Nephilium (1519) - Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild roasted aroma, pours an opaque black with a light tan head. Light body, with roasted notes, and an off flavor that I assume is the oysters. The only reason this beer is in my possession is that the Flying Dog mixed pack had this in it instead of the Robust porter. Itís drinkable, but not anywhere near my liking.
Idiosynkrasie (5029) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Clear darkest brown colour with small to average, minimally lacing, beige head. Roasty dark malty aroma, decent bitter hoppy overtones. Taste is roasty dark malty with intensening, minimally salty, ham touch. Dry finish with hop and malt components, a bit monotonous overall.
teorn88 (3645) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BD Camden. Pours a black with a tan head. Aroma is lighter, a bit salty, with chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. I get more vanilla in the taste, with coffee, some nuttiness also, with chocolate being a more minor flavor. Still, the taste is still lacking, but the aftertaste is more available than I expected. That is vanilla and nutty. Smooth and dry, while a bit lighter in body.
harrystrill (93) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very little nose deep black colour with slight red tinge quite a light mouth feel, bags of coffe flavour with roasty after taste . Nice drinkable stout . Light but nice
cheap (4629) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
was aprehensive to taste this. Nice black pour from a bottle. Smell is just good beer with a charred wood background. Tase is typical dry stout you know, like old burned wet campfire coals but it does have this .bitter thing happening on the finish which invades the back of your throat then hangs for a while. Perhaps it has more alky in it than what is listed here. In flavor, not really sure about the oysty thing. ok for a new beer.
madvike (3106) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours deep murky brownw iht a creamy tan head. Nose is dry with dark chocolate and a bit of ash, a light milkiness, a touch of toffee, and a hint of salt. Taste is more of the same, dry, lightly ashy roast, notes of chocolate, a bit of sweetness on the finish, balanced with a sharp coffee ground/chocolate bitterness. Milkiness on the long finish. Smooth, decadent body with velvet carbonation and a nice creaminess. Good stuff, but if you remove some of the sharp edges Iíd like this a lot more.
jcos (1706) - Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Bottle on August 26th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours opaque brown with light white/reddish head.
Aroma: Roasty malt, somewhat sweet.
Taste: Interesting concept. Roastiness up ufront, but then the oyster flavor kicks in, a little bit more salt, faint brinyness, faint chocolate.
Palate:Over medium body, creamy.
Summary: Interesting dry stout, oysters make for interesting flavor. Donít know if it would be an everyday thing for me, but a nice night cap after Alpine Duet and Sixpoint Bengali Tiger for a enjoyable 3 Tick Evening watching the Jets stink it up yet again on SNF.
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip.
A: Pours a very dark burgundy color thatís almost porteresque in its color shade. The head is a one finger mocha color with lowish retention, fading into a decent collar around the glass. Not much lacing.
S: Typical of a good porter/stout, it features mainly coffee, slight darker fruit, and dark bakers chocolate. In addition, it features a briny saltiness in its scent that betrays its usage of oysters quite well. Iím really enjoying how this smells, even if itís not the strongest aroma in the world.
T: Tart and fruity, with a light kiss of brine. Compared to the scent, thereís much less coffee and chocolate in the flavor, and a lot more lactose and dark fruits. A bit acidic, as well. Itís hard to find the usage of oysters in the flavor profile - but theyíre there. Iíd like a little more roast here, but itís a nice enough stout.
M: Light bodied, with a prickly texture, high carbonation, and dry finish. Similarly to the flavor, itís slightly acidic as it goes down the esophagus, but itís still easy going down. In a way, it almost drinks like an Irish stout.
O: This is one I can really see coming to its own on tap. A decent no-frills stout with great intentions, Iíd pair this one with (what else?) oysters.
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Iím not sure what it is about this stout, but I never seem to be able to square itís rating with my experience of it. I suspect that they dry stout style is not really my cup of tea. I find this a rather unremarkable stout, watery with a rather one dimensional bitter roast to it. It is dry and it does have a certain salt tang to the finish which does give it some character. However, think my brain does not compute dry stouts, and it comes out as lacking depth and flavour to my taste buds.
pumpmaster (1272) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $1.99 Very good.