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Brewed by Hammerton
Style: Stout
London, England

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, keg & bottle; Regular.

Oyster Stout.
In 1938 the original Hammerton Brewery was famous for being the first in the world to use Oysters as part of the brewing process. In this new recipe we’ve used a variety of flavoursome malts, including a good dose of oats. Fresh wild Maldon oysters are then added to the boil to add a subtle extra complexity to the taste of this stout.


s_hartshorne's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2364) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, - AUG 2, 2014
Cask the salmon Leicester. Black thin tan head lacing. Aroma is roasted choc malts. Taste is same good bitter choc coffee notes light bitterness. Medium body. Good stout.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6660) - ITALY - AUG 21, 2015
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6302) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
September 8, 2014 - on handpull at Craft Clapham. Ruby black (mostly just black) with a small lasting frothy tan head (4-). Oily and fairly bitter deep roast aroma - coffee? - not much expected saltiness, minimal alcohol presence. Taste follows - quite herbal, with some molasses sticky sweetness - again, not much alcohol, and finally, in the taste, the saltiness - if restrained - emerges. Fairly decent body, slick and slippery, only mild carbonation, but acceptable for the style on cask (I find more than a little carbonation interferes with my enjoyment of most stouts and porters), with a medium treacle/herbal sweet/bitter finish - solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sound67 (515) - Offenbach, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2015
[cask, at the Great British Beer Festival 2015] - Hammerton Pentonville Oyster Stout, 5.3%. Dark brown, almost black. Big (!) fluffy beige head. Slightly sour coffee malts, very much of the roasted kind, on the nose. Hints of vanilla. Sour and salty at the start, lots of roasted coffee, some vanilla. Sweet malts in the middle, more cocoa. Mild coffee finish, leading into a more bitter coffee aftertaste. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (3892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2015
Black, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, malts. Light sweet flavour, light roasted malts, light bread crust. Light bodied. Finish roasted malts, bread crust.
(from draught -keg- @ the brewery, RBESG 2014, London)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (729) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Keg at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A deep brown colour with thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, biscuit, subtle dark fruits and some oyster. Taste is surprisingly sweet of chocolate, biscuit, some earthiness, slight salt, subtle roasted malts and a little spicy, fruitiness in the close. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A slight roasted, fruity malt bitterness in the finish. A malt lead, flavourful stout. Tasty but maybe a little thin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (2221) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle from Cornelius. Dark brown body with ruby highlights. Medium beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of ash, cocoa powder and dried fruit. Flavour of sea salt, chocolate and Twiglets. Medium body with a light, creamy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Nice depth of flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (3741) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Cask, hand-pulled, Hanging Bat (5.1% abv), chocolate malt aroma, very dark brown, bubbly beige head, no lacing, chocolate flavour with some lime, nicely balanced, chocolatey aftertaste

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (3347) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A thick inky black beer that pours with a very thin tan head. It has a chocolate, coffee and brine flavour followed by roasted malt on the smooth finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4156) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
From my backlogg: Draught at the brewery in London 2014. Black beer with a brownish head. Roasted aroma, chocolate tar dark fruits aroma. Chocolate licorice tar smokey notes flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
voncrease (72) - - JUN 6, 2015
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