SHIG (3586) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger: Poured a black with red edges, there was very little to no head. Aroma was very woodsy from barrel some spice and malt. Taste is sweet with a roasted barely and malt flavor.
hayduke (3365) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This fascinating beer was courtesy of Strykzone. Thanks Dave. Poured black with a huge foamy tan head and glue like lacing rings. Nose of burnt malts. The body is medium and the mouthfeel silky smooth. The flavor is roasted malts with and coffee, Donít taste oysters, but get brine and some bitterness that shows up all the way to the smooth finish. Very enjoyable brew.
Gription79 (2262) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle. The aroma is filled with roasted malts and chocolate. What a great session stout. The flavors of chocolate and roasted malts dominate, but there was a soft mineral note as well. Everything was balanced well, a great beer.
monk191 (927) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very unique, tasty beer. Has an awesome color, and smells sweet. Sweet taste with pine aftertaste. Quite tasty!
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bigguns22 (676) - Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The ideal of beer with oyster sounds so weird but this is pretty good.Pours dark and clear with shades of red and bubbly,think tan head.A thin beer that has flavors that are smokey and salty.
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, #36 session: Very dark mahogany pour thatís clear. Small tan head that lingers around the edge of the glass and leaves spotty lacing. Dark roasted malts, smoke, peat, molasses and chocolate aromas mix with an oddly noticeable sea/sand note - I imagine the oyster minerals coming through. Lt to med carb with a med/full body and smooth mouthfeel. Nice dry finish w/ mineral quality. Flavors of coffee, molasses & dark chocolate, slight brininess in the finish. Well balanced, a subtle, yet rich brew. Iím hoping to find another bottle this weekend.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle/22oz - Pours a very dark black/brown in color with a small tan head that quickly settles to a thin covering over the beer. Aroma is mostly of dark malts and chocolate, but there is the hint of the briny sea. Flavor is choclatey with plenty of dark roasted malts. Mineral aftertaste that has to be the oysters. Much better than I expected and better than any other oyster stout that I have had to date...
fishonmyplane (436) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very rich palate. Weak aroma. Nice and dark with a frothy tan head. Itís hard to distinguish all the flavors because they are so varied. There is the chocolate malt, the hop bitterness, and of course the oysters, which make the beer a bit salty, and really do add a maritime quality . Fans of single malt scotch from the islands would love this beer. The oysters make this stout seem a little more dry and less sweet than it otherwise would have tasted. This isnít an everyday beer by any stretch, but Iím glad I had the chance to experience it.
krenzebs (2) - - NOV 1, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this a long time ago, but I remember it fondly. Great rich flavor and definitely tasted the Oysters. The only complaint I have is that it was released during the summer, I had it July 4th. This beer would have been better during a cooler time of the year.
Brigadier (2965) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle
A solid stout that makes me want to open my last oyster stout this had a local twist to it. In addition to the standard flavors there was the feel of sitting and eating a plate full of fresh seafood. Check this one out if you like out of the ordinary examples of popular styles.
Aroma / Appearance - The fluid black base was like watered down ink from a ballpoint pen. A flat fringe of cocoa head was like crumbs from a brownie. Roasted coffee, burnt toast, honey, and a deft touch of oysters meld easily on the nose.
Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel was a little thin. Even so I could feel the flavors of oyster crackers, roasted malts, and a sweet finish linger on the throat. A solid beer with lively carbonation this was a nice entry to the 100 Barrel Series. I look forward to grabbing trying others in the future once the cellar stock is thinned out.