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A dry stout brewed with Rappahannock River oysters.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2782) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4105) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2014
Rejting from memory: Bottle at Porterfestivalen 2013 AP: dark brown body, wee head F: bitter, sweet chocolate, thin body, caramel toffee

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (59) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Oyster flavour is not that noticeable. This beer is mild in every way. Very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7995) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Black with a cream foam. Aromas are coffee and blackberries with caramel. Earthy and smoky with lemon. Flavours are rich coffee with bittersweet dark chocolate and slightly tart berries. Earthy with hints of seawater. Fairly robust roast malts bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2495) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours light black. Smell is roasty malt, slightly savory. Taste is roasty malt and a light tart brininess. Kind of thin body and dry. Bubbly for a stout. I only pinpoint "briny" because I know what it is. Decent. Not bad, and a bit different but not something I was overly impressed with either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2014
BBD 226/14. Pours used motor oil black with a nice head. Outstanding lacing and average retention. Nice nose of chocolate, anise and roast over a slight salty sea note. Light medium bodied with a smooth texture that approaches slick. Below average carbonation with almost no effervescence on the finish. Extremely well balanced flavor profile that has some complexity, but is not as intense as Bellís Kalamazoo or FBS. It begins with a chocolate note that flows into a slight roast bitterness. Underneath is a very subtle saltiness. The finish is smooth and the finish leaves you with a lingering chocolate bitterness and a touch of salt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKORN (127) - Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Sour, chocolate, charred malt, dark fruit aroma. Very dark in color with a small off white head. Charred malt bitterness, dry, semi sweet chocolate, light salty sea flavor. Good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
e303 (54) - - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle to stout glass. Black pour with beige head. Aroma is total chocolate, roasted malts, faintest bit of brine/salt. Taste is chocolate, malts, bit more saltiness. Finish is decent with a slick mouth and moderate carbonation. Really like this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
ferit (124) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2014
Geen schuim. Mooi zwart. Milde geur. Moeilijk te bepalen wat de smaak is. Milde smaak. Oesters? Ik haal het er niet uit. Wel een prettige stout maar niet opvallend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
witthatsbier (209) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
12 fl oz bottle from good spirits co GLASGOW UK Pours a almost black colour with a whiteish head that disappears quickly taste is dry with sourish tones and and a dry short finish Aroma is sour tart with grain overall a reasonable beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (765) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
330ml bottle, pours cola like black with a small head. Aroma is toasty malt, cocoa, milk chocolate, a bit o a ceamy texture, good body which is dry on the finish and a little bitter. Soft carbonation.

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