reggiedunlop (3182) - 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 (4162) - 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 (572) - 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 (533) - 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…
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew got my attention - as I do like oysters. However it was pretty damn good, lots of smooth malts and hints of brown sugar. Maybe it was in my head, but I even tasted a bit of oysters (though I don’t know how you put that in a beer). Not that bad, and for a dark beer, VERY drinkable.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap pours blackish tan head. Tastes smells like caramel, roasty, chocolate, alcohol, soy sauce, woody, light sweetness, medium bitterness, salty, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter, Pretty good overall nice balance of flavors
crajun (990) - , Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ok, but nothing great here; much carbonation nice aroma thinnish palate slight bitter roast not much flavor
gowdy (737) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s house. caramel, roasty, black, minimal head, lightly bitter, medium body.
cgarvieuk (14976) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home ... deep brown black ... tan head ... sweet chocolate malt ... hint of coffee ... mild soft roast nose ... mellow toffee chocolate roast ... very mellow and mild ... very simple ... very tasty ... i can wallow in the luxury ... light bitter in the linger ... nice