Ed5388 (2317) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz (2014 release) from Crossroads Spirits. Pours pitch black with a finger of creamy mocha colored head. Aroma is choc-o-lat-ey! Lots and lots of chocolate, some roasted malt, and cream. Taste is rich and smooth. Again lots of chocolate, roasted coffee, mild sweet caramel, and a hint of saltiness. Solid stuff!
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on 03/12/2011 courtesy of BrewEngineer. Dark black body with a medium creamy light brown head. Sweet roast, chocolate and caramel aroma. Sweet chocolate, roast and light salty flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
jkwalking05 (3971) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Black in color with a good sized tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, sea salt, and coffee. Taste is salty, sea water, roasted malts and coffee.
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was a bit apprehensive about this but it was a really solid stout. Seemed like a pretty typical good stout but had a saltiness/brine at the end. I was expecting more oyster flavor but was happy it wasn’t there. It was a solid stout.
Holdwine (1096) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome stout. Thanks JayBo. Again, this score might have been influenced by watching the Pats beat the Ravens to go to the Super Bowl. Maybe it is wistful thinking, but I pciked up some briny notes to compliment the big bold dark chocolate and heavy roasted malt character. Too bad I only had one bottle
jgb9348 (4893) - 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.
Beerdedone (2786) - 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.
scottw86 (1134) - 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.
Jesterdeal (1984) - 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.
dnstone (2251) - 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.