DrnkMcDermott (2872) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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?
huineman (71) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ARH (749) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Voodoo (411) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
pineypower (2666) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
DedicatedToFun (3608) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, black pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is coffee, some oyster, but not much
craftybrumance (6) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Maxbier (601) - Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster from Flying Dog sales rep. Dark brown with thin tan head. Roasty malt aroma. Nice standard stout; roast flavors, not too malty, some grassy earthy hop for balance and a hint of a briny flavor. Better than I anticipated, would probably pair well with seafood that is not dusted with Old Bay.
N3lson1 (376) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle, purchased from Wegmanís. I couldnít really smell. A good taste of bitter malts, slighly chocolatey. A noteworthy spin on the hopification of this brew! A good stout!
sinfull (992) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent stout. Black color , nice beige head. Coffee, roasted malt and strange perfume notes in aroma. Coffee , chocolate , malt in taste. Touch of hop in finish .