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Brewed by Hammerton
Style: Stout
London, England

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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 (2295) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (3648) - 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 (3204) - 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 (3750) - 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 (71) - - JUN 6, 2015
Comment to follow ..................................................

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8837) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle. Very dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are earthy coffee with nutty dark chocolate. Liquorice with smoky notes and oil. Weetabix with blackberries. Flavours are earthy coffee and peat with gritty dark chocolate. Some light berry fruit. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1616) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Islington on 10th May 2015. Almost black with thin pale tan ring and spot lacing. Roasty aroma with lactic notes. Roasty malts in-mouth with herby, slightly savoury and creamy touches. Tangy finish developing into lengthy roast maltiness. Fair-bodied with a smooth mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (3935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2015
On keg at the Hanging Bat. Appearance - dark brown to black and opaque. Nice head. Nose - chocolate and lime liqueur. Taste - big chocolate and lime again. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and an elegant finish. Overall - best beer in today’s visit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (2127) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2015
Aroma: light coffee, chocolate, dry, toasted malts. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: toasted malts, some coffee, light chocolate, turns dry in the finish. Overall: decent Stout, well-balances, yet struggles to keep up against the fierce competition. Bottle from Hop Burns & Black, East Dulwich.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours hazy brown, nose is oyster I guess, roasted chocolate, taste is similar, dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 20, 2015
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma and taste of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Good stout.


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