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RATINGS: 655   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Black color with a small head. Roasted barley aroma. Roasty flavor with some light "sea-ish" character (iodine? salt?).


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1731) - - OCT 19, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours very deep brown color with just a hint of light seen shinning trough. Upon pouring there is a one finger of fizzy tan colored head that fades very rapidly to leave just a tiny trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is rather big of a roasted malt and coffee smell mixed with some very light dark chocolate notes. As may be expected form an oyster stout, there is also some salty sea like aromas mixed in there as well with just a hint of a charcoal and toast smell as well. Taste – The taste begins with a heavy roasted malt flavor with a little bit of a toffee sweetness upfront. The toffee quickly fades giving a very dry and roasty flavor. Along with the nice roasty flavors of the brew, are some faint hints of seawater mixed with a touch of a charcoal and toast taste. While a bit of sea is present on the taste it is very light overall, leaving a mainly drier roasted dark malt flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. A bit of a thicker body would have suited the darker flavors much better, with a slightly lower carbonation level doing the same for the dry and roasted taste. Overall – Not really much oyster going on in this one. Besides the nose, which gives a decent level of saltiness, overall the brew is really just a drier and roastier stout. OK, but nothing exceptional.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
remice (44) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
Trouvé a Chincoteague en Virginie,début Août, pris en fin d’après midi, arômes de café doux,chocolat au lait, amandes, quelques traces de noisettes salées.Au goût belle rondeur,gros chocolat au caramel , suivi de noix et d’un soupçon de sel marins, c’est pas trop iodé, c’est très bien. une bonne dry stout , bien rafraichissante Et c’est tant mieux parce que j’aime pas les huitres!!!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steverus0 (188) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Frankly tastes more like a porter to me, but I think that's ok considering that it's for a good cause. First note, I don't love oysters. But if done right, this brew should bring in something worthwhile that brings character to an otherwise pleasant brew. Nose is heavy on the caramel malts and very light on hops. Tight but limited head balances on top of a crystal black brew. Taste is... unique. Heavy body and porter-like bitterness comes into the expected stout depth and roasted notes. Smokey notes are most of what there is to show on the surface for oyster character, but that's ok. If this were an oyster porter I'd say it was better and, objectively, this brew is more drinkable than most heavy stouts. But for what I expect from a stout, this brew lacks in robustness what it makes up in character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Msdrbeat (51) - - OCT 12, 2014
Very nice aroma. From bottle in glass. Can't taste the oysters of course. A really drinkable stout! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2663) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, caramel, a hint of licorice and had some salty notes. smooth texture, medium body, medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1407) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
:Bottled ; A nice looking beige head ,non nitro , proper dry stout beer head ; creamy and thick as fuck . but more purple /brown than really black so just a 4 for that crime. nose is roasted .coffee. green hops. plastic . meaty
its a roasted dry palate ...coffee . both rich and dry . some mild hop florals and bitterness . i expected a tad more here , its good stuff . i guess i just like the brewery . but a good session booster .

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (825) - California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Pours black with a khaki head. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel and slight ocean aroma. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, salt, molasses and hop flavors. Medium full body and creamy mouthfeel. Chocolate, coffee and saltwater finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (297) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter..black pour with fluffy tan head..aroma of coffee, roasted nuts..malty taste with some salt,brine..not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weordie (42) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Pours a delicious black, almost coal like in colour with a creamy head. Has an aroma of coffee to it but not very strong. A hint of chocolate in the taste with a bit of fizz but not a great deal. Overall a nice stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass, displaying a nearly opaque, black/brown hue, with some ruby highlighting at the base, persistent, creamy & frothy head foam, and all kinds of cling from the waves, ribbons, & spots of lacing. The nose was roasted & malty, with a lightly briny/dockside scent, and a touch of molasses sweetness. The taste added a moderate, roasted, earthy, & lingering hop bitterness, with average carbonation, a better than medium body, and a nice silkiness to the mouthfeel. A very flavorful Stout with just a hint of the sea to make it interesting.


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