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RATINGS: 700   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nsanders (737) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Dark brown with a nearly white head. Aroma is chocolatey malt, earthy hop, dirty water and oysters. Flavor is sweet, but finishes with a dry bitterness. The body is more watery, with large bubbles.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3573) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2015
Bouteille. Une robe noire avec une mousse beige. Un nez de chocolat avec une touche minérale. La bouche est sous la même registre, une touche de chocolat avec ce côté minéral agréable des huitres. Présentation impeccable, du grand art.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1538) - Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Appearance: very dark brown, thin light tan head, no lacing. Aroma: nice nose of dark chocolate, maybe some light pine, a hint of coffee and caramel. Taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, light roast coffee, and just a touch of brine. Finish: smooth, dry, and light-bodied. Notes: This was probably my favorite of the eight I sampled at the brewery today. Smooth, bittersweet, roasty, chocolatey, and nice. Had been avoiding because I hate oysters (and the name of the beer), but I’m glad I finally tried it. Draught at the taproom.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2323) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2015
Pours black with an off-white head. Nose shows caramel, bready malt and soft roast. Fairly sweet-smelling. Similar flavours, a bit more emphasis on a liquorice and roast malt note. Some sweetness remains, balancing things nicely.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13538) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
Medium brown oyster stout. Chocolatey, maybe a few touch salty, a bit thin, with a slightly fudgey finish. Pretty standard fare.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElDesmadre (2279) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle. Aroma - chocolate and earthy notes dominated by caramel. The balance shifts towards the chocolate part in the flavour, while the medium bitter, light roasted and earthy finish sports also an interesting note of coffee. There is a very subtle salty note in there, but at this level it is sometimes also found in stouts without seafood. The beer is tasty, but as an oyster stout it is also a letdown.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JBPortland (1183) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 28, 2015
12oz bottle pours dark brown black with two fingers of light tan head. Nose is nutty light roast coffee bean and dark baker’s chocolate with a hint of minerality. Taste is similar, run of the mill medium roasty, nutty, light baker’s chocolate, some dry dark coffee bean, maybe a touch of minerality from the oysters. Finishes with round light roast nutty chocolate malt, mostly dry. Thin body. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfenkopf (180) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2015
There’s not much to the aroma on this one, but it’s clean. I swirled it about several times and I get a bit of chocolate and malt. Not much here, but nothing unpleasant. Brew is dead of night black, even against a light. I’ve experienced darker. The head was short-lived and almond in color. The taste is chocolatey. No multi-faceted nuances here. This is a stout flavor with a hint toward chocolate. Now, my bottle says that this is an ’ale brewed with Rappahannock River oysters’, which differs from the stock photo associated with this brew. I can tell you that I don’t detect anything oyster-like in the flavor at all. However, this tastes and feels like a stout through and through. The carbonation’s a bit much, but it fades, leaving a malty aftertaste. This is a most enjoyable stout, or ale, or whatever the Flying Dog gents call it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1581) - Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Dark black pour. Coffee, chocolate, slight salt, some oak. Okay, just a tad thin for my taste. Plenty dry though

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
terefere (277) - Durham, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Pours pitch black, thin tan head. Aroma: chocolate, roasted malts, cola, coffee, oak. Taste: coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, a hint of cola, hops. Light bodied, feels a little too watery for a stout, but it is nice nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nasmith003 (162) - Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Slight coffee and chocolate aroma. Dark, opaque mahogany. Sweet and malty with a middling hop ending.


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