burg326 (2762) - Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle pours a dark black color, aroma of chocolate, chalk, light ash, and a touch of dark fruit. Flavors are the same and a touch creamy, with a roasty finish.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally reviewed: 5/27/11. This is "100 Barrel Series" #36. This is my first "Oyster Stout," so I’m excited to give it a try. 22oz bottle, split with my wife. Poured my allotment into a tall chalice.
Pours a dark black (surprise) with a finger-width beige head. Wispy lace stuck to the glass after each sip. Nothing in the nose told me that this was anything other than a standard stout -- dark roasted malts, charred wood, coffee grounds. Nice nose. The body was a little on the thin side. Though the ABV is lower, I still expected a bit more heft to this. Mild cocoa on the tongue, toasted malts, light hop bite. Not sure what the oysters add to this as I can’t seem to find any aspect that’s different than any other standard stout I’ve had. Pretty average, not that that’s a bad thing.
CassanoMagnago (17) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2012
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours almost a black with a thin head. Chemical aroma. Sweet initial taste with a bitter follow through.
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Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin light brown head of fine bubbles. Lots of chocolate and roasted grains in the aroma wit hmaybe a hint of coffee. Color is a very dark brown Flavor is more strong roasted grains, dark bitter chocolate, light coffee and I can taste a bit of the rye that the description speaks to. Finishes roasty and rather clean. A pretty easy drinking stout. Not much sweetness as the palate is pretty dry.
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep clear brown with a small head limited lacing... malty dry roasty fruity aroma that is subdued.. cream dry lightly roasty some light coffee and choc notes... medium body...
ReggieDunlap (2778) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma has chalky cocoa and subtle dark fruit. Flavor has more dark fruit and less chocolate... ery faint smoke. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a dry, roasty finish.
boFNjackson (3897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured near pitch black with a light tan head. Nice roast character here with a hint of oyster minerals and brine. Dark malt sugars, ash, mild bitterness and a hint of acid. Some salty undertones to balance it all out.
imaragingbull (550) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft Back Bay Marriott Bar, Boston, Pours deep black with intense tan head . Cream lace - Lots. Aromas - mocha, oyster, coffee, chocolate. Light-medium body, coffee, light caramel, cream, toffee choc, coffee bean astringency works with hop bitterness and carb smooth mouthfeel, med-high carbonation accentuates dryness. Dry finish with a cream cafe lingering choc and coffee.
nihilistfranz (14) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My personal stout of choice. I was so excited when they came back out with it as the first re-release of the 100 barrel series. Goes to show what 100 barrels and harpoon is all about. Popular demand rules the beer world! Everyone in boston loves oysters and this beer was top knotch. if your scarred of a little shellfish in your drink get out of new england. Black and cold as a winter Night on the harbor. This owns a clean dark malt flavor. yum
Dacrza (411) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Situation: Fat Tuesday refreshment before forty days of self-imposed prohibition…
Glassware: “Lovely day for a GUINNESS” pint…
Appearance: dark opaque body with a thick, marshy brown head…
Aroma: a nice pitch of roasted malts and salty seas—that’s not a real description, but it works…
Palate: slick, swift, almost oily texture waxes the tongue…a coating, steadfast aftertaste…
Taste: caramel and brown sugar—a strong combination that sweetens an already thick malty stout…
Overall: the experience is pleasant, smooth, and sweet; I paired it with nothing, so I cannot extol its virtues with said oysters…