Murrow (93) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown, nearly black. Aroma is mostly smooth caramel and coffee, with a bit of sharp bitterness in the background. Mineral, slightly salty flavor stands out among sweet fruity malt and a balanced dash of hops. Finishes with a bit of tart fruit, a little dry. Smooth mouthfeel, medium to full bodied. Lacks the robustness of many porters, and doesnít gain much from the oyster gimmick. Not bad, but nothing special.
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at rbsg. Very dark brown with amber. A beige head. Earthy and chocolatey. Earthy and grainy. Just a little oyster (fortunately).
MaBeer1972 (1754) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Table & Vine. A jet black brew with a thick tan head. Soft velvety smooth texture. Earthy roasty flavors with subtle sweetness. Long dry finish.
JFGrind (1987) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darkest brown, medium body with licorice, roasted malts and slight medicinal aftertaste. Maybe not the best pick from the beer fridge for a hot summer night.
3fourths (9064) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Equal parts dark caramel and soy sauce with touches of smoke, burnt wood / sawdust, wet greens, peanut butter. Dusty burnt cereals and inky-chewy sugars give it an oyster sauce resemblance, but maybe Iím being led to that by the name. Itís medium bodied and rich and sticky in the finish. The oyster-mineral touches are nice, but the malt isnít sitting right for me.
GuideDogSaint (1138) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours black with a thin off white head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee, a little burnt. Dry finish,
TThumper89 (28) - Otsego, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
05/18/16 On tap at American Tap Room in the Dulles, VA airport - 16oz draft in a pint glass. Nice very dark to black poor with a finger and a half "Guinness" head which settles to a very nice lingering lacing. Extremely nice malt and hop balance with an earthy finish. Extremely smooth and drinkable.
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oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful dark body, nice head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee with some briney notes. Smooth, sweet, roasty, and slightly bitter.
WillRunForBeer (2195) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle that Iíve had in my fridge for a while. Pours medium dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate and brine. Flavor is chocolate, molasses, smoke, a bit of salt.
tfontana (613) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour into tulip glass from Julioís Liquors. Aroma is roasted malt, mild chocolate and sea water/oyster. Appearance is dark black, almost opaque, with dark red at edges and bottom of glass, mild sparkle at edges, 1/2 finger width tan head with poor retention and trace lacing. Taste is as aroma with sweet/bitter contribution of roasted malts even more forward than hints of chocolate and oyster than aroma; late smoke/ash. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, average to lively carbonation, and mildly roasted bitter crisp finish. Overall, pretty true to style but the oysters donít add much.
zoucrew102 (1285) - - MAR 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks Christina! Roasted malt aroma with chocolate and some coffee notes. Pours dark brown with one finger of light brown head with excellent retention and some lacing. Starts with rich bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Finishes dry with the roasted malt continuing into the finish as well as just a bit of coffee. No oyster flavor detected, but still a nice dry stout nonetheless. Glad to support oyster recovery!