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RATINGS: 740   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A dry stout brewed with Rappahannock River oysters.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Single from a build-a-sixpack rack at Binnyís. Good. One may be all I want to try. Cause I have a deal with the invertebrates: I donít eat them whole, and they donít send giant octopi to drag me into the see. Think Iím joking? You havenít heard the stories we were told when I worked at the Shedd Aquarium. Anyway: Looks properly stoutish in the glass, opaque black with a tan head that bubbles away quickly. Smell is mostly coffee roast malt, but not too bitter. Taste isÖ well, Iím not spitting it out, thatís for sure. Itís a fine stout with some slight coffee bitterness. A little "pepper" which might just as well have come from a British hop bill (I think). I suppose the most noted effects of brewing with oysters might be a bit of hard water from calcium in the shells. Again, Iím just trying to coagulate vague impressions against my preconceived idea of what oysters in beer would taste. But no mistake, this is very good. Wonder what we here in the shadow of Lake Michigan could do with zebra mussels?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ehaak26 (108) - - OCT 19, 2016
Pours somewhere between dark brown and black. Lots of malt, chocolate, roast, and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4947) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Sampled at RBSG 2016. Poured dark brown. Off-white head. Nose of roasted mates and chocolate. Medium body. Flavor is slightly briny rich malts and a dry lightly salty finish, Oyster stout for sure. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
closey22 (1683) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Black with rimmng white head; aroma is slight tangy malt; flava is mild roastiness; feels light watery with slight fizz; finishes tangy and roasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
RBSG 2016 shared at the Grand Tasting after-party in the hotel lobby. Bottle. Dark brown body. Straightforward roasty profile, husky grains, lightly briny, dry finish. Solid.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
malvrich (252) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2016
12 oz. bottle 2 months out of date according to date stamp. A: Black pour with a fast falling tan sudsy head. S: Coffee and bitter chocolate smell. Faint sweetness. T: Bitter and sweet together with a hint of roast and a touch of dirt. M: Medium body with above average carbonation level. O: OK but thatís about it. Will try a couple others to compare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6745) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Sampled at rbsg. Very dark brown with amber. A beige head. Earthy and chocolatey. Earthy and grainy. Just a little oyster (fortunately).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1836) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle from Table & Vine. A jet black brew with a thick tan head. Soft velvety smooth texture. Earthy roasty flavors with subtle sweetness. Long dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (2005) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Darkest brown, medium body with licorice, roasted malts and slight medicinal aftertaste. Maybe not the best pick from the beer fridge for a hot summer night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Equal parts dark caramel and soy sauce with touches of smoke, burnt wood / sawdust, wet greens, peanut butter. Dusty burnt cereals and inky-chewy sugars give it an oyster sauce resemblance, but maybe Iím being led to that by the name. Itís medium bodied and rich and sticky in the finish. The oyster-mineral touches are nice, but the malt isnít sitting right for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (1192) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 1, 2016
355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours black with a thin off white head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee, a little burnt. Dry finish,

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