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RATINGS: 690   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
paintedmaple (507) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2012
12 oz bottle...roasty coffee/cocoa take a dip in the ocean and perfectly blend salt water critters into an incredible dry stout. With every sip my tastebuds found a new to love this stuff!


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (697) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with a foamy, short-lasting tan head. Aroma is chocolate and lots of roast. Flavor is roast, with a smidgen of bitterness. Has a creamy mouthfeel. I donít know what the oysters add to the beer, but itís pretty good nonetheless.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
antg8989 (2) - Califon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2015 does not count
A bit thin for my preference. Nothing spectacular, but certainly drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1513) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint. 3.25 A: Dark brown color. Two fingers of foamy tan head. Retention is about average and not really any lacing is left. 3.75 S: Moderate roastiness. Brine from the oysters. Some caramel sweetness, but dry overall. Mineral and graininess. Fairly simple, but quite pleasant. 3.5 T: Tastes like the nose. Moderate roastiness with just a touch of ash. Dry, but with notes of caramel and chocolate. Mineral, grain, brine. 3.25 M: Lighter medium body. A bit more carbonation than Iíd like, but good enough. Lacking creaminess, but otherwise okay. 3.5 D: Iím not sure if Iíve ever had a stellar oyster stout, but they always seem to be pretty good. They intrigue me. DavoleBomb, Jul 07, 2013

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
huineman (342) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 23, 2015
Black body with copper shades. Yellow-ish head. Soft scents of coffee, seaweed (particularly wakame) and toffee. Watery, light, short-lingering. Easy to forget. Disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 20, 2015
From bottle, pours black with a beige head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Mediu to low carbonation, slick texture. very good stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2015
UPDATED: APR 7, 2015 12oz bottle, poured into a shaker. The beer is a dark mahogany brown hue with a light, dense-froth, tan head that has a moderate retention and no lace. Initially aromas of coffee come through, but a salty and melon brine sneak in. Thereís also a light, but present, fish note and a lactose sugar that appears late. The taste is a dry balance of medium sweet and bitter. The beer is smooth and thin with a fuzzy carbonation and a dry medium body. Roasted flavors of bread crust combine with a light brine and light coffee note on the palate. The finish is a burnt, bitter, waxy character with a light fishiness that disappears in the mild, dry aftertaste of crusty bread.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Voodoo (416) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2015
Pours a deep brown with a dense off white head which lingers......aroma of smoke, caramel......taste is amazingly smooth with coffee flavors, slight bitterness, hints of smoke, tailing off into more coffee and a thin finish. Just a bit more mouthfeel in the end would make this amazing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (2689) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2015
Bottle, thanks to Aaron. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma is of roast, light chocolate, some light salty notes also....Taste is smooth, light roast, chocolate, mild roast coffee and some lingering salty notes in there also. Definitely interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3701) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle, black pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is coffee, some oyster, but not much

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftybrumance (6) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
Rich smokey forward aromas greet you. I got deep cherry notes with scotch, liquorice and chocolate. This is a complex mastery of flavours which are artfully balanced. You are met initially with a full smokey flavour which resolves to Rocquefort cheese, Sherry and a beautiful toasted malt bitterness. There are subtle uplifting notes in the form of some grassy hop flavours but all in all this is a moody earthen beer full of mystery and magic. Perhaps the best quality about this beer is the silky mouth feel that lies in wait behind the play of crisp bubbles.


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