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RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A dry stout brewed with Rappahannock River oysters.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1259) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark red and brown, dark highlights along the edges of the glass, with a fizzy brown 2-finger head. Aromas of sweet chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla, salty ocean air and brine, and light molasses/mocha. The flavor is salty cocoa and caramel, and coffee. Roasty malt, light bitter cocoa, and a slightly metallic umami oyster-ish finish; bitter cocoa aftertaste. Medium carbonation and body, savory, and dry. Nice. [1083]

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a nice dark black color with a light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste is a medium to full body beer. Initially of bitter malt that turns into chocolate and coffee and I think i can taste the oyster in there.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lamas (1355) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle. Best by date on the side: 09/09/12 (I think). A deep mahogany pour with a smallish mocha head. Coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, caramel, and salty sea water dominate the aroma. Way too thin-bodied and watery for the style. Caramel, cocoa, and some dark chocolate upfront taste-wise. Bittersweet chocolate and black coffee bring up the rear. Kinda earthy. There is a unique sea salt/mineral water presence throughout that kinda intensifies everything. This wouldnít be too bad if it had a bigger body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle pours a dark brown with large tan head. Scent is roasty, chocolate and coffee. Taste is light roast, coffee, chocolate and a hint of earthiness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2093) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine and More in Claymont. Pours black with a small tan head that dissipates in a couple minutes, leaving a film and a little lacing. The aroma reminds me of raw oysters from Red Lobster. Very salty, etc. The taste is much different and is mostly chocolate and coffee flavored. There is a little saltiness. For 5.5%, the palate is very full and glides over the tongue easily. Overall, this is an absolutely killer stout. If the nose was as good as the taste, this would be 4+.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3166) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 18, 2012
12oz Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Iím a sucker for anything with oysters in it. This one gives off a warm, boozy meat vapor. Warmed half-and-half, punched with agave nectar and a bit of rum. I canít say Iíve ever had a an oyster stout and said, "Damn, Oysters!" They all seem to have just a little bit more mineral quality to them. I want to actually put one of these in my mouth and get that zinc-heavy, briny, meaty oyster juice. That might take making an oyster shooter with beer, which would be good, but thatís not what this is. This is on the lighter side of stouts, a little heavy on the Crystal malts, but otherwise alright.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3216) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Pours basically black with a big tan head and a nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is very clean & very roasty. There is some coffee, some soil, and some mineral character; this is a very rich smelling beer.

The flavor is a bit sweet, plenty roasty with a good bit of dark fruit. The beer is plenty bitter with a little bit of odd buttery flavor.
One of the more pleasant Flying Dog beers Iíve had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with some crimson and garnet highlights under a medium sized tan head that deflates a bit. Roast on the nose, a touch papery and grainy with hints of oxidized old fruit behind it. Medium bodied, sweet and roasty right away. Moves to some of that cheap paper quality from the nose, almost metallic before picking the roast up again and getting slightly minerally and salty, but not much. Slow to develop finish with light roast, a bit of sweetness, and some dusty bitter cocoa. Decent enough but nothing really memorable.


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