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RATINGS: 633   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A dry stout brewed with Rappahannock River oysters.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Dark brown with a tiny skim of off-white head. Aroma is caramel with some minerality and roast. Taste is the same, with more coffee notes, and dry, without being acrid, or unmalty. $1/12oz


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7965) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Black with a cream foam. Aromas are coffee and blackberries with caramel. Earthy and smoky with lemon. Flavours are rich coffee with bittersweet dark chocolate and slightly tart berries. Earthy with hints of seawater. Fairly robust roast malts bitter finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2487) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours light black. Smell is roasty malt, slightly savory. Taste is roasty malt and a light tart brininess. Kind of thin body and dry. Bubbly for a stout. I only pinpoint "briny" because I know what it is. Decent. Not bad, and a bit different but not something I was overly impressed with either.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (172) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2014
BBD 226/14. Pours used motor oil black with a nice head. Outstanding lacing and average retention. Nice nose of chocolate, anise and roast over a slight salty sea note. Light medium bodied with a smooth texture that approaches slick. Below average carbonation with almost no effervescence on the finish. Extremely well balanced flavor profile that has some complexity, but is not as intense as Bell’s Kalamazoo or FBS. It begins with a chocolate note that flows into a slight roast bitterness. Underneath is a very subtle saltiness. The finish is smooth and the finish leaves you with a lingering chocolate bitterness and a touch of salt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKORN (127) - Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Sour, chocolate, charred malt, dark fruit aroma. Very dark in color with a small off white head. Charred malt bitterness, dry, semi sweet chocolate, light salty sea flavor. Good beer

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
e303 (53) - - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle to stout glass. Black pour with beige head. Aroma is total chocolate, roasted malts, faintest bit of brine/salt. Taste is chocolate, malts, bit more saltiness. Finish is decent with a slick mouth and moderate carbonation. Really like this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
ferit (122) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2014
Geen schuim. Mooi zwart. Milde geur. Moeilijk te bepalen wat de smaak is. Milde smaak. Oesters? Ik haal het er niet uit. Wel een prettige stout maar niet opvallend.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
witthatsbier (206) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
12 fl oz bottle from good spirits co GLASGOW UK Pours a almost black colour with a whiteish head that disappears quickly taste is dry with sourish tones and and a dry short finish Aroma is sour tart with grain overall a reasonable beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (759) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
330ml bottle, pours cola like black with a small head. Aroma is toasty malt, cocoa, milk chocolate, a bit o a ceamy texture, good body which is dry on the finish and a little bitter. Soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koskela (273) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 18, 2014
The chocolate overpowers any other aroma with this dark brown brew with a light brown head. The aroma is pretty typical of most stouts. The taste is chocolately with a hint of the sea. A touch of saltiness through out the sip and slightly in the aftertaste along with the bitter and chocolate. The faintest hint of oysters comes through. Ever so slightly in this full bodied brew with decent carb.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (773) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with small, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, bread crust, herbal hops and see bay. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of toasted, bready malt, coffee, salt, oysters, brown sugar, burnt grain and herbal hops. Finish is long, bitter, and salty. Very nice brew, would be classic with shellfish.


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