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Brewed by Hammerton
Style: Stout
London, England

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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 (1761) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
On tap at London Brewers Market, Spitalfields Market, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, slight bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
humlelala (1036) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2014
(33 cl bottle from City Beverage Company; BBD: July 2015) Pours pitch black with one finger tan head. Good retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is a subtle roasted malt with hints of chalk, salt licorice and seaweed. Oily texture, light to medium body, soft carbonation and a lingering, licoricy finish. Flavour is subtly roasted malt with an underlying bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (9006) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2014
Cask(@The brewpub): Literally black, firm tanned head; moderate dry toasty nose, ashy too, some lonely dried fruits underneath; mild to moderate dry bitter flavour with a mild acidity, pretty light bodied; slightly lingering sourish-ashy finish. Good, but not great…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4973) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is coffee, malt caramel, light chocolate.The flavour is moderate bitter with a smooth creamy caramel roasty bitter coffee dark chocolate palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10647) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Cask conditioned at Nottingham Beer Festival ’14. Very dark brown with cream head. There is a full, roasty, bitter chocolate note with this, good depth and drying. A later sweetness, but only moderate, lots of depth. Really quite pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11254) - 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 (4079) - 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 (17520) - 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 (11461) - Göteborg, 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 (1222) - NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Almost black. Not much head at all. Aroma of sour coffee, patent malt, bitter liquorice and pine. Similar taste.


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