DialSquare (3123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Andersons in Sylvania. Brown pour beige head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit and nuts. Tastes are dry, roasty, caramel, vanilla, wood, coffee, dark fruit, sour milk. Slick thin to medium palate. Tasty enough.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with large aerated head. Big lactose sugar, chocolate, and graham cracker. Thin, but enoyable.
Patrickctenchi (4455) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly black with thick tan head.
Aroma is sweet chocolate...a little salt.
Taste is chocolate/coffee....malty...
A little milk/cream.
A bit more salt in aftertaste.
Very solid, very pleasant.
A good stout overall.
craftbeerdesign (2204) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
taster at Flying Dog on 7/5/12. black pour with a tan head. roast / chocolate nose. med dry body with chocolate and roast. semi-dry finish with more roast. nice dry stout, but not getting the oyster thing.
shrubber85 (8325) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate, coffee malt aroma - a slight hint of oysters, Dark black-brown with moderate head. Slightly sweet chocolate/coffee malt flavor with a light ashy finish. Very nice beer.
CowboyKatana (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer is a nice basic stout. I wish it wasn't labeled an oyster stout. That made me expect a little more. Just a stout with a dash of salt.
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RyanK (240) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours really dark but is still penetrable by light. Lots of bubble on the glass and has a tan foam head that is quick to dissipate. Smells like any normal stout with a lot of saltiness and a small amount of dark chocolate. Quiet watery body as the glass would suggest with a lot of carbonation. Taste follows light normal tasting stout (ex guiness draught) with plenty of saltiness, carbonation and a little dark chocolate. If you like Oyster Stouts cool, I just feel like someone put salt water in my average sessionable stout.
smith4498 (3172) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aromas. Burnt malt flavor with some milk chocolate. Slightly ashy and a little salty. Medium to full body with soft carbonation.
NachlamSie (2883) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the BP in Sylva. Pours really dark with a tan head. The aroma is nutty with hints at chocolate, coffee and a bit of hops. Body is creamy. The flavor is solid with plenty of brownie flavor and coffee. I can’t really taste the oysters like in other oyster stouts. Maybe there is a minerally quality, nothing standout. This is a really tasty stout though.
lelisboa (62) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok, this a brown dark stout. You smell roasted malt, mainly and coffee.
Probably I got impressed about the "pearl" but in reality what I tasted was a common stout: roasted malt and coffee. Dry bitterness, low carbonated, good mounthfeel. 3.6 is enough, and is not bad.