DrnkMcDermott (2715) - 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?
ilovedarkbeer (2135) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black color with a small taupe head. Notes of sea shells, smoke, cocoa nibs, and caramel. Nice silky mouthfeel.
Foffern (973) - BodÝ, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours a black colour with a beige, medium head. Nice roasted aroma with coffee, dark chocolate and leather. More roasted malt in the flavour along with coffee and ash. Nice! Has a slick and silky mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A solid stout with a wonderful roasted touch.
ERB92 (56) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cocoa, nuts, coffee, dark chocolate and some roasted malts. Black with a tan head. Medium sweet with a light bitterness. Medium body with a lively carbonation. Overall a good stout, but the carbonation could have been a bit softer for my taste.
Albertsen (49) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong, black and beautiful. Medium brown foam. Smell of coffee. Roasted? A hint of chocolate. Maybe to light. goes easy down. Ok
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mgajdaczewa (155) - Katowice, POLAND - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bardzo smaczny stout, delikatny, ale i pełny w smaku. Pachnący lekko palono z nutami kawowymi. W smaku czuć lekką kawę, půłpełną słodowość, paloność. Ekstremalnie pijalne mimo niemałej, wytrawnej goryczki.
JHeath99 (300) - - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma of malts and mild coffee. Taste of dark chocolates and roastiness .
Brandon1989 (81) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
lots of smoke. pours a pitch black with a medium khaki head. the aroma is roasted barley, coffee, chocolate, caramel malts and the taste is all of those characteristics. you do not taste any oysters in this. good beer highly recommend,
rondphoto (1242) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly opaque dark brown with a frothy brown head that remains at 1/2" for a good while swirls of lace. Taste is somewhat bitter toasted malt with biscuit and earth overtones. It blooms nicely through the palate gaining bigger mouthfeel and more bittering until midway through the palate, when a burst of sweet malt emerges, quickly dropping back again to lingering bitterness. An outstanding stout.
Ed5388 (1223) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Manahawkin Spirits. Pours a thin black color with ruby red highlights, and a nice thick foamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, slightly ashy, and some sweet vanilla. Taste is really earthy, with a nice amount of chocolate and roasted malts, and some bitter coffee.
drunk_again (60) - GREECE - NOV 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. pours dark color without head. aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and hints of coffee. taste is similar with hints of hops and a dry finish.