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RATINGS: 646   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A dry stout brewed with Rappahannock River oysters.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackflag321 (483) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2012
12oz bottle pour into pint. I admit that I bought a bottle only because of the oyster content. . . interested to see how it worked. Maybe I donít know what oysters should taste like in beer; I didnít pick it up. This beer looks like a stout, smells like a stout, and tastes like a stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5254) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown to near opaque blackness in color with a short, dense foamy tan head. Strong roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and slight burnt caramel notes. Taste is big on the roasted malt and coffee notes. Slightly less chocolate to this. Burnt caramel comes forth a bit. Thereís a slight hint of the oyster coming out as slight saltiness. Body is medium with a soft, but lively, carbonation. Ends with more roasted malt, burnt caramel, dark chocolate notes, watery, oily coffee and slight saltiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (2993) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown, small to average and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel, some roasted malt and light chocolate. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, light caramel and some roasted malt and light chocolate. Finish is average, light caramel, malty and lightly sweetish, some roasted malt - light burnt malt, light hoppyness. Smooth and sweetish stout with some roastiness - OK but nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ExpendableHero (753) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Pours very dark brown with a decent, brown head. Faint aromas of chocolate, and some smoke. Tastes of bitter chocolate, some watery coffee, and some salty notes. A bit earthy, and dry... but in a good way. Velvety smooth, just a bit watery and light. Needs more body, more of a porter than a stout. Nevertheless this beer is outstanding, highly drinkable, and extremely enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2923) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle. Smoky chocolate and coffee malt aroma. Black brown with a small, fizzy, quickly dissipating tan head. Dark roasted coffee and ashy flavor, slightly spicy in the finish. Medium body, rather lively carbonation. A little on the light side, body is more like a porter than a stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2799) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Single from a build-a-sixpack rack at Binnyís. Good. One may be all I want to try. Cause I have a deal with the invertebrates: I donít eat them whole, and they donít send giant octopi to drag me into the see. Think Iím joking? You havenít heard the stories we were told when I worked at the Shedd Aquarium. Anyway: Looks properly stoutish in the glass, opaque black with a tan head that bubbles away quickly. Smell is mostly coffee roast malt, but not too bitter. Taste isÖ well, Iím not spitting it out, thatís for sure. Itís a fine stout with some slight coffee bitterness. A little "pepper" which might just as well have come from a British hop bill (I think). I suppose the most noted effects of brewing with oysters might be a bit of hard water from calcium in the shells. Again, Iím just trying to coagulate vague impressions against my preconceived idea of what oysters in beer would taste. But no mistake, this is very good. Wonder what we here in the shadow of Lake Michigan could do with zebra mussels?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregorydeal (6) - butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012 does not count
Great stout. Nice aroma. Color is as it should be. Nice smooth creamy taste. Stays with you a while.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Pours a dark near black brown. Aroma of smokey malt and syrup. Taste is syrupy and a bit smokey to finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1268) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Draft at chips obx. Black color. Good head that stayed. Aroma has some coffee and some roasted malt, slight vanilla. Medium light sweetness, more dry finish. Texture is creamy. Nice smooth finish. Slightly chaulky. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2012
This was my first oyster stout and I was thoroughly impressed. Iím not sure if itís the style or the brewery that I should thank. Flying Dog can be hit or miss and they hit the mark on this one. Oyster and stout seemed like a pretty awful sounding combination, but they pair up nicely here, similar to a ham-tinted rauchbier. Itís mild, milky, smooth and meaty. Overall I thought it delicious. Itís a meal of a beer, but I still easily finished it. Pitch black and low carbonation. Iíll keep my eyes peeled for more in this style now.


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