keanex (1629) - 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, there’s 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 I’ve 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.
jsquire (3727) - 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. I’ve never really got what oysters add to beer, but this is a tasty stout.
djd07 (5897) - 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.
Underdogs88 (261) - 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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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.
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009 bottle drank in January 2014. When opening the beer I got a loud pop from the carbonation, but luckily it didn’t gush. Dark brown to black pour with a very fine brown head. The aroma has some roasted malt and light dark fruit notes. The flavor is a bit more complex. I get a lot of chocolate and roasted malt as well as some brine from the oysters. Medium mouthfeel and high carbonation.
conway (1991) - - JAN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black with a 1 finger tan head. Aroma is roasty and chocolatey. Taste follows suit and adds some really nice briny earthiness. Creamy mouthfeel and sufficient carb. Very tasty.
Ed5388 (2519) - 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!
abcfan (819) - 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 (5216) - 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, it’s earthy and light mineral character adds a bit of a sharp bite and significant tang, and there’s some creaminess too smooth the acidity. If I had my druthers, I’d like this to be drier, but it’s pretty darn tasty as is.