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Brewed by Hammerton
Style: Stout
London, England

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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 (2109) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (3584) - 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 (1852) - 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 (5643) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (5501) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours dark brown, thick tan head. Aromas of fry’s chocolate limes, prunes, faint saline. Taste is roasted bitter, with a plummy backnote. Hangs together very nicely.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (1609) - SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Dark brown with a Cola glint, nice sticky tan head. Soft charcoal and dusty cocoa nose. Initial taste of bitter roast, dry toffee and chocolate digestives. Soft carbonation and a cooling lightly cloying mouthfeel. Finishes rich dark roast, thumps of bitterness and a woody, bitter linger. Cask, Free Trade Inn.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (16651) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Cask at the Wellington... Deep black.. Thin tan lacing...dark sweet chocolate... Soft toffee fruit malt.. Light licorice roast malts

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4071) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Cask at the Wellington; opaque black pour with a bubbly tan head, roast malt and coffee aroma, taste has coffee, dark berries, roast malts, a hint of chocolate.
Earlier Rating: 7/25/2014 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a thin bubbly light brown head, aroma has iodine and roast malt, taste has umami with some roast malts, a hint of coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ Cock Tavern, 315 Mare Street, Hackney, Greater London, England E8 1EJ.



[ As Hammerton Pentonville ].
Clear dark red brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, raisin, plum. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, chocolate, dark fruit, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140806]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8928) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2015
330ml bottle bought at Sourced Market, St Pancras. Jet black body. Bubbles on a naked surface. Spotty lacing. Rich cocoa powder on the nose. Coffee grounds, dough and salty taste profile. Slightly roasted ending. Medium bodied. Vivid stout (shared on the East Midland train to Derby 20.02.2015).


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