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Brewed by Hammerton
Style: Stout
London, England

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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 (1395) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to the Cad. Pours deep opaque black with a small, staying, creamy beige head. Aroma has sweet chocolate, light cocoa, mild licorice, soft salty. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and quite light mouthfeel. Flavour has ashy malts, dry and very bitter, salty licorice notes, cocoa powder. Long lingering malty bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3313) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: At the brewery.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, fresh, a bit weak, roasted malt.
Body: Light to medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Mild chocolate, some liquorice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16719) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty bitter chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2014
Draught at the brewery. Black beer with a nice brownish head. Roasted aroma, chocolate, , cocoa, biscuits, figs, soot, tar notes. Chocolate and licorice flavor, soot, tar, cocoa, some smoked notes. Flawless stout.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Holmen2 (906) - NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Almost black. Not much head at all. Aroma of sour coffee, patent malt, bitter liquorice and pine. Similar taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (2768) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Shared bottle during RBHD Mosterøl gathering. Clear deep mahogany body verging on black. Short lived small light brown head that lingers as a film. Puffed oats, oyster sauce and coffee on the nose. Roasted bitter light salty. Medium bodied. Long roasted and bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5120) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Shared 330 ml bottle at local tasting. Dark brown colour, nearly black. Low beige head. "Salty" and roasty dryish aroma, notes of sea water and coffee. Low carbonation. Dry roasty flavour, distinct notes of coffee and bittering hops. Salty hints. A bit one-dimensional but okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1711) - WALES - AUG 27, 2014
Keg at Brewdog. Black, small ring of tan head. Aroma is mostly ash with background milk chocolate. Body is light, some spritz. Taste is light with watery chocolate, light smoke, a touch of salt in the finish, not bitter. Very drinkable stout - knocked this back in seconds.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1150) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Half pint at Wandsworth Summer Beer Festival 2014. Black with minimal head. Fine roasted chocolate malt aroma, and boozy. Pretty nice, with a pleasant light roast and complex sweetness. Tasty but not special.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4690) - Utah, USA - AUG 19, 2014
On tap at the brewery, RBESG
Dark brown with a medium sized tan head, good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste of toasted malts and roast coffee
Good


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