Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Rating #109. Very dense black pour with a little brown along the top edge and a dissipating medium brown head that left some spotty lacing. Very rich aroma, almost imperial stoutish. I’m getting a lot of dark fruits, a little sweet, toffeeish and a hint of soy sauce, really nice. Flavor is a little roast and even a hint of a smoky ashiness that is very pleasing. (1695)
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate coffee aroma on this black pour with a chocolate head. Iced coffee flavor with subtle sweetness. Smooth finish.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours black with a tan head. nose is sherry esque, with strong chocolate overtones, plums, brown sugar, chocolate covered apricots. palate is light, taste is smokey, rich chocolate, brown sugar, really dry but really balanced great beer. flying fish is killin it for jersey!
BillWyce (660) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured inky black with a cocoa-colored dark tan head. Aroma was mostly of chocolate with some grain mixed in. Deep palate with a slight thickness to it. Mild chocolatey taste that takes on a bit of coffee in the finish. A grainy note becomes more evident as it warms a little. Worth finding while it’s still available, as I haven’t heard of plans to make this an ongoing release as Flying Fish did with Exit 4.
jgb9348 (4437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep perfectly pitch black coloured body with a thin, oily deep brown head. Aroma of nothing but pungent items: anise, licorice, coffee, alcohol and roasted malt - with a definite brininess from the oysters. Full-bodied; Strong assertive nutty and roasted malt flavour with a lot of alcohol, caramel and coffee flavours and the extra body from the oysters and the almost salty finish. Aftertaste shows a ton of deep flavours again with the sweetness really coming through here and the alcohol. Overall, a very nicely done Oyster with some great characteristics and a very robust complexity. I sampled two of these 75 cL bottles purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey.
dnstone (2092) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Moderately sweet, roasty, and chocolatey. Black in color with tan colored head. Chocolatey aroma.
Beerdedone (2460) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and light coffee. Roasty sweet flavor of rich chocolate, roasted coffee, dark malts, earth and a hint of some saltiness with a smooth dry roasty finish.
Jesterdeal (1580) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of chocolate, roast pretzel, and coffee. Pours black and thick. Tastes of coffee, chocolate and a bite.of thick Amish pretzels. Starts black and ends salty sweet. Great stout.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Sample Date: 3/12/2011 Source:BrewEngineer) Salty roasty notes in the aroma with lots of chocolate. Black with small tan head. Roasty chocolate with a bit of astringency. Dry and moderately bitter. Medium body with lightly salty slick mouth feel. Tasty
scottw86 (1055) - Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured black with a small brown head. Aroma is very chocolatey with some fruit and coffee. Taste is smooth and rich. A bit dry with lots of roasted malts. Finish is burnt with more coffee and chocolate. Taste is pretty one-dimensional, but the texture is pretty interesting. Aftertaste has some slightly fruity notes. Overall pretty good.