angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Black pour with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa, booze, bbq. Flavor is salty, smoke, BBQ, earth, ash. Watery mouthfeel.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Finally, a true oyster stout! This is my first. The pour yields an extremely dark, inky, mahogany colored body that shows cola-like translucency at the outer edges when backlit. A tall, foamy, light brown head settles in to a skinny, smooth blanket, then eventually fades away completely. Minimal spotting shows on the glass. The aroma is well balanced, showing countering notes of bittersweet bakerís chocolate, dark barley roast, and coffee. Hints of anise lend a licorice-like spiciness, while wisps of earthy-sweet yeast lend further depth. Flavors mirror that profile, again deliciously balanced between dry, dark, earthy roast and the perfect amount of subtly sweet cocoa and burnt caramel. The mouthfeel transitions back and forth between slick and semi-dry, medium-plus in body all the way, maintaining a fine but consistent carbonation throughout. Overall, this is a very fine brew that walks the line between a standard American stout and a dry export stout.. I only wish I had some oysters to go along with it.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured black with a copper head. aroma was roasty, chocolate, and coffee. flavor was coffee, bitter, and dark roast. body was light with somewhat of a slick feeling.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Paulís: Near oapque pour with a deep brown head. Very chocolaty aroma with some soft barley roast. Perhaps a very soft licorice/fennel note. Fluffy body, though a bit too carbonated for the style, in my opinion. Salty, roasted flavor. The middle has a burnt plum suggestion that leads to a soft smokiness and residual salty char. A pretty well crafted stout that would be superior on cask (to refine and soften the carbonation).
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black and completely opaque without even the slightest bit of lighter hues when held to a light source and a frothy dark chocolate neige/brown head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Large chunks of soapy lacing are left behind.
Dark roasted malt aroma with lots of chocolate, burnt toast, biscuit, licorice, and a slight salty presence. The aroma isnít as roasty as I expected but there is still a slight coffee presence along with some nut and subtle saltiness.
Toasty medium body with lots of roasted chocolate malt, burnt toast, licorice, oatmeal and toffee. Thereís also a good bit of coffee bean that adds to the smokey/roastiness. The body is slightly thin but itís still pretty complex and very drinkable considering how roasty the malt profile is. There is a subtle saltiness(from the oysters) thT is not overpowering but compliments the chocolate and roasted notes very well. Slight lactic creaminess provides nice balance and makes it pretty quaffable. Probably the best beer Iíve had yet from Flying Fish.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I just got back from a freezing cold off-road bike ride to find that my neighbor Adam dropped off a glass of this for me. Sweet!! Blackish brown body, light brown thin creamy head. aroma of deep roasted chocolate malt, light coffee, and m&m candy. lively carbonation, flavor is a little tangy and grassy with roasted coffee and chocolate malt. some mild toffee flavor and then a mild bitter hop finish. aftertaste is warming chocolate malt. very good. Thanks Adam!
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
( 750ml bottle thanks to BMan1113VR) Pours near black with oily tan head. Nice coating on the glass. Nose of coffee, salt, cocoa. Taste of semi-sweet chocolate, cream, roastiness with a nice thick creamy finish.
mar (4821) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured black with a khaki head. nose is roasted malts, chocolate and cream. nice thickness with a flavor of roasted chocolate, malts and light smoke.
Cavie (3785) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR. Dark black pour with a tan head. Light aroma. Some roasted notes but otherwise not much else. Taste is sharp roast upfront that fades into a light metallic finish. Very slight finish of shrimp batter. Never had an oyster stout before and Iím not angry at it either. Cool.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, VERY much thanks to bman1113vr. Pours a deep black with dark tan head. Aroma of subtle chocolate, dark roast, a bit of brine. Flavor of dark roast, chocolate, a bit of briny saltiness. Mouth feel is medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, some tasty stuff!