Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lifeless looking pour with no head and no carbonation to speak of. Interesting smoked jerky meat aroma with some minerals, ash and sweet malts. Color is a very dark brown. Moderate flavor and palate. I realize that this is a foreign stout but it is still a bit on the watery side. Very sleek in the mouth with lots more smokey flavors, terriaki, carbon and a bit of dry dark cherry cordial that lingers for a bit. More lingering smokyess and a bit of salt. An ok brew. Glad that ther are no real oysters used in the production of his brew. That would be NASTY!!!
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly black. Roasty aroma with chocolate and a unique mineral note. flavor is a bit roasty and dry with some chocolate, espresso and again a mineral note. Pretty good.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Firewaters in the Tropicana Marketplace (Atlantic City). Rich brownish-black pour under a short but creamy medium beige head. Strong aroma of coffee and chocolate. Aromas follow through to the flavors and work very well together with additional notes of vanilla, toffee and a touch of dark fruit. Very creamy and silky texture with a long, mildly smoky finish. Iím hardly a homer and Iíve never been a huge fan of Flying Fish but this brew is extremely impressive.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a dark brune body with a tan coffee rich head. Loads of coffee notes, espresso, coco, and a lighter chocolate note. Roasted malt, with a full body and a mild warming. Nice brew.
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours out thick and black with a nice finger thick head that was chocolate milk colored and frothy that settled to a nice thin cap. the body is black with no light penetration and no bubbles rising that i can see. the aromas are chocolate, coffee, and sugar with a little bit of ripe fruit. the body is kind of thin with nice carbonation and a velvety mouth feel. i taste a little bit of salt in the finish and it does finish some what dry. there is some delicate lacing as it goes down the glass. i can also taste roasted malts, sugar, plum, coffee, milk chocolate, and very little bitterness but rather kind of sweet. it finishes clean leaving a nice aftertaste that is not overpowering or lingering. pretty good beer that i was not expecting to like given the fact that there is oysters in this. i only wonder if they put them in a raw, or if they cooked them first, either way it is still good.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Pours very deep brown, nearly opaque, with a small khaki head. Aroma of cocoa, espresso, malted milk, and a little salt. Flavor begins with espresso, with is soon joined by cocoa powder, smoke, and chalk. Finish is fairly dry, with espresso and mineral notes and some dark fruit. Medium bodied, with soft carbonation. Not bad, but I had higher expectations.
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a night black with a medium sized brown head. Aroma of cocoa powder, chocolate, and sweet malt. Taste of chocolate, cocoa powder and sweet malt.
keepersj12 (2443) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful black with a nice tan head that laces the glass. Aroma is chocolate along with sweet malt. Flavor has the chocolate notes along with a very nice smokiness. Maybe my imagination but I get a bit of the bay in the taste. Just a touch of saltiness. Finish is extremely creamy and smooth. Very good.