Brewed by Hammerton
Style: Stout
London, England


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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 (2522) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (478) - 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 (400) - 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 (4702) - London, 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 (486) - - 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 (6901) - ITALY - AUG 21, 2015
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6371) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sound67 (595) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4280) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (962) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (2462) - 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.

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