Brewed by Hammerton
Style: Stout
London, England


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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 (2025) - 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 13/20
McNeillR (1568) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15949) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3940) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (37269) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8831) - 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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2015
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 30 Nov 2014) Black colour with foamy, beige head. Roasted, malty nose with chocolate, coffee, dark bread and prunes. Malty, roasted taste with notes of chocolate, toasty malt, dark bread, a touch of coffee, prunes and a balanced cacao bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and well made stout. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
From cask. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate and dark breadish. Bitter, toasted and light breadish. Chocolate and dark malty. Bitter and roasted dark into a smooth breadish dark malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (665) - - DEC 29, 2014
Quite a mild aroma but a massive kick to the front of the mouth. The taste takes a while to develop but when it does it leaves a syrupy aftertaste which packs a massive punch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2222) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
humlelala (1060) - 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.

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