma is a nice caramel and chocolate malt spruce hops and a slight smoke. Taste is nice and smooth with a slightly smoky flavor. Finish is a bit dry but still easy to drink.

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