Brewed by Hammerton
Style: Stout
Islington, England


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2582) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1699) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle from Drinkers Paradise. Quite black in colour, white foam. Good complex beer with pleasant roasty malts and an interesting salty addition. Enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tedvard (31) - - MAR 28, 2016
Rich, sweet dark fruits on the nose, slight hint of citrus hops. Complex and flavourful - coffee and bitter dark chocolate. A little smokey too. Interesting subtle tang to the finish, possibly the oysters. Overall rich and full bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3993) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2016
Tap at CBR16, smoky treacly red-fruity nose, roasty dry and fruity with a hint of saline.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hatzer (121) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
Well very good stout this lovely creamy head deep black colour. Malty aftertaste no bitternesss smooth everything a stout should be

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (760) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Pours black with a frothy head. Aroma is very chocolatey with a roasted malt hint. A little over carbonated but a nice smokey beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2015
330ml Bottle from Coppers, Gosforth. Black pour with a thin, tan head. The nose is sweet, with loads of toffee and molasses. The flavour is equally sweet and rich, with lots of coffee, caramel and toffee notes, as well as large oat character which gets a little sugary as the glass goes down. Classy tasting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6048) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Keg at CBC Covent Garden, London. It pours a brown color with small beige head, Aroma is astringent bitter roasty notes of woof, coffee and ashes. Taste is also quie dry and astringent, with more cocoa, ashes and wood. Not much seaweed/salt/oysters in this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (700) - - SEP 24, 2015
Poured from a 33cl bottle. Mahogany going on black, with a beige head. Aromas of malted hops. Taste is rich with plenty of roasted notes, including roasted oats. There is a rich, complex taste with flavours of coffee and chocolate. Not really any hint of saltiness from the real oysters, but there is a very full, slightly oily, mouthfeel. Complex and interesting. Highly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (7810) - ITALY - AUG 21, 2015
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - 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.

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