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A dry stout brewed with Rappahannock River oysters.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
12oz served in a snifter. A - Pours very dark brown almost black with a thin tan head that forms a seal aroung the edges of the glass. Specks of lacing left around the glass. S - Roasted chocolate malts, anise, molasses, caramel, smoked nuts. T - Roasted/smoked malts, hints of cocoa, some raisin and molasses sweetness, overall very dry though. Suggestions of smoked oysters. Finishes with a clean saltiness and a smoky cacao aftertaste. M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, chunky feel. This was my first oyster stout and it was quite good. The oysters were subtle but really added to a solid English stout. This would pair well with food or by itself. Serving type: bottle 09-25-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (167) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKORN (126) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
e303 (48) - - 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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
witthatsbier (204) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (758) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koskela (270) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (768) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5250) - Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2014
12 oz bottle from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have dry roasted malt, mild dark chocolate notes, some earthy bitterness with some brine to the finish. Decent enough for what it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1474) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Reviewed from notes. I’ve always had this in pint glasses. The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a decent half finger white foamy head that dies at a nice pace and leaves a light lacing about it. The smell was dry and dark and roasty. Honestly, I really didn’t get much of any "oyster"/brininess of any of the sorts. The taste was mainly just dark and roasty. On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium in body. The carbonation was fairly good for the style and for me. It was slightly dry but not too sharp. Overall, I say this was a decent Irish Dry Stout worthy of having again, but not much of an "oyster stout."

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