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RATINGS: 631   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A dry stout brewed with Rappahannock River oysters.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mokonawht (4) - - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
Love it Himebaugh divisions brandishing jgigj by historical vfjvjdhtfjfjfhch kingfisher

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Miamibeachlira (3) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2013 does not count
Fantastic dry finish ... Light coffee aroma and taste at the end ... Deep black color ... Light head the disappears almost immediately ... Medium carbonation, again .. The dry finish is more evident as you drink more of it ... Enjoyable and a must have with the actual oysters ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rojum55 (12) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Glassware: English Pint Glass Aroma: Sweet malts, chocolate. Taste: Dry, salty backbone from the oysters, refreshing stout qualities. Overall: One of my go to six packs and something I like drinking with seafood or dessert.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stampion (142) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Wow. A great beer. Couldn’t taste the oysters at all (which is a good thing). Maybe just the slightest touch of brine. This beer is great.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
filogomo (10) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Very east to drink of such a dark beer . If I didn’t have a fridge full i would go buy more ASAP.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3109) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 13, 2013
Bardzo dobre piwo, wytrawne, czarne i pachnące klasycznym Stoutem. Ostrygi wyczuwa się dopiero po przełknięciu. Finisz bardzo wytrawny. Jeden z najlepszych ostrygowych stoutów jakie degustowałem. Na uwagę zasługuje mocna zbita i gęsta czapa piana. Polecam

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (580) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Great Brew. Taste is sweet maybe of caramel and the oyster must make it nice sweet and smooth. Great pour, luck, overall amazing brew. Would def recommend as a starter stout for a friend.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
foodjoybeer (4) - - MAR 15, 2014 does not count
Does work well with oysters. Creamy, sweet, and not over the top. Very tastey. One of the best stouts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cantabrian (775) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 28, 2013
I love true oyster stouts (or better, "mollusc" stouts, as NZ has great clam & mussell stouts too) for the brine and the saltiness that that create this perfect trinity with sweetness and bitterness. However, I was a bit concerned when I learnt that the Rappahannock oysters were the sweetest of all the east coast true oysters. Where would the "brine" be then? Well, not to worry. This is a fabulous stout, truly briney and salty (and apologies for the abuse of words ending with a "y"). Not much of a thrilling aroma, rather fruity, with a bit of plum and a touch of chocolate, free of that oiled leather of heavily hopped stouts and free of coffee. Black as sin, but not a pun on the spilling sin of Onan, perhaps an inspiration for the clever name. The flavour is a wonderful balance of the bitter chocolate, the sweetness of prunes (and RR oysters), the seasalt - I know that it is likely not even there anyway - and a buttered brown toast with a thin film of vegemite. Not a hint of coffee, for which I am thankful. Flavours all very well blended, roundly smoothed into a not-too-complex result. Still, superb! Not too dry, neither to start with, nor in the end, so I don’t understand what makes this a "dry stout". Palate is chalky, a bit unctuous, lovely and seductive as a sweet oyster that has just exploded under our bite. I must hurry and order more of these!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inbreak (1875) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 26.06.2013, 0,35l bottle @ Vintner Wine Market Café:
Nice slightly brown longlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sweet, dark malts, salty caramel, coffee, dark sugar, toffee, chocolate. Taste is slightly dry, roasted coffee, dark malts, cocoa, salty caramel, grass, raw licorice, hay. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Really loved this one.


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