NikkTwist (1814) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Opaque black pour with a large frothy beige head. Dark caramel meets heavy milk chocolate cocoa. Body is thick but the palate is thin. Reminiscent of an Oyster Stout but missing the saltiness (and the oysters.) Bit disappointed. Good but not extraordinary.
MadRobin (2182) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring, MD.
Opaque, near black with a small tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee.
Taste of roasted malt, milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses and a touch oyster shell.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation.
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tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at JBs with Chris. Pours black with thick dense tan head. Nose of roasted malt, chocolate, fruity esters. Medium to full body. Notes of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, fruit. Nice stout
SudsMcDuff (6338) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle as shown .. . deep brown almost black . .. mild foam .. . light tar and sweet charcoal .. . very light mouth and finish .. i didnít really appreciate this .. . . Iím normally not a praying man, but if youíre up there, please save me Superman.
jsquire (3614) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beer with a short lived brown head. Nice roasty malt nose. Sweet stout with some roasted grain, toast, milk chocolate and some lactose. Iíve never really got what oysters add to beer, but this is a tasty stout.
Underdogs88 (204) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is full of chocolate and licorice with a slight burnt note. Black color with a tan head with ok head retention. The flavor is a mostly smooth roasted malt complexity with some noticeable fruity esters on the front and middle end of the taste. The end note contains a hop and roasted grain bitterness to balance some of the maltiness. Medium-full body with silky creaminess and a dry endnote. Overall, a great tasting stout. I would buy this again.
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djd07 (4587) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Nathan. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is strong. roast and salt. Medium mouthfeel with strong roast and salt with nice dry finish. Good.
keanex (1564) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Pitch black body with a tall, dense and persistent brown head on top. Great looking stout!
Aroma: The aroma leans a bit sweet with chocolate and mild roasted malts, thereís a mild dryness contributed, I assume by the Irish yeast. It certainly has the Irish yeast aroma.
Taste: This is a very solid imperial stout with a touch of chocolate sweetness to compliment the shy roasted malts. The chocolate reminds me of syrup a little a semi-dry and quick finish. This is a very nice stout.
Palate: Full-bodied, but not super thick. The carbonation is mild as well.
Overall: This is one of the best oyster stouts that Iíve had. I like the malt profile and the drinkability is high. No brine worth noting, but this is very good beer, well worth trying once.
abcfan (772) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really well done brew. Pours black with a fluffy brown head. Aroma is full of malt, roast, and tobacco. Creamy in the mouth, with a bitter finish.
EithCubes (5138) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle of the re-release, this one is 7.5% abv. Nose is wonderfully roasty, dark with tar and ash, some tobacco, and the chocolate is kept to a bare, dark minimum. Pours inky brown-black with subtle ruby highlights and a tight, sudsy light brown head. Light body edging toward watery, sweet with the ash/tar/tobacco mentioned before, a really nice roast character not pushed to the side by lactose or other additives. Fruitiness is there but vague, itís earthy and light mineral character adds a bit of a sharp bite and significant tang, and thereís some creaminess too smooth the acidity. If I had my druthers, Iíd like this to be drier, but itís pretty darn tasty as is.